When I heard this one compared to a cross between DIARY OF A WIMPY KID and The Walking Dead, I couldn't pass it up. After it was snatched up by one of my students, I was able to get my hands on it. What fun!
Jack Sullivan's life has been a disaster. He is used to being shuffled from one foster family to another. Now he finds himself totally on his own after the apocalypse hits his town. Surrounded by zombies and countless other fearsome monsters, Jack is living in the treehouse in the backyard of his most recent foster family. He has cleverly fixed up the place so he can defend himself and enjoy some entertainment at the same time. After all, why let a little thing like the apocalypse ruin everything.
Jack has a checklist of goals that help keep him focused. Two things at the top of his list are to find his best friend Quint and rescue June Del Toro, the girl of his dreams. Armed with what he calls his Louisville Splinter, he is determined to take on the zombies and monsters who now rule the world.
Author Max Brallier and illustrator Douglas Holgate have created the next hot reading adventure for reluctant readers or for anyone looking for a fast-paced, humorous adventure. An unlikely hero like Jack combined with graphic novel style illustrations make THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH a sure winner. I can't wait to the next adventure scheduled for release in August 2016.
Previously posted at readingjunky.blogspot.com