"Bad Taste in Boys" is full of good taste in humor. The debut novel of Carrie Harris, it was hilarious and fun in every corner of the page. Zombie slash high school, what a perfect combination, and here they thought school couldn't get scarier! You know those comedies that lack in common sense? The ones you watch fully aware that they are stupid, and yet you can’t help but laugh like a wild hyena? That’s exactly what this is. The story has more holes than Swiss cheese, so if you’re looking for a serious YA zombie novel, you're definitely at the wrong place. But the characters were irresistibly adorable and they made me laugh on almost every single page, so much that there were tears in my eyes. This novel was made purely for entertaining purposes, so what if there wasn't any inspiring message? Your laughter alone is enough to make this novel memorable.
Kate Grable is a science genius and the student trainer at her school. Her daily routine contains of tending to minor injuries and handing out Gatorade to the football players. As if that wasn't bad enough, she has to take care of the worst football team in existence and somehow reassure them that they are god's greatest gifts. Plus she gets to see the boy of her dream, Aaron, get beaten up every time he plays. Sounds like heaven right? When Kate finds unmarked vials in the Coach’s office she immediately thinks he’s giving illegal shots to the players in order to try and recover their losing season. Later that night at a party with her classmates, Mike, a football player, collapses and appears to be dead. As Kate examines him prior to the EMT’s arriving she finds a bruise on his arm that looks suspiciously like an injection mark. Fearing that he’s dead and has no idea what to think, Mike suddenly jumps up from the ground, it was like he came back from the dead. Something’s different about him and she doesn’t know what. But it all makes sense he kisses her out of nowhere... and takes a chunk of her lip! The answer to the mystery: he's a zombie! Now it's all up to Kate, her friends, and her bratty nerd brother to find the antidote before their entire town gets turned into the walking dead.
There's something about the book that I have to say before I get to the storyline. The cover is gorgeous with a capital G! It is eye-catching with glossy pink lips sprinkled with tiny white particles. It gives a dark and eerie atmosphere yet still remains true to its girly side. And it relates to the story without giving away too much spoilers. Now onto the story, like I said before you can't take this novel too seriously. All's fun in giggling and believing. My favorite character from this book is, you're not going to believe me, the little brother. He is such a geek, and does the funniest things sometimes! Even though the siblings act like they don't care about each other, it was evident through his actions that he would do anything for his sister. "Bad Taste in Boys" is an interesting title and it hints at the novel being about zombies without literally stating it, and it emphasis on the book's sass factor. I read this book like the flame reads the wood...no kidding, who knew zombies are my cup of tea?
this was a quirky fun story of the geek and the prince i loved Kate's personality and her selfnes its a mildly funny story and a good short read enjoy.
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