Zombie Season #1: ZOMBIE SEASON, by Justin Weinberger
A smart, new take on Zombies perfect for middle grade boys, girls and reluctant readers. In this dystopian future, zombies have become part of life. Super-heated Zombies eat everything in their path, and when they group together in swarms, they can take out entire towns in minutes. Their eyes glow orange from their internal heat, and when grouped, their combined temperature and eyes light the sky in an eerie orange, alerting humans with a Dusk Alert, an early-warning system, like tornado and weather watches. Joule, Regina and Oliver are brought together after surviving unexpected zombie attacks. They figure out something is different, but no one will listen to a bunch of 11-year-olds. Until it’s too late. I especially love the super-smart, survival skills of the characters, especially because of how often kids this age are dismissed as being too young. I finished this book in one sitting, and I'm definitely left wanting more. This book is bound to be a hit with juvenile readers, boys and girls, reluctant readers for sure, and also mystery and espionage fans, because by the end, it turns out there is much more at stake, and much going on behind-the-scenes, setting up the second book as the three investigate more on the origins of the zombies. Also a game on Roblox! I tried and failed, but I did get past level one. I'll need to have one of the kids teach me to play, since I'm more of a puzzles girl versus a first-person multi-player. Scholastic and Roblox's partnership creates the perfect book and game team to capture the imaginations of gamers, reluctant readers, and zombie slayers alike. Read the book. Play the game. Fight the undead.
Scholastic Press, Sept. 5, 2023, Ages 8 - 12, $15, 9781338881714.
Genre/BISAC: Juvenile Fiction, Science Fiction, Zombies, Plagues, Espionage, Thriller, Adventure, Survival, Distopian, Not-too-Scary Stories.
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