Our Undead by Theo Vigo
~a descriptive account of a zombie who meets a girl, who meets a boy who is on his way to Hollywood~
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|Age Range:||13 Years|
About the Author
Hey there!Theo's the name. Writing music & stories is my game.I wanna keep this short, because I feel like I've written a thousand of these. All I'll say is that I'm trying to find the perfect balance of seriousness and silliness in my life. If you're in the Smashwords neighbour, drop a comment and check out my new ebooks:"A Musical Guide To Magical Songwriting"&"Our Undead: Abe"
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Title: Our Undead ¿Author: Theo Vigo Genre: YA zombie Review: Oh man, doesn't the cover just look creeepppy? It sure made me do a double take--very appropriate cover for a zombie apocalypse book, I would think. This is my second hard core zombie book, so I don't know what is the standard zombie apocalypse plot line. But I'm pretty sure Our Undead doesn't follow the stereotypical zombie story line. I mean, have you ever read about a girl who has a freakin' trained zombie??! How cool is that? Alright, let me take a quick breath and get onto the actual review instead of my rambling. What really got me interested about this book was the book description: In a disease ridden, present day, Portland, Oregon, an unlikely connection develops between two teenagers and an undead man, when their coincidental meeting sends them trekking to Hollywood, California, on a revealing journey of relationships, morality and conspiracy. How many zombie books have you read in which the main character befriends a zombie? To my surprise, I found myself very attached to Abe (the nice zombie) despite the fact he did eat/kill Margaret's (the main character) mom and dad. Yeah, I did seriously admit I grew fond of a decaying, flesh eating zombie. I thought Abe's character was pretty interesting, especially since he's a zombie. Although he doesn't really speak much, there is some background info given about him about his life before he got turned. Like I said before, Margaret is the main character. I have my off and on moments with Margaret. Sometimes I really like her, like when she is being very frank about the facts and is realistic. Other times, I feel like she is being kind of mean. Like the time when she throws rocks at Abe. I know Abe can't feel it (since zombies can't feel pain), but I still think it wasn't nice of Margaret to throw stuff at him since Abe could bite her head off if he wanted to. Billy is another character that is quite important in Our Undead. He is a 15 year old zombie fanatic, hence why he was well prepared for the zombie apocalypse. He is also somewhat socially awkward, but has kick butt survival skills. Margaret runs into Billy while traveling with Abe and together they decide to travel to Hollywood since Billy has always wanted to go there and there really isn't a safe place left to escape, so why not Hollywood? The novel is written in an interesting style. It is much like a screen play. Also, the words are all very to the point. There's no beating around the bush. I personally there are both pros and cons with this writing style. The pros being that the action is fast paced and the cons being readers only really know what is going on on the surface (you don't really get to know the character's internal thought.) I really enjoyed the plot line and how the story is told from multiple characters' point of view. The first few chapters were a bit confusing since there are flashback and changed in POV, but everything fell into place as I read on. Likes: *there's a trained zombie! *unique writing approach *everything clicks in place like a puzzle Dislikes: *would like to see more intenal thoughts/get to know the characters more in depth ¿ *first chapters confusing ¿