First, Last, and Always is the story of two best friends dealing with the complexities of being a teenager—it’s about first loves, lasting friendships, and remembering that family will always be there, whether you realize it or not.
CHARLOTTE Hubbard dreams about falling in love on a daily basis, but she’s long rejected the idea that someone would ever be interested in an overweight, unappealing girl like her; an opinion that is also shared by her way more popular and attractive sister who seems to enjoy pointing out Charlotte's flaws as much as possible.
AND . . .
Then there's MILES Fiester, who thinks that making the basketball team is as impossible as getting the girl he’s liked since grade school to notice him. He’d have more luck getting his deadbeat dad to visit him for a day.
But, in the first few weeks of high school, Charlotte and Miles come to discover that life is unpredictable, love happens when you least expect it, and there’s always a first for everything.
"Kim Lehman's writing and the plotline reminds me of something Sarah Dessen would write. I would recommend to anyone who is a fan of the [YA] genre." -Manda Reads, Book Review Blog
"Such a feel-good story! It will be a book that students in early high school love and I feel confident recommending it to them." -Shamni Stewart, Librarian at Banbury High School
"I hand-on-heart loved this book! The characters were so believable that I fell in love with them instantly." -The Mad T-Party Book Review Blog
"From the beginning to the end, you were rooting for the happy ever after." -Inner Workings of the Female Mind Blog
"Beautiful and sweet story of first love. Great characters and story line." -Sarah Bittel, Educator
"OMG--cutest story ever!! A must read!" -Goodreads Reviewer
"Love has no shape, color, time or age and this story is a beautiful depiction of that." -M.Madhavan for READERS' FAVORITE
"Author Kim Lehman writes the quintessential teenage angst love story with great dialogue between the three best friends - Charlotte, Miles, and Lani - A delightful light romantic read!" - C.Nguyen for READERS' FAVORITE