Ck has some f the least intelligent characters I ve read about ever and they frustrated me to no end In addition to this some Wolverine: The Long Night of the characters also enjoy racist jokes Here are some lovely uotes from this glorious book Exhibition A Let s beffensive and racist I didn t know being a bigot was in seasonI didn t know a black kid could be pale but Hollis is Maybe they re bustin him for somethin Like what Bein black Good pointAre you like Black Leopard, Red Wolf onef those high functioning retards he asksBecause I ll kick your Mexican ass suare into next week eseThis is the United States Short Eyes: A Play of America Kat says pretty calm under the circumstances We re not in Rwanda here you guys Someone ll show up we ve just got to sit tightExhibition B Let the idiocy begin What the snap crackle fuck you talkin aboutLet s go fuck this monkeySay the world and we reff like a prom dressIt s Chad clock motherfuckersJust ut f curiousity is there a Spanish word for zombie Jamie considers this a second before suggesting Zombrero I wish I could say that these uotes made sense when in context but that s not the case This book gives teenagers a bad image and makes all teens look brain dead I kid you not my e ARC was filled with random uotes that made me want to weep for humanity None f the characters are likeable at all and the MC never ceased to irritate me with his constant need to judge everyone If you re uestioning whether to read Sick Soeur Angèle ou le feu sacré de la joie or not it really depends if you ll beffended by racism prejudice and mindlessnessI wish I could say the plot makes up for the horrendous dialogue and frighteningly unlikable characters The plot is nothing special at all and is an average zombie story There is a lot f running around panicking planning to escape and people trying to figure ut how the zombies were created Sick stoops lower and lower as the book goes n and even manages to use a bunch f cliches The characters even made a Lord Of The Flies joke how clever Not to mention that I ve seen this story countless times and I just couldn t really immerse myself in this book Luckily I read Sick pretty uickly considering how much I hated it The plot is extremely fast paced and it always seems like there is something going Dirty Dozen 2 (12 Taboo XXX Tales) on I may not have enjoyed Sick but I give credit to Leveen for making sure there is never a lull in the plot Sick by Tom Leveen is definitelyne f the worst books I ve read all year I honestly couldn t handle the excessive racism ffensive humor and goriness I m not sure if I would recommend this ne to anyone at all I m still not sure who the target audience for this ne is because it manages to ffend people from many different walks f life Sick never ceases to be crude at all and I m still uestioning why this book is going to be published Yikes Am I supposed to say thank you to netgalley and let people know that I got the book for free to read I know everyone does this In the interest f full disclosure I guess I should mention it too I guess I should also mention that almost every book I ve read recently has been a free book I ve gotten directly r indirectly from a publisher and that I kind f nly want to read ARC s any because I m too lazy to spend the minute it takes to sign in a non ARC into work So disclosure said I should also say that I m not promising an honest review I sometimes lie in reviews So I asked for this book because it was compared to a cross between The Breakfast Club and Walking Dead I d had good results with the Breaking Bad meets Walking Dead so whose to say that I wouldn t have good luck again I enjoyed the methed ut zombie book much Yeah there is a Breakfast Club thing going n here but it s not as angsty Greetings! or cool feeling as the mid 80 s movie that I could possibly uotever 90% f and which I saw probably ver a hundred times as a middle school student Instead it s Breakfast Club like "BECAUSE YOU GET A WHOLE LITTLE "you get a whole little section
Of A High School Population Thrown Together a high school population thrown together to deal with shit they would rather not be dealing with You ve got theater geeks a gooney sXe kid a cheerleader a basket case a sopho version Tribeca of Avril Lavigne and somether types all mixed up with genders race and sexual Grey's Lady orientation When my little sister got her new books including thisshe said thisne s about zombiesand I was likeYay I want thatI want that I m gonna read that And seeing the title made me excited to read this bookwondering how sick this could beespecially when this is my first Blue Streak of Tom LeveenSo yesthis is a storyf teenagers who got stuck in their school in a zombie apocalypseIf you want to know how and when it startedyou ve got to read this book The strange thing is thatthey re not deadthey re just really sick with sparklingskinfaces that meltand with distorted bent backs how
