Monday, October 26, 2009

Never Slow Dance With A Zombie (YA)


Van Lowe, E. 2009. Never Slow Dance With A Zombie. Tor Teen. 253 pages.

Do you think I'm a failure?

This one was fun. In a way. Definitely not for everybody. I think you have to have a certain sense of humor to like zombie books. Especially zombie books that are more funny than scary. (Though me, I'll take a funny zombie book over a 'scary' one any day). Our heroine Margot Jean Johnson is not happy with herself. Here it is her junior year in high school, and she has failed to do anything on her list. She's not popular. She doesn't have a boyfriend. She doesn't go to parties. She doesn't have a car. Things are just not going like they're supposed to. But when the entire high school (well, almost all) turns into zombies (students and teachers alike), things begin to look up for her. Is this her chance to be everything she was meant to be? Popular and bossy and in control? Is this her chance to get her dream boyfriend? Even if it means bribing him with raw meat? Does she really know what she wants?

This isn't just Margot's story--though she is the star--it also features her best friend, Sybil, and her best friend who-happens-to-be-a-boy, Baron.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews

4 comments:

Terra 1:04 AM  

I've read NSDWAZ as well. It was fun and strangely cute for a zombie book! But very enjoyable all the same.

Anonymous,  1:53 PM  

There is a great new interactive children's book available on the internet for free download at http://littlebrowndachshund.com/, it's also available on youtube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5HmpOJc88U. Kids can follow along with audio and animations then download a free song to accompany the story!

Ms. Yingling 2:10 PM  

I don't want to read this, but I'll have to. I'm glad it's funny and not creepy.

Kailana 3:55 PM  

I really want to read this book eventually. It looks pretty good. :)

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