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Generation Dead (Generation Dead Series #1)

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14 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

Young Adult

To summarize Generation Dead, by Daniel Waters in one word- Clever! Daniel Waters resides in Connecticut with his family. Generation Dead is his first young adult novel.

All over the country an unusual phenomenon is happening. Some teenagers who die are not sta...
To summarize Generation Dead, by Daniel Waters in one word- Clever! Daniel Waters resides in Connecticut with his family. Generation Dead is his first young adult novel.

All over the country an unusual phenomenon is happening. Some teenagers who die are not staying dead. Isolated strictly to the United States and to teenagers, these young adults are labeled differently bionic or living impaired. All they are trying to do is fit into a society that doesn¿t want them and doesn¿t understand. The kids at Oakvale High School are no different. They don¿t want to eat with them, talk to them, or sit in class with them. They just want them to disappear. Phoebe has never been part of the popular crowd, not with her goth looks and attitude. So when she falls for Tommy, leader of the dead kids, no one can quite believe it. Margi, her best friend, has a fear of the living impaired which is rooted to an incident from their past she¿d rather ignore than face. And Adam, her next door neighbor and star of the football team, has recently realized his feelings for Phoebe go much deeper than the girl next door he always thought she was. But what if all Adam can do is protect Tommy to make her happy?

I only have two criticisms for the book. One, there were a few errors, but I had the advanced reading copy which is not the final publication draft. And two, I was sad when it ended, as I wanted more.

Generation Dead, by Daniel Waters is clever, witty, and downright genius. How on earth he came up with this idea I¿ll never know. But I am so very glad he did. He was able to get into the minds of teenagers and know what they are thinking, feeling, and their reactions to the world around them. Targeted for young adults ages twelve and up, I think parents and adults would benefit from this read, as they just might finally get into their teenagers psyche. From the star of the football team, to the cheerleader who seemingly has it all, to the lost soul who hides in the corner¿ every character is believable and convincing. The plot flowed well and was exceedingly difficult to put down. In my opinion, the greatest part of this story was the way Daniel Waters was able to throw out any and every notion we have about zombies. You won¿t find flesh eating monsters and gore beyond nightmares, but rather a brilliantly funny adaptation of what a world might be like should this phenomenon every occur. Impressive, very impressive!



Kelly Moran,

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posted by AuthorKellyMoran on October 16, 2008

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Most Helpful Critical Review

16 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

Generation Dead

I have to admit that I am a sucker for a eye-catching cover, but with this book it didn't go much beyond that. I had extremely high expectations for Generation Dead, and was sorely disappointed. Some of the characters were half-way believable,likable even, while others ...
I have to admit that I am a sucker for a eye-catching cover, but with this book it didn't go much beyond that. I had extremely high expectations for Generation Dead, and was sorely disappointed. Some of the characters were half-way believable,likable even, while others bordered on ridiculous. The plot seemed messy, and the characters were overly stereotyped. The dialog was awkward, and left you feeling like you just watched a bad accident. While again I have to admit the overall idea of the book was pretty genius, the execution was mediocre at best. There were several plot strands that simply fizzled out and left you feeling less than satisfied, and not in a good way. The end was predictable and well what was to be expected after reading half-way through the first chapter.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2009

    Generation Dead

    I have to admit that I am a sucker for a eye-catching cover, but with this book it didn't go much beyond that. I had extremely high expectations for Generation Dead, and was sorely disappointed. Some of the characters were half-way believable,likable even, while others bordered on ridiculous. The plot seemed messy, and the characters were overly stereotyped. The dialog was awkward, and left you feeling like you just watched a bad accident. While again I have to admit the overall idea of the book was pretty genius, the execution was mediocre at best. There were several plot strands that simply fizzled out and left you feeling less than satisfied, and not in a good way. The end was predictable and well what was to be expected after reading half-way through the first chapter.

    16 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2009

    Not worth reading!

    This book has lack of thrill and Edge! It confussed me and At moments I felt as if it was MOCKING Twilight!This book had a akward Climax and unreasonable reasalotion! This book may look thrilling and suspenful but its a boring and confussing book.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    cool cover

    This is the only book that I have never finished. I know that having zombies as characters can make it hard to relate with but come on at least make it a little bit realistic.

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  • Posted June 7, 2011

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    Please don't waste your money!

    This book was ... awful. I tried and tried to get through it but I could not do it. The writing was bad, the subject was stupid, and all the characters really ARE as lifeless as zombies. I can't think of a redeeming quality to this book so unless you are really into drama-filled zombie infested highschool romances and lots of bad puns this is definitely something to pass up. Instead check out the Beautiful Dead series. It gives a truly unique twist to zombies and is full of dynamic characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2009

    suckkkkksssss

    the biggest waste of time and money i ever read. the story is just horrible. and it hardly makes any sense. and the writing is soo immature. i wouldnt recommend this to anyone.

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  • Posted March 21, 2009

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    not that great

    the cover is the only interesting part of the book. the story drags for way too long and the ending leaves you dissatisfied. i honestly dont recommend it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2008

    Not the best book

    The description caught my eye. The plot was mildly interesting, but it did not live up to any expectations I had. In the end, the plot was should have been cancelled out by what the charcters did.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2008

    pointless

    the book didn't make any sense, just pointless. The author spent too much time explaining unecessary details.. lagged and dragged too much

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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