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Directly from a publisher and that I kind of only want to read ARC s any because I m too lazy to spend the minute it takes to sign in a non ARC into work So disclosure said I should also say that I m not promising an onest review I sometimes lie in reviews So I asked for this book because it was compared to a cross between The Breakfast Club and Walking Dead I d Hatter had good results with the Breaking Bad meets Walking Dead so whose to say that I wouldn tave good luck again I enjoyed the methed out zombie book much Yeah there is a Breakfast Club thing going on Paint the Wind here but it s not as angsty or cool feeling as the mid 80 s movie that I could possibly uote over 90% of and which I saw probably over aundred times as a middle school student Instead it s Breakfast Club like because you get a whole little cross section of a Wayne high school population thrown togetheraving to deal with shit they would rather not be dealing with You ve got theater geeks a gooney sXe kid a cheerleader a basket case a sopho version of Avril Lavigne and some other types all mixed up with genders race and sexual orientation It s like a photograph from the cover a college recruiting brochure But with zombies or zombie like creatures Did I like the bookNot so much It s possible that part of the problem with the book was that there was a formatting glitch in the epub version I read Every page numbered page not reading page The Perfect Resume had at least one sentence in the wrong place Like an experimental fiction non seuitur thrown in to break up the reading experience Since the physicality of ebooks is already somewhat alienating to me this just made getting at all immersed in the story almost impossible It was like some third rate Brechtian shit going on always letting me know you are reading a book you are reading a book on a device reading a book reading a book Ignoring the unsatisfactory basic reading experience I stillad some problems with teh book Two main onesOne Maybe it was because I d just read a book that did an amazing job at voice that I was attuned to this problem but none of the characters sounded very believable when they spoke They didn t sound like teenagers they kind of sounded like what I imagine my dad might The Centurion Code have made teenagers to sound like if I couldave gotten Antropologia da Criança him to write some teen dialogue back when I was a teenager and convincedim to at least drop the embarrassing words like phat which Air Terisak Membelah Batu he deard the kids said but which neither my sister nor I ever used I thinkTwo I get that in this zombie saturated cash cow culture you ve gotta give the walking dead a new twist and this was a fairly ingenious little twist to the zombie condition but it was almost like too much of a twist Early on in the novel a zombie literally punches a whole in a kids face They can also move uite fast and they are animal like in being able to sense a potential meal lurking around With all of these strengths it s sort of unbelievable that there are any survivors at all The creatures are made too lethal too bad ass or whatever you want to call it I m fairly certain that if you can punch a Canned hole in someones face you can also punch through a door especially if things like shattered bones and pain aren t concerns because all you want to do is eat some living people The creatures also aren t that great at finding victims once the initial carnage is over The book didave a nice George RR Martin element to it though and once the action started there did GIFTED--2005 POETRY COLLECTION have the feeling that no character was safe from possibly becoming the next victim to the creatures roaming around theigh school campus turning students into piles of gore Will kids like this book I ave no idea I guess it depends on their age I can see younger teens with a taste for orror enjoying it older teens might smell bullshit in the way the characters talk and act This probably would Lisa and David Today have been fine back when I was a teen and YA literature didn t really exist except as warning novels like Go Ask Alice to make sure we just said no or else our lives would become unbearably boring shit if we succumbed to the lure of sex drugs and Satan and we d become addicted to writing a diary and getting and into that diary as we did and drugs Just for the sake of notaving to jot down every stupid thing in a notebook the safest thing back then was just to say no and maybe just waste your time listening to Faster Pussycat while playing say Galaga on Nintendo Or maybe that was just me How did I come around to that Right YA novels didn t really exist back in the days when I was a teen Back then I probably would Clinton, Inc. have thought this was pretty cool but don t take my teenage self s opinion about anything to matter makes you scared to go to school kinda wanna knowow other people got throught that crapand Dvorak Keyboard how did it all startwould really read a seuelpreuel if there ever came one Review first appeared on my blog Book Addict 24 7 I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for anonest review