The Last Orphans

The Last Orphans

by N.W. Harris


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One horrifying day will change the life of sixteen-year-old Shane Tucker and every other kid in the world.

In a span of mere hours, the entire adult population is decimated, leaving their children behind to fend for themselves and deal with the horrific aftermath of the freak occurrence. As one of the newly made elders in his small town, Shane finds himself taking on the role of caretaker for a large group of juvenile survivors. One who just happens to be Kelly Douglas--an out-of-his-league classmate--who, on any other day, would have never given Shane a second glance.

Together, they begin their quest to find out why all of the adults were slaughtered. What they find is even more horrifying than anything they could have expected--the annihilation of the adults was only the beginning. Shane and his friends are not the unlucky survivors left to inherit this new, messed-up planet. No, they are its next victims. There is an unknown power out there, and it won't stop until every person in the world is dead.

A spine-tingling adventure that will have you gasping for breath all the way until the last page, The Last Orphans is the first book in an all-new apocalyptic series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940534893
Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing
Publication date: 11/11/2014
Series: Last Orphans Series
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 821,383
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Born at the end of the Vietnam War and raised on a horse farm near small town north Georgia, N.W. Harris's imagination evolved under the swaying pines surrounding his family’s log home. On summer days that were too hot, winter days that were too cold, and every night into the wee morning hours, he read books. 

N.W. Harris published his first novel—Joshua's Tree—in 2013. It was no wonder that with his wild imagination and passion for all things word related, that N.W. Harris was named a quarter finalist in Amazon's Break Through Novel Award Contest. In early 2014, N.W. Harris joined the ranks with Clean Teen Publishing when they signed his new young adult apocalyptic adventure series—The Last Orphans.

In addition to writing, N.W. Harris has been a submarine sailor, nurse, and business owner. His studies have included biology, anthropology, and medicine at UCSB and SUNY Buffalo. He is an active member of SCBWI and lives in sunny southern California with his beautiful wife and two perfect children. He writes like he reads, constantly. 

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The Last Orphans 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 43 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it! ?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never wanted to put the book down and sad it had to end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So glad i took bookbub's suggestion and got this book. Awesome concept and execution.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good story. Looking forward to reading the next in the series.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This book was really nice. It had all the drama and romance that all of my fav. books have.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The rush an fear I could feel hope there is a another one don't care if it was a handful of young kids they pulled together to help protect each other I highly recommend this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was such a good read that i couldnt put it wn. It had me on the ede of my seat the whole time and the cliff hanger at the end was awesome. I cant wait to read the next book. I wonder if it is better than the first one. You will enjoy this book if you have not read it yet. - Kayla Nitta
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's written so well--you won't find it hard to believe & it'll keep you on the edge of your seat!!!
Russel Alegarbes 3 months ago
Iam from the south and moved to the north it was pretty hard since my accent wasnt rlly neccesecary so the like ain't i rlly appreciate it' cool book thought :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Post apocalyptic children survive, join forces, and choose to fight for survival or power. Can the forces of good overcome brutal bullies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very good read, Enjoyed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have not been a teen for some time but I still enjoyed reading this book. Definately a page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast read, kept you interested.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book intensifies the need to be knowledgeable and self reliant you never know what's going to happen next. Great read and the description an? development are what makes this book the page turner it is
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well done and a page turner. Not what I thought it was so it creeped me out in the beginning. Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A different take on an overused concept. The writing read a little to 'juvenile' for my taste. In my opinion it was just barely tolerable .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved it , can't wait to read the rest of them !
ScifiandScary More than 1 year ago
Well, the basic story itself is familiar to anyone who has read a lot of post-apocalyptic works. Something happens to all the adults (presumably world-wide) and suddenly the oldest kids are forced to be the elders of this new world and try to figure out how to keep everyone safe and alive, but then they find out that they’ll soon be targeted too, for some reason. This is very much one of those middle-of-the-road books that you neither love nor hate. N.W. Harris does do a good job with the emotional impact on the kids and even though he’s just churning out his version of this tired tale of woe, he does make you feel -and root- for them. At the same time the reasoning behind the animals attacking is so unbelievable that as soon as I read it, I gaped in disbelief and had to force myself to keep reading, so the writing could definitely use some tweaking in some areas. Readers without the ability to enjoy bad Syfy movies for what they are, not what they could be, are going to find themselves unable to move past the sheer ridiculousness of the revelation.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris is a story about teenagers and kids who have to learn to deal with the fact that all the adults are dead, and that they might be next. A deadly virus was accidentally let loose on the planet, and it killed every adult. Only teenagers and young children are left. Shane is one of them. With a group of other kids, he tries to survive, and comes across the horrifying message that the virus will soon attack even younger victims. Only he and his new friends can stop the total destruction of all humanity - but will everyone be on his side? And how can kids survive without adults? The Last Orphans by N.W. Harris was a nicely paced book with interesting characters, an exciting plot, and enough surprises to keep you turning page after page. While I am not a young adult or teenager any longer, I still enjoy reading books with younger characters as they usually have a different dynamic than books with "older" people. While the circumstances of those kids in this story are, of course, horrendous, and you wouldn't wish it on anybody, it was a very enjoyable and entertaining read. N.W. Harris also wasn't afraid to kill off nice characters, so you could never be sure who would make it to the end - or whether the kids would even be successful. The characters are well developed, and some of them stand out. It's definitely worth a read if you enjoy dystopian YA novels.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cried through most of it. I couldn't put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
209 pages, read it all in one sitting. Couldn't stop! Kinda gross at first but it gets better. Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm exhausted.