(E–book/E–pub) [Sick author Tom Leveen] by Tom Leveen
Like the bookNot so much It s possible that part of the problem with the book was that there was a formatting glitch in the pub version I read Every Page Numbered Page Not Reading numbered page not reading had at least one sentence in the wrong place Like an On Such a Full Sea experimental fiction non seuitur thrown in to break up the readingxperience Since the physicality of Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! ebooks is already somewhat alienating to me this just made getting at all immersed in the story almost impossible It was like some third rate Brechtian shit going on always letting me know you are reading a book you are reading a book on a device reading a book reading a book Ignoring the unsatisfactory basic readingxperience I still had some problems with teh book Two main onesOne Maybe it was because I d just read a book that did an amazing job at voice that I was attuned to this problem but none of the characters sounded very believable when they spoke They didn t sound like teenagers they kind of sounded like what I imagine my dad might have made teenagers to sound like if I could have gotten him to write some teen dialogue back when I was a teenager and convinced him to at least drop the Cannibal embarrassing words like phat which he d heard the kids said but which neither my sister nor Iver used I thinkTwo I get that in this zombie saturated cash cow culture you ve gotta give the walking dead a new twist and this was a fairly ingenious little twist to the zombie condition but it was almost like too much of a twist Early on in the novel a zombie literally punches a whole in a kids face They can also move uite fast and they are animal like in being able to sense a potential meal lurking around With all of these strengths it s sort of unbelievable that there are any survivors at all The creatures are made too lethal too bad ass or whatever you want to call it I m fairly certain that if you can punch a hole in someones face you can also punch through a door Mastered (The Enforcers, especially if things like shattered bones and pain aren t concerns because all you want to do isat some living people The creatures also aren t that great at finding victims once the initial carnage is over The book did have a nice George RR Martin Man, Son of Man element to it though and once the action started there did have the feeling that no character was safe from possibly becoming the next victim to the creatures roaming around the high school campus turning students into piles of gore Will kids like this book I have no idea I guess it depends on their age I can see younger teens with a taste for horrornjoying it older teens might smell bullshit in the way the characters talk and act This probably would have been fine back when I was a teen and YA literature didn t really Alter Ego existxcept as warning novels like Go Ask Alice to make sure we just said no or lse our lives would become unbearably boring shit if we succumbed to the lure of sex drugs and Satan would become unbearably boring shit if we succumbed to the lure of sex drugs and Satan we d become addicted to writing a diary and getting and into that diary as we did and drugs Just for the sake of not having to jot down very stupid thing in a notebook the safest thing back then was just to say no and maybe just waste your time listening to Faster Pussycat while playing say Galaga on Nintendo Or maybe that was just me How did I come around to that Right YA novels didn t really Uncommon Wisdom exist back in the days when I was a teen Back then I probably would have thought this was pretty cool but don t take my teenage self s opinion about anything to matter makes you scared to go to school kinda wanna know how other people got throught that crapand how did it all startwould really read a seuelpreuel if therever came one Review first appeared on my blog Book Addict 24 7 I received a copy via NetGalley in Unseen City exchange for an honest review Sick by Tom Leveen is an unconventional zombie read that is getting some backlash on Goodreads for a few of the characters comments and behavio. With a panic attack problem Laura Brian and Chad along with some of the theater kids Brian had never given the time of day before decide to find the girls and bring them to the safety of the theater But it won’t beasy and it will test verything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates.
free read Ù PDF, Book or Kindle PUB í Tom LeveenA pretty SICK zombie book A jaw hangs loose from its skull a fist sized hole in a throat gapes wide facial skin slides away from from its skull a fist sized hole in a "Throat Gapes Wide Facial Skin Slides Away "gapes wide facial skin slides away bone and kids go and be like cannibalistic lawn mowers while corpses of students litter the sidewalk This is how graphic it gets and it was uite ntertaining Attracting Songbirds to Your Backyard especially with theasy to read funny at many places writing amplified by the pages of the book blotted out with blood like splatters at their dges It s uite creative and it certainly achieved its very purpose that is to crumple the reader s face in this case mine worse than a dried plum the whole time I was reading glad my husband wasn t around while I was reading it it d be a major turnoff for him lol Best read this while having a gooey blueberry pie yumIt has a fast paced plot although predictable and far fetched at times read it in one sitting a likeable hero narrator diverse characters with mphasis on human relationship and amusing references to the classic novel The Lord of the Flies which had me feeling all smug and arning me a well deserved fist pump since I have just recently read the said classic novel I was like Ha I know that conch shell reference I was just really bummed out by the death of a favorite character and a bit bothered by the boys obsession on wanting to use their male parts as weapons of destruction Gross Anyway it s kind of a blend between World War Z and Lord of the Flies so yeah it s pretty cool My awesome friend Ate Shelbs read the novel too and liked it nough Do check out her short but convincing review I m going to warn you right off the bat that this review is probably biased and When I Moan (Vassi and Seri 1: Russian Stepbrother Romance) emotionally skewed And it s all because of my youngest daughter Why would a book about teenagers running around during the Zombie Apocalypse have anything to do with my 5 year oldI ll get to itSo this kid Brian is sort of a slacker but not in a bad way Just you know in the regular loveable slacker kind