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The Last Kids on Earth Paperback – January 7, 2016
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"Children of Blood and Bone"
Tomi Adeyemi conjures a stunning world of dark magic and danger in her West African-inspired fantasy debut. Pre-order today
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From School Library Journal
Gr 3–6—An apocalyptic monster attack has destroyed the town of Wakefield, leaving gigantic, slime-filled creatures in its wake. It appears that the entire population has been turned into zombies, except for 13-year-old Jack Sullivan. Jack is an abandoned foster kid trying to survive the catastrophe while living in a tricked-out tree house. In his daily fight for survival, which includes hand-to-hand combat using makeshift weapons, he locates two of his fellow students. One's a science geek, and the other's an oversize school bully. They unite to form a small army and set off to rescue a classmate they believe is trapped in their decimated school. The chapter book/graphic novel hybrid is fast moving and action packed. Loaded with outrageous devices such as a rolling ball of zombies, a revenge-filled creature with bad eyesight called BLARGH, and a monster-dog name Rover, this book provides loads of laughs. The characters are fully developed and honest in their adolescent interactions. Yet what sets this story apart from the typical gross-out fare is how these modern-day action heroes work through their emotions, which include love, loss, and extreme fear. Dynamic pencil sketches add to the hilarity. For readers looking to make the transition from chapter books to graphic novels, this is a foolproof initiation. VERDICT A gross-out good time with surprisingly nuanced character development.—Sada Mozer, Los Angeles Public Library --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
'this is the perfect book for any kid who's ever dreamed of starring in his or her own comic book or video game.' -- Critic KIDSREADS.COM This is a book that will keep you turning the pages, regardless of your age, and is a fantastic book for reluctant readers. It's easily accessible, it's funny, and there's plenty of monster action. -- Stephanie O'Connell 100% Rock Magazine
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I have my done this book as a birthday gift this past November and he finished it in a few weeks. The first time I've gotten him to read a book without it seemingly come across as punishment. He loved it and can express what was going on in the book with excitement and mystery in his voice. It's been a pleasure. Thank you Max Brallier