Monday, April 29, 2013

A to Z Blog Challenge: Young Adult Zombie Book

*** This month we are participating in the A to Z Blog Challenge. Check it out! ***  

For Y day, I present Young Zombies and the book, Generation Dead by Daniel Waters. I read this book many years ago, when it first came out. It's zombie popcorn reading, and I thought it had a good overall theme about fitting in and acceptance as well as dealing with prejudice. Just don't think too hard about the biology behind zombies that don't decay.

  Phoebe is just your typical goth girl with a crush.  He's strong and silent.and dead.

All over the country, a strange phenomenon is happening.  Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead.  They are coming back to life, but they are no longer the same-they stutter, and their reactions to everything are slower.   Termed "living impaired" or "differently biotic," they are doing their best to fit into a society that doesn't want them. 

Fitting in is hard enough when you don't have the look or attitude, but when almost everyone else is alive and you're not, it's close to impossible.   The kids at Oakvale High don't want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn't breathing.  And there are no laws that exist to protect the differently biotic from the people who want them to disappear-for good. 

http://www.amazon.com/Generation-Dead-Daniel-Waters/dp/B0025VL966

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