Plans are made to be broken. It's the last day of junior year, and seventeen-year-old Ritzy - short for Maritza - is pretty sure she has a great plan. Summer job - check. Hang with friends at the beach - check. Keep looking after herself as she's been doing since her mum bailed to follow her bliss - check. Or no check? After someone reports that Ritzy is living alone, a social worker shows up and puts her into foster care. That's surprise enough. But there are more surprises in store, and not all are unpleasant. Like the cute, friendly boy next door. When Ritzy's old life catches up with her new one, she has some tough decisions to make. Can she plan for the worst, but still hope for the best?
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"Morrill lets the likable Ritzy be herself through all her personal upheavals and realizations, and at no time dictates whom she should be. Give this to readers who want a story about a girl who finds herself in situations that test her character but who maintains her dignity." --Booklist
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"A sparkling summer story about first love, new beginnings, and all the many ways we define family." --Jennifer E. Smith, bestselling author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight
About Lauren Morrill
Lauren Morrill is the author of five YA novels. A graduate of Indiana University, she has worked as a cashier at Target; a khaki-folder and greeter at the Gap; a balloon-animal-making, face-painting clown; a receptionist at a real estate agency; and a curatorial assistant at the world's largest children's museum. She has also held many jobs in higher education, from admissions to residence life and back again. She is now proud to call herself an Author?with a capital A. Lauren lives in Macon, Georgia, with her husband, Adam (a journalism professor), and their two sons. Her books include Meant to Be, Being Sloane Jacobs, The Trouble With Destiny and My Unscripted Life.
Better Than the Best Plan by Lauren Morrill
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