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Adrift on St. John by Rebecca M. Hale
Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy From Mars by Daniel Pinkwater
Bad Girls by Jane Yolen and Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Bluffton by Matt Phelan
Brave Harriet: The First Woman to Fly the English Channel by Marissa Moss
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
Bullying Under Attack by John Meyer
Dead City by James Ponti
The Dead of Night by Peter Lerangis
Dear Enemy by Jean Webster
Dear Teen Me by E. Kristin Anderson
Dust Girl by Sarah Zettel
Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two by Catherynne M. Valente
Goggles! by Ezra Jack Keats
Good Night California by Adam Gamble
How to Moon a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
How to Tail a Cat by Rebecca M. Hale
Junie B., First Grader, Shipwrecked by Barbara Park
Looks Like Daylight by Deborah Ellis
On the Road to Mr. Mineo's by Barbara O'Connor
A Question of Magic by E.D. Baker
The Sea Serpent and Me by Dashka Slater
Snuff by Terry Pratchett
Spider Woman's Daughter by Anne Hillerman
The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock by Bill Peet
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Tommysaurus Rex by Doug TenNapel
Voltron Volume 1: Shelter from the Storm by Brian Smith
Wandering Son: Volume 1 by Shimura Takako Zombies Calling by Faith Erin Hicks

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4 stars: Good but flawed
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Comments for Dead City

Dead City: 05/01/14

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Dead City by James Ponti is the start of a new tween zombie series set in New York. Molly Bigelow leads a double life. By day she's a student at MIST (Metropolitan Institute of Science and Technology) and at night (and pretty much any time she's not in school), she's dealing with zombies as an Omega.

Now this isn't a zombie apocalypse story. No, whatever did that happened before Molly was born. This is a zombie coexisting with the living story, like the coda of Shaun of the Dead, but for a tween audience. Molly's mother was an Omega too, a member of a team charged with keeping the zombies in line and destroying those who have gone mad.

In this first book, Molly learns that she has what it takes to be an Omega and begins her training. She learns how to disguise herself as a zombie and uncovers some shocking secrets both about the zombie society and her own mother's involvement with the Omegas.

The sequel is Blue Moon which I also loved and will review soon.

Five stars

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