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The Last Dog on Earth

4.16  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,023 Ratings  ·  130 Reviews
Logan Moore hates everyone. The father who abandoned him. The stepfather who wants to control him. Kids who get in his face. Everyone. Except Jack. A mangy mutt that nobody wants. Except Logan. He doesn't care that Jack has already bitten three workers at the animal shelter or that she's ugly. She's the only one who doesn't want anything from him and that's enough for Loga ...more
Hardcover, 230 pages
Published June 8th 2004 by Turtleback Books (first published February 2003)
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Jan 08, 2010 Caitlyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Logan Moore is a boy who hates everyone.The father who abandoned him,the stepfather who wants to control him,and the kids who get in his face all the time.Logan only likes Jack.A mangy mutt that nobody wants or cares about.Jack has already bitten three workers but Logan dosent care.A mysterious disease is sweeping across the country and Jack isnt infected but Logan wants to keep her safe incase something happens.The disease is already truning dogs into vicious ranging preditors.Logans parents ar ...more
Apr 15, 2014 Sydney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone really
Recommended to Sydney by: Boredom
I found this book lying around at my house and thought "why not". I absolutely loved it! The story was exciting and I felt the characters come to life while I was reading. I loved how everyone thought Logan was a bad kid, but he had real problems to deal with. It gave me more perspective about "bad" kids at school and how we really don't understand what they've been through.
Of course, my least favorite part of the book was the end. I rarely cry but I was close to tears. Should have known though,
Nov 24, 2007 Hack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book was excellent. some of the science was a little fuzzy, but the important part of the book, the loyalty to one's pet was beautiful. i also had a problem at the end of the book where the dog was kept alive so that Logan could say goodbye. i thought that this undermined the plot a little. keeping a dog alive just to say goodbye is incredibly selfish. however, despite this, i really liked the characters and the book overall. i appreciated the character of Logan's stepfather, who truly didn ...more
Feb 07, 2014 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this story a good amount. the plot is alright it gives a good amount of detail on what's happening. The problems are that the story doesn't really intertwine with the title. For instance, "The Last Dog on Earth" is meaning that Jack is the only dog on Earth, and then the disease was then currently affecting dogs in the U.S.

Another problem is that the other characters don't really have any human thinking. For instance, the Call from the storekeeper about Logan and Jack ruined his market.
Aug 31, 2009 Aurora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book for Battle of the Books in 5th grade, and I absolutely loved it! In fact,once I finished it, I just picked it up and read it again. The Last Dog on Earth is a hear-wrenching and intelligent story that I would recommend to everybody.
Rebecca McNutt
Apr 12, 2015 Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Incredibly sad, well-written YA novel. I loved it.
May 22, 2014 Katie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Okay the author that wrote "No More Dead Dogs" is right: any novel with a dog on the cover, the dog is doomed.
Apr 20, 2015 Tabitha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you want a good cry, this is the book for you.

it tells the story through Logan's eyes but also switches over to Jack's, the special dog he comes across.

There are crazy people who are killing dogs because they are scared of the weird disease, like rabies that makes them go mad. Jack's litter mate went mad along with her mother. They took care of each other until that dire point.

Logan has a sad life but drastically turns around when he meets Jack, the most wonderful dog. He ends up going on the
Aug 25, 2014 Harmony rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read. A truly heart touching story of a boy and his one true friend - his dog. But a disease is wiping out dogs everywhere, making them crazy and attacking the very owners they love. People have resorted to putting their dogs down, or hiring someone to come shoot them.
Logan cannot lose Jack. She is the one thing holding him together. He does all that he can to saver her, and she does all she can to return the favor. A wonderful bond is formed between the two, and a love only understood by
Maria Izunza
Aug 31, 2014 Maria Izunza rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Last Dog on Earth is a really good book. It shows that an animal is sometimes your best friend in the world, and the thing or the person that matters more in life. To tell the truth befor ethis I had never read a book about the same topic. There are two very important things really important that are happening. At one time in the book thay kind of join together. They are the boy's life and the disease. There are a lot of adventures and you want to keep on reading to see what is going to happ ...more
An Odd1
Dec 02, 2015 An Odd1 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
"Life wasn't stable. It was about as far from stable as you could get. Life was a rickety old spaceship in the middle of a meteor storm, bouncing around .. try to make it through, because that was the only choice you had.
Which meant that maybe trying was enough. Or not. But in the end, trying was really all you could ask a person to do" p 230. Even a life philosophy reminds the reader the hero is young.

Semi-comic start turns tragic, bloody, painful. Confusing when perspective bounces around, in
A dog disease has been spreading around, targeting all dogs, turning them into vicious raging predators. But that was before Logan got a dog, before Logan got a dog from the shelter instead of the purebreed dog his step-dad wanted, before he got sent to a camp and escaped only to find that his dog found him before Logan found his real dad, before they found that Logan's dog was the only dog that was immune to the disease, before people shoot dogs once they see them. Yes, before everything happen ...more
E. Newby
This was an interesting book. I liked the premise, and the bond between a boy and his dog is classic. I liked that the story centered around a boy who grew up in a real American household, and who was somewhat troubled. The story referenced numerous behaviors which likely contributed to his troubled relationship with his step-father. We saw some growth in the peripheral characters, and the main character (Logan) was changed as a result of his experiences, though whether the ultimate outcome of t ...more
I've had this book for perhaps eight years and I've finally gotten around to reading it (read it in about a day I think) - a bit too late, I might add, since I know this book was intended for a younger audience - perhaps the young adult section - but it really wasn't all that well written. There were a lot of times while reading this that I had to stop and ponder how the plot could actually move that way.

