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- Publisher: Survive Entertainment; 2 edition (March 14, 2013)
- Publication Date: March 14, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00C839IPK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,782 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Kellie's Diary #1 Kindle Edition
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It is difficult to pin this book down in a review however as, although I'm sympathetic with another reviewer who felt they were glad they didn't pay for it, I can also say this is definitely an interesting and very creative epilogue and a great way to exploit the eBook format.
Yet what it boils down to for me is that the actual content is far too short to justify my paying the list price for it. As Part 2 is about the same length I might just stop here until such time as the authors finish the whole thing and decide to put it in one reasonably priced book. I would definitely read it then.
This book actually handles the genre in exactly the right way. The book doesn't change the setting or the world. The writers obviously didn't think, "How can I make my zombies special?" Instead, they asked, "What's an interesting story I can tell within the context of a zombie apocalypse?"
That, in my opinion, is the best possible route a writer can take. If I'm in the mood for a zombie apocalypse, I want a zombie apocalypse. The story should be interesting. The characters should be interesting. The setting should be interesting, yet familiar.
This book does all that exceptionally well. Telling the story of a zombie apocalypse through the eyes of a child is a fun approach and is handled wonderfully.
All in all, this book was a nice take on a familiar genre. I fully plan to read more.
Kellie is sitting in class one morning when a scary man barges through the window and promptly bites the substitute teacher. Terrified and not a little confused, she hides in the girl’s bathroom until the mayhem subsides. With no other destination in mind, she decides to try and find her way home. Along the way, she dutifully records her journey in her diary (“Barbie”).
(For what it’s worth, Kellie reminds me of a (very!) young Julie Grigio. To wit: “They’re [the zombies] scary, but they look sad too.”)
When I first picked this up, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect: Graphic novel? A narrative book presented in diary format? Or a combination of the two, a sort of faux diary complete with scribbles and drawings and assorted ephemera? As it turns out, the answer is closest to B, and it lends itself well to the Kindle format. The authors use a handwriting font to give the book a handmade feel, and the “diary” is written on lined notebook paper, complete with faint water stains. In contrast to titles that contain visual art, KELLIE’S DIARY #1 is easy enough to read on the Kindle. There aren’t any real pages, but Kindle tells me that there are 69 locations, if that helps. There are nine chapters, and the diary covers exactly one week in Kellie’s life: January 18 through January 25, 1993. (Crossing my fingers for copious ’90s references down the road!) In any case, the story is rather short; I finished it inside of an hour.Read more ›
First, the story presents as lined loose-leaf pages of note book paper written in a child's printed hand. The look of the book contributes to the book's grip on the reader (at least it did so for me). A close examination of script shows that it is a word-processor font, but the illusion of a child's block printing is quite convincing.
Second, the narrator of the story is a girl of nine, or so, years age. That makes this story's narrator unique (at least in my experience). The story evolves as a series of diary entries which Kellie makes on a nearly daily basis. The authors do a good job of speaking in a child's voice; which, again, increases the story's grip on the reader's imagination.
Third, we, the readers, are by no means assured that we are reading the diary of a survivor who finds her family--or any other living people--and lives to see the end of the disaster. When reading this story, one is not sure that Kellie doesn't eventually fall victim to monsters; leaving behind only her diary to tell the tale of her last days.
As a zombie apocolypse story goes, this is quite a good one. My one concern is that the authors may not have thoroughly thought out the nature of their zombies. Are they supernatural walking corpses? Or are they humans nearly lobotomized by some illness who have become monsters driven to hunt and eat? Obviously the exact nature of the monsters will have a big impact on the story.
Never-the-less, it is an engaging and well crafted story which you should enjoy, if you like apocolypse/disaster genre stories with strong female lead characters.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice reading experience I would like to all versions it's very good for children's it would help them to make new storysPublished 14 days ago
The apocalypse as written from a toddler's perspective. I don't know Mr. Jenner's audience is supposed to be; I'm apparently not it. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Barbara C
Quick read. Good story.
Zombie Apocalypse as seen through a child's eyes as she writes in her dairy, her only friend left in the world.
I liked the premise a lot. A little girl getting through the zombie Apocalypse. It just didn't go there enough for me.Published 2 months ago by taelor falconer
For the most part, I liked it. It was pretty realistic, conveyed through the words of a child, but it was also really short and I find teaser works irritating.Published 2 months ago by M. D. Roberg
I thought the idea behind this was excellent. However I wonder if the writer has ever met a third grade age child. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
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