Zom B by Darren Shan
Becky goes to school, but she’s not a model student nor a model human being. Her father is a violent racist who often hits her mother. There have been news reports of zombies in Ireland and no one knows where the zombies came from. Everyone is scared the zombies might end up in their town. Becky was supposed to stay inside one evening, but she went out with her trouble-making friends, all with various “thug” names. Unfortunately, the zombies were out as well.
The kids try to get away from the zombies by going into the school, but the zombies are there too. There’s even some mutant zombies, that seem to actually use their brains. No one knows what the deal is. Becky’s racist dad shows up with a gun, but someone is preventing the living from getting away by measures that zombies are usually too stupid for.
What I liked
“Zom B” is kind of a cute name, I guess.
What I didn’t like
I am not a fan of zombies in the first place. They’re a stupid monster and I’m tired of the zombie craze that we’re having right now. Get another monster.
Becky is awful. Her dad is awful. Becky is old enough and smart enough to know the things her dad says are wrong. Becky knows the things her dad says are hurtful and not at all politically correct. One might thing Becky would take a hint from this and act completely different. Nope. Becky is racist. In this generation, it’s just silly to be racist. We know people who are different colors aren’t really any different from us. The only differences are created artificially by how society treats people who aren’t white. It’s so annoying that Becky knows this is wrong, but she goes along with it anyway.
She’s also a brat, who is irresponsible and headed for a bad end.
Maybe some people deserve to get eaten by zombies, but if a stupid person turns into a zombie, don’t you just get a really stupid zombie?
If your parents had undesirable and wrong opinions about things, did you adopt those opinions, or use them as a lesson not to act that way?
Do wild teenagers like Becky ever make the status quo in life?