Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Gratefully Undead by Rebecca Cesar

If you like zombies, this is the book for you. The main character, Laurah, is a young independent woman living in New York. After another hard day at work, she falls asleep at her desk only to wake up in the early morning hours to the streets filled with zombies.

She meets Marc in her struggle to survive and both team up to save themselves and the city of New York. They butt heads with clashing personalities, but each grow on one another to form a lasting friendship.

The Gratefully Undead demands a precise vocabulary which is appropriate for the subject. The story is a horror adventure as the reader routes for Laurah and Marc to survive. Do they? You will have to read it to find out!

My favorite part of the story is when Laurah has a dream. In these two pages I enjoyed the author’s true writing style. She uses beautiful words and descriptions as it is a delightful dream free of zombies.

The Gratefully Undead is labeled appropriately, however, if profanity was omitted, middle school students could have enjoyed the story.

Book Review by Mary Crocco

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