Endling the Last, by Katherine Applegate
The beginning of an epic middle grade fantasy series, Endling the Last, by Katherine Applegate, is an excellent adventure that children and adults will enjoy! While the tale kicks off with a tragedy, readers will be eager to follow Byx as she embarks on a mission to discover what, if anything, is left of her doglike people. Combining talking animals with human protagonists, Applegate creates an intriguing world in which readers can happily get lost. The journey to find her people will not be an easy one – there is danger at every turn, and not everyone can be trusted. This is a whirlwind tale that will leave readers eager to begin the next book in the series!