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"We make deals with the devil every day, metaphorically." 

Generation Dead by: Daniel Waters
Published by: Hyperion (Disney)
Pages: 392

Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He’s strong and silent…and dead.
All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren't staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn’t want them.
The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the “differently biotic." But the students don’t want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn’t breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the “living impaired” from the people who want them to disappear—for good.
When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?

Generation Dead is not like most books, it takes on a paranormal that most books do not..zombies. No one can explain why this is happening..scientists, teachers, parents, no one knows how this started or why..but for whatever reason teenagers that die are somehow coming back to life..although these zombies/ differently biotic/ living impaired/undead/ etc are physically different looking with their very white skin, and mentally different as it takes them longer to speak and are slower with walking then living teenagers..they still try to live normal lives as everyone else, they go to school, they party, and they try out for the football team. With these zombies being so different then everyone else there are plenty (majority) of people that want them gone..dead for good…and the scary part? Zombies are a new type of living things..they don’t have rights..so to kill them or torture them is completely legal.

Phoebe is the goth girl at school, although she and her goth friend Margi are also looked at different with their black clothes she feels she almost might know how the zombies must feel. Phoebe is starting to have feelings for someone she is not yet ready to admit to the world about…it’s not Adam her star football player best friend who has secretly been in love with her for years..It’s not Pete who wants all the zombies dead dead ..it’s Tommy..and Tommy is dead…as their connection to one another grows stronger, Tommy and all the other undeads lives are put in even more danger….

Although I only gave this book a 2.5 star rating it is only because, when I went into reading this book I went into it thinking it was going to be a romance..but in reality it had very little romance…and right when things started to heat up and get good the book ended! My only complaint about this book besides the lack of romance was the characters..to me the majority of the characters had something that bugged me..Phoebe is annoying for how oblivious she is of Adams feeling for her, Margi is annoying in every single aspect of the word, Pete is a total tool, and Tommy is confusing and kinda creeps me out..the only characters I found myself really liking is Adam, Colette and Karen I got to say I did love the ending though, it had a nice twist which I did not expect to happen at all, leaving me wanting the next one insanely bad!


WAIT-another thing that bugged me about this book is the cover! It has nothing to do with the book! There isnt an undead cheerleader! URGH!


6 comments:

Anti-Drug Reads said...

Great review! Very honest :)

Donsher said...

I agree. i would have given it 3 stars, but your review is "dead" on;} Also, book 2 "the kiss of life" was a total letdown. I really didn't like it at all, it dragged on forever!!! Good review!

haleyeliseread said...

@Anti-drug reads: Thanks.

@Donsher: hahaha I liked your "dead" on joke that was funny(: and really?!?! I was hoping kiss of life I was gonna be better ):

Megan @Reading Away The Days said...

Very honest review. I have heard a little about this book and have it on my TRL however from your review my first impressions of the book is wrong I thought there was more romance in it. Think i will still check it out though :)

haleyeliseread said...

It is a nice quick read, but yes it gives the impression of that it has alot of romance and it has a very little amount ):

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