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"Fischer really goes all out with this and makes zombies not must-have-brains, shuffling, decaying monsters but brings them up to a level of awesome that was previously only for vampires and werewolves."  —Urban Bachelorette

"A great introduction to a truly unique world . . . sets the bar high for YA horror novels."  —Paperback Horror

"This book is witty, funny, romantic, and downright brilliant. I highly recommend it to lovers of Paranormal Romance as well as readers who just want a breath of fresh air in the YA market." —YA Bound, (March 2011)

"I loved Rusty Fischer's Zombies Don't Cry tremendously. It let my imagination run wild! Fischer's writing style created visual images in my brain that consumed me!" —

"Truly terrifying, this is filled with action and a sizzle of romance, along with dances, death and back-stabbing BFFs." —Romantic Times, (April 2011)

"This book has a good combination of humor, romance, and action . . . . I felt like I’ve known Maddy my whole life. I could not put this book down. I had to know what happened next. I hope Fischer writes a second book." —Casey J. Covert, Horror Web (March 2011)

"Fans of zombie teen fiction (one of the coolest genres of all times) will want to pick this up and read it immediately." —Night Owl Teen, (March 2011)

"Rusty has . . . remarkable talent and left me wanting to read more of his work. 5/5 Stars" —Uniquely Moi (April 18, 2011)

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 6 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 970L (What's this?)
  • Series: A Living Dead Love Story (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 371 pages
  • Publisher: Medallion Press (May 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605423823
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605423821
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,155,923 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A full-time, professional freelance writer, Rusty Fischer is the author of several YA supernatural novels, including Zombies Don't Cry, Ushers, Inc., Becca Bloom & the Drumsticks of Doom, Detention of the Living Dead -- are we sensing a theme here?!? -- I Heart Zombie and Panty Raid @ Zombie High.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie on August 2, 2011
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I don't know what took me so long to jump on the Zombie bandwagon but have I ever been missing out! Not only have I been missing out on this fantastic sub-genre, but I have been missing out on Rusty Fischer's hilariously quirky and engaging writing style. I truly did not expect that a book about zombies would make me laugh as hard as it did while at the same time pulling at my emotions.

The thing about Zombies Don't Cry that really connected me to the novel and the characters was the fact that Fischer made his zombies aware of their actions, there was an actual personality to connect to - and it was a very well developed personality at that! These zombies were still dead, and looked it, they still craved brains but they chose to buy their brains from the all night deli instead of eating the those of their friends. Fischer's zombies had a conscience, relationships (although zombie-human dating was strictly forbidden) and feelings.

When I started reading Zombies Don't Cry I was expecting the stiff looking dead guys screaming "brains!" and I did find some of them in this book but they were called Zerkers. Zerkers are the zombies that choose to munch on human brains and bite whomever they wish, turning them into Zerkers as well. I loved the fact that there were good and bad zombies, even more I loved that fact that there were rules that the good zombies had to follow, or else!

"The Zerkers are the worst of the zombies, Ms. Swift.
That's why we don't even call them zombies. Zombies
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kitty Kat on September 4, 2011
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**May (does!) contain spoilers!**

In the sleepy small town of Barracuda Bay, Maddy Swift leads the life of a fairly typical teenager, but while attending a party one night, Maddy is struck by lightning and awakens to realize she has been reanimated and turned into a zombie. While trying to get used to her new "lifestyle," Maddy finds two undead students at her school Dane and Chloe, who begin to teach her the ways of zombie life, including defending the school and town from Zerkers--the bad zombies. Together, on prom night, the three teens defend Barracuda Bay High from an all-out zombie massacre.

Okay for starters this book wasn't as gory as I imagined it to be (a good point, I guess)
The thing that really annoyed me the most was that when Maddy found out she was undead and a zombie, she wasn't scared or that worried for that matter. I would be seriously freakin out and screaming my lungs out or going to a hospital or something.The book didn't go into detail on how she was feeling with the new lifesyle much but focused more on the events in the book.

Another thing I didn't like (I may be abit biased.) was the fact that it dragged on to be a second book. She has to chose 2 guys (both zombies by the way) and the love triangle and suspense KILLED ME TO DEATH! (Ha ha)It was complicated and it really was a mystery what Maddy was feeling and leaves you thinking 'Why the heck did she do that for?'

Overall, an alright book but I wouldn't read the next one. If you like the whole Twilight love triangle suspense thing than this is the book for you.

I guess you can't really decide whether you like a book by reading this review. Give this book a go (why not?) and decide for yourself.

Hope this helps,
Kitty Kat
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Evie Seo TOP 500 REVIEWER on June 17, 2011
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Rusty Fischer is officially my new hero! The story he created is simply phenomenal. Original and so unbelievably fun to read, it's a MUST-HAVE not only for every Zombie fan out there, but for anyone who loves great YA paranormal/horror books with amazing sense of humor.

Maddy is a super likable character. She's more or less an ordinary teenage girl, who doesn't wear tons of make-up and prefers khaki pants over flashy dresses. She might not be the most popular girl in school, but she gets by just fine, having her best friend, Hazel, and her open-minded and understanding dad at her side. And then things get even better, when she literally runs into the "new, hot guy", Stamp, who just recently moved to the town. Stamp asks her to accompany him to a party at a friend's house and Maddy gladly accepts the invite. Everything seems to be going just peachy, she even manages to sneak out of the house without her dad noticing and she almost makes it to the party... Almost, because then something unexpected happens. It starts raining and Maddy can hear the thunder approaching. It's getting closer with every minute and then it hits somewhere not far away from where she stands, and Maddy collapses to the ground. After awhile she wakes up face down in the puddle of mud, all drenched in muddy water, with her makeup streaking down her face. Not only, though, her clothes and make up are ruined and she missed out on her chance to spend the evening with her prince charming, but she suddenly realizes that her heart is not beating, like, AT ALL, and she's not breathing either. As it turns out the lightning didn't strike somewhere close to Maddy. Maddy was stricken with the lightning. And now she's turned into a living dead, a zombie!
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