So I am going to be completely honest about my feelings for this book. I hated it. There, I said it, and I won't apologize for it! I know what all of the arguments are going to be. I'll respond to them a little bit later. Side Note: Excuse me if the hatred doesn't quite filter through as much into the review, as Jason (Who's back, by the way! Welcome Back Jason!) interrupted my writing thoughts with happy Ducky Momo thoughts. There will be Ducky Momo pictures at the end of this post. Back to 1984. You may recall that this was required reading for my summer break (there was also a writing assignment ), as well as Swallows of Kabul. I get it. They don't want everyone's reading comprehension and response writing skills to go down over the summer, fine. But did they both have to be depressing books?
I am going to just jump right into this review this time around. The version of this book that I got and read was from my school library, with the librarian letting me take out a book late, with only two weeks left in school (#ThankYouLibrarians. No? I promise I won't do it again). Anyways, I did not fully read the book cover, so although I realized the book was a futuristic dystopian novel, I did not realize it was a post-zombie apocalypse, with zombies still on the rampage novel (the zombies are called 'Unconsecrated' instead of zombies - but it is pretty much the same idea). And I will admit, zombies are not my thing, and I will also admit that this was my first zombie book I have ever read. So please keep this bias in mind throughout the review.
Mary lives in a troubled village, where in the middle of trying to survive attacks by the Unconsecrated, it is assumed that she and the rest of her village are the last non-Unconsecrated people in the world. The only thing keeping the Unconsecrated from entering the village, and killing and turning all of the villagers into more Unconsecrated, is an old fence in constant need of repair. In efforts to keep their village population from dieing out, as soon as people are old enough, they are married so they can have children to continue the future of their village.
Jason and Elizabeth are brother and sister book addicts who somehow manage to get along (most of the time). They reside in Canada with their dog Becky, and one (slightly insane) fly-hunting cat named Fish. Oh. And their parents. They're important too.
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