Sunday, August 29, 2010

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters 
May 2008 by Hyperion Book
Hardcover, 400 Pages
Borrowed-Compliments of the Public Library

Review Posted by Tina at Tinasbookreviews

Book Synopsis

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

All over the country, a strange phenomenon is happening. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. They are coming back to life, but they are no longer the same-they stutter, and their reactions to everything are slower. Termed "living impaired" or "differently biotic," they are doing their best to fit into a society that doesn't want them. Fitting in is hard enough when you don't have the look or attitude, but when almost everyone else is alive and you're not, it's close to impossible. The kids at Oakvale High 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 differently biotic from the people who want them to disappear-for good. With her pale skin and Goth wardrobe, Phoebe has never run with the popular crowd. But no one can believe it when she falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids. Not her best friend, Margi, whose fear of the differently biotic is deeply rooted in guilt over the past. And especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has just realized his feelings for Phoebe 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? (Amazon)


Its hard enough being a teenager but adding a case of zombie death to the pile just makes things that much worse.........................after setting this book down my first thoughts go something like this:

OH fellow biters...I tried I seriously tried but it just didn't happen for me, after reading 100 pages of Generation Dead I had to put the book down. Now don't go looking for tomatoes to throw at me because I know many of you ya lovers out there really liked this. I think perhaps I wasn't in the right frame of mind to take on the type of fantasy this story offered, or perhaps it was just finishing a very tragic memoir about a family who was terrorized by a neighbor they nicknamed "The Zombie", regardless I just couldn't get into it. I might try again later down the road but would recommend you all try for yourself.


Reading the parts that I did Generation Dead remains a bit milder than PG-13, kissing, mild language and references to slutty clothing is mentioned. Death, disease and frightening elements are touched on.

DNF/4- YA Zombies



Emily said...

I didn't get past the scene in the locker room where the zombie kid is trying out for the football team. I was just bored! However, I didn't feel like I'd read enough of the book to write a full review. Maybe I've just outgrown this particular style of YA novel. Who knows...