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Sick by Tom Leveen

Monday, November 4, 2013

Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead as a group of unlikely allies tries to survive a deadly outbreak.

Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits and the troublemakers—the ones who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly. So when a deadly virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving.

The virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily. The whole school goes on lockdown, but Brian and his best friend, Chad, are safe (and stuck) in the theater department—far from Brian’s sister, Kenzie, and his ex-girlfriend with a panic attack problem, Laura. Brian and Chad, along with some of the theater kids Brian had never given the time of day before, decide to find the girls and bring them to the safety of the theater. But it won’t be easy, and it will test everything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates.

Goodreads Summary

Imagine that group of delinquents from your high school, they skip
class by sneaking out the back door and jump the fence, cuss every
other word, and fill that tough guy guise by sporting a mohawk and
leather jacket. Meet Brian and his friends, who for all intents and
purposes, are not the most motivated of students out there at this
typical Arizona high school. While on their daily ditching debauchery,
they notice a few events begin to unfold that seem
individually disconnected, but soon they piece the shards together to
find horror when they return to school: bone-crunching, face-eating,
blood-spilling zombies. This horror forces them into a life-changing
apocalyptic pandemonium that will glue your face to the book till the
last drop of blood trickles down the drainpipe.
     Where the author Tom Leveen really shines 
is in the book's overly gory, very descriptive presentation of zombie attack.
If you like all the blood-spattering, flesh-ripping details, this
book is right as a severed head in a river of rotting ruby flesh.
Another way that this book really stands out is its clever use of
foul language through the character Chad. He will leave you rolling
your eyes and laughing even through all the death and moments of
suspense. A third great element that makes this book a fun read is the
mental struggle  that the kids face when they see the monsters that
are chasing them. Are they a sick friend that can be healed, or a
 zombie? There are moments where you can feel
the pain of the students as they struggle to decide "cripple or
kill?" Add in getting hosed down by blood, protruding broken bones,
and a medieval sword swinging fiercly at a mob of the undead and you
get, quite literally....... "Sick," thanks to Tom Leveen.

*Reviewed by Chris*

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  1. Susan T. said...:

    I love the cover and the tagline! Zombies rule!

  1. I've only seen parts of Breakfast Club, but not one second of The Walking Dead :(
    My friend insists I watch both bu t I have not the time.
    This does sound so exciting though! I love zombies as much as the next guy(:
    And being stuck in a theater? Trying to find your sister and ex-girlfriend? This will be an interesting one :D

  1. Berenice said...:

    This cover is pretty eye catching. You know, I've never read a zombie book. I watch the movies, that I do, hehe. I might just have to check this one out =).