Book Review: I, Zombie by Jo Michaels
Author: Jo Michaels
Publisher: Jo Michaels
Publish Date: Jan 8 2014
300 pages, ebook
This is the perfect kind of zombie book I want to read. It is light, fun, sad, happy, gross but not totally off the cuff gag me and still has life (pun intended).
I, Zombie was actually believable which I always look for in a book. If I am going through my day and expect to see the characters come around the corner, this is a good book. I completely got sucked in and read this book in a day. A DAY! This is a good book. I wanted to call in sick to work just to finish it. Thankfully that was unnecessary.
Trixie was a sweet, funny, smart and lovable character who is lucky to have the life family and friends she does, but she does not take it for granted. She uses this to her advantage and keeps them in contact, takes their advice and tries to listen to her heart. Jo takes through the pain of Trixie eating her dog (no spoilers, it is in the description) and then having to live with it.
My favorite part of the book and there were many, has to be that Jo takes us through the beginning. Most zombie books skip past how people go infected, how it spread and how the real people deal with the changes. I loved this. I really liked and rooted for the zombies in this book, but I also hoped for understanding and a resolution with humans. And yes, I am a reader who loves a happy ending, but you never know with a zombie book. It can end in worse catastrophe or resolution. Jo kept me guessing the entire time.
The question it leaves me with is would I do the same as Trixie, would I allow myself physical pain in order to communicate with strangers to save them? Would I risk my life to save others? Would I reach out to lose my life and those I love, to save the human/zombie race?
Goodreads Description: It's the end of the world as we know it.
Trixie Collins is a normal teen making her way through high school. One night at a party, a boy comes on to her and won't take no for an answer. As she jerks her arm away, his fingernails cut into her skin.
When she finds her dog's mutilated body and realizes she's to blame, she starts to think maybe the zombie apocalypse they've been screaming about on the news isn't a hoax after all. Worse, she begins to think maybe she's one of the infected.
Now it's a fight for life as she joins together with her brethren to stop the humans intent on destroying them. Are zombies all bad, or is it just a huge misunderstanding?