Teen Services Librarian
Jen Petro-Roy
978-256-5521 x125

Chelmsford Public Library 25 Boston Road
Chelmsford, MA 01824
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What Has Jen Been Reading?

Jen's books

tagged: ya and 2015
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
tagged: 2014, arc, ebook, and ya
Speaker for the Dead
tagged: ya and 2015


I Heart Zombies

Vampires?  Eh.  Ghosts? Alright, I guess.  Haunted Houses?  Been there, done that.  But, zombies?  I LOVE THEM!


You may wonder how a person can love the undead.  Zombies are soulless, slow-moving (for the most part), cannibalistic & gross with a capital G.  The primary reason for my infatuation with zombies is that they are humans that have been stripped of their humanity.  They provide a mirror for us to see what life would be like without empathy, conscience, & free will.

I think zombies get a bad wrap because we tend to romanticize our monsters (vampires being a prime example) and  it is much more difficult to make a decaying corpse into a heartthrob.  However, this doesn’t mean that zombie books can’t be as fun as books about vamps, so if you’ve never read a book about zombies here is a list of my favorites:

The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan Mary was raised in a walled village to protect against the “unconsecrated,” but she has always believed there is a world outside of the Forest of Hands and Teeth.  After the unconsecrated breach the barrier Mary must find out if her dreams of another world are true.  I LOVED this book!

The Goon by Eric Powell this is, hands down, my favorite comic series.  It’s written in a self-aware and delightfully funny imitation of private eye pulp novels and has amazing artwork.

Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum a hysterical haiku collection that is written by a single person before, during and after he is bitten.

Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks the title tells you everything.

World War Z by Max Brooks is a journalistic account of the state of the world after the zombie plague.  This is a wonderful, clever book that uses current events to extrapolate what will happen after World War Z.

Cell by Stephen King a “pulse” goes out over cell phones, causing everyone who was on their phone at that particular moment to turn into a zombie.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith is exactly what it sounds like.

batgirl~Tricia is so excited for tonight’s Spooky Story program.  The stories she read as a judge were wonderful!!!

6 comments to I Heart Zombies

  • Pink Lemonade

    my respect for zombies is slowly increasing… that’s a creepy picture! so far the ones that appeal to me are cell and the forrest of hands and teeth.

    my mom is also yelling at me for loving vampires. we were arguing about a costume that she thinks is a fair maiden costume but would be more like a vampiress costume to me. I’ve loved vampires ever since I started reading the bailey school kids series in 3rd grade! I strongly dislike twilight though (still mad about the whole harry potter got moved till july thing).

    I actually had a nightmare the other night about a zombie chasing me up the stairs (but it was going very slowly) and it knew what was my room (it was the room that I shared with my sister) which is creepy because I woke up when it reached my door. So starting to like the creepy zombies.

    That’s my essay for the day. :)

  • Pink Lemonade

    I forgot to mention my respect for stephen king novels is also increasing. Who knew books could be so much fun?!

  • Pink Lemonade

    the spooky story program sounds like fun! I wish I could go! But sadly I have cheerleading. :(

  • Pink Lemonade


  • Pink Lemonade

    whoops! I meant :green:

  • Pink Lemonade

    ugg…never mind

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