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This post contains affiliate links you can use to purchase the book. If you buy the book using that link, I will receive a small commission from the sale.Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux
Series: Zombie #1
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on January 18th 2011
Genres: paranormal, YA
Source: the library
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One woman's story as she blogs - and fights back - the zombie apocalypse"
Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother.
But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison's blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.
I’m very divided about this book. On the one hand, I enjoyed it – it was a very “read that it and don’t stop until you are done” kind of book – it’s been a while for me since I read one of the books. On the other hand, there is just so, so much you have to just accept in the book – most of all, the fact that not only can Allison find internet (fairly easily), but that there’s a great big military wi-fi signal that doesn’t require a log-in or a password (yeah, right) AND the fact that she can hold onto her laptop while fighting zombies and killing people.
I also got a little frustrated at how perfect Allison is. She obsesses about finding her mom (naturally enough) but that’s the only remotely negative thing about her. She’s writing blog entries at a run, but yet she uses complete grammar, perfect spelling, and she’s never frantic or even really scared…. Okay, that’s really believable… (insert sarcasm).
Yes, she was a grad student majoring in lit, but please, you are running for your life! She of course is so brave and strong, she can use an AXE for crying out loud, perfectly, the first time she goes to swing through a zombie’s head ? Isn’t cutting through bone a little hard? Shouldn’t she have missed at least the first time with something as ackward as an AXE?
And of course she finds love almost right away – and that relationship is less than perfect (without giving anything away) but of course she handles it so so well with barely a blimp on her radar ….
All in all, yes, it’s a great read, but take it with a grain of salt.