Algonquin "Ali" Rhodes, the high school newspaper's music critic, meets an intriguing singer, Doug, while reviewing a gig. He's a weird-looking guy-goth, but he seems sincere about it, like maybe he was into it back before it was cool. She introduces herself after the set, asking if he lives in Cornersville, and he replies, in his slow, quiet murmur, "Well, I don't really live there, exactly. . . ."
When Ali and Doug start dating, Ali is falling so hard she doesn't notice a few odd signs: he never changes clothes, his head is a funny shape, and he says practically nothing out loud. Finally Marie, the school paper's fashion editor, points out the obvious: Doug isn't just a really sincere goth. He's a zombie. Horrified that her feelings could have allowed her to overlook such a flaw, Ali breaks up with Doug, but learns that zombies are awfully hard to get rid of-at the same time she learns that vampires, a group as tightly-knit as the mafia, don't think much of music critics who make fun of vampires in reviews. . . .
The girl with many names such as: Ali, Gonk, Algonquin, and Alley, etc... Well this is my first Adam Selzer book; as well it is also one of my first Zombie books. Yay me! So back to the book well Gonk (it's my favourite out of all the names) is a cool character she's not what you call popular, but she has all the makings of it. These personality traits consist of temperamental attitude, snobby remarks, care-free and this list goes on. Then again she has this side which she barely knows exist. We see the more caring personality of Gonks when she meets. Doug a Zombie with the beautiful voice who can hit the right notes. Doug brings out the soft considerate, and thinks before you speak Gonk. I don't know I could never picture a Zombie singing with a Leonard Cohen voice, but now I can. If I were to have crush on any of the guys I would have to say the cheesy popular Vampire's William and Fred. Mostly Fred do not get me wrong Doug has the makings of a hottie.
Anyway other than me speaking of the boys all the time, let me get back on track. The storyline was good could have had more details to it, but it was enough to get the point across. I would’ve liked the book to have some kind of present and past thing, get to know Doug’s past before his resurrection into Zombie-hood. I would have also gone into a bit of detail about the whole Megamart situation as well when the Vampires and Zombies came out. The reason for that is so we have enough background. That's a personal opinion by the way. The main characters were developed. I would have like to see a little more point of view other than mostly the vicious circle and William, Michelle, and Fred. Overall the book was good. Writing style overall was good as well. Good transition, overall a quick read, short and sweet with its funny moments.I loved the cover and title, also I also liked the typography used for chapter headers and title on main cover.
I liked it! J
I would personally rate this book: ïïï.5 (so 3.5 lol my stars do not come in half sizes, but I made an executive decision that this book deserved it!)
P.S. sorry for the verbal ranting of things I would change. Just a heads up everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
And with that Happy Reading everyone!