Last Girl Standing
Geeky 17-year-old Sierra Mendez gathers her friends to battle a mysterious evil mastermind who has isolated the sleepy town of Los Patos, CA, and is menacing its residents.
Action-packed, engrossing, and satisfyingly unpredictable, Last Girl Standing is highly recommended reading for mature teens to adults... Absolutely riveting.
-Midwest Book Review
Kaptanoglu writes an engaging, often humorous tale that includes romance, teamwork, heroism, some tragedy, and a little paranoia, along with a likable, smart, and cool cast. They're racially and culturally diverse; for example, popular soccer star Myles has two dads and is Asian-Caucasian... Many plot elements have a comic element, but the story also affords much opportunity for personal development, like Sierra's unresolved guilty feelings over some childish misbehavior that indirectly catalyzed her father's deportation to, and death in, El Salvador. The adventure moves along rapidly with plenty of action while saving a few surprises for the end. Fast-paced, entertaining, and exciting, with a fresh, believable voice.
- Kirkus Reviews