It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme started by Book Journey. The folks over at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers have given it a children’s/YA spin. I thought it would be a fun way to recap last week’s reading and give a sneak peek of my TBR pile.
Last Week’s Book:
In the spirit of October, I have read Deadline by Mira Grant, book two in the Newsflesh series. The story picks up about a year after the Ryman presidential campaign, and Shaun Mason is learning how to live without his sister, Geroge, who was killed in a sinister plot by Ryman’s rival (at least that;s what we all think in book #1). And, actually, Shaun is learning how to live with George’s voice inside his head almost always–something that concerns his team of bloggers but also something that they have begun to get used to. When a young scientist from the CDC fakes her own death to get important information about the Kellis-Amberlee (zombie) virus to Shaun, the team makes some horrifying discoveries about not only George’s death but also about some important research about the virus that has been suppressed. As in Feed, Shaun puts himself and the team in great danger as he hunts down the truth. Also as in Feed, although zombies play a role in the book, it is really about society’s response to the zombie apocalypse that is the true focus, rather than blood-and-guts horror. Note: Although I enjoyed this book thoroughly and my twelve-year-old son has read it, I am recommending it for high school and up. The concepts and language seem more appropriate to that level.