Publisher: Delacorte Press.
Release Date: July 12, 2011.
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.
It took me a few days to really process this novel, but now that I've really digested it, I can say that Bad Taste in Boys might possibly be one of the most amusing books I've ever read. I'm not sure if this was intentional or not, but this almost felt like a satirical take on zombies (or any other monsters, for that matter) in YA today. But maybe that's just me. Either way, it was incredibly hilarious and extremely entertaining.
I love how this book doesn't really take itself seriously. It was so much fun to read. I went from being grossed out, to cracking up, to swooning and then most likely I was grossed out again. Kate and her needle and Jonah and his sword have landed them spots on my favorite characters of all-time lists. The Batman and Robin of YA. If Robin was Batman's annoying little brother, that is.
I absolutely loved Kate. She was smart and brave and down-to-earth. My only issue with her is that sometimes her priorities were way out of whack. It was like "I almost just got eaten by a zombie classmate. I better go get ready to work at that pancake breakfast now!" But as I've said before, I couldn't really be put off by that for too long because the story really has a carefree, nonchalant attitude about it.
Overall, Bad Taste in Boys is a ridiculously fun read. It's got action, it's got humor, it's got romance and it's got a lot of disgustingly cool gore. If you want something quick, fast-paced, scary but hilarious at the same time - this is definitely the book for you!
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