Monday, August 20, 2012

REVIEW: The Living Dead Boy And The Zombie Hunters by Rhiannon Frater

The Living Dead Boy: A Young Adult Zombie NovelThe Living Dead Boy: A Young Adult Zombie Novel
by Rhiannon Frater

Summary: Goodreads

Josh Rondell is twelve years old and known as the "living dead boy" due to his rampant love of all things zombie. As the head of the Zombie Hunters Club, he's obsessed with preparing for the zombocalypse. 
Though no one around him really believes that zombies will one day rise to devour the living, Josh is convinced it just might happen. 
When zombies do shamble into his schoolyard, Josh finds himself the leader of the dwindling band of zombie hunters, and he is charged with protecting them all. Josh's baby brother, his closest friends, and the love of his young life try to survive as the undead take over their town. 
Trapped in his treehouse and surrounded by the dead, will Josh be able to save them all?



Every time I finish a Rhiannon Frater book all I want to do is clap! I have loved every book I have read by her. And this book was no exception. How a writer can make you become part of the story your reading is mind blowing to me. And she does it EVERY time!! For a YA book with the protagonist a 12 year old boy, she did absolutely amazing.

Josh and his friends had a Zombie Hunting Club where they would train for the zombie apocalypse. But what they didn't know was what they had been play "training" for was about to come in use. After seeing events on TV of some "zombie" looking activity, his parents dismissed it and made him come eat dinner. Then after a normal quiet morning the next day at school, the principal announced that they were evacuating the school and that's when it all went south, quick! Josh thought he saw a "zombie" looking man come shuffling up behind the buses. And it was! Everything started going downhill from there. The bus crashes, teachers get eaten, kids start running, and Josh and his friends, plus his little brother and the girl he likes, all end up in his tree house waiting on help. And you'll have to read the book to find out how it all turns out.

I really enjoyed this book. It was such a fun read. I wish there were more in this series...Rhiannon!?!?!? :) If my 11 year old ever decides he wants to read a zombie book, this is definitely the one I will hand him. It was true to life but not so much that it would scar him for life. :)

I give this 5 Daisy's because it was freakin' great! :)

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