Sam and Ilsa's Last Hurrah

by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan Year Published: 2018

A mad story about twins, Sam and Ilsa, who have always visited their grandmother at her fancy New York City apartment and had dinner parties there. Well, now their grandmother is moving to Paris and the twins are having their last dinner party and the apartment.

There are zany characters who are invited, KK who is the quintessential bitch, Ceaser who is a sock puppet, and Johan who had a fiddle case full of doll-Dolly Partons. 

While on the surface this is just a crazy, mad book, it does get to deeper issues of where one belongs, physically and spiritually, and also if one is destined to fulfill the roles that have been set out for them.