In a future when humans are believed to be extinct, what will one curious robot do when it finds a girl who needs its help?
In the future, robots have eliminated humans, and 12-year-old robot XR_935 is just fine with that. Without humans around, there is no war, no pollution, no crime. Every member of society has a purpose. Everything runs smoothly and efficiently. Until the day XR discovers something impossible: a human girl named Emma. Now, Emma must embark on a dangerous voyage with XR and two other robots in search of a mysterious point on a map. But how will they survive in a place where rules are never broken and humans aren’t supposed to exist? And what will they find at the end of their journey? Humorous, action-packed, and poignant, The Last Human tells a story about friendship, technology, and challenging the status quo no matter the consequences. It’s not just about what it means to be a robot—it’s about what it means to be a friend.
Lee Bacon is the author of the Legendtopia series and the Joshua Dread series. The Joshua Dread series was an ABA Fall 2012 New Voices Pick and a 2014 Spirit of Texas Reading Program Selection. Lee grew up in Texas and now lives in New Jersey.
Age Range: 8 - 12 years Grade Level: 3 - 7 Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Amulet Books (October 8, 2019)