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*The Follow Up The *follow up The Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade has been released and a third book is headed our way in September I book talked it when I visited six local elementary schools in June and it s been FLYING off our shelves Kids LOVE it I remember thinking UM THIS CAN T BE REAL IT MUST BE A PRANK A JOKE A REALITY SHOW RIGHT BE A PRANK A JOKE A REALITY SHOW RIGHT I said to uint UM THIS CAN T BE REAL IT MUST BE A PRANK A JOKE A REALITY SHOW RIGHT But it wasn tMeet Jack Sullivan Zombie hunter monster slayer late blooming slow developing 13 ear old He s riding out the monster apocalypse from his tree house and is doing his best to keep busyHe s set himself achievements likeMad Hatter Steal the hats off five zombiesOutrun Beat a zombie in a footraceSay Cheese Take a photo with someone Adnan's Story: The Search for Truth and Justice After Serial you knew before they got zombifiedHouse Hunter Explore 50 different abandoned housesAnd most importantlyDamsel in Distress Find and rescue love interest June Del ToroOf course he needs to get back in touch with his best only friend uint and avoid being eaten by Blarg the giant intelligent monster that is hunting him down but those are just detailsHe s Jack Sullivan Post Apocalyptic Action Hero He s got thisThe rest of this review can be found here I love monsterszombies giants mutantsdoesn t matter what kind If a story has a monster in itI m gonna read it Even when the book technically is written with children in mind and not 50ear old grandmas My teenager doesn t even get embarrassed any when I leave the library with stuff like The Goo that Ate My Teacher I can always say I m checking it out for my grand kids The closest one lives several states awaybut shhhhhdon t tell In all actuality there are many many adults who also enjoy children s books For me the stories
wonderful because can get a favorite genre fix without the heavy themes and adult situations I review a lot of adult horror thriller and suspense novelsand after a really gruesome tale I just need something fun Something that doesn t weigh me down That s when I turn to books like this I call it palate cleansing Sometimes I just really really need a fun story about middle school students surviving monsterpocalypse in their tree ho As part of our homeschool day I reuire my 8 Death Goes Shopping year old to read to me 1 3 chapters a day from a book of his choice After he read one chapter of The Last Kids On Earth he decided he wanted to read another And after that one he decided he wanted to read another This went on for a couple chapters until he decided he wanted to read the whole book today I was given a lunch break and a few potty breaks however my son gleefully read the whole 225 pages of this book to me in one sitting This was a first for him And when he was done he wanted to know when he could get The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade So I am gladly giving this book 5 stars because my 8ear old son for the first time could not put down a book and had to read it in its entirety in one sitting And if that s not a good enough review then I will add that The Last Kids on Earth is a very creative funny and sometimes sweet read for older elementarymiddle grade readers who enjoy zombies monsters and lots of action Also the fun black and white illustrations on at least every other page are a perfect complement to the story Perfect for comic book and graphic novel readers My kid loved it I m going to leave it at a 3 for now The main character kid is a bit of an annoying dick My favorite is June but she doesn t come into play until almost the end We shall see in the next books I m going to watch the Netflix show sometime Mel. Best friend uint; 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 doare wonderful because
Max Brallier ✓ 6 DownloadFrom the #point of view of a 12 ear old boy but really come on We need to #of view of a 12 ear old boy but really come on We need to a better job of teaching boys what girls are like if this is how they really thinkFirst of all the only girl character in the book doesn t even make her entrance until page 156 of a 225 page book Good griefSecondly the main character Jack spends the entire time uesting for her His ultimate feat is to rescue June because in his mind she is a damsel in distress and if he saves her she will instantly fall for his heroic charms As damsels do right Doesn t matter that she barely knew him before the monster apocalypse or that all interactions with him she made it known how annoying she found him All that does not matter because he is the hero and she is damselThirdly when she finally does come into the picture she tells him that she doesn t want saving and he should go away His response is this does not jibe I need time to convince her His tactic is to ignore her wishes and figuratively twist her arm until she agrees to go with himOh and lets not forget he also gets into a fight with his best friend and ends up calling dibs on her When his friend protests and says That is not how girls work Jack s response is That is how dibs work His best friend agrees that she is Jack s girl and is not trying to steal her So now she is reduced to an object that ou can call dibs on Not a person with feelings thoughts and opinions that matter What the deuceLastly when all of them Jack June and two other boys get into a big monster battle at The End They All Must Fight For Their Lives I end they all must fight for their lives I all of them because all of the kids were involved in some way After all was said and done Jack thinks to himself the most important thing is I did it He is not referring to killing the monster he is referring to saving June the damsel He says she wasn t a damsel and didn t need rescuing but I managed kinda do it anyway and that is cool So in his mind the only