of way He s recently broken up with his longtime girlfriend mainly because she s got some issues that he s uite frankly tired of dealing withHer phobias large crowds being one bring on panic attacks and the medication to stop them leaves her no pun intended a sort of sexual zombie Ok That sounds like a sucky reason for a guy to break up with the girl he loves but I can totally see a teenage boy doing that He s not a dick though and the two remain friends Even if it is a bit awkward for himAfter all he still loves her but he syou knowan idiotThe story begins with him feeling kind of proud of her for facing her fear of crowds and going to a school pep rally with his sister He also feels a bit guilty because instead of going and supporting her he and his buddies are sneaking off campus to go hang out at one of their houses Cause they wanna doslacker stuffEnter the zombiesAfter a confusingncounter with a friend and a weird news report they realize something is potentially very wrong with some of the people in their area It appears there is some kind of contagion spreading through the community Spreading um fairly uickly Naturally they head back to school where it s head back to school where it s The original goal is to try to check up on Brian s little sister and their other friendsAnd then No Biggy! everything goes to shitTheynd up trapped in the theater building with a bunch of kids that they normally wouldn t have much of anything to do with Which ta da is where you get the Breakfast Club reference from the blurbAt this point you ve got all your stereotypes lined up and ready to learn an all important lesson Underneath Crush It! everything we re allxactly alikeDon t Attracting Birds to Your Backyard expect to be blown away by this new and different idea and you ll probablynjoy the book a lot Ok Now what Brian should do is hunker down in this fairly protected area and wait for the cavalryButHis little sister is out there somewhere hopefully with his x girlfriend that he still loves and. Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead as a group of unlikely allies tries to survive a deadly outbreakBrian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd They’re the misfits and the troublemakers the ones who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly So when a deadly virus breaks out they’r. He s not going to let them get chomped on by these new sparkly zombies SparklyYes They sparkle because the UZA United Zombie Association was getting a little pissed that the vampires were the only ones being portrayed as glittering in the sun They also sparkle because this virus has gout like ualities that cause the skin to crystallize This makes me really nervous because my husband has gout in his big toe And now I
M WORRIED THAT HE S GOINGworried that he s going turn into an undead diamond and rip my throat out in my sleep Seriously Last night he started snoring and instead of whacking him with a pillow like I normally do I just curled up into the fetal position and prayed that he wasn t growlingSo Brian starts making plans to rescue the girls Now I know what you re thinking Is a teenage boy really going to take on a zombie horde for his annoying little sisterEvidently yes And here s where I got the motional sucker punch from this book See Brian s sister was a childhood cancer survivor and because of what she and their family had been through they were Bird-by-Bird Gardening especially close Not only that but his sister had the same form of leukemia that my daughter hassorry had See my little girl just finished her last chemotherapy treatment yesterday Ah Now you see where the zombies and the 5 year old are starting to make sense huhOk So my first thought after reading thatI will totally 1 star this book if his sister survived cancer and then getsaten by zombiesI know I know That wouldn t really be fair of me Guess what Life s not fairMwahahahahaAnyway the rest of the book was a nail biter for me Nobody was off limits when it came to getting The Works of Saint Augustine eaten and there were uite a few characters that I just knew were going to make it out that didn t There was one in particular that I was really sad to see goTo me this was a good ya zombie novel No it s not high literature but I think it would be a good book for teenagers Or maybeven an adult looking for Zombie LiteAt any rate to all the kids like mine who managed to outrun the zombiesYou guys are tougher cooler and beautiful than anyone lse in the world You rockAnd to all the kids who are still runningThere s a lot of people smarter than me looking really hard for a cure for zombieism But in the meantime you just gotta hang in thereFuck zombies They suckThis review can also be seen at Addicted2Heroines Am I supposed to say thank you to NETGALLEY AND LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT I GOT THE and let people know that I got the for free to read I know veryone does this In the interest of full disclosure I guess I should mention it too I guess I should also mention that almost My Teacher Is a Robot every book I ve read recently has been a free book I ve gotten directly or indirectly from a publisher and that I kind of only want to read ARC s any because I m too lazy to spend the minute it takes to sign in a non ARC into work So disclosure said I should also say that I m not promising an honest review I sometimes lie in reviews So I asked for this book because it was compared to a cross between The Breakfast Club and Walking Dead I d had good results with the Breaking Bad meets Walking Dead so whose to say that I wouldn t have good luck again Injoyed the methed out zombie book much Yeah there is a Breakfast Club thing going on here but it s not as angsty or cool feeling as the mid 80 s movie that I could possibly uote over 90% of and which I saw probably over a hundred times as a middle school student Instead it s Breakfast Club like because you get a whole little cross section of a high school population thrown together having to deal with shit they would rather not be dealing with You ve got theater geeks a gooney sXe kid a cheerleader a basket case a sopho version of Avril Lavigne and some other types all mixed up with genders race and sexual orientation It s like a photograph from the cover a college recruiting brochure But with zombies or zombie like creatures Did E the only ones with a chance of survivingThe virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die Supper Club easily The whole school goes on lockdown but Brian and his best friend Chad are safe and stuck in the theater department far from Brian’s sister Kenzie and hisx girlfriend.