Josh Rondell is 12 years old and known as the "living dead boy" due to his rampant love of all things zombie. As the head of the Zombie Hunters Club, he's obsessed with preparing for the zombocalypse. Though no one around him really believes that zombies will one day rise to devour the living, Josh is convinced it just might happen.
When zombies do shamble into his schoolyard, Josh finds himself the leader of the dwindling band of zombie hunters, and he is charged with protecting them all. Josh's baby brother, his closest friends, and the love of his young life try to survive as the undead take over their town. Trapped in his treehouse and surrounded by the dead, will Josh be able to save them all?
©2010 Rhiannon Frater (P)2012 Rhiannon Frater
It felt real
I need to preface this review with the following statement, I read A LOT of zombie fiction. That being said it is safe for you to assume that I love zombie fiction and am willing to forgive a lot of over used tropes and boring subplots for the sake of a decent zombie yarn.
This book needs no forgiveness.
The Living Dead Boy and the Zombie Hunters is the BEST Young Adult (YA) horror novel I have ever read. Never once in this book did I feel like the story was writing down to the reader. The story is a comprehensive and extremely well paced narrative that provides equal numbers of scares, laughs, and tears. The characters are well constructed and you care about what happens to them. I enjoyed every second and finished it in a single reading. My only complaint is that I want a second book …
A different Narrator. The inflections on this guys voice is horrible. I don't know if a sample is offered, but before you purchase, get a sample listen.
Cassandra Campbell did the "As the World Dies" Trilogy and she did an acceptable job.
I really think I could have enjoyed this book more but was too distracted by the Narrator. I found myself mimicking what he was saying back to him while driving alone in my car, I was that annoyed.
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