One Last Stop by Casy McQuiston
My name is Rory. I’m going into eighth grade, and enjoy Nordic Skiing and Hockey.
A love story that could only end horribly? One Last Stop takes place in the New York
borough of Brooklyn, sometime after the turn of the 20th century. Written by author Casey McQuiston, who wrote Red, White and Royal Blue, One Last Stop encompasses the difficulties of being broke and queer in your 20s, an uncommon topic among writers.
August Landry moves to New York trying to escape her past and survive in a new city
when she encounters “punk rock activist” Jane Su on the Q train. The two’s friendship and
romance grow over a few months when August notices that Jane does not belong to that time period. August, a girl who had been raised by a detective and solving some of her own, sets out to help Jane escape the Q train, which has held her prisoner for at least thirty years, while also trying to find her uncle and pay rent. Will August and her roommates succeed, in both saving Jane and their own romances?
One Last Stop is a New York Times bestseller book and a favorite among queer teens
and adults. Author Casey McQuiston wanted to make it clear in their interview done by CBS that One Last Stop is meant for Young Adults and Adults, not children. I would rate this book 10/10 because of the skillful way the author weaves the real world into the story.