Last Class

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Last Class is a comedic novel about lust and love, authority run amok, and teenage rebellion. A gay high school student launches a multimedia protest against narrow-minded teachers, his tranquilized monkey classmates, and a totalitarian high school principal. The protest snowballs into a full-fledged rebellion that rockets a tiny town from obscurity into the bizarre glare of unwanted stardom. More

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Words: 97,800
Language: Canadian English
ISBN: 9781301771080
About Emkay Scott

Last Class is Emkay Scott’s first novel. He lives in Toronto but, like the setting of the novel, grew up in a small, rural town. He is at work on another novel. Please feel free to email him at, or communicate via

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Review by: Barbara Gosse on July 12, 2013 :
This gem of a novel will have you laughing aloud and cheering for the underdog all the while wishing you were part of the action. The comedic chronicles of Last, Suresh, Treasure, Arthur, Sammy and Heidi, as well as the masterfully crafted supporting characters, illustrate an understanding of the strains and glories of both gay and straight worlds. The antics of the players intertwine in a way that puts the reader squarely in the realm of small town Reginald. One witnesses, through witty, satirical prose, the exhilaration of triumphant rebellious adolescence, the excitement of sexual freedom and the release from an oppressive status quo who, not so surprisingly, but deservingly, ends up contributing to its own demise. Clearly, Emkay Scott respects his reader’s perceptions as he develops his character’s lives with details that make one care about their next days, weeks and years – his characters are unpredictably real in substance as well as hilarious in thought, word and deed. The relevance of this story to modern times is clear - bullying, racist attitudes and controlling, due to the fear of change, can be transformed – there is always hope. There is a lot packed into this concise novel and the ending will catch your breath and make you exclaim - We want more Emkay – where is the sequel?
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Rick Starr on March 29, 2013 :
Emkay Scott’s first novel is pure pleasure from first page to last. He manages to weave a poignant coming of age story, a hilarious commentary on small town politics and a love story of touching sensitivity all in one beautifully structured volume. If you are up for clever dialogue, laugh out loud, spot on descriptive phrasing, a beautifully paced story with fully developed human characters, do yourself a favor, download it immediately and read with the assurance that you will meet someone you know.
(reviewed 39 days after purchase)

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