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by Summers, Courtney.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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Available now: I'M THE GIRL, the new "brutally captivating" ( Publishers Weekly, starred review) queer thriller from Courtney Summers, based loosely on The Epstein case and "not for the faint of heart" ( The New York Times)

It's the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won't stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn't sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she's failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she's forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually want to live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group's fate is determined less and less by what's happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life-- and death--inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Falling between the frustrated longings of Carrie Ryan's The Forest of Hands and Teeth (2009) and the paranoia of Charlie Higson's The Enemy (2010) is this tense offering from Summers, who effortlessly switches genres from such contemporary fare as Fall for Anything (2011). She dispenses with setup: the world is in ruin, zombies are everywhere, and six teens are barricaded inside their old high school. Like any student of Night of the Living Dead (is Russo's Gas Station a nod to NOTLD's screenwriter?), Summers spends most of the book treating the zombies as an abstract threat, focusing instead on the poisonous relationships of the harried gang. Sloan, 16, whose broken family has her welcoming apocalypse, is our first-person protagonist, and that's an occasional stumbling block her morose behavior is frustrating next to the dynamism of her cohorts. But when Summers finally lets 'er rip in the final 100 pages, it's downright cathartic to watch these teens leave their cocoon and enter into a vortex of danger and gore. Zombie fans will eat this up, brains, heart, and all.--Kraus, Daniel Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "It's The Breakfast Club, George Romero style, as six teens who barely know or like each other seek refuge in their high school while the undead hordes lurk outside. This isn't as much of a departure from Summers's edgy contemporary novels like Fall for Anything and Some Girls Are as one might think-it's as much a character study as it is a "zombie novel." The end of the world unfolds through the eyes of high school junior Sloane Price, who has been contemplating suicide since her older sister ran away six months earlier, leaving Sloane with their physically abusive father. But these worries are pushed aside as Sloane tries to keep her fellow students alive. The fragile dynamic is disrupted by the arrival of another survivor, a teacher, and a news report about survivor camps. The interpersonal dynamics and growing tension take precedence over any explanations regarding the zombies-Summers is more interested in what it's like to be a girl who doesn't want to live, stuck in a world where death isn't what it used to be. Ages 12-up. Agent: Amy Tipton, Signature Literary Agency. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Survival -- Fiction.
Zombies -- Fiction.
Dysfunctional families -- Fiction.
High schools -- Fiction.
Schools -- Fiction.
Horror tales.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Griffin,2012
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 326 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780312656744 (pbk.)
0312656742 (pbk.)
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