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The War for Banks Island (Zombicorns #2)

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A sequel to John's 2010 p4a story "Zombicorns," "The War for Banks Island" takes place thirty years after the zombie apocalypse and is set primarily on a remote Canadian island where Mia has escaped and lives in a large city of surviving humans. But after years of stability, the Zs encroach.
ebook, 48 pages
Published August 20th 2012
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Apr 10, 2013 sj rated it liked it
Shelves: grrr-arrgh, yorwtfiw
I am not a John Green fan. I have so many friends that are (15 that have given TFioS at least 4 stars), but...I don't like sappy sentimental crap, and I don't want to read books by someone who's constantly making girls cry. Blech.

So, anyway, last night I got this email from goodreads that said "Since you LOVED The Fault in our Stars, why not try..."

1. I have the pimpage emails turned off, so this was enough to send me into a frothy rage.

2. I have not READ that book, nor have I put it on my To Re
Jan 01, 2015 Sakshi rated it liked it
Not as good as the first one, but no one can resist the sequel to a good book, when -
1. It's written by John Green,
2. It's about zombies, and
3. It's only 50 pages and 2 hours long.
Mohammed Al-Garawi
Apr 13, 2013 Mohammed Al-Garawi rated it really liked it
This is the second part of Green's novella Zombicorns. The story takes place years after the events of the first part. It's impressive how Green manages to create and develop quirky characters in a couple of pages. The book is short and the story is nice and the small plot twists are enjoyable. However, the ending was abrupt and weird.

Not as awesome as part one, but definitely worth giving a shot.
Binibining `E
Aug 02, 2016 Binibining `E rated it liked it
Sequel to Zombicorns. Caroline's POV. The story was told by Caroline and her friends, surviving the zombie apocalypse. Her mom being the opposition and the only survivor who knows and understands the Z's. Caroline volunteered to fight the Z's and also survived being killed by them. This is definitely good but not as good as the first book tho.
Jan 24, 2014 Romane rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zombies
Sequel of Zombicorns! The story is inside another generation, whereas it is based on Mia's daughter's point if view, who is Caroline Featherstone. Like the first book, it is also perfect and please please please write and publish part 3 already!
Mar 17, 2014 Carina rated it it was amazing

My Opinion Of This:I LOVED it!

Full Review Can Be Found:

Favorite Quotes:

"Suit yourself,” he said. “But before you go, quick question: Have you always wanted to marry a hero of the zombie wars?”
I rolled my eyes. “Abe, you’re like my brother.”
“Secondary question: Are you into incest?”
He smirked. I hugged him and walked to class.

“That’s a nonrhetorical question, by the way. So many of those in the study of Z anatomy. Abraham, are you texting?”
Aug 19, 2015 Masha rated it really liked it
About Caroline(Daughter of Mia) who knew the danger of Z's but never experienced until one unexpected twist.

I was actually more pleased with this book rather than the first book.
John Green made a great job in making a short story so that it contains political, human cruelty, human's seeking power stuff.
Also for me the greatest aspect in this book was that u never know the danger from words you will only feel it if you only experience it. I felt like Caroline did not knew fully the danger of Z's
Aug 25, 2012 Brandy rated it really liked it
John Green is right: this is not a good book. It's a fun book, an entertaining book, and a good follow-up to Zombicorns, but it's not really high quality.

Still better than a lot of other zombie books out there, though.
Dec 28, 2012 Corey rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
John Green continually amazes me. In a mere 26 pages he manages to introduce a fantastic heroine, create an epic problem, and reveal an unexpected twist. Loved this one even more than the first. More Zombicorns!!!
Aug 29, 2012 Ami rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2012
It definitely wasn't good. But it wasn't supposed to be. Getting anything in response to donating for the P4A is worth it.
It wasn't a good story, but it had a pretty solid ending.
Jun 12, 2013 Kara rated it really liked it
Loved it. Ready for the next one. Such a good read as an editor I was barely bothered by a few typos.
Annina | Blattzirkus
I liked the sequal better, but that ending was too short-cut for me. Could have been more allthough I think I know what will happen. :)
Aug 14, 2015 Lorenzo rated it really liked it
Shelves: english, favorites
Surprisingly good.
Free e-book on Goodreads (thanks!), this is part 2 of the Zombicorns story. Didn't enjoy this as much as part 1.

