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The Living Dead Boy by Rhiannon Frater
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Feb 19, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: b-fiction, zombies-vampires-demons
Read on February 17, 2011

4.5 - Okay, I have to be clear here. If I read this without reading Frater's trilogy I'd give this 5 stars. But because I have read the trilogy, and found it absolutely fantastic, I can't give this five stars. Because I liked the trilogy better. Does that make sense? They're not even in my mind even though this is great in it's own right.
I had one tiny little problem with this and that's it and it's fairly minor just because of how this characters part is played out. Josh's little brother is 3 years old and it seemed to me he said a few things that no 3 year old would say. Those things fit into the story certainly, but it just was a hiccup for me.
Oh, I almost forgot. I don't like the boys faces on the back cover. I feel like that didn't do the book justice although I will admit they stay close to the looks of the characters. That's purely personal.
And that's it for anything even remotely negative. The book is great. I finished it in less than a night. And this doesn't happen to me - I love my sleep. But this kept me up. Until the early morning hours. I had to finish it.
I think it's totally freaking awesome of Frater to make a book that the young ones can enjoy. I simply cannot wait - well, wait a sec, I can wait - I'll change that up a bit: I'll be so excited when I can finally share this with Julia! Granted it'll be awhile being that's she's not yet 6. :) But the day will come!
I'm so happy that it wasn't all "happily-ever-after" too. That would have killed the entire story for me.
(The author also has a little note to readers in the beginning, a warning if you will, that people do die, it's a zombie book after all. Seeing as how there are some pretty stupid people out and about I think that's a good thing.)
I've read her trilogy (and will reread it again sometime - it's that good!), I've read this, now I have to read her vampire book and the one other she has. I don't do vampire's but I know this will be done well so I'm willing - and excited - to give it a shot.
I'm so thrilled the people behind Rhiannon pushed her to make her writing known.
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