Friday, March 14, 2014

Playing Dead

Playing Dead
Zombie Kid Diaries #1
by Fred Perry and David Hutchison
Paperback, 128 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Antarctic Press

An obvious parody of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid books with thinly veiled nods to Pokemon and various video games. However, I liked it more than I thought I would. Considering I am not much of a zombie fan, this is the second book in that genre I have read in the past couple weeks. (I liked Zombie Baseball Beatdown more). Bill has a rather unfortunate life made even more so by some of his mother's questionable cooking. Despite his new zombieness, Bill continues to do his regular things like going to school and doing just enough homework to keep a B-/C+ average then spending his free time mastering video games. He is in middle school now so there are all sorts of kids to deal with, including bullies, of course. This format will be popular for reluctant readers (mostly boys) who like humor and kind of gross zombie things.

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