Book: I Kissed A Zombie And I Liked It

Adam Selzer
Young Adult
Delacorte / 2010
PaperBack / 192 Pages

Algonquin “Ali” Rhodes, the high school newspaper’s music critic, meets an intriguing singer, Doug, while reviewing a gig. He’s a weird-looking guy—goth, but he seems sincere about it, like maybe he was into it back before it was cool. She introduces herself after the set, asking if he lives in Cornersville, and he replies, in his slow, quiet murmur, “Well, I don’t really live there, exactly. . . .”

When Ali and Doug start dating, Ali is falling so hard she doesn’t notice a few odd signs: he never changes clothes, his head is a funny shape, and he says practically nothing out loud. Finally Marie, the school paper’s fashion editor, points out the obvious: Doug isn’t just a really sincere goth. He’s a zombie. Horrified that her feelings could have allowed her to overlook such a flaw, Ali breaks up with Doug, but learns that zombies are awfully hard to get rid of—at the same time she learns that vampires, a group as tightly-knit as the mafia, don’t think much of music critics who make fun of vampires in reviews. . . .

I picked this book up because Undercover Book Lover recommended

What I liked the Most? The snarky humor of the Vicious Circle & the whole message board portion – HI-LAR-IOUS!!!!

What I liked the Least? Hmmm not much

Review: I picked this book up on a whim – Undercover had recommended it, but I was really like blah about the whole thing – OMG I will never make that mistake again. This book is a laugh out loud satire about the whole Twilight sparkle fairy non-sense. It was smart and funny and really in tune with the pop culture scene with out sounding condescending.

Recommended to: EVERYONE

Best Quote: I spend the next hour just making snarky comments to girls who think it's great that their boyfriend pressures them into dying instead of pressuring them to have sex.

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