For example: I wondered why we went to Jack's point of view. All of those shifts in POV didn
Krista Stevens
Fourth and fifth grade boys loved this book and recommended it to me. I am growing a little tired of reading three books in a row now where boys act impulsively and horribly without really understanding the consequences - or at least doing these things repeatedly. I do like how Logan really puts Jack first - that's great - and Jack's love for Logan is also wonderful.

Jack's dad just makes me annoyed and tired. What happens to Jack may upset very sensitive readers.
Apr 29, 2013 Cindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, my students recommend books for me, and one of my students recommended this one. I SOOOO know better than to read a book with a dog on the cover. Seriously, I knew better. However, this young man INSISTED that I would like it. I couldn't put the book down - I had to know what happened. Read it in one sitting. I will say that it is a good book for boys who struggle. Very easy read. However, (spoiler alert) the ending ticked me off!! I was mad! I finished during my 6th period, tossed the boo ...more
Sep 12, 2014 Carissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love,Action,Suffering,and so many other qualities make up this book. This book tells the tale of Logan a boy who hates everything except for his dog Jack. While a disease sweeps across the country turning dogs of all ages into blood-thirsty dogs turning against any living creature nearby. Even in he darkest of times Logan never gives up on Jack. This book is about the journey of a boy and his dog and the power of love, trust, and hope.
Steven Donahue
Oct 05, 2013 Steven Donahue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting premise about a deadly canine disease that sweeps the country and one boy's efforts to protect his dog from would-be dog-killers.

Fourteen-year-old Logan Moore has a troubled life. His mother is distant, his stepfather, Robert, is hyper-critical, he has no friends, and despite his best efforts, he can't seem to avoid trouble. Then an unwanted dog he names Jack (even though it's a female) comes into his life and things finally seem to turn around. Then a disease called POS begins af
Erin Forson
Dec 09, 2011 Erin Forson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Logan Moore has an evil stepfather who clearly wishes Logan's mom was single. The feeling is mutual. Logan is filled with hate for pretty much everyone he comes in contact with until he gets a kennel dog who he names Jack. Jack is the only one who accepts Logan the way he is, and the two are fast friends. However, a virus breaks out in the canine community, one that can jump to humans and kill quickly. Dogs are being executed out of paranoia. How will Logan protect Jack?
When I started reading t
Apr 01, 2012 Edwin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Julia B
Nov 03, 2015 Julia B rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Logan doesn't like anyone at all. When his stepfather forces him to get a dog he convinces his mom to let him pick which one he wants. Soon before he gets the dog a disease for dogs is going around called Paws (Pos). It turns dogs into vicious animals. Scientist are looking for an immune dog to come up with a cure. In the mean time people are shooting dogs left and right. Logan and his dog Jack must avoid everyone to survive. I liked this book because you didn't want to put it down, I wanted to ...more
Lynn O
Feb 23, 2016 Lynn O rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
science fiction, action/adventure: A disease kills all the dogs in the Pacific Northwest, except the one that belongs to Logan. After being sent to a boot camp for troubled teens, he runs away to try to reunite with his dog and find his estranged father.
Amaya Brott
I think this book was amazing I would recommend it to everyone. I expeshaly recommend it to people that like animals and people that like the book divergent. It can be hard to get into but after that you can not stop reading it.
Aug 13, 2016 Janet rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dog-read
I just couldn't get caught up in the book I was reading which was "Above the Law" by J.F. Freedman, so I picked up this one for a break. It's a surprisingly good, nice, simple book for young people. I have often found that these books designed for kids are really nice reading for overstressed adults like myself.
The characters were interesting and definitely did grow throughout the book. Some life lessons learned. There is more in my progress notes.
I usually avoid all animal stories for the simple reason that they are too sad. But a student donated this book to my in class library. So my own policy about books in my room requires that I read it firsst. It was a good story!
the begin is boring but as i goes it get more exciting. the book can make you laugh some make you cry. I think the turing point of the book is when logan gets shot. in all its a good book
Brandy O'neil
Jan 22, 2016 Brandy O'neil rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is what started my reading journey! I fell in love with this book and ever since, I haven't been able to put another book down.
Maria Renate
Feb 17, 2016 Maria Renate rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a big animal stories person, but this hilarious, bittersweet book is exactly the kind of animal story I like to read.
Jan 24, 2015 Katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick read - enjoyed the story and cried at the usual with books about dogs and their relationships with humans.
'The Last Dog on Earth' is all about this awful disease spreading to dogs and slowly killing them.
This book I love/hate. I love it because it's about dogs, and is really emotional. I hate it because when I opened it up and started to read, I was horrified that all the dogs were dying!!! (But I kind of loved that, too, because it's emotional.)I guess it kind of made me scared this was going to happen in real life! I also thought it was selfish that they kept Jack(the dying dog) alive in her pain
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