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Max Brallier

Forfatter af The Last Kids on Earth

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Max Brallier is the author of Reasons to Smoke and Reasons to Drink. He works in publishing and lives in New York City.

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Værker af Max Brallier

The Last Kids on Earth (2015) 1,516 eksemplarer
The Last Kids on Earth and the Skeleton Road (2020) — Forfatter — 275 eksemplarer
The Last Kids on Earth: June's Wild Flight (2020) — Forfatter — 257 eksemplarer
The Last Kids on Earth: Thrilling Tales from the Tree House (2021) — Forfatter — 182 eksemplarer
The Last Kids on Earth and the Doomsday Race (2019) — Forfatter — 167 eksemplarer
The Last Kids on Earth and the Forbidden Fortress (2022) — Forfatter — 125 eksemplarer
The Last Kids on Earth: Quint and Dirk's Hero Quest (2022) — Forfatter — 112 eksemplarer
BMO's Day Out (2013) 90 eksemplarer
The Last Kids on Earth Survival Guide (2019) — Forfatter — 64 eksemplarer
The Last Kids on Earth: The Monster Box (books 1-3) (2018) — Forfatter — 55 eksemplarer
Fact Attack! (2009) 37 eksemplarer
VFW [2019 Film] (2019) — Forfatter — 12 eksemplarer
Jake Goes Bananas (2013) 10 eksemplarer
The Last Kids on Earth: Next Level Monster Box (books 4-6) (2020) — Forfatter — 10 eksemplarer
Reasons to Smoke (2007) 4 eksemplarer
Toilet Trivia (2009) 4 eksemplarer
Reasons to Drink (2009) 2 eksemplarer
Galactic Hot Dogs 2 eksemplarer
Galactic Hot Dogs Collection (2017) 2 eksemplarer
Adventure Time 1 eksemplar
Stuck on Jake (Adventure Time) (2013) 1 eksemplar
Cryptids Island (2013) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Nights of the Living Dead: An Anthology (2017) — Bidragyder — 101 eksemplarer

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This is the first book in a thrilling series full of zombies and monsters. An unusual group of kids band together against the monsters and find an unlikely friendship. Told from the perspective of a 13 year old boy, there is some humorous teen slang. This book does have some mild rude and offensive language which would make it a better fit for middle school students.
 
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dashton | 19 andre anmeldelser | Jan 15, 2024 |
If you're going to stick the word 'Zombie' into a title, and then leave it up to the (let's face it, confused and unfortunate) masses to save themselves, don't make the endings wimptastic.

The basic endings breakdown in this:
30 Bad Ends: meaning you either die or become a zombie
10 Good Ends: You somehow manage to live relatively content
8 Questionable Ends: You survive, possibly, but the future looks bad
1 The End: The 'True' ending to the book

This book is gruesome, a little horrifying and almost stomach turning. But if you're reading this to begin with I'm assuming you're not looking for gilded flowery writing. Brallier writes tongue-in-cheek. A few of the questionable endings are him berating you for making the 'stupid' choice (leaving the kids to die, telling the hottest girl ever to go away) to save yourself. Personally I think it would make more sense not to trust a situation you have no control over. My sister and I were discussing some of the decisions and consequences Brallier has in his book and were doubted the wisdom more often than not.

Interesting things can occur--you have a chance to join the Hell's Angels New York Chapter at one point in fact, but its very easy to let these things suddenly distract you. There is only one path to take to reach the 'true' ending and navigating the treacherous waters of the choices isn't as easy as it may sound. It took me twenty tries to finally nail down how to puzzle out the path to the end, though it was worth it. If you are serious about finding it I suggest taking notes. Make a note for each decision you make and the choice you could have made.

Sounds like a lot of work, but heck those old Choose Your Own Adventure novels were a lot of work too!

Inside jokes abound, especially when our lead character runs into a crowd dressed for the 'Undead Walk'. Their bad luck that their Zombie Walk was pre-empted by the undead. There's several arguments about this or that zombie mythos versus each other. Standard trivia things, but still amusing for a Zombie Enthusiast.

Is this a book for everyone? Heck no. Those with weak stomachs when watching horror films should never touch this book. Kids under the age of 14 should not touch this book. This does seem like something that would be a fun party game or dinner discussion--pop out the book and then discuss with friends and loved ones whether preemptively killing your friend is a wise choice or will ultimately lead to your death.
… (mere)
 
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lexilewords | 18 andre anmeldelser | Dec 28, 2023 |
Independent Reading Level Grades 3-5
Texas Bluebonnet Award
 
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madisonspivey | 19 andre anmeldelser | Dec 4, 2023 |
DNF @ Page 92.

This book just got weird, and when the zombie space pirates showed up, my son was out.
 
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filemanager | 3 andre anmeldelser | Nov 29, 2023 |

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