Saturday, September 5, 2009

Generation Dead

I haven't updated my blog lately and I really needed to, since the last update I have read two really great books! I have been really busy with kids, work and school but I am making a commitment to update my blog regularly. The read I am blogging on today is a actually a young adult read but it was a great one. Recently I have found myself really enjoying the books actually aimed for young adults, wonder what that says about me, LOL. This read is Generation Dead by Daniel Waters -


Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He's strong and silent.and dead.

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?

Raven Book Worm Review:

This book is a zombie theme read. Generally speaking most of my reads are about vampires (what can I say I have loved them since I was a young girl). This is my first zombie read and I adored it! The book is so well done you really feel a connection to the characters. Two of the main male characters (Tommy and Adam) I really liked and couldn't decide which one I would prefer to take the lead shall we say.... This book is a young adult read so I feel it was excellent in conveying the message to young people about acceptance of differences. It didn't just cover the acceptance of the "living impaired" but also of the students that were different from the majority of those in their school. This read also had an aspect of forgiveness in it as well showing that people can change. I really loved the ending of this read! The ending was so unexpected, Waters didn't just write what you expected to happen it was such a surprise. I love the fact that the ending caught me off guard and kept me wanting more. I didn't want it to end. I actually got out of bed and started looking to see if there were more books out or coming out. When I first picked this one up I had no idea that it was going to be a series at the time. Well, much to my great pleasure there is a second book out "Kiss of Life". I haven't read the second yet but I did buy it so I have it now to read! Waters did an excellent job of setting it up for the second book and tying it in wonderfully with the first - you want to know what happens and how they are adjusting. Yet again another nod to how well written these characters were and how they kept on developing throughout the read. Definitely recommend this one.

Unexpected Journey,

Mel D.