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Saturday, January 10, 2009

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

From the book jacket:

"All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. They are coming back to life, but they are no longer the same. Termed 'living impaired' or 'differently biotic,' they are doing their best to blend into society agian.

But the kids at Oakvale High don't want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn't breathing. And there are no laws to protect the differently biotic from the people who want them to disappear - for good.

With her pale skin and goth wardrobe, Phoebe Kendall has never run with the popular crowd. But no one can believe it when she falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids: not her best friend, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has realized that his feelings for Phoeve run much deeper than friendship. He would do anything for her - but what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?

Generation Dead is a sharp, funny, and original novel from an exciting new talent."

I loved the way this book describes the reasons for teenagers turning into zombies - namely fast food. It's a very clever look at the possibilites of humanity living with zombies... or the undead.... or the "differently biotic." It actually takes this possibility as reality and describes the racism that could follow. The book was very funny - I caught myself laughing out loud a few times. I just thought it was really clever and enjoyed it very much.

If you're interested, the author has a blog: Daniel Waters

Other blog reviews: Here, Chicklish, Here, Here, Bookshelves of Doom, and more :)

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