The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon

By Sara Beitia


“We have to get to her first…” Abducted? Runaway? Murder victim? Lily Odilon—local wild child from a middle-of-nowhere town—has vanished after spending the night with her boyfriend, new kid Albert Morales. Suspected in her disappearance, Albert sets out with Lily’s prickly younger sister, Olivia, to discover what really happened to Lily—and to keep the promise he made to her late one night. ***

About the Author

Sara Beitia (Caldwell, ID) has worked as a staff writer and arts editor for the Boise Weekly, an independent alternative newspaper. The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon is her debut YA novel. Visit Sara online at

  • Ebook ISBN: 9780738727462
  • Reading Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Interest Age: from 12 to 18 years
  • Publication date: Oct 08, 2010
  • Rights/Sales territory: Worldwide
  • Format: Ebook
  • Pages: 312
  • Imprint: Flux
  • Subjects:
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Siblings
    YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Mysteries & Detective Stories

Reviews of The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon:

"Reminiscent of John Green's Paper Towns (2008), this noir thriller hooks readers with realistic dialogue, fully fleshed characters and plenty of twists. Terrific to the last, good page." —Kirkus Reviews

"A journey well worth taking." —Publishers Weekly

"In this debut suspense novel, teens search for elusive truths about Lily's family in their small Idaho town. With a chapter structure reminiscent of Paul Fleischman's Whirligig (Holt, 1998), the novel requires readers to piece together complete pictures of the characters in three divergent story lines in order to gain a full understanding of their plight." —School Library Journal

"This debut novel boasts a strong narrative drive, deft scene setting, and isn't bad at delivering catch-your-breath suspense, either." —Booklist

Awards received by The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon:

A 2011 YALSA Popular Paperback for Young Adults (Thrillers & Killers)

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