Books Better Than the Best Plan by Lauren Morrill Hardcover, 326 pages, Farrar Straus & Giroux (BYR), List Price: $17.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleBetter Than the Best PlanAuthorLauren Morrill Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers NPR Summary 17-year-old Ritzy's carefully made summer plans are ruined when she is sent to a foster home with a cute boy next door — but when her old life catches up with her, plans and hopes collide. Genres: Young Adult Fiction Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Better Than the Best Plan Review Book Reviews A Self-Sufficient Kid Finds An Unexpected Silver Lining In 'Best Plan' June 30, 2019 Lauren Morrill's new YA novel follows 17-year-old Maritza, who's used to taking care of herself. But when she lands with a foster mother who truly cares about her, it turns her life upside down.