Thursday, January 27, 2011

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Title: Generation Dead


Author: Daniel Waters


Published: Simon & Schuster, 2008


Pages: 400


Summary: All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn’t want them. 
The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the “differently biotic." But the students don’t want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn’t breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the “living impaired” from the people who want them to disappear—for good. 
When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?  (Taken from Goodreads)

Review:  Zombies!  But in a high school setting and that is what you have with Generation Dead.  I’ve been reading a bucket load of dystopian fiction lately so I wanted to read Generation Dead.  I wouldn’t say it’s a dystopian however, even if it does feature zombies.  No Generation Dead is more a light hearted approach to zombies and I think that Daniel Waters did it wonderfully.

The pace wasn’t overly slow but it wasn’t too fast either.  There were just enough questions to keep me interested and I enjoyed every minute of Generation Dead.

Phoebe, Tommy and Adam are all great characters and the ending was OMG not expected.  I really want to read the next book in the series because I just have to know what happens next.

Generation Dead is a fantastic read and if you haven’t read it then I definitely recommend it.

1 comment:

  1. I have this one on my tbr pile but it is pretty far down. Maybe I should move it up since you thought it was so good. thanks for the review.

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