Jul 21, 2011

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Series: Generation Dead, book #1
Next book in series: Kiss of Life
Publisher: Hyperion
Release Date: May 6, 2008
Hardcover: 400 Pages
Age Group: Young Adult
Buy: Amazon
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Source: Own
Challenge: A to Z, Off the Shelf, 350 Page
Overall: 4/5


Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He’s strong and silent…and dead.
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn’t want them.
The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the “differently biotic." But the students don’t want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn’t breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the “living impaired” from the people who want them to disappear—for good.
When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?
First Paragraph                                                                                                                               
Phoebe and her friends held their breath as the dead girl in the plaid skirt walked past their table in the lunchroom. Her motion kicked up a cool breeze that seemed to settle on the skin and catch in their hair. As they watched her go by, Phoebe could almost tell what everyone was thinking. Everyone, that is, except for the dead girl. 
My Thoughts                                                                                                                                  
At first all the different names for characters, such as their nicknames were confusing. The characters would be called by their real name one time, and then the next sentence would be their nickname by a certain person. But still, after a couple of pages the story really pulls you in. Heck, I was very curious within the first paragraph (As you can see above!)

I'm starting to get into the zombie hype (You know, just like the werewolf, vampire, fairy, angels, etc. hype?), there are a lot of books with them through YA nowadays. This may be an older YA book, but it is very good and unique! I mean, c'mon, have you ever heard of american teenagers (No one else. Not parents, or dogs, or anything. Just teenagers.) coming back to life after they die? And I mean coming back to life and going right back to their daily lives, almost as if nothing happened. I mean, of course they have their faults. They're a little slower, a little quiet, a little more zombie-like? Ha, ha! 

They don't try and eat people, they don't eat blood (Or anything else for that matter.), they just go to school. Seriously. It's awesome. Most people don't like it, but they have to deal. And I mean some people REALLY don't like it. Not going to get anymore into that because I don't want to ruin the story by telling those of you who haven't read it yet. 

The writing was good and really funny at times, it flowed well and had me hooked. The characters were cool, I mean, Margi annoyed me a little, but other than that she was pretty cool. Adam was awesome! He was a jock, but really sweet and was one of Phoebe's best friends. Have you ever heard of a goth girl being best friends with a  football player? Or a football player being in love with that said  goth girl? Ah, said way too much already. 

Tommy, and the other 'living-impaired' students were pretty cool. I still don't know the full deal on how him and a few other dead characters can move and talk a little faster than the other 'living-impaired', but hopefully I will find out in the next installment. Which I will be trying to fit into my reading pile soon! *Looks over at insanely high tbr stack and glares*

Tommy was really sweet and I liked Phoebe and him together, but at the same time they didn't click right. 

Overall, it was good. That's all I have to say. If you're a fan of zombies, or maybe even if you aren't a fan of zombies, pick it up! It's unique and fun. 
Cover Love                                                                                                                                      
The cover is pretty cool. It's pretty. Not one of those 'OMG, this is gorgeous and awesome!' book covers, but still pretty. I kind of wish it would of been a little different because it made me think there was a dead, er, 'living-impaired' cheerleader in the book, but there wasn't. There was only Tommy, who played on the football team for a little while. 

1 comment:

  1. I am a zombie fan and I think I need to check out this series!


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