Monday, September 26, 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Published: July 12, 2011 by Delacorte Press
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Someone's been a very bad zombie.
Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steroids are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate!
She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town. . . and stay hormonally human.
Mini-Review: A fast, fun, and quirky read that'll change the way you look at zombies, and football!, forever.
I won a signed an ARC of this book straight from author Carrie Harris, who is hilarious and awesome by the way, and it's wonderful (and sadly only the second DAC book I've read this year). Kate is the nerdy type who works on the football team as a student trainer because she wants to get ahead in her preferred field of study, unfortunately it also puts her in close proximity to the boy she's crushing on and whom she can never seem to actually talk to. Until, of course, his life and the lives of all the Varsity football players are at stake.
Kate's a science nut, so naturally she does everything in her power to figure out what's going on and find a way to reverse the effects of the drugs before too many people get hurt. Throw that on top of high school drama and little brother troubles and you have an adorable and comic love story in the midst of a jock-zombie outbreak. Carrie Harris has a way of turning the disgusting zombies that terrify many into things that are still gross and scary and life-threatening, but somehow more amusing than horrific. Like a zombie rabbit rather than a zombie bear.
So even if you don't do zombies, or if they just aren't your thing, I suggest giving Kate and her mad zombie skills a try. If my copy wasn't personalized, I might pass it on and share, but it is, so you'll have to get your own copy. And you should, because it's kind of, sort of (really) fantastic.
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