I don't know what the blurb was talking about building a new world. These are 5 dumb boys, no girls. No building anything going on. Since they were ki..Show More »ds, they've accepted Billy as their leader, but the thing is, he sucks at it. He is a dithering moralist, but may be just a peg above the IQ of the others, except Harley, he's cool. If you like screaming in your head at the stupid things the characters do, or how some things don't make sense, this book is for you. At one point, a zombie kills someone, only they don't know its a zombie yet. So its actually a murder scene. Billy feels so sad he doesn't just want to leave the body, but bring it back with them to town to the sheriff. I think the author and his fictional character must be the only two people in the world who think its ok to remove the dead body from a murder scene. But his group revolt and lay the smack down on him when he comes up with yet again another stupid idea later on; capturing a zombie (He _still_ doesn't know its a zombie)
I gave three stars, story is redeeming, its interesting and not bad. Very short! Hardly worth the $ if I didn't get it on sale. I invested in the second book. Story is alright. Narration is ok too, maybe better than, like almost 4 stars. Just one thing; whenever they argue, everyone gets this whiny exasperated voice like small children.
Oh phew, I won't reveal who, but someone dies in the book and hopefully the next book will be better because of it.
Actually there's a fair b..Show More »it of killing going on and new characters, even girls! This story has more going on and is more interesting becuase of it. They get stuck on an island they thought was safe, fight their way out, meet up with some soldiers and find their way home. If the author put a little more effort and focused on details like scavenging or reinforcing, this book could easily be as long as a proper book.
Otherwise same issues as the first book. Billy just makes lousy decisions and the narrators whiny voice when the characters argue gets so tiresome. Not everyone makes their point by whining the last word of every sentence they say. I can understand if one character does that, but they all do.