Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Title: Generation Dead
Series: Generation Dead
Book #: 1st
Author: Daniel Waters
Pages: 392
Publisher: Disney Hyperion
Recommended to: Zombie fans

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?

Review: Amazing Plot! The plot is very well put together. The idea of the zombies or according to Daniel Waters, "the living imparied" was just incredible. This book was interesting to read the witty-type writing was interesting and fun to read. The scenario of zombies living a normal life was both funny and engaging. The main theme is probably prejudice, because the living is against the dead. The attracting side of it was the romance in it. Phoebe and Tommy have to overcome the prejudice of others to be together. I can say that it was definately a fun read. Although, the story was slow moving, but that's because there is a sequel. That is my only complaint, overall Daniel Water proved to be a phenomenal author in this book. He took a simple idea to the next level and made it original. I recommend this to all people who read paranomal books, and looking for something different, than the typical vampire and werewolf plot.








Great review, I agree!

Kelsey said...

Nice review(: I really need to read this soon!

Hope you're liking You Are So Undead to Me!

Kari said...

I keep seeing this in the book stores and today, I added it to my "Christmas book list". Can't wait to read it!

Deanna <3 said...

They have the sequel to this book out now. :D

I'm gonna read it once we're done with Thanksgiving break at my school. :D