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Rot & Ruin
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This book is not about zombies, well not just about zombies. It is about having your illusions ripped away. It is about growing up and realizing that what you thought was true about the world is not true. It is about coming to know who you are as a person and who those around you are. It is about finding out that the true heroes in the world are not those that go around bragging loudly about their courageous deeds, but those that quietly do what needs to be done without thought for reward or ...more
Madeline Reynolds
Feb 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rot and Ruin was a very suspenseful novel . I really liked the fact that the plot focused on how important it is to understand humanity and to be kind and humane to all creatures. This book brought fourth many emotions, and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys apocalyptic suspense stories and a deep emotional punch! :)
Jenny Mock
Dec 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
If you enjoy zombie books you'll find this one interesting. It isn't just about killing and mayhem. This one looks at relationships within families and takes a look at social constructs and the theme of right and wrong.
Kim Sheibley
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This is another book that I read long ago so I could "sell" it to my middle schoolers. Even though I loved it, I never read the rest of the books. That changes this summer!!
fast paced zombie horror

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