Now that book three of the Last Pick series is out, you need to find all three books of this trilogy and dive in. Rise Up continues the adventures from Last Pick and Born to Run. Due to the fact that it had been a long since I had read books one and two, I had forgotten a few points. So of course, I recommend you start (not one as you will want to take a bathroom break and at least one snack break. Saving Earth and going to outer space will take a lot out of you!) Of course, that also can mean if you were like me and read one and two awhile ago, it would be the perfect excuse to read them again!
The conclusion of this Jason Walz modern space-cowboys (of all genders, sexes, and races) comes to a slightly disappointing ending for this reader, but the overall series gives this book its rating. We see twin brother and sister Samantha and Wyatt fighting their battles separately for the first time, but neither is alone. Finally, the “Last Picks” (the old, physically disabled, too young, or those with issues such as autism) of Earth are standing up against the aliens. While Sam and the Earthlings that were taken to work for the aliens are also rising up to fighter, trying to stop their enslavement and learning that juts because we are “different” it does not me we are useless.
The illustrations are typical graphic novel realistic, science-fiction, fantasy. Rich, bold, and deep colors. The details are both messy, crowded, and open and organized. There is bathroom humor, seriousness (after all this is war) and has a good message. For strong ages 10 to 14 readers. Though younger can read/understand there is fantasy violence and some sexual situations (not graphic but Sam and Wyatt both have a girlfriend by the end of the book). The diverseness of the characters in race, gender and even disabilities is refreshing.