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The Last Kids on Earth 8: The Last Kids on Earth and the Forbidden Fortress

Written by Max Brallier
Illustrated by Douglas Holgate
Reviewed by Junior Reviewer Finley, aged 9, who loves reading books!
Jack Sullivan and his friends – Quint, Dirk and June – are on a quest to take down Thrull’s fortress and get information from Ghazt. But Jack is hiding something… his Cosmic Hand is mutating him and turning him into a monster!
Who is your favourite character? Jack Sullivan.
Why do you like Jack? Jack is brave but reckless. He seems like the most reliable character. He’s also funny. He tells the story, so I know him the best. I also like how the characters have different weapons and different abilities. Jack has the Cosmic Hand and the Louisville Slicer, and he can control zombies with them. He even has his own zombie squad – Alfred, Lefty and Glerm.
What is the most interesting/exciting/suspenseful moment in the story? It’s when they are captured by Splotchers and Jack sees his friend in danger. It triggers the Cosmic Hand and it turns into a massive sharp tendril which whips around, smashing away guards and freeing June – in the process cutting her cheek.
How did this story make you feel? Did it story make you laugh/cry/want to throw it across the room? None. It made me feel interested and wanting to read more.
Would you have changed anything in the story and why? They could make it a little less sad when the Arachnacanid asks Skaelka to put it out of its misery. She can’t do it and she cuts its chain, but it’s still sad.
To whom would you recommend this book? To people who like adventure, suspense, and the fact that the literal whole world is ending and anything could happen.
Is there anything else you want to say about this book? For example, did you like the illustrations? I like the other characters because they’re all awesome. They all work together to win. I also like the setting and the things that happen, because I like mythical stories. For example, when the whole world is ending and it’s the zombie apocalypse.
How many hearts out of five? ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Thank you,  Finley,  for being a StoryLinks Junior Reviewer!
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