Friday, May 16, 2014
Book Review - Kate Walden Directs: Night of the Zombie Chickens
About the Book
Night of the Zombie Chickens is supposed to be Kate Walden's breakout film. But her supporting actresses-her mother's prize organic hens-are high maintenance, to say the least. Thank goodness Kate's best friend Alyssa is the star. She's great at screaming and even better at killing zombies in creative ways.
But when Alyssa turns into a real-life soulless zombie and ditches Kate for the most popular girl in seventh grade, Kate suddenly finds herself both friendless and starless. Now, thanks to Alyssa's new crowd, Kate is the butt of every joke at school and consigned to the loser table at lunch.
If movies have taught Kate anything, it's that the good guy can always win-with the right script. And her fellow social outcasts may be the key to her own happy ending. Kate hatches the perfect revenge plot against her former best friend, but even though her screenplay is foolproof, Kate soon realizes that nothing-in filmmaking or in life-ever goes exactly as planned. Especially when there are diabolical hens out to get you.
My Take on the Book
This was the perfect story for the middle school student. I remember the days that I felt like an outcast and friends that I had turned and were no longer my friends. The author in this book captures the changing dynamics of the tween years through a fun, dynamic story. You will root for Kate and will have some laughs while at the same time feel a strong connection to her and her fellow social outcasts. I loved the flow of the story and how well the author develops the characters as you end up feeling completely a part of the story and as you are reading this you will not want to stop until the very end, and then you may even want to come back for more!
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