A short story of a world infested with corn-loving zombies and humanity's fight against them, told from the first-person p.o.v. by an 18-old called Caroline, who is the daughter of the first book's protagonist Mia. As a zombie story, this wasn't a scary survival adventure, it's more a story about politics and war tactics in an apocalyptical setting. (view spoiler)
Tong Chaster
Oct 20, 2014 Tong Chaster rated it liked it
For a short novella, I wouldnt have paid more than a dollar for this. So since this became free, I had no reason to not read it.

I love John Green. I hope to never see his books at Goodwill because that would mean that someone didnt want to keep his books for a lifetime. But if I do see it, you can bet your ass that I am buying it.

Anyway, things I loved about this book. As always, the writing is always captivating. John just has a way with words. The ending was awesome.

What I hated or disliked:
Aug 11, 2016 Lola rated it really liked it
As the sequel to John Green's kind of awesome zombie novella Zombicorns, The War for Banks Island is pretty good. Mia's daughter Caroline is a character that stands out on her own, but Mia still steals the show whenever she appears. I had so many unanswered questions about Mia. How did she get to Canada? When did she get married? Did she love her husband? Does Caroline know the full story behind her namesake? How did Mia get to be so well expected? Where was Caroline's brother? How did Caroline ...more
Elizabeth Taylor
Jan 14, 2014 Elizabeth Taylor rated it liked it

This was better than Zombicorns. The thrown-together format was surprisingly refreshing, and I feel like he thought about it more on a deeper level. I just couldn't quite bring myself to give it four stars, and I refuse to say "three and a half."

Obviously I wasn't expecting it to be much. I read it quickly, so it was entertaining. It was for charity. It was surely worth the money. I just love John Green too much to say that this is anywhere close to his other novels. He knows it isn't, a
Filipp Bavelsky
So if I have read the first part, why not read the second one aswell?

Even though there is nothing that could really motivate you to read the sequel, it's still fine, readable and so short u'll be finishing it in less than two hours. My motivation to finish the sequel was the hope, that it would be at least as fine as the first one (yes, I enjoyed reading Zombiecorns) and that I would have an opportunity to write a hate free review on it (which, as I could see, would be one of the fews on Goodrea
Jul 12, 2016 Karen rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy-sci-fi
Not as good as the first, but still a good enough read for the one hour (or less) it takes to get through this little shortie. It felt like a short story broken into chapters. My only real problem with it is that it changed some of the rules of the zombie apocalypse -- the way the virus is transmitted is now through bites (not so before, and it was funnier before), and now the zombies eat the corn that before they were blindly devoted to protecting. I just can't figure out that inconsistency (it ...more
Aug 10, 2014 Razniya rated it liked it
3.25/50 maybe I'm not very sure.

I think this one was slightly better than the first one.

One thing that I couldn't quite understand was Caroline's outburst of anger when her mum told the truth about the political propaganda. I mean her character is someone who is not so patriotic. She is pretty contended with the way her life is, moreover she loves and understands her Mother. So when she got mad and went ahead to join the army, it seemed a little out of character, at least to me. In the beginnin
Stephanie (Chinchillita)
No. *see review for Zombicorns*

Average story, average writing, gets average rating.

There was nothing special about this story. It felt randomly thrown together and overall rushed (and yes, I do realize that it was written was written as a way to raise money for charity). Everything in the Memo John Green left is relevant. While I felt this story could have some substance, the reality is the final product fell flat. Enjoyed it more than Katherines. At least here the main character did
Mar 10, 2015 Sheryl rated it really liked it
I honestly cannot remember what Zombicorns was about. I do remember that I was weirded out and was more than half the time confused about the sense of what was going on. None of which I felt in this sequel. This worked for me because I was invested with the characters and the surrounding story. I wanted to know more of the characters even after the story ended, not because there was a lack in representing them but more of they were very interesting that you are left wanting. As the story and cha ...more
Teil 2 setzt einige Jahre nach den Ereignissen aus "Zombicorns" an. Mia ist mittlerweile eine erwachsene Frau und lebt in den Überresten Canadas. Die Menschen dort haben sich wieder ein Stück weit Normalität aufgebaut. Mias Tochter, Caroline, studiert die Anatomie der Zombies und Mia kandidiert als Abgeordnete. Doch dann taucht plötzlich ein Z auf und Caroline meldet sich freiwillig zum Erkundungsdienst.
Dystopien sind nicht gerade Greens Stärke, das beweist auch Teil 2 der Reihe (zu seiner Verte
Elad Shiloni
Mar 29, 2013 Elad Shiloni rated it really liked it
I just hate feeling this way, this deep, unworthiness, like I was given this great opportunity, but at the end of the day I'm just as good/bad as a zombie, or these zombies anyways, like I would do mostly anything to just keep being able to do stuff, and I'm not sure it's worth it :.

