Thursday, June 11, 2009

City of the Dead



City of the Dead

by Tony Abbott
134 pages
age 10+

New York : Scholastic, c2009.
Derek Stone is a slightly overweight 14-year-old who is partially deaf in his left ear. He lives in the French Quarter of New Orleans with his older brother Ronny and their father. At least he did until one day when everything changed forever. Now dead people are chasing him through the streets and he doesn't know why. With the help of some rather bizarre acquaintances, he must discover how to stop the walking dead before he becomes one of them. The tension starts in the first chapter with a train hanging off a cliff and continues through to the cliff-hanger of the final chapter. A fast scary read for boys in upper elementary and middle school.

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