Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

Book: Bad Taste in Boys
Author: Carrie Harris
Genre: Young Adult/Zombies
Someone’s been a very bad zombie.

Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steroids are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe–not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate!

She’s got to find an antidote–before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town. . . and stay hormonally human.


This was a fast paced afternoon read.  Which was exactly what I needed.  Add to that a brainy MC with heart and some truly awkward teen moments and this was an instant win in my books. Did I mention the Zombies? There are Zombies.

Kate Grable (funny last name to be said by Zombies) is a science geek and wannabe doctor. On top of that she is epileptic.  What she wants is to be less geeky, get the guy, and oh stop a zombie apocalypse, also hello Med school.. eventually!

And you know what, she gets all of that.  With a little zombie gnawing action included.

I also thoroughly enjoyed her relationship with her little brother.  You could tell they had the sibling squabbles but also that they genuinely loved each other.  It felt true and fresh.

Final Thoughts:

This book has something to laugh about on every page.   It’s fast paced, action packed, and it has characters with heart.  It takes stereotypes and twists them.  If you are looking for some funny zombie book that has heart, this is your book.

Rating: 8/10


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