Saturday, January 3, 2015

1:120 Zombie Kid Diaries: Playing Dead by Fred Perry & David Hutchinson

Bill Stokes hasn't had the easiest life since his parents divorced and his mom is trying to make ends meet by being a human guinea pig for pharmaceuticals.  He figures life will be better once he achieves his dream of being a pro-gamer so he writes down what he eats and the results of all his games in a diary.  One day though, his mom is acting weirder than usual after getting home from work and pretty soon, Bill is noticing some weird things going on with himself.  Holy cow! He's a zombie!  It doesn't take him long to figure it out and how he can use it to his advantage in his video games.  The big problem is keeping anyone else from figuring out what has happened.  Bill is a resourceful 6th grader though so of course he's got this all under control.

First book of the year and of course, it's one the kids wanted me to read.  Really, it's a kid's book.  The plot is thin, there is no character development, and the writing is simplistic in the extreme (even for a supposed 6th grader).  However, my 8yr old loves the book and insisted.  I'm hoping to avoid more of the series.  It's not bad but it's definitely better suited for the kiddos.

Page count: 128p/128p ytd/215,062p lifetime

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