Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Infects by Sean Beaudoin –PUBLIC ONLY

Beaudoin, Sean  The Infects 384 pgs. Candlewick, 2012. $11.35.  

Rating: Violence: PG-13, Sexual: R, Language: R (3 official Swears –but lots of funky spellings of real ones, plus tons of adult talk)

17 year old Nick is just trying to take of his kid sister, working a full time job and going to school, while his dad sits at home. When an accident happens at the chicken processing plant where he works, Nick gets the blame, criminally. He is sent off to a juvenile delinquent camp for teens. Something goes horribly wrong though, and the first morning Nick (AKA Nero, his camp assigned name), finds one counselor eating another one! Zombie time.

I was so in a mood for a zombie fest and this one brought it and more. It was also current, raw, whitty, incorrigible, harsh, and at times a bit full of itself. (For example I am pretty sure the ending was supposed to be super profound in its revelations, but I thought it was kind of messy). Both the physical and mental action was non-stop. Really fun to read, but really adult (sex and violence). Not even close being appropriate for a school library.

HS –PUBLIC ONLY Reviewer: Stephanie School Librarian & Author.


Ms. Yingling said...

You are my new favorite book reviewer!

Stephanie said...

Thanks Ms. Yingling!! That made my day for sure!