Thursday, June 26, 2014
Zombie Kid by J. Scott Savage
Title: Zombie Kid (Case File 13 #1)
Author: J. Scott Savage
Genre: Mid-Grade Horror
Alerts/Warnings: None unless your kid is highly sensitive to zombies and voodoo.
Premise: "The Halloween plans of monster enthusiasts Nick, Carter, and Angelo are thrown into turmoil when a magical amulet acquired from Nick's voodoo queen aunt turns Nick into a zombie and prompts an uproarious effort to break the curse" (King County Library System).
Opinions: I LOVE this book and I hate zombies. This book is an awesome cross between a mystery, Halloween horror, and just plane awesome sauce. It is perfect especially for pre-teen boys who love to be grossed out by limbs falling off of the undead, practical jokes, and learning that your relatives have spooky secrets. And for a zombie book it was incredibly clean and fun to read. There was great character growth, proof of awesome friends, and fun humor. I'm still dying over the creation of a food substitute for zombies who crave brains. I'm intrigued by the concept and look forward to reading more about Nick, Carter, and Angelo in book #2, Making the Team.