(Kate Grable #1)
by Carrie Jones
Publication Date: July 12th, 2011
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Someone's been a very bad zombie.
Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town . . . and stay hormonally human. (Goodreads)
Kate is in-training sports trainer to her high school football team. When a player gets banged up during a game, Kate is there to fix them up! When the players on the football team start having some weird side effects to an injection given to them by their coach, it’s up to Kate to save the day!
I found Kate to be such a fun, easy going character. She was also a very strong character. Instead of moaning and groaning, and waiting for someone to protect her, she takes matters into her own hands and tries to keep everyone safe. I always find that admirable in a character. And to be honest, it’s really nice to see a girl saving the day for once.
The secondary characters were likeable, for the most part. (I can’t say I really cared for the flesh-eating zombies!) Kate’s crush, Aaron, was very sweet, and while their relationship didn’t have a big part in the book, it was still sweet to read about.
The plot and writing style was simple and easy to follow. The author had a wonderful way of holding my attention and keeping me guessing about what the zombies would do next!
Overall, this was a really fun, enjoyable read! Perfect for Halloween!