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Zombie by J.R. Angelella
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Jan 14, 2012

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Recommended to Mariposa by: won ARC
Recommended for: adults

I won this ARC.

I am still uncertain on how i feel about this book. the first 50 pages were great. i laughed out loud on a handful of occasions. The whole story is about a coming of age character named Jeremy who goes to an all boy catholic school where he is picked on daily. He is a fanatic about everything zombie. He has a very dysfunctional family. Mom is a pillhead, older brother is a sex addict and doesnt care about anything other than that, and his dad is a war vet who disappears at night. The whole story had very harsh and vulgar humor/language, which is not for everyone...but i enjoyed that the most. He lives his life through his 5 zombie survival codes. There are certain points here and there where i got lost...It seemed like the author had a great idea, but didnt quite get the whole point across to the readers, which left me scratching my head a few times. At first i thought this book was great. I was hooked, waiting to find out exactly where the heck his dad disappeared to at night. i kept reading and reading with no results.....finally the last 30 pages explained it all. To be honest this is the part of the book that has made me so indecisive on how i feel about the book. There were some aspects of it that i liked and other aspects that i hated. It changed the whole story for was like reading a book about cars for 300 pages and then the last 30 pages of the book are about bears. I kind of get what the author was trying to do, but he hasnt quite grasped that technique, for lack of a better word. I do look forward to reading his next book, maybe then he will capture my full praise.
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Reading Progress

January 14, 2012 – Shelved
February 1, 2012 – Started Reading
February 1, 2012 –
page 15
February 6, 2012 –
page 30
8.96% "i havent had much time to read this, but so far this is a hilarious book, within the 30 pages i have read, i've laughed out loud at least a handful of times. cant wait to read the rest of it."
February 7, 2012 –
page 60
February 19, 2012 –
page 100
February 27, 2012 –
page 150
44.78% "the book is great so far. i love the humor. i just got to a very interesting part...we'll see how it goes from here"
March 28, 2012 – Finished Reading

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