Wilson, N.D. Boys of Blur, 195 pgs. Random House 2014. $16.99. Language: G (0 swears 0 Fs) Violence: PG; Mature content: PG.
12-year-old Charlie Reynold’s stepdad is a former professional football player, but when Big Mack’s former coach dies, and the high school asks him to coach in his place, the family relocates to Florida where Charlie and his cousin Cotton stumble into a violent otherworld, complete with monsters, ritual sacrifices, and a desecrated grave. Can the monsters of the past fight the monsters in the swamp and get the town of Taper back to normal?
This is a great boy book, combining sports, adventure and zombies. The merging of the two worlds is seamless and believable. There is just enough danger and tension to keep the reader engaged and the sense of urgency will keep them reading until the very end.
EL MS - ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian