I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It

I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It

by Adam Selzer
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I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It by Adam Selzer

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. . . .


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375896675
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 01/26/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Lexile: 820L (what's this?)
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Adam Selzer lives in downtown Chicago. Check him out on the Web at www.adamselzer.com.


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I Kissed a Zombie, and I Liked It 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I own the paper back book and its amazing. Ally and doug forever Poor doug save his love and dies trying A romantic short story and leaves ur mind wanting more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I finished it in one day because it kept me wanting to eagerly flip to the next page. There is some language but it is not that bad. I definately would recommend this book if you like a zombie romance !!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this book and i just fell in love with doug he is awesome this is a great book i recommend it
Naj More than 1 year ago
The first thing that came into my mind when I saw the cover and read the title was 'gross'. Why would anyone want to kiss a decaying dead body that probably wants to eat your brains? In this weird but interesting book, we have Alley, who is known for her mean music reviews and her snarky remarks. Her narration alone made me crack up more than once. BUT by mid-book, Alley became a disappointment to me. I did not like her drastic change in character after just 80-pages and all for what? A boy. A zombie boy. But she didn't know that. Okay, I get it, its hard for people in the books scenario to tell the difference between mortals and immortals since everyone basically dresses in goth gear. But how can you not notice his smell, face, clothes and the way he talks! It all screams ZOMBIE! In the first few pages of the book, Alley Rhodes was cool, stubborn, mature and intelligent but when she changed into a love-dazed, stupid, naive 12-year-old, who did nothing but deny the fact that her boyfriend's a zombie during most of the book, everything I liked about the book just disappear and the storyline just began to drop quickly. Plot was present, the characters are weak and disconnected from the reader. I just finished the book and I can't remember the names of any of the secondary characters. Sad, I know. As for the ending, all I can say about it, is that it was abrupt and lacking. The author could have written a lot more and made the ending more smooth but sadly, he just stuck to rushed and cut-short. Despite all the negatives, I still enjoyed the book. It was entertaining and funny, how the writer portrayed a zombie-human romance and the writing style was amazingly breezy and clean, which allows the reader to go through the book easily. If only the author wrote more differently, added more details, and made Alley less-intolerable, then maybe the book would have been amazing. Other than that, the book is an entertaining light read for the adventurous readers.
Caitlyn Doolittle More than 1 year ago
I love anything paranormal, fantasy, etc. And I absolutely adore zombies. So when I saw this book, I need to get it. It was a good quick read, kept me chuckling and it made me smile at the Romeo and Juliet aspect of it. Definitely reccomended. Also reccomended: a box of Kleenex.
NBGIRL2012 More than 1 year ago
I thought this was going to be a cute book, however the way the people talked was very unrealistic. Instead of saying she thought a boy was cute she said "God, he's so attractive."(page 89) This was VERY annoying. Also the author never really describes what the main character looks like, or any of the characters for that matter. Don't waste your money or time.
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MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
Ali Rhodes is the quintessential teenage curmudgeon. Music reviewer for her school paper and notorious snark queen she's the last person to fall for trends and scams--or in love. But at a local show she meets a guy who is tall, Goth and handsome, and who knows how to sing with soul. It's just too bad Doug is a zombie. While it starts off as a snarkeriffic paranormal humor tale in the end it makes a statement on the social pressures teens (and everyone really) face. (It manages to make fun of a lot of the trends in YA fiction as well.) Ali thinks she's highly resistant to the fall-in-love-with-a-vampire deals, but finds herself reconsidering the rest of her life when her guidance counselor pushes "converting" on her and Doug's personal limitations rear their evil heads. While the book ends too quickly I highly recommend it, especially for school or public collections with a lot of paranormal YA readers as it manages to be witty, funny, and meaningful. Contains: mild language, hinted adult situations
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TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, OH MY! Well, for Alley Rhodes it's the norm, ever since all the undead and bloodsuckers revealed themselves to the town. While all the girls are swooning over the dark and brooding vampires, and the boys are trying to be like the vampires, Alley isn't going for it. Vampires are so played out and extremely arrogant - and Alley doesn't mind putting them in their place every so often. A member of the school's online newspaper, and the author of the music column, Alley is known for her cleverness and touch of attitude. When she hears she has to go review a band, The Sorry Marios, Alley already knows what's in store for the night. Since it features one of the basketball players from school, she knows it's going to suck. Alley even knows she's going to start off the article ahead of time, finish the rest after listening to a couple of songs, and leave while she still has her hearing intact. What Alley didn't expect was the new front man of the band, Doug, who she was completely drawn to from the very first sighting and who knew who Cole Porter and Leonard Cohen were. Has Alley finally found the one? Only one way to find out, and after a couple of odd but enjoyable dates, Alley is really starting to like Doug, just as the popular kids are beginning to like Alley. Everything seems perfect. Except how to explain Doug's grey skin, the constant meds he takes, and the continuous speak of him being a zombie? I KISSED A ZOMBIE, AND I LIKED IT is a quick and hilarious take on the vampire and zombie craze. While Alley is faced with the problems of trying to get out of a small town while dealing with a zombie boyfriend, a twist at the end will have your jaw dropping!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay so i just got this book today, from the book fair. And it was just a couple of people that went.... and this was one of the many books that I got and once i got home my sister read one page and started laughing!! So then she said "ONCE YOU'RE DONE WITH THAT YOU MUST LET ME READ IT!" So I'm guessing its funny? (I got it in paper back) right now i'm reading A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS but I sometimes read books in between these books and this is goong to one of them!! Anyway thanks ADAM SELZER!!!! Sincerely me...
A_Readers_Record More than 1 year ago
I honestly have no clue how to write this review. I've been sitting here for probably an hour staring at my screen looking for the right words for this. Really, I have no clue. Alley Rhodes shouldn't have been a character that I enjoyed reading. She was nasty, judgmental and one of the mean girls I couldn't stand in high school. Yet, I loved her. Even her friends, who were no better then her in all of their Vicious Circle glory, had me giggling even with the little character development there was. Our main character who starts out as a rather judgmental and close-minded, jaded teenager comes-of-age by way of one of our lives most memorable and life changing events- finding our first true love. Unfortunately for Alley, later self-dubbed Gonk (the middle 'noise' of her full name), she has to over come several prejudices (which I must say she does quite easily with the realization that her attitude wasn't exactly a positive one) to allow herself to continue loving the boy, well Zombie, that captured her heart by way of music. This story wasn't only eye catching with it's cover and it's title, it was part parody, part epic-ill-fated romance, comedy and wait for it..... a story with lay-low morals. Yes! I said it! Deep within the confines of this zombierific-love-story there are morals to be found- morals that I didn't plan on finding. Of course, these morals didn't come in the form of angel-like characters, but still, they were there. We aren't given a Twilight worthy happy-ending, but I found the ending fulfilling of the story. I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked it was an awesome quick read! One which perhaps lacked some of the makings of an truly brilliant YA fiction read but I couldn't help but love it. It is definitely one that you have to have a sense of humor to read.
longtimereaderbackin More than 1 year ago
Besides the title sounding like a whattpad story it was surprisely good. Also even though ally or as zombie lover Doug calls her gonk was a little judgmental. But is relatable. It is a great book to pick up when you are bored and just want to do something. Also a great book if you are into vampire, zombie,etc(fantasy) stuff but at the same time not all crazy girl on it.