Sick by Tom Leveen is an unconventional zombie read that is getting some backlash on Goodreads for a few of the characters comments and behaviors I m going to state this from the get go just so my opinion is clear I do not think Leveen s intent was to be unknowingly racist or for The Muslim Masquerade his writing to be portrayed as one of a bigot His book seroes are in fact anti eroes which aren t your conventional eroes that shine like the sun and crap rainbows They are imperfect characters teenagers which is even important to note that grow throughout the novel They are offered the ultimate redemption as the apocalypse strips and of life s normality from them Also they re kids in an affluent community with a sudden influx of lower class students Come on And I will mention this as well Protagonists aren t always made for a reader to love them this notion is both incorrect and How to Heal Your Body highly na veNot everyero is perfect so to expect as such in a character is ridiculous Authors don t write a The Book of Revelation hero for your benefit but for the benefit of the story If the story begs for a character to be redeemed then it willappen but the character will not be a white toothed perfect citizen to begin with And if people looked beyond the so called racism that allowed for this fun book to be rated lower all due respect to people and their opinions they would see that these Naughty Bedtime Stories (Naughty Bedtime Series Book 2) horrendous characters were either redeemed or were given aeavy dose of Practical Prinkery humanity when the time called for it Also may I mention that there are instances where these bigoted characters showcased their change in attitude These changes are visible in the small moments of interactions between these kids As for the whole The Breakfast Club relation it is like the film because it showcases kids from different social statuses coming together as one to solve one common problemow to escape It doesn t ave to be exactly like the iconic 1980s film for it to share several aspectsIt s so easy to classify a book one way or another from the first glimpse from the first racial or sexual orientation related slur but if given the chance books like Sick can offer so much insight into umanity especially when it is at an imminent end The pacing in this book is uick the action addicting and the friendships are touching The kids are realistic because they are imperfect There is a glimpse at the possibility of romance and there is a The Art of Not Breathing heck of a lot of redemption Leveen is actually pretty genius for including so many different kinds of kids who by the way face exactly what normal teenagers face inigh schoolAt first I was going to talk about Cupcakes, Lies, and Dead Guys (Annie Graceland Mystery how fun the story was andow I love uniue zombie novels but then I saw the rating on popular pages like Goodreads and the reviews this book was receiving and felt myself getting angry I agree that everyone A Peoples Tragedy has their own opinion and I DO respect those opinions but this reminds me so much of whatappened to September Girls by Bennett Madison that I decided to comment directly on the negative comments circulating about this novelI m not telling you to go out and buy this book and read it all I m asking is that you give it a glimpse yourself before basing your entire choice on whether you want to read this book or not by reading the reviews on pages like Goodreads Sometimes the author s intention for a novel is lost in the background noise of society s obsession with calling everything or everyone a racist or a bigot It s like what appened to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Such a classic story ad the N word in the text as a way of showcasing the racism of the time yet instead of looking beyond that people naturally assumed the worst and censored it It s scary to think that we live in a society where literature is either getting censored for something that adds to the story or getting put aside because of a character s characteristics that actually give the character a reason to better Deadly Fallout (Red Stone Security, himherself later on in the story Might as well ban almost every book since they all touch on the topic of race sexuality and abuse in one way or anotherBut I digress I enjoyed Sick for what it was and while a couple of the characters actions and words were a bit shocking it didn t give me a reason to throw the book away with anger and misplaced self entitlement If you like young adult zombie stories full of imperfect characters who DO change as the story progresses then check this one out. With a panic attack problem Laura Brian and Chad along with some of the theater kids Brianad 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.
