From the TBR pile | 13 November 2012 | Autumn Crochet

I picked up the audiobook for Zom-B at the library because it sounded like a good story. I was happy to hear that Emma Galvin was the narrator for the audiobook. If you haven't listened to one of her audiobooks I highly recommend them. I've listened to Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth and Graveminder by Melissa Marr. All of them were well done, including Zom-B.

 

Zom-B is a really short book. The audiobook was only about 3 1/2 hours long. It tells the story of B. Who is a girl by the way. That little tidbit is a little unclear at times because she's shaving her head and beating people up a lot. She lives in London with her racist father and complacent mother. She BSes her way through school until the zombies show up. Then she has to make the tough decisions. Is she going to fall back on the racist teachings of her father or is she going to follow what she knows is right in her head and heart?

 

I've read a lot of negative comments about this book regarding the issue of racism. It would be one thing if B was a straight up racist because her dad was. Then it might be politically incorrect. However, I think the writer does a great job with her struggle between wanting to please her dad and wanting to take her own path. A lot of kids have that issue, maybe not with racism, but maybe religion or career.

 

Zom-B is the first book in a series. There's a fantastic twist right at the very end so I can't wait to read the next book to see where the story of B goes next.

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