Zombie Kid Diaries Vol 1 Playing Dead by Fred Perry
Middle school is horrific enough for any 5th grader's first day. But for Bill Dookes, it's a festering, rotting, undead nightmare! Since Bill's deadbeat dad got arrested trying to burn the house down for the insurance, Mom's had to make ends meet by volunteering to various medical research companies for cash. This would be fine if she hadn't brought home a mysterious zombie virus! Now Bill has to deal with skin problems and body chemistry changes that make puberty look like a walk in the park! And then there's his ever-growing appetite for BRAINS!
I received this book from NetGalley for an honest review. This is Zombie Kid Diaries instead of Diary of a Whimpy Kid. It is all about Bill who gets turned into a zombie along with his mom. Imagine starting middle school trying to hide the fact that you are a zombie. Bill loves to play video games and has Diary to keep track of his score and also uses it to keep track of what he has to eat after he is turned into a zombie. He along with two friends enter a tournament where he finds being a zombie helps him get better scores and also where he ends up with a major problem. I won't give it away but kids are sure to find it hilarious.
This would be perfect for any kid who loves the Diary of a Whimpy kid books, has a wicked sense of humor or who just wants to get into reading a slight paranormal book. Bill may be a zombie but he isn't the brain eating crazy type so don't fear it will bother your kids in that way. I'm an adult and I still enjoyed it. It is very funny in that way most kids like. Think fart jokes and things like that and you get the type of humor I am talking about. Bill and his mom are both very funny. She does some crazy things. If you have a kid who doesn't like to read you may just try them on this series. It may get them into reading.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam