Monday, June 13, 2011

Zombie in Love by Kelly DiPucchio –NOT RECOMMENDED

DiPucchio, Kelly and Illustrated by Campbell, Scott Zombie in Love, 32 pgs. Atheneum, 2011. $10.39.
Mortimer is a zombie who wants to be in love. He tries all his normal routes with normal girls, like giving one a real bloody heart, but he isn’t finding success. Mortimer decides to pin all his hopes on a personal ad, and waits for responses at a dance. Will he ever find someone who appreciates he unique charms.
Zombies are a popular topic right now, especially at libraries, where Zombies ‘invade’ and walk to support funding. However I don’t think this book will appeal to younger elementary students, too much romance for some, too gross for others. I am not sure if parents will approve of the included idea of taking out a newspaper personal ad for romance as well. (not to mention that it’s a bit outdated anyway..what with internet dating and all:). Buy for your favorite Zombie lover, but not for your library.
EL –NOT RECOMMENDED. Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate.

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