Girls Save the World in This One
And when they arrive everything seems perfect, though June has to shrug off some weirdness from other fans ...more
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While there's nothing that I enjoy reading about more than strong female friendship groups- the idea of said friendship group having to save the world from a horde of zombies when all hell breaks loose at the convention they're attending appealed to me even more.
This was a surprisingly quick read (one that was highly appreciated during these uncertain times), and while I didn't end up loving it as much as I was ...more
What a fun read! I have so many thoughts & feels about this one... I'll take a few moments to gather my thoughts & draft a review.
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I thought I was ready for this wild ride but I wasnt. Hands down this was one of the funnest books Ive read in a while. I will not stop forcing this into the hands of readers for a long, long time.
Three best friends, June, Imani, and ...more
Zombies are basically human sharks."
Meta fun zombie survival story, in which June's favorite actors in her favorite zombie show HAVE TO SURVIVE THE ACTUAL ZOMBIE OUTBREAK alongside her, full of teen angst/drama and constant danger.
"... and I scream, as loud and I can, because we're here, and I'm not going to let Blair ...more
June, Imani and Siggy are loyal followers of Human Wasteland, a Walking Dead esque series about humans during a zombie outbreak. When Zombiecon, a huge con celebrating all things zombie, arrives in their small town, they're desperate to go. But amongst the panels and autograph opportunities, there are a few strange moments...
What a fantastic book. Funny, serious in the right ...more
I still don't really like zombies but the conceit of actual zombies at a zombie ...more
Once I started to read the book I really couldnt put it down. I hat to force myself to step away in order to do what I needed (like eat) but then I'd come back again. Finished it in about 4 days since I had lots ...more
+ Uplifting (by the end) female friendships
+ Diverse representation within fandoms
+ Positive portrayals of women in horror
+ Direct, dialogue heavy text that is great for reluctant readers
+ Great, vibrant cover
-Authentic teen voice? ehhhhh, this sounds like someone who was in high school in the 2000s. I haven't heard the term beffie used in at least a decade. Also ...more
I first wanted to read this because of the bad-ass Jen Bartel cover, but I am also here for books about bad-ass teen girls. Our story takes place at a zombie-themed fandom convention, where our protagonists and her two best friends (and one FORMER best friend) plan to meet the stars of their favorite tv show and do some zombie-themed shopping. Buttttttt . . . some of these zombie cosplayers seem . . . maybe tooooo realistic? Yup, it's a zombie apocalypse! ...more
This story didnt work for me. I must admit I am not a teen reader but I review many many YA and MS level books that I greatly enjoy. And I do like watching The Walking Dead." This fact is one of the reasons I requested this title. The TV show is more about people and relationships than about zombies. but there is still a lot of grossness.
June and her friends, have saved up every penny to go to a huge zombie convention, with panels and merchandise and, best of all, appearances by the stars of ...more
I'm going to be completely honest with you, book review readers: I haven't watched "The Walking Dead." It sounded really good, I knew a lot of people whose opinions I respect loved it, but I watched one episode, got to the bit about the horse, and noped right out. So I'm pretty sure that there are levels of this book that whooshed right past me.
With that said... I really enjoyed "Girls Save the World ...more
The friendship between the girls reminded me of characters written by Claire LaZebnik and Lisa Lutz. These girls were strong and resourceful and supportive of each other...lovely...I liked the way June looks at the world. Also, Janet O'Shea was a bada**!
Girls Save the World in ...more
I mean, I loved this book. It was a refreshing feminist addition to the world of zombies with realistic characters and emotionally complex moments, sure, but it was also FUN! It was just the right balance between goofy and gory, and the cheesy moments felt intentionally so. I mean, it's a love letter to the zombies, the horror genre in general, fandoms, and female friendships; cheese makes sense here! What little ...more