- File Size: 1522 KB
- Print Length: 298 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1508812365
- Publisher: Sleeping Lions (February 10, 2013)
- Publication Date: February 10, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006ZC53E0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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This is a tale about a 14-year-old boy dealing with the angst that goes with becoming a teen and still dealing with the death of a twin brother. He is disappointed with just about everything in his life.
There is another character, Mel, who is possessed by a zombie, but Matt is dealing with the kind of zombies the rest of us deal with during our lives. Is it better to have loved and lost or not to have loved at all? As a great grandmother, I found myself engrossed in seeing how Matt, Mel and the other characters in the book deal with the conundrum.
I loved how the characters communicated in their own ways only to find that the others didn’t understand based on a differing position. That is the way real life is.
There are two stories presented in this book. I found myself less taken with Mel’s zombie and more focused on Matt’s. Maybe if I were younger it might be different. It really doesn’t matter since the author melds both stories skillfully. I would recommend this book to young and old since it has gifts of insight to be shared equally.
Another main character is a young lad called Mel. Unfortunately for Mel, he has a zombie living inside of him and if anyone tries to harm him, the zombie leaves his body and goes after the perpetrators. However, the ‘zombie guardian’ could accidently cause Mel's demise because if it stays away too long, the boy becomes so weak that he could die―which makes the zombie an oxymoron, doesn’t it? To me that was a great plot for a story and it made me laugh.
When Matt first meets Mel, he finds it hard to believe a word he says and he doesn't want to befriend him. Moments later when the boys see three large weirdos running towards them, Mel quickly explains that they are just money-grubbing soldiers who are after the Zombie so they can sell its powers to a foreign government. Matt soon realises that the three vicious mercenaries will stop at nothing in order to get the zombie's powers so they can make money. Unable to just stand by and watch his friend slowly die, Matt decides to go on a long walk with him to a far way place to look for someone they both believe can give them the right advice. On their travels, they meet a pretty girl called Indigo, who has strange mystical powers, but when they stop to visit her for a while, Mel develops a crush on her. Matt begins to wonder why he's bothered to come with Mel at all and he lets him know that any happiness with the girl will only get taken away from him and leave him miserable. Mel doesn't agree, and even though he is not feeling well, he says he wants to stay with Indigo.
With all the depression going on in the world and teenagers suffering from it, I found this story very interesting, yet it's quite sad in parts. I was also curious to see what the author did with the ending. Well, it certainly wasn't anything like I expected, but I shan't tell you what it is. You'll have to read the book to know that, but I highly recommend it. This is a great story for teenagers as well as adults. I'm sure it would be great in school libraries too. I am now looking forward to the next adventure of Matt Black, and all the other characters. John M W Smith is one of my favourite authors and I highly recommend his adult books as well as his Young Adult stories, and his Children's Books. I gave this book five stars, but if I could give ten, I would!
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