The Last Kids on Earth

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Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he's armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack's loyal pet monster, Rover; and Jack's crush, June. With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer! Can he do it?

Told in a mixture of text and black-and-white illustration, this is the perfect book for any kid who's ever dreamed of starring in his or her own comic book or video game. And stay tuned for the sequel, The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade, coming in Fall 2016!

Hardcover, 240 pages
Published on October 13, 2015 by Viking Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0670016616
ISBN-13: 9780670016617
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  • jo13
    jo13Monday, June 19, 2017 at 11:14 am55 stars
    Its a awesome book for kids of all ages! The cartoons in it are really good and its a well made and interesting book for video gamers!
    • unicorn992
      unicorn992Monday, June 12, 2017 at 8:09 pm55 stars
      This book is about a world taken over by monsters. Zombies and many others. There is only one kid left.... THE LAST KID ON EARTH!!!!!!! or so he thinks. It is a really good book and I recommend it to anyone who likes books.
      • pizzagirl7
        pizzagirl7Monday, June 5, 2017 at 6:09 pm55 stars
        Forty-days ago he was regular jack Sullivan but a crazy smart Mister *BLARG* is attacking his town.he only has a broken baseball bat (his weapon)😀 and a few friends👫 (and a very cool tree house) with all of the crazy monsters and zombies he still survives. 😹 I definitely recommend this book💛💛👍👍
        • deimos
          deimosMonday, June 5, 2017 at 11:37 am
          real good book
          • strawberry1234
            strawberry1234Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 11:54 am44 stars
            This is a amazing book. It is so crazy and fun at the same time its like I imagined the book to be. Hope you read this book
            • ajg15
              ajg15Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 9:54 am55 stars
              After a monster Apocalypse hits town , average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan builds a team of friends to help slay the eerily intelligent monster known as *BLARG*!!!!! This is a very awesome book 5/5 🌟 and I can't wait for the next book❤❤❤
              • at41569
                at41569Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 4:18 pm44 stars
                This book is pretty good. It has a lot of pictures, which explain part of the text in the book. However, most people could probably not relate to the characters in any way. The plot is a very good idea, and I would recommend reading it.
                • rrwwnn
                  rrwwnnSaturday, June 3, 2017 at 12:09 pm
                  When monsters hit the town everyone got away but Jack who lives in the best treehouse armed to the teeth later he finds his best friend Quint a bright guy and he also finds Dirk the school bully and he finds June he has a crush on her
                  • gamenight995
                    gamenight995Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11:16 am55 stars
                    i think that this book is educational and funny, if you are into the end of the world and action! hears my review: thirteen-year-old Jack Sullivan may be the world’s last survivor in this terrifically funny illustrated novel from Brallier (Galactic Hot Dogs) and Holgate (the Case File 13 series). When a “Monster Apocalypse” comes to the town of Wake-field, some escape, others are “zombified,” and still others—Jack hopes—are in hiding. As a foster child, Jack has had his share of hard knocks, so he tries to take his situation in stride and with wisecracking humor. With a tree house refuge “that’s better-defended than Fort Knox, Stark Tower, and the X-Mansion combined,” Jack searches for sustenance, other living people—especially his best friend Quint and his dream girl June—and weapons to fight hideous monsters and undead neighbors. Holgate’s b&w cartoons (not all seen by PW) mix splatter-and-slime-heavy action sequences with humorous character profiles (a portrait of a “winged wretch” points out the creature’s “huge, hooked talons like a freaking velociraptor”), all playing into Jack’s gamified take on post-apocalyptic life. Snarky end-of-the-world fun.
                    • frahay123
                      frahay123Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 5:49 am55 stars
                      This is a great book because it gives you the experience of what it will be like if you where the last kids in the world.
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