Thursday, March 1, 2012

Zombies Don't Cry Review

371 pages

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.

This is one of those books that you read just because you might have spare time. Most of this novel was really entertaining but parts of it just didn't make much sense to me at all. Maddy and her friendship with her "best" friend seems completely toxic and it irritates me how accepting Maddy is about it. I do have to give the author props for describing most female friendships perfectly though (lol). Maddy also seems to be confused about her romantic interest especially when one pops up out of nowhere. I literally could not see how that second relationship even developed. Then there's the contradiction with the zombie laws and what actually happens but I won't ruin the novel. Other than that I found this novel to be funny at times and had a great zombie battle scene. I recommend this book if you are looking for a quick and funny read.


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