Final draft / Riley Redgate.

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      Summary: Eighteen-year-old Laila Piedra is a biracial aspiring author whose creative writing teacher always told her she has a special talent, so when he suddenly dies and is replaced by Nadiya Nazarenko, a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist who is sadistically critical and perpetually unimpressed, Laila grows obsessed with gaining the woman's approval and is led to believe she must choose between perfection and sanity, but rejecting her all-powerful mentor may be the only way for Laila to thrive.
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    • ABNT:
      REDGATE, R. Final draft. [s. l.]: Amulet Books, 2018. ISBN 9781419728723. Disponível em: Acesso em: 13 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Redgate R. Final Draft. Amulet Books; 2018. Accessed August 13, 2020.
    • APA:
      Redgate, R. (2018). Final draft. Amulet Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Redgate, Riley. 2018. Final Draft. Amulet Books.
    • Harvard:
      Redgate, R. (2018) Final draft. Amulet Books. Available at: (Accessed: 13 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Redgate, R 2018, Final draft, Amulet Books, viewed 13 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Redgate, Riley. Final Draft. Amulet Books, 2018. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Redgate, Riley. Final Draft. Amulet Books, 2018.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Redgate R. Final draft [Internet]. Amulet Books; 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 13]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2018 April #2

Laila Piedra is as well-behaved as they come: her hobbies consist mainly of writing sci-fi stories and watching a cult TV show with her friends. Her creative writing teacher is nothing but supportive, and he encourages Laila to take pride in her work. When an accident puts him out of commission for the rest of Laila's senior year, however, Laila suddenly finds herself at the mercy of Nadiya Nazarenko, a Pulitzer Prize winner who is thoroughly unimpressed by her students. Laila is unexpectedly tasked with learning how to be present in her own life. That means taking a few risks and having a few adventures, but it also means exploring her sexuality—coming to terms with not just who she's attracted to but with the fact that she has sexual feelings at all. Redgate (Noteworthy, 2017) offers up an intensely focused portrait of a girl who, through first love and first loss, begins to find the story she wants to tell. For many cautious teens, watching Laila come into her own will be a triumph. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2018 Fall

From cult TV shows to epic book sagas, Brooklyn high schooler Laila is obsessed with science fiction. She's an aspiring author but faces unexpectedly harsh criticism from her new creative writing teacher. Laila seeks out new experiences to inspire her writing; it's a familiar trope, but halfFrench Canadian, half-Ecuadorian Laila's distinctive characterization--including nascent pansexuality--and densely loquacious, stylized narration set this teen-novelist story apart. Copyright 2018 Horn Book Guide Reviews.