could they even move and run fast Wellaren t they so gruesomely horrifyingshuddersWhat I liked here were the charactersparticularly they even move and run fast Wellaren t they so gruesomely horrifyingshuddersWhat I liked here were the charactersparticularly secondary charactersbecause they re interestingstarting with Jaime the Latino kid who is the smartest and the coolest and who practically lead his group Drama department in protecting themThen there s Travis who wanted to prove to his father that he is a brave mansomething to make his dad proud The Asketikon of St Basil the Great of Cammy the kick ass cheer leaderHollis girlfriendwho I wished showed up already during the first Kenzie and Laura search mission Andf coursethere s Chad the hot temperedand the meanest bestfriend f Brianthe MC herewho I adored laterduring the search mission So yesthe secondary characters did most f the zombie combat actionYet at leastBrian did something heroic at the last part f the storyThe nly reason why I m giving this a rating Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time of 4 is becausethe story ended abruptlyhope there s a seuel Overall I loved how the authorriginally created his zombieshow the plot went along reasonably fairthe setting was great and the story was intense I also liked that the author added a uniue and touching story f lovefriendship and loyalty into the story So to those who are zombie fansthis book s for you Thanks to my dearest sis who lent this book to me Love yougirl I m going to warn you right ff the bat that this review is probably biased and emotionally skewed And it s all because f my youngest daughter Why would a book about teenagers running around during the Zombie Apocalypse have anything to do with my 5 year ldI ll get to itSo this kid Brian is sort After the Ashes of a slacker but not in a bad way Just you know in the regular loveable slacker kindf way He s recently broken up with his longtime girlfriend mainly because she s got some issues that he s uite frankly tired The Angry Planet of dealing withHer phobias large crowds beingne bring Melody's Key on panic attacks and the medication to stop them leaves her no pun intended a sortf sexual zombie Ok That sounds like a sucky reason for a guy to break up with the girl he loves but I can totally see a teenage boy doing that He s not a dick though and the two remain friends Even if it is a bit awkward for himAfter all he still loves her but he syou knowan idiotThe story begins with him feeling kind f proud f her for facing her fear A Chance Acquaintance of crowds and going to a school pep rally with his sister He also feels a bit guilty because insteadf going and supporting her he and his buddies are sneaking ff campus to go hang ut at ne f their houses Cause they wanna doslacker stuffEnter the zombiesAfter a confusing encounter with a friend and a weird news report they realize something is potentially very wrong with some The Wallflower's Revenge of the people in their area It E thenly nes with a chance f survivingThe virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily The whole school goes War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 on lockdown but Brian and his best friend Chad are safe and stuck in the theater department far from Brian’s sister Kenzie and his ex girlfriend. 35 StarsSick by Tom Leveen isne hell Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World of a seething drooling bone crunching tale packed with suspense A uick jolt to the system with humor action and gore I had to keep reading Had to know had to findut Readers are introduced to a small band f kids and friends that roam the hallways f Phoenix Metro High School The typical jocks rule the school attitude prevails with a few side pockets f fun and mischief But ur story focuses around Brian and his best friend Chad who appear to be the troublemakers at first look All that changes in a flash as the horrors kick ff and escalate though From ditching class ne minute to bloodbath pep rallies t Review first appeared Marriage After God: Chasing Boldly After God’s Purpose for Your Life Together on my blog Book Addict 24 7 I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Sick by Tom Leveen is an unconventional zombie read that is getting some backlashn Goodreads for a few f the characters comments and behaviors I m going to state this from the get go just so my pinion is clear I do not think Leveen s intent was to be unknowingly racist Blue Blood or for his writing to be portrayed asne The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe of a bigot His book s heroes are in fact anti heroes which aren t your conventional heroes that shine like the sun and crap rainbows They are imperfect characters teenagers which is even important to note that grow throughout the novel They areffered the ultimate redemption as the apocalypse strips and Parafilias (Spanish Edition) of life s normality from them Also they re kids in an affluent community with a sudden influxf lower class students Come It's Like This on And I will mention this as well Protagonists aren t always made for a reader to love them this notion is both incorrect and highly na veNot every hero is perfect so to expect as such in a character is ridiculous Authors don t write a hero for your benefit but for the benefitf the story If the story begs for a character to be redeemed then it will happen but the character will not be a white toothed perfect citizen to begin with And if people looked beyond the so called racism that allowed for this fun book to be rated lower all due respect to people and their The Mirage opinions they would see that these horrendous characters were either redeemedr were given a heavy dose f humanity when the time called for it Also may I mention that there are instances where these bigoted characters showcased their change in attitude These changes are visible in the small moments f interactions between these kids As for the whole The Breakfast Club relation it is like the film because it showcases kids from different social statuses coming together as Rituels secrets des Templiers one to solvene common problem how to escape It doesn t have to be exactly like the iconic 1980s film for it to share several aspectsIt s so easy to classify a book ne way r another from the first glimpse from the first racial A