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The Last Book in the Universe


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ISBN13: 9780439087599
ISBN10: 0439087597
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This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best.

It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister — and in the process, perhaps the world.

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Rodman Philbrick is the author of six award-winning novels for young readers. His first novel, Freak the Mighty, won the California Young Reader Medal. It was received with great acclaim and has sold more than a million copies. The sequel, Max the Mighty, received starred reviews, and his novel The Fire Pony was named a 1996 Capital Choice. His more recent books for the Blue Sky Press are REM World; The Last Book in the Universe, which was named an ALA Best Book for Young Adults; and The Young Man and the Sea, which received a starred review from School Library Journal. He and his wife live in Maine and the Florida Keys.

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gogdavis, July 13, 2009 (view all comments by gogdavis)
This book is an exceptional piece of writing. As a middle school English teacher I have read many young adult novels and I have to say this is one that I couldn't put down. I read it in one sitting. I am not particularly a fan of science fiction but I couldn't put this book down. My 13-year-old nephew said it's the best book he's ever read. It's a little dark for some readers so when buying for children you might want to preview it first. Adolescent girls tended to be less enthralled than the boys--but many still enjoyed it.
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Philbrick, Rodman
Philbrick, W. R.
Philbrick, Rodman
Scholastic Signature
New York
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Science fiction
Children s-General
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Mass Market Paperbound
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from 4 up to 7
7.63 x 5.25 in
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