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Cross sometimes as juvenile but I still likey it Plus it did Akshyay Mulberry Vol.One have zombies in it 35 StarsSick by Tom Leveen is oneell of a seething drooling bone crunching tale packed with suspense A uick jolt to the system with Como Abrir Mentes Fechadas humor action and gore Iad to keep reading Had to know Devils Gate had to find out Readers are introduced to a small band of kids and friends that roam theallways of Phoenix Metro High School The typical jocks rule the school attitude prevails with a few side pockets of fun and mischief But our story focuses around Brian and The Old Myers Place (Halloween, his best friend Chad who appear to be the troublemakers at first look All that changes in a flash as theorrors kick off and escalate though From ditching class one minute to bloodbath pep rallies the next Ah Witcheskin high school One day can change everything As the chapters tick by readers feel the tension and violence get closer and closer from sounds of far off gunshots andelicopters to blood splatter across the window panes The sickness and violence sweep through the Jack Glass halls in terrifying and gruesome ways forcing oureroes to ole up in the theater department until elp arrives Will Me Write Book help arrive And of course things get even complicated as the day goes on Rescue attempts bites rivalries and panic make this fight for survival a true test of strength patience and friendship Mr Leveen captures the speed fear and tensions perfectly on the page with time checks and lightening uick pace and banter Oh the banter The wicked wit one liners and language were theighlight of this show for me The way these kids communicated joked and jabbed at each other was Cosmological Enigmas hilarious and realistic The constantand slapping punches and jokes early on with the guys not only made me laugh but also showed At Hells Gate how much they cared about each other Chad and Brian especially I could feel their friendship andistory in everything they said or didn t say to each other Chad Boris was the strong loud Never Goodbye (Albany Boys, heart pumpingero of this story for me Yes I admit it I m crushing a bit on the big blue Mohawked leather clad smartass He ruled every scene e was in owned the page At times the action felt a bit overloaded with kids and names but several of the side characters stood out with leadership and umor as well And as for the zombiesZombies creatures or monstersdoes it really matter what you call them when they are barreling down on you ready to rip your throat out D I m a zombie fan so I ve read a couple cough lots and lots of zombie studded tales So I appreciated Mr Leveen s attempt to shake up the look and feel of Hunted by Herne (Otherkind Kink: Horned Gods, his zombies Some of it worked some not so much view spoiler Theunched over curled backs gallop on all fours attack mode was AWESOME HahaBrilliant and creepy The crystallized skin look not so much Monsters all done up in pretty pretty sparkles does nothing for my shiver bone D Lady Lorena’s Spinster’s Society hide spoiler A pretty SICK zombie book A jawangs loose from its skull a fist sized On the First Night of Christmas hole in a throat gapes wide facial skin slides away from the bone and kids go and be like cannibalistic lawn mowers while corpses of students litter the sidewalk This isow graphic it gets and it was uite entertaining especially with the easy to read funny at many places writing amplified by the pages of the book blotted out with blood like splatters at their edges It s uite creative and it certainly achieved its very purpose that is to crumple the reader s face in this case mine worse than a dried plum the whole time I was reading glad my P.S. Im Pregnant husband wasn t around while I was reading it it d be a major turnoff forim lol Best read this while Tigress for Two (Alaskan Tigers, having a gooey blueberry pie yumItas a fast paced plot although predictable and far fetched at times read it in one sitting a likeable Cult Science Fiction Films hero narrator diverse characters with emphasis onuman relationship and amusing references to the classic novel The Lord of the Flies which ad me feeling all smug and earning me a well deserved fist pump since I ave just recently read the said classic novel I was like Ha I know that conch shell reference I was just really bummed out by the death of a favorite character and a bit bothered by the boys obsession on wanting to use their male parts as weapons of destruction Gross Anyway it s kind of a blend between World War Z and Lord of the Flies so yeah it s pretty cool My awesome friend Ate Shelbs read the novel too and liked it enough Do check out Sailor Moon Episode Lists her short but convincing review I m going to warn you right off the bat that this review is probably biased and emotionally skewed And it s all because of my youngest daughter Why would a book about teenagers running around during the Zombie Apocalypseave anything to do with my 5 year oldI ll get to itSo this kid Brian is sort of a slacker but not in a bad way Just you know in the regular loveable slacker kind of way He s recently broken up with Attentions Throbbing his longtime girlfriend mainly because she s got some issues thate s uite frankly tired of dealing withHer phobias large crowds being one bring on panic attacks and the medication to stop them leaves Dark Reflections (Dark Reflections, her no pun intended a sort of sexual zombie Ok That sounds like a sucky reason for a guy to break up with the girle loves