Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris –ADVISABLE

Harris, Carrie Bad Taste in Boys, 208 pgs. Delacorte Books for Young Readers, 2011. $11.98.

Language-G Violence-PG13; Sexual Content-G

Kate is a semi-geek who is the assistant trainer (medical help) for the football team at her high school. When the coach does some health boosting injections, Kate is mad. While she tries to figure out what’s in the mystery vials, she realizes that whatever it is, its not good news. Its worse than Steroids, and with much worse side effects..like turning the recipients into Zombies. After she gets bit, but doesn’t seem to come down with the whole Zombie virus, Kate knows she might be the only one who can stop the spread of this now communicable condition. Throw in a crush, a loyal brother, and a bunch of hungry zombies!

This was a fun and creative book!! You are right there with the interesting character of Kate as she faces danger! Students will love the blood and gore, as well as the fast pace and popular topic. While some of the descriptions are downright gruesome, its tame in other areas –so exceptionally safe for a school library.

MS, HS – ADVISABLE Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate.

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