Zom-B by Darren Shan

0
654

          Just by looking at the cover, you can tell what Zom-B by Darren Shan is going to be like; creepy, gory, and one-of-a-kind.

          Just by looking at the cover, you can tell what Zom-B by Darren Shan is going to be like; creepy, gory, and one-of-a-kind.

 

          There’s been a zombie outbreak in Ireland, or so the news says. B’s father thinks it’s some kind of joke. Besides, B’s family is tough. They can survive anything. B’s father has been making racists comments and beating B’s mom. A bunch of zombies, if they’re even real, shouldn’t be a problem. Until zombies attack B’s school.

 

          This isn’t a joke anymore. Lives are on the line. B has to team up with other school members as they run through the school, simply trying to stay alive. Can they survive? Or is there nothing but a bloody death ahead?

 

          Zom-B needs a warning on the front: CAUTION- Extreme gore ahead. Strong stomach required. There were parts in this book that made me regret eating before reading. But if you’re not squeamish, this disturbing novel has some good things going on. It’s so fast paced you will be biting your nails off in anticipation. It only has 174 pages including comic book illustrations. For me, the story flew by like someone running away from a zombie. The ending had a huge twist and left me speechless.

 

          This novel also reached into some deeper themes. B’s father is very racist. To avoid being beat, B agrees with all of his racist comments. Is it really just avoiding the beatings, or is B having a change of heart? However, I did find some of the racist comments a little harsh. There were also so many characters it was a little bit confusing.

 

          I recommend this book to thirteen and up because of gore, language, and adult content. The second book in the twelve part series is Zom-B Underground. Although the book may have its flaws, in the end, it’s a great read.