but I can totally see a teenage boy doing that He s not a dick though and the two remain friends Even if it is a bit awkward for Spinetinglers Anthology 2008 himAfter alle still loves Angélique à Québec (Angelique: Original version her bute syou knowan idiotThe story begins with Body Image, Eating Disorders, and Obesity him feeling kind of proud ofer for facing The Doughboys her fear of crowds and going to a school pep rally withis sister He also feels a bit guilty because instead of going and supporting er e and Futurity his buddies are sneaking off campus to goang out at one of their Ouija in Suburbia houses Cause they wanna doslacker stuffEnter the zombiesAfter a confusing encounter with a friend and a weird news report they realize something is potentially very wrong with some of the people in their area It appears there is some kind of contagion spreading through the community Spreading um fairly uickly Naturally theyead back to school where it s safe The original goal is to try to check up on Brian s little sister and their other friendsAnd then everything goes to shitThey end up trapped in the theater building with a bunch of kids that they normally wouldn t Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism have much of anything to do with Which ta da is where you get the Breakfast Club reference from the blurbAt this point you ve got all your stereotypes lined up and ready to learn an all important lesson Underneath everything we re all exactly alikeDon t expect to be blown away by this new and different idea and you ll probably enjoy the book a lot Ok Now what Brian should do isunker down in this fairly protected area and wait for the cavalryButHis little sister is out there somewhere Lenora hopefully withis ex girlfriend that Caz Sanatı he still loves ande s not going to let them get chomped on by these new sparkly zombies SparklyYes They sparkle because the UZA United Zombie Association was getting a little pissed that the vampires were the only ones being portrayed as glittering in the sun They also sparkle because this virus Desire Sensibility has gout like ualities that cause the skin to crystallize This makes me really nervous because myusband as gout in is big toe And now I m worried that The Faerie Godmothers Apprentice Wore Green he s going to turn into an undead diamond and rip my throat out in my sleep Seriously Last nighte started snoring and instead of whacking The Sorcerer of the North (Rangers Apprentice him with a pillow like I normally do I just curled up into the fetal position and prayed thate wasn t growlingSo Brian starts making plans to rescue the girls Now I know what you re thinking Is a teenage boy really going to take on a zombie Practicing History horde foris annoying little sisterEvidently yes And ere s where I got the emotional sucker punch from this book See Brian s sister was a childhood cancer survivor and because of what she and their family ad been through they were especially close Not only that but Some Thing Black his sisterad the same form of leukemia that my daughter McClellans Other Story hassorryad See my little girl just finished Cant You Make Them Behave, King George? her last chemotherapy treatment yesterday Ah Now you see where the zombies and the 5 year old are starting to make senseuhOk So my first thought after reading thatI will totally 1 star this book if Leonardo da Vinci his sister survived cancer and then gets eaten by zombiesI know I know That wouldn t really be fair of me Guess what Life s not fairMwahahahahaAnyway the rest of the book was a nail biter for me Nobody was off limits when it came to getting eaten and there were uite a few characters that I just knew were going to make it out that didn t There was one in particular that I was really sad to see goTo me this was a good ya zombie novel No it s notigh literature but I think it would be a good book for teenagers Or maybe even an adult looking for Zombie LiteAt any rate to all the kids like mine who managed to outrun the zombiesYou guys are tougher cooler and beautiful than anyone else in the world You rockAnd to all the kids who are still runningThere s a lot of people smarter than me looking really Enkätboken hard for a cure for zombieism But in the meantime you just gottaang in thereFuck zombies They suckThis review can also be seen at Addicted2Heroines Am I supposed to say thank you to netgalley and let people know that I got the book for free to read I know everyone does this In the interest of full disclosure I guess I should mention it too I guess I should also mention that almost every book I ve read recently as been a free book I ve gotten directly or in. E the only ones with a chance of survivingThe virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily The whole school goes on lockdown but Brian and is best friend Chad are safe and stuck in the theater department far from Brian’s sister Kenzie and is ex girlfriend.
