THE LAST THING YOU SAID will be on the shelves one week from today. The book has received some wonderful trade reviews, including a starred review from Kirkus. I'll never forget the moment I received the email with that amazing news.

Here's a snippet:

Biren’s debut novel offers a tender look at a particular moment in the lives of two teens, a moment that feels real and uncontrived. Her book begins after the tragedy, and Biren proves deft at filling in the back story without overshadowing the problems of the present. New friends and young cousins provide some levity and comic relief that work well against the backdrop of raw emotion.

The best kind of tragic love story. 

From Booklist:

Biren’s tender story aches as the teens and their families try to put the pieces of their lives together again and find a way to heal. It also paints, in careful detail, the daily life and special rituals in a small lakeside Minnesota town. The compelling story will leave readers feeling the characters’ pain and cheering for them at the same time—and looking forward to more from this author. 

And from School Library Journal:

As a fan of Sarah Dessen and Huntley Fitzpatrick myself, this is kind of a big deal for me.

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  1. Such amazing reviews!!! Only a week until I'm circling the mailbox, looking for my copy :)


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