Publication Date: September 5, 2011
Publisher: CG Press LTD
Age Group: Middle Grade
When life gives you lemons, kill zombies -- turns out lemon juice neutralizes the undead.
After a failed attempt at running away, best friends Nathan and Misty return home expecting to face angry parents. Instead, they discover the military has destroyed the bridges out of their rural town and everyone's fled--except a small horde of the living dead. The stress of flesh-eating zombies may be more than their already strained relationship can handle.
Even with the help of the town geek and lemonade-powered Super-Soakers, there's not enough time to squeeze their way out of this sticky mess. Unless the trio eradicates the zombie infestation, while avoiding the deadly zombie snot, the military will blow the town, and them, to pulp.
Their only shot is something with a lot more punch. Something like the Super Zombie Juice Mega Bomb. But even if their friendship survives, there's another problem: Someone has to lure the undead into the trap.
Nate:Misty did you notice the zombie's eyes? All pale and fogged over-like Mayor Frank? I think he might have been a zombie or maybe starting to turn into one.M.J.A. Ware had my attention from start to finish, who would have thought something as simple as lemons could kill zombies. No decapitation or shooting maybe running them over with a car but this was just an all out fun read. Ware takes a subject and turns on the humor throughout and I believe this is what makes this a truly fascinating read. Best friends Nate and Misty, after being grounded, sneak out to go camping only to return to find that the town is empty, except for well the zombies. So, they decide to set up shop in Walmart, and the chemistry between the two characters is so great, I wonder if this will be a series for I feel there is something, an emotion that neither is ready to admit just yet. I look forward to more, even though I am not the intended audience, I thoroughly enjoyed Ware's work. I felt it was well written and flowed considerably well, with a balance of seriousness, wit and hilarity. The characters were well written and the plot was great. I would recommend this to reluctant readers and youth 9-16 years of age, as well as anyone that is interested in books about zombies but with a twist.My favorite parts in this book were about Nate and his desire to have clean underwear but no matter how hard he tried things keep happening to hinder that need. Overall, this is a must read!
Misty: Oh, good. That's a relief.
Nate: Good? What the heck do you mean, good? I said, still irritated with her.
Misty:At least he wasn't trying to kiss me.
Nate:He was trying to bite your head off. Isn't that worse?
Misty just shrugged.
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