Monday, June 4, 2012

Review: Bad Taste in Boys

Bad Taste in Boys

Author: Carrie Harris
Pages: 201
Publisher: Delacorte
Source: Library
Synopsis: Someone's been a very bad zombie.
Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town  . . . and stay hormonally human.

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Wow. That'll teach me to actually read the synopsis before picking up the book. Bad Taste in Boys was a riot full of FUN! It had me jumping up and down and I loved the characters.

The idea here is that there is a zombie virus going around originating from the football team. Kate just happens to want to be a med student and she has various jobs on the team. She's our wonderful hero. Kate is so cool, even if she considers herself a now 50% geek (which she kinda is, but I love geeks so it doesn't matter!). She babbles a lot and has some really good friends and siblings. The only problem I had with the characters was that we didn't really go in too deep about them. Like for example, why did Kate like Aaron? He's sweet, sure, but what else does she see in him? That didn't take away from my enjoyment of the story though.

The zombie aspect to the book was again, fun. Zombies can be so depressing and that wasn't the case at all. While there was a sense of danger, Bad Taste in Boys was never really scary to me. It was amusing. The kind of book you read in one sitting and are happy because of the lack of angst.

I couldn't put this book down and I wasn't bored with it. The plot itself was satisfying but there were some points that were awfully convenient. That's okay though- I wasn't looking for a realistic read so much as an entertaining read.

If you're looking for some quick zombie fun Bad Taste in Boys is the book for you. A solid 4 stars,


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