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Zom-B by Darren Shan
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Londoner B lives with her abusive, racist father and her ever-patient mother. Inside her all manner of rage and shame seethe, and B often feels torn between doing what's right and politically correct and pleasing her father who seems to blame the country's problems on its many immigrants. The two laugh at news reports of zombies in a small Irish village, but both realize that the reports are true when zombies enter the B's high school, biting and eating the brains of the students. B and some of her friends manage to avoid the bloodshed, leaving other friends behind, only to find that the exits are blocked. Somehow, B's father arrives to rescue her, but she feels ashamed at having betrayed others, even throwing one dark-skinned boy into the zombies' clutches. Although she hates her father for his attitude toward anyone different from him, B also recognizes that she is more like him than she wants to be. The book is fast-paced, drenched with blood and gore and gleeful descriptions of the consumption of brains. I can't say that I relished every page, but I certainly raced through the book--only to find that the story will continue in a future volume. That's not surprising since there are plenty of unanswered questions about the individuals in hoods in the cafeteria, B's father's strange friend, B's nightmares, and what caused all this zombie action.
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message 1: by Kelvin (new)

Kelvin Varela B is a boy. No disrespect or anything, I just thought I should point that out.


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