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Summary

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.

©2013 Rodman Philbrick (P)2020 Listening Library

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  • Luce
  • 10-04-20

from 10 to 30 this is still my favorite book

when I was 10 years old I read The last book in the universe .
I felt so connected to the characters.
as a migrant child I struggled with the psychological pain and subliminal thought I had on my identity in a Anglo American state.
where I felt immense insecurity.
when I read this book I was able to identity my insecurity the resolve in the end of this book gave my 10 year old heart new life.
I am now enjoying this book with my own 10 year old.

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  • Max
  • 31-01-20

Please read. You will not regret it.

I love this book so much that my review would be to biased. Please read this book, its the last in the universe.

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  • kwnc
  • 10-01-22

Interesting

Dystopian and sad, and unfortunately close to being a possibility for the world. Hopeful MC is there, but there are many hopeless/lost characters in his world.
I'm glad I read it (actually, listened on Audible), after it was recommended by a family member.
This novel has its own language/terminology.

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  • Marilyn
  • 16-05-21

favorite book!

this is a must read, or listen to! This was the first time listening to this book and it is awesome.

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  • Hayes Minich
  • 11-10-20

favorite book of all time

I loved listening to this book. Itwas one of my favourite books when I was a child and it's just as good now that I'm an adult.

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  • kyann smith
  • 06-08-20

captivating and attention grabbing.

the narrator really brought life to spaz as he went on his adventure with Ryder. I had this book paperback before and loved it but it was just better hearing his character made out in the way he was with these tones.