Disclaimer: I have not hopped on the zombie train. I’m easily freaked out and living-dead-people-who-want-to-eat-my-brains aren’t really my thing. I do, however, think the minecraft zombies are kind of cute in a weird sort of way.
That said, I was browsing amazon the other day looking for books for my boys. They are really into graphic novels (along with almost every other preteen in the world). I came across this graphic novel called Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb and couldn’t resist the $2.99 kindle price.
I like to read (or at least skim) books by new authors before I introduce them to my kids. I read this one cover to cover in a day. Hmmm…nothing like a little preteen zombie fiction for entertainment when you are relaxing by the pool. When I enjoy a book that is a million light years from a genre I would normally read, I know the author is a good writer. So kudos to MJA Ware for writing in such a way to keep this non-zombie gal turning pages.
Should your kids read it? Maybe. If you have a child who is easily scared, or who has a vivid imagination once the lights go out at night, you might want to skip this one. But if not, it is a good read. The zombies are pretty tame; even humorous. (I didn’t like the picture I got of the town mayor zombie, but Grandma zombies, zombies in work-out clothes, and flying chicken zombies made me giggle.) And the three kids who are stuck alone in a zombie infested city hunker down at Walmart and kill zombies with lemonade sprayed out of super-soakers. How fun is that?
The book has a few kind of disturbing parts. But hey, it’s a book about zombies. Is there anything about zombies that is not disturbing?
PS. I just realized if you go to MJA Ware’s website, you can download the book for 99 cents.