Title: The Last Kids on Earth | Author: Max Brallier (site) | Illustrator: Douglas Holgate (site) | Publisher: Viking Books (site) | Publication Date: 2015-10-13 | Pages: 240 | Genre: Children’s | Language: English | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Triggers: None | Date Read: 2015-11-1 | Source: Library
The Last Kids on Earth
Its been 42 days since the monster apocalypse hit, and 13 year old Jack Sullivan is holed up in his tree house. He knows he can’t take on the hordes alone, and needs to build a team of whatever kids he can find. He’s lucky enough to find his best friend Quint still alive, and somehow they end up partnering with the last person they would have expected!
Can Jack’s team bash the monsters, save the girl, and become the Post-Apocalyptic Action Heroes?
The Last Kids On Earth Review
Told in a mix of black and white graphics and easy-to-read paragraphs, The Last Kids on Earth was a quick, enjoyable read that anyone over the age of 8 could easily appreciate it. I giggled at least 5 times while reading it. It has hilarious lines, perfect illustrations, and the swash-buckling adventure spirit that any imaginative kid (or adult) can get behind.
The characters are a nice assortment, with the sole female definitely not playing the role of damsel-in-distress. The plot is simple. The wording is perfect. The main characters are boys, but I can see adventurous young girls enjoying this book just as easily as young boys.
While not the best middle-grader’s book I’ve ever read, it definitely ranks high!