I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier, Douglas Holgate
Series: Last Kids on Earth #1
Published by Viking Books for Young Readers on October 13th 2015
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.
The Last Kids on Earth is an action packed story about a 13 year old boy named Jack who has survived the zombie apocalypse so far. He finally finds his best friend, Quint, who is a scientist and they team up to make a better chance of survival. While working together, they also happen upon the class bully, Dirk, who ends up being better outside of school than within and he helps out a lot, especially since he’s a huge kid. Jack thinks about the apocalypse like a video game and he gets scores for doing certain things, his main goal though is to save a damsel in distress, the crush of his dreams – June. Only he has to find her first. . .
All the while he’s pissed off a monster named Blarg who seems more intelligent and actively hunting Jack. I love the mixture of graphics within this novel, making it humorous and even more entertaining. I love Jack’s voice, he’s constantly thinking of himself as the hero of the story, even if he goofs up from time to time. This novel has everything boys could want: lots of monsters, cool gadgets, awesome fights and even a not so lame love interest.
A fun post-apocalyptic read for younger readers that will have you laughing and rooting for the characters at the same time.