This is a fairly forgettable YA zombie novel from where i am standing in my old lady shoes but i think it is one its audience will appreciate i can see young reluctant reader males getting something from it that i supersaturated with zombie exposure did nothere are the book s pros interesting zombies they are speedy in that new millennial zombie way and they aren t all reanimated corpses they are ultra strong and unusually shaped and sparkly like edward i guess but less mopey these zombies don t ever sigh or feel conflicted they just feeddrama geeks to the rescueit s about time drama geeks got to rock in a zombie tale prop swords and risers and set building tools will come into play although there is very little apart from that which gives the story that insider s edge which is a shame because i think that would ave made it stronger for me you can understand the advantages a group of Health at Every Size high school jocks wouldave in fighting zombies physical strength and agility and experience with strategically operating as a team but what advantages would a group of drama geeks The Kings Witch (Frances Gorges Trilogy have i think it wouldave been fun to see this explored deeplygood violent scenesif you re a fan of zombie books you know Polvere alla polvere how important these are the bloodshed is wellandled and their splatteriness is another reason those video game playing reluctant readers will eat this up with spoons these zombies are strong enough to punch through car windows or people s faces and there are many cool and bloody scenes and also a willingness to kill off characters you might think are safe although again a missed opportunity the scene with the most potential for cool descriptive bloodbath violence the zombie pep rally was conducted entirely offscreen booooand its consunlikeable protagonist usually this doesn t bother me one way or another and e s not repellent or anything just irritating in that very real feeling confident teen way is relationship with An Imperfect Spy (A Kate Fansler Mystery his sister isis only redeeming character trait the rest Trial Run / Whip Hand / Twice Shy his general condescension andis attitude towards ძვირფასი სიცოცხლე his girlfriend are pretty gratinginsane love plotthis revival of relationship oh like a zombie revives i get it does not ring true and feels like an item from a checklist mustave love interest check too many coincidencessee insane love plot view spoiler seriously if a zombie can punch through a car window there s no way kenzie is safe in a library with straight up open windows iding behind a door and no way laura is safe in that classroom these zombies ave been shown to be incredibly good at identifying and attacking their prey there is no reason either would ave been alive except for loooooove and family ide spoiler When my little sister got Chicken Soup for the Soul her new books including thisshe said this one s about zombiesand I was likeYay I want thatI want that I m gonna read that And seeing the title made me excited to read this bookwonderingow sick this could beespecially when this is my first of Tom LeveenSo yesthis is a story of teenagers who got stuck in their school in a zombie apocalypseIf you want to know Misbehaving how and when it startedyou ve got to read this book The strange thing is thatthey re not deadthey re just really sick with sparklingskinfaces that meltand with distorted bent backsow could they even move and run fast Wellaren t they so gruesomely Blooming Red horrifyingshuddersWhat I likedere were the charactersparticularly the secondary charactersbecause they re interestingstarting with Jaime the Latino kid who is the smartest and the coolest and who practically lead Irrevocable Trust (Irreparable, his group Drama department in protecting themThen there s Travis who wanted to prove tois father that Forensic Science he is a brave mansomething to makeis dad proud of Cammy the kick ass cheer leaderHollis girlfriendwho I wished showed up already during the first Kenzie and Laura search mission And of coursethere s Chad the The Penguin History of Early India hot temperedand the meanest bestfriend of Brianthe MCerewho I adored laterduring the search mission So yesthe secondary characters did most of the zombie combat actionYet at leastBrian did something Exploring with Frémont heroic at the last part of the storyThe only reason why I m giving this a rating of 4 is becausethe story ended abruptlyhope there s a seuel Overall I lovedow the author originally created is zombieshow the plot went along reasonably fairthe setting was great and the story was intense I also liked that the author added a uniue and touching story of lovefriendship and loyalty into the story So to those who are zombie fansthis book s for you Thanks to my dearest sis who lent this book to me Love yougirl Check out Scott Reads It for reviews giveaways I ad been longing to read Sick ever since I saw that it was being marketed as Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead Sick was even one of my Waiting On Wednesday picks in July and I was dying to read it Sick just might be my most disappointing book of 2013 by a long shot Don t believe Sick s description at all the marketing for this book is built on false pretenses When I read Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead I should ave known it was a gimmick because that comparison is too good to be true Sick is nothing like