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Thursday, 12 May 2011

Book Review-Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Phoebe is a goth girl who doesn't care about being an outsider at school. She is more curious about the dead kids that share the school-the dead teens who didn't stay dead and are allowed to return to their normal life and get their education. When she develops a crush on one of the dead boys, her friends are horrified.

OMG. This book was bad! First, girl fancies zombie. Like, ewwww! But when you get past that, you find that you don't really care about any of the characters because they are as lifeless as the zombies. We have the usual bunch of airhead girls and obnoxious jocks (*yawn*) and the usual prejudice and bullying that seems to turn up in every YA book these days.

The author feels the need to point out the Really Important stuff like every goth band and song that Phoebe listens to, even though most of us don't actually CARE about all the music she likes. And seriously, nobody should EVER be subjected to the poetry that she writes!!! But if you want to know why American teenagers are coming back to life after they die, well that didn't seem important enough to the author for him to share with us, at least not in the parts I read.

This was just BORING! It was one of those books that sounded really good and different yet turned out just the same bland rubbish that I see in lots of other school based books. Twilight may have its faults but at least there was a nice bunch of kids at that school instead of the obnoxious gits at this one!

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