The difference being that this middle school novel is written entirely in Haiku. Loeb, its zombie protagonist has a problem: the object of his affection, Siobhan, is a lifer (i.e. human). What to do? In scenes set around a lunch table (the menu: brains) and around the school, eyes roll and jaws drop (literally). Also featured in the cast of characters is Carl, a chupacabra (bloodsucking critter) and Mrs. Fincher, a sympathetic and seductive librarian.
“A funny, irreverent, and unconventional verse offering that’s sure to find wide curricular appeal.” --Booklist
“Gross-out humor and romantic tension enmesh in this clever novel told in haiku…a standout choice for reluctant readers.”--Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
“Middle school poetry geeks will enjoy this funny, irreverent novel in verse.” --Library Media Connection
“This intriguing book definitely has an audience–one that appreciates, quite literally, tongue-in-cheek humor.” --School Library Journal
“The shuffle-and-stop rhythm of haiku is amusingly appropriate for the zombie narrator, and Holt's use of language is consistently clever and playful.” --SLJ Teen