The Breakfast Club at all and doesn t deserve to be compared to such a classic movie The only element of Sick that remotely resembles The Breakfast Club is the fact that kids from different cliues and walks of life are stuck in the same room That s where the similarities to The Breakfast Club start and end Sick is NOT a coming of age story despite the comparison and the characters don t progress morally at all to justify the comparisonI can definitely understand the comparisons to The Walking Dead and it s a pretty accurate comparison There is a lot of survival aspects of this story and there are a ton of gory zombie moments in this book I love gore in books but Sick felt excessively gore to the point where I didn t feel so well The zombie aspects of Sick are executed well for the most part Leveen as created a new type of zombie these buggers are The Secret Life of Callie McGuire hunched andave crystalline features At one point in the story the zombies were described as sparkling and I couldn t Kuzuların Sessizliği help but be reminded of Twilight I appreciate Leveen s efforts to create a new type of zombie but weave enough sparkling paranormal creatures thank you very much Zombies don t need to sparkle it s unnecessary and I m not ready for zombies to be ruined for me Vampires were taboo for me for a long period of time and I refuse to let that When We Left Cuba happen to zombiesSickas some of the least intelligent characters I ve read about ever and they frustrated me to no end In addition to this some of the characters also enjoy racist jokes Here are some lovely uotes from this glorious book Exhibition A Let s be offensive and racist I didn t know being a bigot was in seasonI didn t know a black kid could be pale but Hollis is Maybe they re bustin im for somethin Like what Bein black Good pointAre you like one of those igh functioning retards Protecting Your Parents Money he asksBecause I ll kick your Mexican ass suare into next week eseThis is the United States of America Kat says pretty calm under the circumstances We re not in Rwandaere you guys Someone ll show up we ve just got to sit tightExhibition B Let the idiocy begin What the snap crackle fuck you talkin aboutLet s go fuck this monkeySay the world and we re off like a prom dressIt s Chad o clock motherfuckersJust out of curiousity is there a Spanish word for zombie Jamie considers this a second before suggesting Zombrero I wish I could say that these uotes made sense when in context but that s not the case This book gives teenagers a bad image and makes all teens look brain dead I kid you not my e ARC was filled with random uotes that made me want to weep for Escape from Shadow Island (Max Cassidy, humanity None of the characters are likeable at all and the MC never ceased to irritate me withis constant need to judge everyone If you re uestioning whether to read Sick or not it really depends if you ll be offended by racism prejudice and mindlessnessI wish I could say the plot makes up for the Snap horrendous dialogue and frighteningly unlikable characters The plot is nothing special at all and is an average zombie story There is a lot of running around panicking planning to escape and people trying to figure outow the zombies were created Sick stoops lower and lower as the book goes on and even manages to use a bunch of cliches The characters even made a Lord Of The Flies joke ow clever Not to mention that I ve seen this story countless times and I just couldn t really immerse myself in this book Luckily I read Sick pretty uickly considering ow much I The Viking's Captive (Clan Hakon Series Book 2) (English Edition) hated it The plot is extremely fast paced and it always seems like there is something going on I may notave enjoyed Sick but I give credit to Leveen for making sure there is never a lull in the plot Sick by Tom Leveen is definitely one of the worst books I ve read all year I Kentucky Traveler honestly couldn tandle the excessive racism offensive The Survivor (Families of Honor humor and goriness I m not sure if I would recommend this one to anyone at all I m still not sure who the target audience for this one is because it manages to offend people from many different walks of life Sick never ceases to be crude at all and I m still uestioning why this book is going to be published Yikes Not the best zombie book I ve read but most certainly not the worst It didave it s moments It s marketed as a young adult novel so it did come Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead as a group of unlikely allies tries to survive a deadly outbreakBrian and Flyaway his friends are not part of the cool crowd They’re the misfits and the troublemakers the ones who jump theirigh school’s fence to skip class regularly So when a deadly virus breaks out they’r.
Tom Leveen is the author of nine novels with imprints of Random House Simon & Schuster Abrams and He has written with Todd McFarlane on SPAWN the comic book series and released five independent books Recently an early literacy specialist with Phoenix Public Library Tom has nine years of previous library work experience He also has 22 years of theatre experience as an actor and direct