02 Aug

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

Zombies rule!  I like a good zombie story.  There is something very appealing about the undead roaming around preying upon the living that brings a smile to my face.  The genre is exploding so there is a plethora to choose from.  Carrie Harris’ Bad Taste in Boys offers a YA zombie story.  Kate, the heroine and eventual zombie hunter suffers from epilepsy which turns out to be very important to the story.  I can’t remember another YA book dealing with epilepsy so it is refreshing to see Harris deal with the topic where it is a side story and does not impact the main character’s life, it is simply an annoyance.  The story is some students, football players, become infected with something that turns them into zombies.  If you are bitten, a standard in the zombie realm, you turn.  Kate realizes something bad is happening and she tries to make others aware.  She takes matters into her own hands when her brother is bitten and becomes a zombie.  She doesn’t turn into Buffy, but has her won style.  A quick read, unique characters, and original story make this a fun book.