After a crazed lunch lady begins turning his middle school population into zombies, Kane finds himself the only person capable of saving his community. One cold February day, the new lunch lady at Ravens Pass Middle School offers everyone free hot cocoa to warm up. What they do not know is that it is actually a serum for turning them all into her own personal zombie army. Because he is allergic to cocoa, Kane finds himself the only person who has escaped her plan. After escaping from the school and meeting up with another non-zombie, the town hermit, Kane heads back into town, where the adults are now adding to the army. Finally he is able to corner the lunch lady and drown her in her own concoction, thus saving the town. The most striking part of this book is the haunting, creepy imagery both on the cover and in the pages. It seems to be something a little too spooky for the tween audience that would read this book. As well, the writing seemed very simple and a little cheesy. The plot turns are not very developed; for example at the end, after the lunch lady is killed, everyone miraculously turns back into humans. There is little explanation of why things happen and the reader is asked simply to buy into it. Reviewer: Melissa Rife
Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.30 (d)
Meet the Author
Phil Parks is a Michigan native who has been illustrating books for more than twenty years. With subjects ranging from adult mystery and dark fantasy to whimsical children's literature, he has had the opportunity to work with authors such as Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, Lawrence Block, and many others.