Monday, July 12, 2010

Never Slow Dance with a Zombie By: E. Van Lowe

Title: Never Slow Dance with a Zombie
Author: E. Van Lowe
Amount of Pages:
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: August 18, 2009
Geared Towards: Teens/Zombie lovers
From: Library

“I speed up the corridor toward Dirk and the zombies infused with the determination to have it all: popularity, parties, winter queen, and yes…a boyfriend.”

Summary (From B.O.B):

Principal Taft’s Three Simple Rules for
Surviving a Zombie Uprising

1) While in the halls, walk slowly and wear a vacant expression on your face. Zombie won't attack other zombies.

2) Never travel alone. Move in packs. Follow the crowd. Zombies detest blatant displays of individuality.

3) If a zombie should attack, do not run. Instead, throw raw steak at him. Zombies love raw meat. The display of kindness will go a long way.

On the night of her middle school graduation, Margot Jean Johnson wrote a high school manifesto detailing her goals for what she was sure would be a most excellent high school career. She and her best friend, Sybil, would be popular and, most important, have boyfriends. Three years later, they still haven’t accomplished a thing! Then Margot and Sybil arrive at school one day to find that most of the student body has been turned into flesh-eating zombies. When kooky Principal Taft asks the girls to coexist with the zombies until the end of the semester, they realize that this is the perfect opportunity to live out their high school dreams. All they have to do is stay alive...

Wdebo’s Review: Never Slow Dance with a Zombie was a humorous book that made fun of the normal zombie stories. There were a lot of moments where I just laughed out loud. Especially when, because there is one rule that says if throwing meat wasn’t enough to just hit the zombie over the nose with a rolled up newspaper. Every time I imagine a zombie getting its nose hit then jumping back, that picture just makes me laugh so much.

Though sometimes the writing at some parts got a little boring and awkward but it wasn’t horrible, there were some parts that were very good, just others times felt a little cliché and overdone.

I liked some of the characters but I hated others. I was not a big fan of Margot; she had such an obsession about becoming popular that she would push her friends away for so long, soo annoying. Even when the whole school was zombies, all she cared about was being popular, I mean for heaven’s sake, all of those “people” are zombies, they don’t give a crap that’s popular and who isn’t, she also doesn’t like people just because they are “geeks.” But I did like Sybil, she was nice and a good friend and wasn’t all that into the whole popularity thing.

Cafe Cover Chat: I like the idea of the cover; however, I believe they diffidently chose the wrong model for it. (B)

All in all, for all those zombie book lovers out there I am sure you will enjoy it immensely, for all others, I am sure you might enjoy this light hearted book.

Grade: B+

Wdebo :)


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