The Last

The Last

Book - 2018
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"Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true. Along the way, she meets new allies--animals and humans alike--who each have their own motivations for joining her quest. And although they begin as strangers, they become their own kind of family--one that will ultimately uncover a secret that may threaten every creature in their world"--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins Publishers, ©2018.
Edition: First Canadian edition.
ISBN: 9781443434263
Characteristics: 382 pages :,illustrations ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Kostenko, Max - Illustrator

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anna_rashe
Aug 06, 2020

This is a superb book!

The plot takes place in a fantasy-like land, where the main character is Byx, a dog like creature called a Dairne. Read through the book to visualize how Byx tries to save her species, which are on the risk of extinction because of killings.

The author, Katherine Applegate, is the same author that wrote the whole entire Animorphs series, so she is a great fantasy author.

I would rate the book anywhere from 8-teens, anyone kid who likes to read fantasy would enjoy it.

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mcotis
Jul 01, 2019

Despite some *goofy* fantasy names, I thoroughly enjoyed this, even as an adult. I picked it up because it had good reviews and I wasn't going to look down on something simply because it was labeled YA and I'm glad I didn't. The characters in this story were so much fun, and the emotional center and themes were really compelling. Fantastic for anyone who wants to invest in some fantasy!

OPL_KrisC Mar 30, 2019

A engrossing fantasy adventure set in a unique world about the last of a mythical dog-like species.

JCLChrisK Dec 31, 2018

An exciting fantasy adventure with strong characters. Fairly dark and gritty considering the animal fuzziness pictured on the cover. Worthy of being highly popular.

CRRLKids May 25, 2018

Another great animal story for upper elementary readers by Katherine Applegate! In typical Applegate fashion, her writing style pulls at your heartstrings as she tells the story of Byx, the last of the Dairne species, whose family is killed while he's away. Together with Wobbyk named Tobble and Khara, a human girl disguised as a boy, Byx unites with his newfound family from other species to seek redemption for the loss of his family.

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anna_rashe
Aug 06, 2020

anna_rashe thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

OPL_KrisC Mar 30, 2019

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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