Zombie Kid Diaries: Playing Dead by Fred Perry is about Bill Stokes, your average video-gaming, homework-hating sixth grade boy who dreams of becoming a pro gamer–but one day his mom comes home from work all slow and groggy, and because she works for various companies testing out different medicines, (like a guinea pig) she comes home like this a lot. This time, it’s different though–she’s turned into a zombie! The next day, Bill notices a few things different with himself…and then he finds out that he is a zombie too! Bill is having LOTS of *fun*, juggling puberty, middle school, and being zombiefied all at once…
Fred Perry is a writer/comic book artist for Antarctic Press. He is best known for his series Gold Digger, and besides that, he has books on drawing and another zombie book, The Littlest Zombie. To learn more about Mr. Perry, you can go to his Facebook page.
Zombie Kid Diaries was a good book! The storyline was really original–no more of the dead coming back to life, just mysterious zombiefying drugs. I’m actually surprised that Bill could focus on gaming, with all the stuff going on in his life, you know? It was well written too…Oh, and I have to say, the drawings are really cute too. 4 stars! 😉
**I received a copy of this eBook for free from Antarctic Press through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I received no other compensation.**