Can You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse? Review

A wailing moan. A stumbling walk. A horrid stench. You never thought it could happen, but zombies walk the streets with an unending hunger for flesh. With a single bite or scratch, you’ll become one of the undead monsters. When YOU CHOOSE what to do next in this eBook, will you be able to survive the zombie hordes? – Amazon Synopsis
Can You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse Review

Can You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse Review

 

I was delighted to see this book existed for kids. Perhaps more so than I should have been. I’m happy to say I was not disappointed, though perhaps mildly disturbed.

There was a variety of choices and some surprisingly good illustrations. You really need to explore every option in Can You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse just so you can see all of the pictures. They were great black and whites that were creepy but not scary. Most of them show zombies looming instead of the violence and gore you’d expect in an adult one. The one boy – Logan – had a good head on his shoulders.  However, while the illustrations were kid-friendly and no death is graphically talked about in the book, this is not a ‘light’ book!

There were surprisingly few choices within this adventure book that didn’t end with the “you” being turned into a zombie. The ones that didn’t end up that way tended to end with losing your parents, or friends or so on. It was a lot darker than I expected it to be for an easy-to-read kids book (aimed at 8-12 year olds) .  I would definitely recommend this to the littler zombie/horror fans out there. Short and entertaining!

Also, after the story is over, there’s a section on the origin of zombies. It’s just really an introduction, but for kiddos that are fascinated with monsters, it’d be great.

Click here to buy it on Amazon.

Title: Can You Survive a Zombie Apocalypse? | Series: You Choose | Author: Anthony Wacholtz | Illustrator: James Nathan | Publisher: Capstone Press (site) | Pub. Date: 2015-8-1 | Pages: 112 | ASIN: B00UVOPV0E | Genre: Horror | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 5 out of 5 | Date Read: 2016-7-9

Note: While the footnotes/glossary worked well on the Kindle Paperwhite, pulling up at the bottom of the screen, it was a different story on Kindle Cloud Reader. Instead, clicking on the word sent you to the glossary, and then you had to fuss with it to get back to where you originally were. I’m not sure how it’ll work on a tablet.

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