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The Peculiar Superpowers of Eleanor Armstrong: A Zombie Love Story

4.17  ·  Rating Details ·  18 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Teenage writer Eleanor Armstrong tells the story of her life as a collection of Facebook-esque entries interspersed with the chapters of the novel she is writing. She starts out writing a nice, quiet high school romance, depicting the love triangle between ultra-hip and smart Sarah – who is really just Eleanor with great hair, her geeky pal Marky – who is Eleanor’s pal in ...more
Paperback, 324 pages
Published September 13th 2009 by Booksurge Publishing
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Lizzy
Jan 28, 2010 Lizzy rated it really liked it
Eleanor isn't popular, she doesn't think she's pretty, nor does she think the guy of her dreams, Elijah, will ever look twice at her. Sarah, the character Eleanor creates for her zombie novel, is everything Eleanor wishes she could be. Of course, the reader sees that they're more alike than Eleanor realizes.

I think that one of the reasons I enjoyed this book so much was because it was so easy to relate to Eleanor. She's forced to deal with an unrequited crush, the possibility of losing her best
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Eleni ( La Femme Readers )
Jan 12, 2010 Eleni ( La Femme Readers ) rated it really liked it
The Peculiar Superpowers of Eleanor Armstrong: A Zombie Love Story is a well-written, action packed zombie novel. From the beginning, Eleanor presents herself in two different ways. The character named Sarah in her zombie novel is the beautiful, popular, Eleanor she always wanted to be. But, in real life, she's just an average girl. You get to know the real Eleanor through her blog entries which you can find after each chapter of her novel. I first thought this writing style would get confusing ...more
Kulsuma
Oct 11, 2010 Kulsuma rated it really liked it
The Peculiar Superpowers of Eleanor Armstrong is humorous, action-packed and memorable. The main character, Eleanor, describes herself as a ‘plain-unusual’ girl; however, similarly to the character of Sarah that she creates in her story, she can be witty and spunky. Eleanor created the character of Sarah to project the traits that she wanted in herself, but thought she was lacking. I believe that by the end of the novel, Eleanor accepts herself for who she is.


The novel is laid out in such a way
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Tom
Dec 31, 2012 Tom rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Eleanor Armstrong has a very interesting Independent Study project: she's writing a novel. Her novel is about a very pretty--yet smart, and unpretentious--cheerleader named Sarah, and her boyfriend-to-be, Brandon.

We get to see her novel progress, chapter by chapter. Interspersed between the chapters are blog posts describing events in her own life. Eleanor's father is an FBI Agent. Her stepmother--whom Eleanor doesn't like--is a Home Economics teacher at another high school. She also has a young
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Karissa
Mar 25, 2011 Karissa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I got this book directly from the author. I am a bit leery about getting books that way because I have gotten some pretty bad ones, so I was ecstatic to discover that this was a really neat book. It was creative and very engaging!

Eleanor is a high school girl, dealing with feeling in visible to her classmates. She does have one superpower though and that is the power to write. She takes an independent study class and starts writing a story about a pop girl with brains; it's supposed to be your t
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Margaret
Sep 24, 2009 Margaret rated it it was amazing
The Peculiar Superpowers of Eleanor Armstrong is an action packed tale of teen love. You immediately feel like you know Eleanor and remember all the years of high school crushes and boredom that lead to the creation of drama all around. It is a page turner you'll get lost in- smile with and have moments of goosebumps during as you feel Eleanor's fears and her surprises. I loved this book and would strongly recommend it to anyone!

OK...so maybe the fact that I'm about to marry the author makes me
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vvb
Oct 26, 2011 vvb rated it it was amazing
Awesome coming of age story with zombies thrown in... eeek!

I really enjoyed the style of writing in this book which includes two parallel story lines that portray the different perspectives of the characters.

The whole story is presented with blog entries with its comments and a fictional piece that the main character is writing. Yup, fiction within fiction. Cool, huh?
Kara-karina
Mar 01, 2012 Kara-karina rated it it was amazing
Don't get yourself fooled by a really bad cover, folks, this book is a little gem!

An absolute delight, cheeky and bittersweet, ironic and smart, PSEA is a story within story.

Eleanor is a normal girl who quietly stumbles through her high school highs and lows. She is one of the invisible ones, whose name hardly anyone remembers and who has a secret crash on a popular jock.

Everything changes when she decides to write a high-school romance as her English literature project.

Between hilarious zombi
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Tara Andrews
bought this and realized it was a teeny bopper story! it was ok
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