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Final Draft

Riley Redgate

In Redgate's latest offering, (Noteworthy, 2017) Laila Piedra has one goal in mind: to write the best sci-fi novel ever. Her creative writing teacher Mr. Madison is supportive and gives Laila constant positive feedback. But three months before graduation, he’s in an accident and replaced by Nadiya Nazarenko, a Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist. Suddenly, Laila's writing isn't good enough and she's failing the class. She becomes obsessed with gaining her instructor's approval and decides to take Nazarenko’s advice and start experiencing life first hand. What follows is a series of unexpected adventures that jeopardize Laila's sanity and happiness. She'll have to decide if this really is the path to self-discovery and literary greatness.