Thursday, August 25, 2011


This is a fun quick zombie read for middle graders. I think what I found lacking In the story may have been due to the fact that I'm older then the targeted audience! The illustrations are gory and funny and the author doesn't shirk from gross zombie descriptions . Zack Clark is returning home and is disappointed to find his sister Zoe and her cronies are having a sleepover. After being tormented by the girls in a horrid makeover that is immediately placed online he escapes to the solace of his room. Later he is awakened by screams and the discovery that his sister is a zombie!  Soon he is on the run with the annoying Madison and his zombified sister.

The travel through the zombified town trying to reach the safety of the military base. They meet former friends and foes barely escaping bites. The ending is a bit of a cliffhanger with several more books in the series planned. There is plenty of spookiness but not a lot of intense zombie action but definitely age appropriate for the middle grade audience.

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