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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

Author: Carrie Harris
Source: Personal Purchase

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 208 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (July 12, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0385739680
ISBN-13: 978-0385739689



Someone's been a very bad zombie.

Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steroids are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate!

She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town. . . and stay hormonally human.


I was first intrigued by this book because of the cover.  I thought it was creepy and eerie with the frost covered lips.  I also have been trying to read more books about zombies lately since they seem to be the new rage in the book genre.  Unfortunately, this book fell flat as a dead zombie for me.

Within the first chapter of this book, I could already tell that it was not going to be a book I would enjoy.  The character is suppose to be in high school, yet her actions and personality of her friends made me feel like I was reading a book focused more on the younger teens.  The writing, in my opinion, needing much more work to be considered a young adult genre book.  I would classify this one to be more middle grade in writing style.  I wasn't a fan of the main character, Kate, who was suppose to be smart but was naive most of the time.  Now don't get me wrong!  I didn't hate the book, but it is not a favorite of mine.

This is more of a fun and light read that you could easily finish in a day.  I took it as a mindless read that you don't have to put much thought into the plot as you read it.  You just go with the flow and try to enjoy the story line that the author created. 


  If the library doesn't have it, don't worry about reading it! 2 STARS



Blogger Casey (The Bookish Type) said...

I've heard a lot of buzz about this one, but wasn't sure if it was for me. I'm not big on zombies anyway, and naive characters make me a little crazy -- so I think I might pass on this one. Thanks for the honest review!

July 28, 2011 at 8:39 PM  
Blogger Belle said...

Oh dear! I was really excited about this one, based mostly on the cover. I've never read a zombie book before (unless you count Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, ugh), so I was going to start with this one. hmmm, thanks for the review!

July 28, 2011 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Farmer*swife a/k/a Glass_Half_Full said...

Zombies are the new rage? :-/ I'm not big on zombies. Thanks for the review! You saved me some time (and $).

July 30, 2011 at 9:16 AM  

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