When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke-- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish.B doesn't fully buy into Dad's racism, but figures it's easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will... show more
When news reports start appearing of a zombie outbreak in Ireland, B's racist father thinks it's a joke-- but even if it isn't, he figures, it's ok to lose a few Irish.B doesn't fully buy into Dad's racism, but figures it's easier to go along with it than to risk the fights and abuse that will surely follow sticking up for Muslims, blacks, or immigrants. And when dodging his fists doesn't work, B doesn't hesitate to take the piss out of kids at school with a few slaps or cruel remarks. That is, until zombies attack the school. B is forced on a mad dash through the serpentine corridors of high school, making allegiances with anyone with enough gall to fight off their pursuers.
Publish date: October 16th 2012
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 174
Edition language: English
Series: Zom-B (#1)
★★★★ 4 StarsI must admit that I am a fan of Darren Shan, I've been reading his work on and off for many years. I also like a good zombie book. I didn't expect some of the elements that were in this book, mainly the abuse and the racism. I love a book to be hard hitting and thought provoking and I fe...
Epically bad and too cliche for words. Some redeemable value for a middle school reader but not much.
I did not like this book. It was like this book couldn't decide if it wanted to preach about how bad racism is or if it wanted to be a standard zombie book. The gory bits were repetitive and I could care less about the characters.There seemed to be no character development for the secondary characte...
You know why liked this book? Because the main character is a totally rotten boy. He's a little jerk and I want to slap him ... Until he's not any of those things.And it's an okay story. Not too many zombies though, this is more a book that sets the stage for the rest of the series, one can assume...
Huh. What? I’m having a really hard time writing this review, because this book left me feeling so confused. I grabbed this book because I was looking for something that would be different from my normal genre. I was looking for a thriller with a lot of action. The blurb for this book makes it seem ...