The Last Kids on Earth

The Last Kids on Earth

Hardcover, 240 pages

Published October 13th 2015 by Viking Books for Young Readers


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 i......more



As part of our homeschool day I require my 8-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 more chap......more


I love monsters...zombies, giants, mutants....doesn't matter what kind. If a story has a monster in it....I'm gonna read it. Even when the book (technically) is written with children in mind, and not 50 year old grandmas. My teenager doesn't even get embarrassed anymore when I leave the library with......more



I was put off by how sexist this book is. I understand it is from the point of view of a 12 year old boy, but really, come on. We need to do a better job of teaching boys what girls are like if this is how they really think.

First of all, the (only) girl character in the......more


Meet Jack Sullivan. Zombie hunter, monster slayer, late-blooming, slow-developing 13-year-old. He’s riding out the monster apocalypse from his tree house, and is doing his best to keep busy.

He’s set himself achievements, like:

And, most importantly:

Of course, he ne......more


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After a monster attack destroys the town of Wakefield and transforms most of its citizens into zombies, one of the last survivors is 13-year-old, Jack Sullivan, self-proclaimed ......more

Alexandra Calaway

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......more

Amy (libraryofamy)

This was a cute middle grade story and I can definitely see why so many kids love it. I would have loved it too if I read this back then! Something about seeing someone your age slaying monsters and surviving during the apocalypse is very empowering, LOL.

The reason I didn’t rate this hi......more


My 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 more interes......more

Kailyn Kausen

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 thi......more

Ruth Ferguson

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 the end of the world story that I found it entertaining and engaging.

The YA crowd should ......more

About the author(Max Brallier)

MAX BRALLIER is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty books for children and adults, including the middle-grade monster-zombie series The Last Kids on Earth.

Under the pen name Jack Chabert, he is the author and creator of the Eerie Elementary series and ......more

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