Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Review of 'Zombie Kid Diaries Vol. 2: Grossery Games'

The Zombie craziness continues in the second installment of the series. Bill's mom now has a job as a greeter at Mal-Mart, thanks to her super-duper zombie reflexes helping to take down a shoplifter. Bill is all excited about the annual "Spanksgiving Day Spectacular" fighting game tournament that is coming up. He needs to save some face after being beaten by a girl who loves Hiya Kitty in the last book. Unfortunately, his plans are almost thwarted by a mandatory class field trip to an overnight camp the same weekend.

His new zombie side effects are claws that grow out of his feet and hands. The only way to cut them is to chew them off. Gross. The school bully is filming a new TV show in which kids have to eat bugs if they lose whatever game he chooses to play. The school staff is even supporting it!

He spends his time plotting how to make a break from camp to the video game challenge while also dodging anything that will out him as a zombie. We also finally hear his theory on how he and his mom were turned into zombies, which was missing from the first story.

I didn't like this book as much as the first one, but it was still entertaining. I think kids are going to enjoy it no matter what. There is a third installment due out called Walking Dad that looks promising.

No comments:

Post a Comment