Publisher: Medallion Press
Publish Date: May 1, 2011
Origins: From Publisher for Review
Format: Trade Paperback
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Synopsis: Maddy Swift is just a normal girl—a high school junior surviving class with her best friend and hoping the yummy new kid, Stamp, will ask her out. When he finally does, her whole life changes.
Sneaking out to meet Stamp at a party one rainy night, Maddy is struck by lightning. After awakening, she feels lucky to be alive. Over time, however, Maddy realizes that she’s become the thing she and everyone else fear most: the living dead.
With no heartbeat and no breath in her lungs, Maddy must learn how to survive as a zombie. Turns out there’s a lot more to it than shuffling around 24/7 growling, “Brains.” Needing an afterlife makeover is only the beginning of her problems. As Barracuda Bay High faces zombie Armageddon, Maddy must summon all of her strength to protect what matters most—just as soon as she figures out exactly what that is.
Review: Who knew zombies could be this awesome?!?! Mr. Fischer has brought the zombie legend out of the classical era and into...high school. Maddy's done something she never would have thought of before - sneaking out to see a boy, which is also against her father's rules. But Maddy gets the surprise of her life...she's electrocuted and wakes up with a quarter sized burn in her scalp and no heartbeat. After doing some internet research, she runs into some fellow zombies and learns about the zombie lifestyle - and the evil Zerkers.
I think zombies are going to be all the rage (no pun intended) soon! Maddy's always been the good girl and the one time she breaks the rules she loses her life...and gains a new one - as the living dead. Makes me want to follow the rules!! I liked the characters and there were some that I loved to hate, like Maddy's "best friend". I enjoyed following Maddy as she worked through the discoveries of her new existence and made friends with people who she would have never thought about talking to before. Maddy's got to choose what (and who) are more important before it's too late for her family, friends, and school. Find out how it all turns out!!