The Last Book In The Universe by Rodman Philbrick

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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.
 

About Rodman Philbrick

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Rodman Philbrick published more than fifteen adult mystery and suspense novels before writing Freak the Mighty. He and his wife, novelist Lynn Harnett, divide their time between Maine and the Florida Keys.
 
Published March 1, 2013 by Scholastic Inc.. 234 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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"Philbrick's latest misfit protagonist embarks on an adventure in a fantastic and often frightening alternative world," said PW.

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""Philbrick's latest misfit protagonist embarks on an adventure in a fantastic and often frightening alternative world,"" said PW.

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But Philbrick's creation of a futuristic dialect, combined with striking descriptions of a postmodern civilization, will convincingly transport readers to Spaz's world.

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The Trades

Put down your controller a while and dig into some of the beautiful work that fleshes out your favorite video game, Halo 4.

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