Bobby is the new girl, and the class is going on a ski trip.
At a roadside stop at a restaurant for lunch, Bobby decides
to stay on the bus, along with Smitty, the resident bad boy
who is being punished. When hours go by and the snow keeps
falling, another classmate comes back to the bus, screaming
about people eating each other, they know things are
horribly wrong. Now they must survive the zombies and make
it through the night, relying only on each other.
Fun, campy and good for a few laughs, this one won't keep
you up at night in fear, but it's supremely entertaining.
I'm a horror lover, and I do love my zombies, so I grabbed
this one and was ready to devour it. Sorry, I couldn't help
it. It didn't hold my attention as well as I would have
liked. UNDEAD is like a Scooby Doo meets the zombies
meets the snarky teen protagonist tale. And don't forget the
stereotypical survivors. We have a nerd, a ditzy pretty girl
and a tough main character, not to mention the bad boy.
thought the author, Kirsty McKay, captured teens very well,
from their dialogue to their actions. Really it's just plain
ol' fun and that always makes for a good read. The Scottish
setting is also a nice touch. I do want to mention that the
cover's super fun, as I don't mention book covers nearly
enough. A little bit like a teen led Shaun of the Dead, this
one is part thriller, comedy, and a little splash of gore.