Thursday 9 October 2014

THIS IS NOT A TEST by Courtney Summers

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I love zombie books and since it's October, I want to read as many creepy/spooky/horror books as I can.

So I started with this one.

On the day the apocalypse strikes, Sloane Price is about to end her life. She's had enough of her abusive father, and can't stand to go on without the sister who abandoned her. But as the dead rise, she runs from home and ends up joining a handful of survivors.

They barricade themselves inside the local high school, while the dead thump at the doors.

Sloane doesn't care whether she lives or dies, but does care about the others. As they co-exist in the tense environment they're forced into, another threat enters their domain and tears apart their sense of safety.

Wow. This book is AMAZING. So intense! Like any good zombie book worth reading, the real threat comes from the living. And not just from others, because Sloane is a threat to herself. She doesn't care if she lives or dies, thinks of herself as broken beyond repair, and is haunted by her sister's abandonment.

She's barely living, but as the story goes on starts to learn more about herself. It's strange to believe that the zombie apocalypse actually turned out to be her gateway to freedom.

I also loved the very complicated relationships between all the kids--the resentment, anger, lies and guilt that keeps everyone at arm's length. And how she finds closure from her sad and tormented family life in the creepiest--yet probably best--screwed up way.

Like I said, excellent story.

Loved it!

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