Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Rating : 3.5/5
Number of Pages : 253
Format : Teenage Fiction, Horror
Reason for Reading : 10 10 10 Challenge

Margot has always wanted to be popular and have a boyfriend, but she is a nobody along with her best friend Sybil. One evening everyone in the school is turned into zombies apart from them and Margot finds a way to use the situation to her advantage. There are precautions you have to take having a zombie boyfriend, but Margot finally has her popular crush following her around. She convinces herself zombies are capable of love and loyalty and he is not just after the scraps of meat she carries around to reward his good behaviour.

The problem is that to get her way she finds herself moving further away from Sybil. She discovers a dark place inside her that wants bad things to happen to her "best friend" who she sees as lame and trying to steal her spotlight. They are working at cross purposes as Sybil is trying to save the students while Margot is enjoying herself far too much being Queen of the school.

This was a fun take on the zombie genre. I enjoyed getting to know Margot and despite being a very fictional tale, I found her a very realistic character. She was a typical teenager, thinking of herself and putting herself in front of her supposed friends. I would recommend it and read more by Van Lowe in the future as it was a fun and quick read.