When the zombie apocalypse is upon us, I am sure that I will be among the first to fall. Faced with infected beings whose mere existence requires the devouring of human flesh and blood will be too much for me, I just know it. Once again, I have read a zombie book that simultaneously scares the pants off me and intrigues me. I do not know how characters like Mary manage to survive in this environment, but apparently I enjoy reading about it. The ending, however, does not satisfy curious readers who thirst for closure the way the zombies thirst for bloody flesh. Luckily for us, there are two other “companion” books.
Recommended for students in grades 9-12 who can stomach some good old-fashioned zombie action.