Lee Gjertsen Malone




****Watch this space for new title and cover news for my middle grade novel coming out from Simon & Schuster, Summer 2019****





Kirkus Reviews says: “This is a funny, emotional book that will quickly become a favorite to many a reader, regardless of age. Sweet, funny, exciting—a spectacular debut.”

Booklist says: Humor mixes with more serious issues in this clever debut.”

Publisher’s Weekly says: “Malone’s debut is a sweet, candid novel about fitting in, messing up, and making amends.”

March 2016 Amazon Best Books of the Month

2018 Nutmeg Book Award Finalist

2018 Sakura Medal Finalist

Massachusetts Center for the Book “must read” middle grade/young adult selection


Aladdin/Simon & Schuster

Available now:


Barnes & Noble


ISBN: 978-1481444354

Check out the book trailer here: The Last Boy at St. Edith’s Book Trailer

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Paperback is Available Now!

Seventh grader Jeremy Miner has a girl problem. Or, more accurately, a girls problem. Four hundred and seventy-five of them. That’s how many girls attend his school, St. Edith’s Academy.

Jeremy is the only boy left after the school’s brief experiment in coeducation. And he needs to get out. His mom won’t let him transfer, so Jeremy takes matters into his own hands: He’s going to get expelled.
Together with his best friend, Claudia, Jeremy unleashes a series of hilarious pranks in hopes that he’ll get kicked out with minimum damage to his permanent record. But when his stunts start to backfire, Jeremy has to decide whom he’s willing to knock down on his way out the door.
Written with equal parts humor and heart, Lee Gjertsen Malone’s debut is all about fitting in, standing out, and finding the place where you belong.





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