Dieses Buch hat mein Sohn regelrecht 'verschlungen' und ich musste mir immer wieder einzelne Passagen daraus vorlesen lassen, die ihm besonders gut geDieses Buch hat mein Sohn regelrecht 'verschlungen' und ich musste mir immer wieder einzelne Passagen daraus vorlesen lassen, die ihm besonders gut gefallen haben. Meistens waren das besonders lustige Stellen, aber auch die traurige Erklärung, wo der Drache eigentlich her kommt, hat ihn schwer beeindruckt.
Ein sehr unterhaltsames, abwechslungsreiches Buch mit einer witzigen und originellen Idee, das hervorragend die Neugier und die Leselust junger Leser zu wecken vermag. Und die Fortsetzung ist zum Glück auch schon da!...more
I really enjoyed this short story about a 13-year old boy surviving the zombie apocalypse on a water tower all on his own. The author did a great jobI really enjoyed this short story about a 13-year old boy surviving the zombie apocalypse on a water tower all on his own. The author did a great job portraying a believable teenage main character with his still child-like feelings (being all alone), gross (commenting on the former school's beauty queen) thoughts, and not always thought-through actions (playing basketball with his dead best friend). Peter was totally convincing in everything he did and said, but at the same time the writing never turned juvenile or cheap.
A great story no matter whether you're into zombies or not....more
The summary (and also the cover) of this book were so promising, I just couldn't resist. Sadly, for me this was another reversed case of 'don't judgeThe summary (and also the cover) of this book were so promising, I just couldn't resist. Sadly, for me this was another reversed case of 'don't judge a book by its cover'... I don't mind books with unlikable characters, and I've read a couple good books where I really couldn't stand the main character. But when it comes to whiny self-obsessed immature girls I'm completely out.
The main character Aubrey, who is constantly wallowing in self-pity, was absolutely unbearable, and more than once I wished she would choke on it already. Her countless sms messages to her ex-boyfriend were just too pathetic and childish to believe. The other characters were equally exaggerated which made it impossible to read this book in earnest but more like a caricature of certain stereotypes.
The citations from the book titled 'Something', which Aubrey finds and starts obsessing about, oozed mysterious, dark, dramatic and foreboding aura - but nevertheless I couldn't make head nor tail of them and forget all of it immediately.
The chapters and scenes often changed too abruptly, missing the smooth transition that also is a sign for good writing. While the writing itself was not bad, the style and especially its unique 'voice' was not for me - maybe I'm just too old for this stuff, and YA readers might disagree (though I desperately hope not).
The one highlight of the book was its ending, which gave some sense to the previous strange episodes and, despite my low rating, rouses some curiosity for the sequel.
(Thanks to librarything, the author, and the publisher for a copy of the book, all opinions are my own)...more