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September 01, 2012
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Out of sight, out of their minds: It's a school-trip splatter fest and completely not cool when the other kids in her class go all braindead on new girl Bobby. The day of the ski trip, when the bus comes to a stop at a roadside restaurant, everyone gets off and heads in for lunch. Everyone, that is, except Bobby, the new girl, who stays behind with rebel-without-a-clue Smitty. Then hours pass. Snow piles up. Sun goes down. Bobby and Smitty start to flirt. Start to stress. Till finally they see the other kids stumbling back. But they've changed. And not in a good way. Straight up, they're zombies. So the wheels on the bus better go round and round freakin' fast, because that's the only thing keeping Bobby and Smitty from becoming their classmates' next meal. It's kill or be killed in these hunger games, heads are gonna roll, and homework is most definitely gonna be late. Combining the chill of THE SHINING, the thrill ride of SPEED, the humor of SHAUN OF THE DEAD, and the angst of THE BREAKFAST CLUB, Kirsty McKay's UNDEAD is a bloody mad mash-up, a school-trip splatter-fest, a funny, gory, frighteningly good debut!

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The Undead Can Have a Sense of Humor Too.
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Take a handful 1980s John Hughes teen flicks throw in some snarky British humor and a load of zombies and you have the "funtastic" thrill ride of Undead.

I love Kirsty McKay's writing style. The story is fast paced and easy to read. Bobby, our narrator, is a smart and courageous teenage girl who doesn't loose her sense of humor in the face of danger. The characters fit many of the stereotypical teen movies- but that makes them all the more familiar and easy to understand. Although the plot line can get slightly predictable, as even some movies can be, there are a few twists that keep the story moving. The predictability actually adds to the story, allowing the reader to completely enjoy the humor and have fun reading.

After a few chapter I literally could not put it down. I will definitely recommend Undead to others even a few of my younger ones if they're looking for a Zombie book that will make them smirk instead of running under the covers. A fun read! Looking forward to the sequel Unfed.
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