never slow dance with a zombie. ever.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009 |

Confession: I’m drowning in my to-read pile. When I realized that it would be VERY hard to fit in E. Van Lowe’s Never Slow Dance With A Zombie in the time frame of Zombie Appreciation Week, I did the unthinkable. I dragooned my entirely too-accommodating 19-year old brother into completing the task! He’s really possibly the nicest kid around. I mean, who reads a girly, fluffy zombie book for their sister? And reviews it afterward? My sheet-metal working, camouflage wearing youngest brother, that’s who.


Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion meets Night of the Living Dead in this laugh-out-loud debut YA novel by Emmy Award-nominated TV writer E. Van Lowe.

Principal Taft's 3 Simple Rules for Surviving a Zombie Uprising:

Rule #1: While in the halls, walk slowly and wear a vacant expression on your face. Zombies won't attack other zombies.

Rule #2: Never travel alone. Move in packs. Follow the crowd. Zombies detest blatant displays of individuality.

Rule #3: If a zombie should attack, do not run. Instead, throw raw steak at to him. Zombies love raw meat. This display of kindness will go a long way.

On the night of her middle school graduation, Margot Jean Johnson wrote a high school manifesto detailing her goals for what she was sure would be a most excellent high school career. She and her best friend, Sybil, would be popular and, most important, have boyfriends. Three years later, they haven't accomplished a thing!

Then Margot and Sybil arrive at school one day to find that most of the student body has been turned into flesh-eating zombies. When kooky Principal Taft asks the girls to coexist with the zombies until the end of the semester, they realize that this is the perfect opportunity to live out their high school dreams. All they have to do is stay alive....

My Brain Hurts…

Halfway through reading Never Slow Dance With A Zombie, I was ready to put the book down. The beginning was rather slow (this coming from someone who read the book in two hours) and the plot was very simple.


Basically, it’s like this: Zombies taking over a high school do wonders for people who feel they don’t fit in or are not part of the hip crowd. However, too much imagination is required to make it work, especially the part about how the parents in the book don’t care about children. The book was funny in parts, but the plot was extremely far-fetched, implausible and fairly sappy.


And there you have it, folks, a (very) brief book review by Joey, one of the best brothers ever. This post is part of the Zombie Challenge. Go check out the Zombie Appreciation Week!

16 comments:

Lit and Life said...

And I thought my parents were nice to send me reviews to post. What a great brother you have!

Melissa said...

All Zombies!! WOW!

I wanted to let you know also to stop by to pick up your award.

http://melissa-melsworld.blogspot.com/

Jessica Secret said...

My brother's only 5...so he couldn't do that. But what an awesome sibling you have! And, I think this book looks awesome.

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Jessica

she said...

What a great brother! I think my brother would laugh in my face if I asked him to read a book for me. I am beginning to question if he knows how to read in the first place. . .

kiirstin said...

Very nice -- concise, eloquent, and to the point. Perhaps I should test my little brother's ability to review a paranormal YA -- the challenge would be getting him to read it at all. He's more a Gabriel Garcia Marquez kind of guy.

Andrea said...

Nice review by your brother. I too am drowning in my TBR list, but I do not have a nice brother to help ;)
Sounds like an okay book.

A Buckeye Girl Reads said...

What a great brother you have! My tbr pile just keeps growing and growing..it's slowly getting out of control. :)

vvb32 reads said...

great post! liked his take on NSDWAZ. how about an interview with him similar to your dad's? is he zombie material like you? or on the flip side - zombie hunter?

Melissa said...

I've never read any zombie books, I ought to give them a try. Nice review by your brother!!

Mandy said...

Drowning in your to-be-read pile? I totally hear you!

Melissa said...

Tag your it. It's all in the ABC's

Stop by and check them out if you like...

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J.T. Oldfield said...

And see, this is exactly what is wrong with out society. We are being lulled into these fluffy sort of zombie books, when we should be getting ready for the zombie apocalypse. just sayin'.

Missy said...

Happy Friday!

I have an award for you at my blog.

http://missysbooknook.blogspot.com/2009/09/yay-another-award.html

Leah the Orange said...

awww, how nice of your lil' bruddah! does he vacuum, too?

my to-read pile is ridiculously high. and i keep finding these books that just look fabulous in the bargain bins and Borders and Barnes and Noble. i need to find a way to make the days a couple of hours longer!

Krista said...

You have a pretty cool brother, if I do say so myself! I don't think this will be one of my reads this year..LOL! Great review, Joey.

Faye said...

I want this brain....i mean book! lol :D

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