All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn't want them.
The administration ...more
Generation Dead is Twilight, but with zombies instead of vampires. And it's just as terrible.
Meet Phoebe. She's a goth girl! (How 1999!) Phoebe listens to so many cool bands, like This Mortal Coil and Bronx Casket Company. We know this because author Daniel Waters assures us every fifteen pages that he is an expert on his goth rock. Phoebe also writes poetry! It's really, really terrible poetry, too!
Meet Adam. Phoebe lives next door to him. He's a footb ...more
On September 3, 1957, nine black students were barred from entry into Little Rock Central High Sc ...more
Phoebe, a Goth. girl, finds herself unexpecte ...more
Some teenagers in America are dying, and then becoming reanimated. The description the government is using is ‘living impaired’ but the other kids just call them Zombies.
Phoebe is a Goth, and seems to be developing an attraction to one of the zombies called Tommy.
Can a norm and a zombie be together though? And what will everyone else say if they do start a relationship?
This was an okay story, but it was a bit dull at times.
Phoebe was a bit of an odd character. ...more
Instead I got a pretty deep look into prejudice and "social acceptable terms" and all kinds of political soapbox discussions about accepting kids who've died and how to change society to accept them.
Near the end, it finally became more about the character and I enjoyed that more.
I especially don't like the POV changes. They are mid-chpater and mid-paragraph sometimes. It's jarring and complete distracts from the story. A simple break squiggly, change in chapter, ...more
Well, I'm glad that's over. Let's see. What was the worst part? The completely uneventful plot? The lifeless characters that, ironically, were not the zombies? The lackluster romance? The completely ridiculous bad guy that in several occasions told our brilliant protagonists that he planned to kill everyone yet they still scratched their heads wondering who was hurting their friends or simply ignored the threats in favor of parties? One thing is clear, I a ...more
Welps! I finally did it! I read Generation Dead ! And while most of you have reviewed this book I relly won't go into too much detail.
If you are a teenager and you die you can come back to life. Small Town school is now over-populated with zombies and it's a regular Civil Rights Movement for equal equlity. Parents and kids aren't too thrilled about the new students but there is a group of kids that is willing to chain arms and go all "Occupy Wall Street" with them.
It's pretty much a n ...more
Decently written. It had somewhat of a campy and early 2000's feel (since this book did come out in 2008) that i appreciated. I'm also interested to see if we will get any chapters from the third person perspective of Tommy or the other zombie teens. So while i can't say i enjoyed this book it still was a decent read
The concept of the novel was good - I'm a big zombie fan and this is the first time I've read anything where the undead do not go shuffling around eating brains, but instead, try to incorporate themselves into living society as much as ...more
Anyways, good concept, mediocre execution. The prose is often awkward, talking about feelings instead of just feeeeeling them. Also not sure why there are three POVs; I think Phoebe's alone would have sufficed.
Also a lot of loose ends! The white van? The foundation? Is the love thing true? Why DID kids start coming back? Why just US teens? Way more doors opened t ...more
First in the Generation Dead series
Phoebe Kendall is your typical high school Goth girl. She wears the clothes, the makeup, listens to “Goth” music, and loves black. She and her BFF, Margi, have a common bond when it comes to all things black and combat boots. Her best guy friend is Adam (who is finally realizing that he is in love with her and of course Phoebe is completely oblivious to this). Now she has mixed feelings toward a guy… but he’s not just any...more
I was instantly hooked. I love that it has action and it's paced, but it's really interesting. Yo learn a whole new life and the story behind the 'living impared'(or zombies) which the zombies rather be called(by those who mean no harm in the word).
The characters are easy to get attached too, Daniel Waters really grasped teenagers(male and female). I like Phoebe and Adams humor towards eachother and how they can trust eachother with stuff that they ...more
It started with one strange case, and now it’s happening to more and more American teens. But having a second chance doesn’t make living, or whatever their existence is called, any easier for these “living impaired” or “differently biotic” teens. They face much discrimination, fear, and hatred, and they don’t have any legal rights either. That means anyone who hates them enough can destroy them – and the differently biotic won’t be a ...more
It was whole stereotypical characters were what mostly turned me off though. The hot, goth girl who is technically the social outca ...more
The compelling characters
The ending was good and also a bit of a cliff hanger leaving you wanting to pick up the next book in the series straight away.
I got over 200 pages into this 366 page nightmare and just gave up. There are only so many times you can think it will get better before you just hate yourself for trying.
The writing style and plot just couldn't hold me I guess...
Don't be afraid to be who you are. And don't be afraid to tell people who you are, either. Understand that these things I have given you are designed to provoke a reaction in people, and that the reaction will not always be pleasant. You have to be brave. But being brave is the first step toward transforming the culture."
Okay. I finally read all of it. And it took me 4 years. I wish I hadn't bothered, because I hadn't expected much to begin with and was still disappointed. There were so many l ...more
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