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Review of Undead by Kirsty McKay

by - June 17, 2011

Being new at school bites. But at least it doesn't kill you. Mostly.

Bobby thinks she might well be on the School Trip from Hell. Too bad she's a noob, too bad her classmates don't rate her weirdo accent and too bad that Scotland is having the worst blizzard since the Ice Age. Looks like she's going to be on this school bus for a quite a while; could things get much worse?

Yep. They could.

Inexplicably, her classmates start dying...and then they come back to life again...and what's more, they're very, very hungry. 

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Although this sounds very stereotypical (a bunch of kids are attacked by Zombies) I was pretty excited to read it after reading many books about Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, Fallen Angels and Pretty Boy Zombies. In that order. In this, we meet Bobby (who's female, it took me a couple of chapters to find that out), she's just come back to England from America and is struggling to fit in. She goes on a class trip, stopping off at a local cafe and madness ensues!
This is a great story, as long as you don't take it seriously. It's meant to be stupid. At least, I hope it is because if the Author wanted me screaming in terror, she'll be disappointed - I was laughing for a lot of it.

I find it strangely hilarious that my favourite character in this was wearing a giant carrot costume, but that's the way this book goes! The four main characters - Bobby, Smitty, Alice and Peter -  were all reat characters, particularly Smitty, whose deadpan humour and flirting had me giggling a lot. Bobby was a great character - I could sympathise with her and cheer when she kicked the guts out of the Zombies. Alice was your stereotypical blonde, worrying more about her Candy Couture handbag than the fact that all of her friends were dead.

There was a couple of things that confused me - questions and suspicions that weren't quite answered. I like everything to be tied up neatly but I couldn't stp thinking about the unanswered questions last night.

This is great read to pick up in September, whe it's published, especially if you're looking for a nice light read with plenty of humour - and zombies! You'll nevr look at carrot juice the same way again... not that you looked at it before.


Received free from Chicken House in exchange for an honest review

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