my point of discussion, is so: how do i rebel against this feeling?! do I start doing things aimlessly so that there is no building towards going on, or do I find "my corn" something that while not distinguishing me,
Karly *The Vampire Ninja, Luminescent Monster & Wendigo Nerd Goddess of Canada (according to The Hulk)*
I won't get overly wordy with this one - I did that last time - it was an interesting little tale. The "Z" lore is symbolically intriguing to me. The corn obsession is not so prevalent in this one which I am thankful for. Unlike Zombicorns this novella is more about human reaction to the existence of "z"s rather than the zombies themselves.

As always, John Green's characters are enjoyable and his style is easily digestible whilst being thought provoking. Okay, okay so I have an asexual novel-c
May 15, 2013 Amanda rated it really liked it
While I think this novella was maybe a bit more hastily written than the first Zombicorns novella, I still really enjoyed it. I loved the connection to the first novella. I also enjoyed the roles women played in military strategy- something you don't often see mentioned without drawing attention to the fact that OMG it's a woman! And she's making decisions! Decisions about the government and military! I also enjoyed that there was an LGBT character, but that wasn't what her character was about- ...more
Jun 24, 2013 Alaina rated it really liked it
An thought provoking, quick read. While it isn't as polished or full of a read as Zombicorns Number 1, it is an intriguing follow up. Generally, there isn't much action or much Zombie confrontation, if that's what you're hoping for. Instead, it's a look into how people and the government will react to and change with the Zombie Outbreak.

It follows Mia's daughter, Caroline, as she realizes that Banks Island isn't exactly the utopia it seems, and volunteers to venture to the mainland, where the Z
Jan 21, 2013 Rachel rated it really liked it
It was a very short novel that took no time at all the read. This was the sequel to the zombie novella Zombicorns, which I also loved. I know these book weren't to be bad, but I was still sucked into these short stories. John Green didn't mean for these to be serious, but I still got something out of this book. The story is interesting and it kept a fast pace. The characters were overall likeable and the ending was interesting. If you have an hour to spare, I recommend this short story. Especial ...more
Aug 22, 2014 Julia rated it really liked it
This one isn't as much a survival story as the first, it focuses more on family and romance. I really loved getting to see what happened after Zombicorns and meeting Caroline, she was an interesting character but no where near Mia. Abe reminded me of Hassan from An abundance of Katherines, they have the same self-deprecating humor.
I enjoyed the ethic issues that where involved, it really left you thinking.
All in all was really good, but not as great as Zombicorns. The first story appealed to me
Kadidja May
Sep 02, 2012 Kadidja May rated it liked it
It's not as well written as like EVERYTHING ELSE by John, including Zombicorns (which was very vivid), but it's still a good read. I will never stop admiring all the little ideas about anything under the sun John manages to weave into a story without it sticking out like a sore thumb.

I really like how he has built this whole new world around the zombie incident, how new hierarchies have evolved as corruption remains the impetus of basically any major event. Kinda very dystopian. Wish it was lon
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John Green's first novel, Looking for Alaska, won the 2006 Michael L. Printz Award presented by the American Library Association. His second novel, An Abundance of Katherines, was a 2007 Michael L. Printz Award Honor Book and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His next novel, Paper Towns, is a New
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“You're just not a soldier. You're're a nerd. I mean, even the way you work out is nerdy. You don't have like a killer—"
"What do you mean the way I work out is nerdy?"
"How many calories have you burnt in the last five minutes?"
"Um, I dunno. 17 or 18 probably."
"Abe, that's not something normal people know.”
“I’ve been in a long-distance relationship for years,” Abe said.
“It’s really challenging.”
“With who?”
“With whom. And with you, Featherstone. I’m in a relationship
with you, but you’re a long distance from being in a relationship with
me back.”
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