The Afterlife of Lizzie Monroe

The Afterlife of Lizzie Monroe

by Kelly Martin, Laura Heritage

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BN ID: 2940148261759
Publisher: Kelly Martin
Publication date: 01/18/2014
Series: Life Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 228
File size: 2 MB

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Kelly Martin is a bestselling author of four young adult/Christian novels: Crossing the Deep, Saint Sloan, The Deception of Devin Miller, and Big is Beautiful. Saving Sloan, the Saint Sloan sequel, will come out in early 2014. The first of the Hindsight series, Out of the Blue, comes out in February 2014.

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The Afterlife of Lizzie Monroe 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
EnikaJD More than 1 year ago
The Afterlife of Lizzie Monroe has drama, humor, romance, and a touch of fantasy. Lizzie Monroe killed herself two centuries ago, so she is dead but not really dead, just like she doesn't have a heartbeat yet she has a heart of gold. Shane Davis may have a heartbeat but he seems to not have a heart, at least he wants everyone to believe that he doesn't. These two unlikely people are thrown together and it is both sad and fun to watch them bond and grow together. At first Shane thinks Lizzie is just a step above a zombie, worrying that she wants to eat his brain, and then he sees her as a person and starts to care about her. After Shane rescues Lizzie, she thinks she has been in Hell all those years in the coffin and that Shane is the devil. Then she sees him as this good guy who is helping her, and is the first person in his life to see the good in him. Lizzie is a Christian and Shane is not. Lizzie isn't preachy about her beliefs, and I think because she doesn't try to force her beliefs on Shane and leads by example instead, is what helps Shane to believe in himself and the God that he has felt has shunned him all these years. When I first read this story, I didn't like the ending. I felt it was abrupt and that I was left hanging. I am one of those people who wants everything filled in for me. The way the book ends leaves it up to reader to decide what happens next, which I choose to imagine is... Hey, it is up to you what happens next when you read the book!
bookworm8910AS More than 1 year ago
The Afterlife of Lizzie Monroe is an emotional rollercoaster. I would normally NEVER read a book that has a zombie in it, they just creep me out, knowing that Kelly Martin writes some pretty amazing books I took the chance and read it. I found myself laughing and then a few pages over feeling heartbroken for Lizzie. This book is certainly NOT a comedy but it has some incredible moments. The thoughts that go through Lizzie’s head, some of the things that she says (she lived and died during the time of the Civil War) so to get to read her reactions to our time was at times snort when you laugh funny. Shane turns out to be a character that you can really like. He grows on you, the more you read the more you realize maybe, just maybe not everything is at it first seemed. This book was amazing, I would recommend that you purchase it. Lizzie died from committing suicide and though it does not go into very much detail, if you are buying it for your YOUNG teen then give it a read through first, unless they are allowed to watch zombie movies and stuff like that (my kids are not) just to see if it is something that you think appropriate for them because every child is different. Kelly Martin did it again with Lizzie Monroe, I look forward to every book that she writes.
LinkzillaMom More than 1 year ago
Sweet little zombie story! Dark and ooky and quite a bit spooky, 'The Afterlife of Lizzie Monroe' is a story about a zombie with a heart. (rim shot) While the other characters initially come across as shallow and lacking compassion, Lizzie is the true heart and soul of the story. Through her goodness and virtue, the other characters discover their humanity. Lizzie has more reason than most to hate God, yet she stays upbeat and honest in her devotion. Will her devotion rub off on the others?  I like that there was a slight Christian message without it getting too preachy, and I really enjoyed the evolution of Shane and Cheyenne. A thoroughly enjoyable book, and a fast read. I would recommend this story for readers 15+.
flutemusician More than 1 year ago
This story is extremely original. My favorite things about it are the way in which Lizzie, the main character speaks; and the inspirational quality especially in the later parts. This is the first zombie book I have read. Be advised that it does discuss suicide. I very much enjoyed reading this book.