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The Infects by Sean Beaudoin
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Jun 01, 12

Read in June, 2012

As of 1 June 2012, there is still time to read this on Netgalley.com. I'm still trying to decide on whether it's middle school appropriate or not. There's no soubt that Beaudoin is a brilliant writer, but he walks that fine line. Major points for use of language: "fuct", "texturbation" are both edgy but not quite as naughty as they could be. Still-- too naughty for middle school, I am thinking, when combined with a very large amount of graphic chicken slaughtering, even before we got to the actual zombie parts. Oh, and more extra points for a beginning that definitely dragged me right in, even though the scenes of destruction ended up being a video game instead of the main zombie story. Also, points for depicting a teen boy in difficult family circumstances without being sniffly and sentimental. Sigh. I just wish that Beaudoin wrote more book like Going Nowhere Faster. Definitely take a look at this for high school libraries. Fantastic cover!
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Sherrie I'm a middle school librarian, and while I adored this book beyond reason (it got a top rating from me) there's NO way I could justify adding it to my middle school collection. I'll recommend it to high school readers all the live long day though- good stuff!


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