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The Last Child Summary
John Hart

Everything you need to understand or teach The Last Child by John Hart.

  • The Last Child Summary & Study Guide
  • 30 The Last Child Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Last Child Summary

Plot Summary

This is a tightly-written multiple murder mystery that involves good and bad cops, physical as well as spiritual monsters and young men who try bravely to find their place in the adult world while avoiding its pains and pretenses. The author creates convincing action stemming from clear character traits and weaves a web of ever-deepening mystery until the last few pages when he performs the kind of authorial magic that produces sudden enlightenment——surely one of the reasons people read this genre of fiction. The descriptions of place and characters are very realistic and compelling, and almost before the reader is aware, the plot has ensnared him or her so they feel almost an actor in the drama unfolding in these pages. It is stimulating and satisfying to encounter an author with such a seemingly easy mastery of his craft.

Johnny Merrimon is a thirteen-year-old adolescent...

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