really really important thing is that he rescued his crush from a situation he himself created so now he is the hero who deserves the affections of said girlThis is so wrongI can see many boys enjoying this book because of the monsters guts action and adventure However if our boys are reading this book make sure to talk to them about how to treat respect and think about girls as people not objects Please LOVE THIS BOOK A sort of chapter book graphic novel hybrid similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid in format featuring ZOMBIES and a hilarious protagonist It s like the trifecta of kid lit AWESOME After a monster attack destroys the town of Wakefield and transforms most of its citizens into zombies one of the last survivors is 13 Thunder Voice (Sam Keaton: Legends of Laramie year old Jack Sullivan self proclaimed zombie fighting monster slaying tornado of cool When Jack s not battling the undead he hangs in one of literature s BEST settings a treehouse complete with a crossbow rocket launcher flatscreen TV My 9ear old self is screaming with jealously fuckkit my 30 something self is envious During one of his daily fights for survival which includes hand to hand combat with a ROLLING BALL OF ZOMBIE Rebelde Rendición (Saga Londres, yesou read that right rolling ball of zombie Jack manages to locate two of his fellow classmates His scientist best friendand the School Bully Yipes Given this is the apocalypse and all school tensions are thrown aside and the three join forces to rescue a fourth classmate who s trapped in their decimated school Problem is it s surrounded by a MASSIVE ZOMBIE HOARDE I m not kidding when I say this book is funny It s LOL side splittingly hilarious the entire time The scare potential of the monsters is reduced by the humor and reluctant readers will find this boo. In Dew scavenged from abandoned stores But Jack alone is no match for the hoards 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. Received a copy at BEA 2015 now is this the kind of book I would usually pick up No and if it were straight text I would have skipped it but the graphics broke up The Story Put A Clever Pace On story put a clever pace on end of the world story that I found it entertaining and engaging The YA crowd should love this rag tag bunch who manage to stay alive on their own barely I bought this book for one of my little sisters this past Christmas and she didn t read it so I was like fine I ll read it Apocalypse is big right now and so are sassy male leads like Percy Jackson Jack Sullivan is a sassy male lead and this book is about an apocalypse The thing that makes this series different is that it is illustrated not like most kids books where there is a picture that goes along with the text in The Last Kids on Earth the pictures are a part of the story maybe a comic book novel crossover I can t imagine how much planning it took to get the text and images to line up correctly so the image could be an appropriate size and fit in the right spot of the story so the words in the picture continue it As an adult reading this I could predict most of what was going to happen and the plot didn t get my heart racing but I think as a kid I would have enjoyed this a lot My Wretched Moments youngest daughter has kind of fallen out of reading so for this past Christmas I bought her a bunch of books in the hopes of getting her excited about reading again Well No dice She still hasn t picked any of them up So I thought maybe if I gave them a try she d be a little interested Not sureet how that s going to work out overall but I really enjoyed this one even if she never reads itJack is an
orphan in foster care who has FINALLY made a friend at his most recent school when wouldn tin foster care who has FINALLY made a friend at his most recent school when wouldn t know it the end of the world comes Pretty much all of the adults and people in positions of authority are gone Most of the other kids are gone Jack spends his days fixing up a treehouse into the ultimate monster fighter lair and searching for his friend uint and his crush JuneThis book is so cute with perfectly integrated artwork This isn t what I would necessarily consider a graphic novel but I m pretty new to the genre it s primarily writing with the artwork adding to the storyThe story is completely from a male point of view even down to Jack s determination to rescue June whom he calls a damsel in distress Fortunately the author turns some of these expectations on their head making for a much richer storyI would definitely recommend this for kids or adults and I think it might be a good one for reluctant readers It says in the author bio that he has worked on shows like Steven Universe and Adventure Time I m using that info in my next plan of attack to get my kid to crack open a book I suspect that might do the trick Yikes Town I was really enjoying this until the protagonist called dibs on a girl as if she was an object he could claim ownership over and not an actual human being with agency over her own feelings Did his friend tell him that s not how girls work Sure But this was not a strong reaction and the protagonist did not back down from this bullshit stance until his friend proved to him that he was not trying to steal his girl GROSS The silver lining is I read this for a tween book club and Estimating centrifugal compressor performance you can betour toxic masculinity britches that we are going to be discussing this moment at length Men are not entitled to a girl s affections or attention in any capacity for any reason and it s shit like this that makes them think otherwise It is glossed over in the text and that is not good enough Not near enough SexistI was put off by how sexist this book is I understand it is. Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town average thirteen ear 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 Mounta.