Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple

Google Custom Search

Showalter, Gena.
New York : Harlequin Enterprises Limited, 2012

(2 booktalks)

Click on the book to read Amazon reviews

Booktalk #1

Disclaimer: If (because of the book’s title) you are expecting a re-telling of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, you will be disappointed. However, don’t let that stop you from picking up this book. It’s a great read with a different twist on the whole Zombie concept. Yes, there are zombies in the book, but they’re not your typical zombies. Instead of being undead humans that crave human flesh, Showalter’s zombies are really infected spirits that eat the spirits of humans which then causes the humans to become infected.

Not everyone can see the zombies. Sixteen year old Alice Bell doesn’t see them until after a car crash that kills her parents and younger sister. Alice moves in with her grandparents and attend a different high school. At her new school, Ali hooks up with a group of kids who turn out to be zombie slayers. Cole, the leader of the group, just happens to be the most gorgeous “bad boy” that Ali has ever seen. Between learning how to fight zombies and her fledging romance with Cole, it must seem like to Ali that she has fallen down the “rabbit hole!”,  (South Carolina Young Adult Book Award, 2015, Prepared by: Kim Hudson, Parent)

Booktalk #2

Alice Bell knows that her father won't go out at night.  She doesn't understand why.  Everyone thinks he is a bit deranged.  But when he does agree to go to her sister's concert, she comes to understand why he is so afraid.  On the way home, they are attacked by creatures who kill Alice's parents and her sister.  Alice goes to live with her grandparents and she learns the horrible truth.  There are monsters out there that only a few can see.  Her father was one of them.  And she is another.  And now she joins a team of others teens to fight the undead and avenge the deaths of her family.

SUBJECTS:    Zombies -- Fiction.
                        Secrets -- Fiction.
                        Horror stories.
                        Horror fiction.

Main Page ** Author List ** Title List ** New This Month ** Interest Level ** Subject List ** FAQ's ** Contributors ** Booktalking Tips **Book Review Sources ** Reading lists ** Reading lists ** Awards **Nancy Keane's Children's Website **
Except where otherwise noted, content on this site is
licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License