Sunday, June 10, 2018

Legends of the Lost Causes by McLelland and Sylvester - OPTIONAL

Legends of the Lost Causes by Brad McLelland and Louis Sylvester, 325 pages.  Henry Holt (Macmillan), 2018.  $17.  

Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13 (bloody zombie fighting)


Keech has a nice life in the Home for Lost Causes, but when Pa Abner sends him to down with an important message, he has a bad feeling.  Not only is the town attacked, but Keech and Sam don’t return in time to save their family from being destroyed from a mob of the undead.  Now Keech is on the run from Bad Whiskey and his gang of undead thralls.  He falls in with a small group of kids who are also on the run – towards Bad Whiskey for their own vendettas.  But Keech has information that Bad Whiskey wants – maybe if he can find the answers first then they can stop the evil from taking over.

A zombie western book is definitely a first for me!    Zombies still have some popularity, but westerns are a bit harder sell.  You will have to handsel this to students, but once they read, they will enjoy the action and danger.  

Cindy, Middle School Librarian 

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