Series: Zom-B, Book 1
Author: Darren Shan
Published:October 16th 2012
Publisher:Little, Brown Books(U.S.)
Simon & Schuster (U.K.)
Source: Public Library
Genre: Horror, Fantasy,Childrens
Age Group: 12& up.
Description of the Book:
When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B’s racist father thinks it’s a joke– but even if it isn’t, he figures, it’s ok to lose a few Irish.
B doesn’t fully buy into Dad’s racism, but figures it’s easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will surely follow sticking up for Muslims, blacks, or immigrants. And when dodging his fists doesn’t work, B doesn’t hesitate to take the piss out of kids at school with a few slaps or cruel remarks.
That is, until zombies attack the school. B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors of high school, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers.
My first Zombie book I’m kind of excited 🙂 love Darren Shan
- Mean old man!
- So this book isn’t that bad.
Hmmm…. What to say what to say I like this book. Key word is like. It was a fun quick read. Its a great book for a young audience especially if they are into a little bit darker stuff. Its not like crazy dark though. Its interesting and keeps you captivated till the end wondering if there are really Zombies….. Who knows though right. The thing I loved about this story is the main character’s conflict within himself. He’s trying to be what everybody wants him to be that he loses himself in the process that I believe is what makes this a great book for a young reader. It shows that no matter how old you are you deal with moments that test you. Especially if there are Zombies out trying to eat your brains. If you have time and are looking for a quick read that’s good. I suggest you pick it up. This a wonderfully written story from start to finish. Darren Shan has once again made a wonderful work. I’m excited to get book two and see what happens next 🙂
Rating: I Give it a 4 out of 5
Quote(s) I Love:
“The problem with putting on an act is that sometimes it’s hard to tell where the actor stops and the real you begins.” P. 16
” ‘ Life’s complicated. Answers rarely come wrapped up nice and simple. There are plenty of people ready to tell us what we should and souldnt believe. We always need to be skeptical, to look for the sting in the tale.’ ” P.46
” ‘Always question what you’re told. Don;t believe the lies that people feed you, even if they’re your teachers or parents. At the end of the day you have to work out for yourself what’s right or wrong.’ ” P. 46
“Part of me knows I should stop acting, that I’m on thin ice, growing less sure where the actor ends and the real me begins.” P.62
There is a trailer for the book I will update post asap. Posting from my phone:)