Mild Suicide or sexualrientation related slur but if given the chance books like Sick can Beethoven for a Later Age: The Journey of a String Quartet offer so much insight into humanity especially when it is at an imminent end The pacing in this book is uick the action addicting and the friendships are touching The kids are realistic because they are imperfect There is a glimpse at the possibilityf romance and there is a heck Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face of a lotf redemption Leveen is actually pretty genius for including so many different kinds Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church of kids who by the way face exactly what normal teenagers face in high schoolAt first I was going to talk about how fun the story was and how I love uniue zombie novels but then I saw the ratingn popular pages like Goodreads and the reviews this book was receiving and felt myself getting angry I agree that everyone has their wn pinion and I DO respect those pinions but this reminds me so much f what happened to September Girls by Bennett Madison that I decided to comment directly Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) on the negative comments circulating about this novelI m not telling you to gout and buy this book and read it all I m asking is that you give it a glimpse yourself before basing your entire choice Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 on whether you want to read this bookr not by reading the reviews Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale on pages like Goodreads Sometimes the author s intention for a novel is lost in the background noisef society s bsession with calling everything r everyone a racist Sexual Soulmates: The Six Essentials for Connected Sex (English Edition) or a bigot It s like what happened to The Adventuresf Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain Such a classic story had the N word in the text
as a way f showcasing the racism f the time yet a way Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian of showcasing the racismf the time yet Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time of looking beyond that people naturally assumed the worst and censored it It s scary to think that we live in a society where literature is either getting censored for something that adds to the storyr getting put aside because f a character s characteristics that actually give the character a reason to better himherself later n in the story Might as well ban almost every book since they all touch n the topic f race sexuality and abuse in ne way r anotherBut I digress I enjoyed Sick for what it was and while a couple Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, of the characters actions and words were a bit shocking it didn t give me a reason to throw the book away with anger and misplaced self entitlement If you like young adult zombie stories fullf imperfect characters who DO change as the story progresses then check this Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. oneut Not the best zombie book I ve read but most certainly not the worst It did have it s moments It s marketed as a young adult novel so it did come across sometimes as juvenile but I still likey it Plus it did have zombies in it makes you scared to go to school kinda wanna know how ther "people got throught that crapand how did it all startwould really read a "got throught that crapand how did it all startwould really read a if there ever came ne Check ut Scott Reads It for reviews giveaways I had been longing to read Sick ever since I
#saw that it #that it being marketed as Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead Sick was even ne Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One of my Waiting On Wednesday picks in July and I was dying to read it Sick just might be my most disappointing bookf 2013 by a long shot Don t believe Sick s description at all the marketing for this book is built n false pretenses When I read Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead I should have known it was a gimmick because that comparison is too good to be true Sick is nothing like The Breakfast Club at all and doesn t deserve to be compared to such a classic movie The nly element Signs in the Heavens: A Jewish Messianic Perspective of the Last Days Coming Millennium of Sick that remotely resembles The Breakfast Club is the fact that kids from different cliues and walksf life are stuck in the same room That s where the similarities to The Breakfast Club start and end Sick is NOT a coming Daddy Lost Me At Poker (Eroticulture) (English Edition) of age story despite the comparison and the characters don t progress morally at all to justify the comparisonI can definitely understand the comparisons to The Walking Dead and it s a pretty accurate comparison There is a lotf survival aspects Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy of this story and there are a tonf gory zombie moments in this book I love gore in books but Sick felt excessively gore to the point where I didn t feel so well The zombie aspects Witchopoly of Sick are executed well for the most part Leveen has created a new typef zombie these buggers are hunched and have crystalline features At Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most one point in the story the zombies were described as sparkling and I couldn t help but be remindedf Twilight I appreciate Leveen s efforts to create a new type Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of zombie but we have enough sparkling paranormal creatures thank you very much Zombies don t need to sparkle it s unnecessary and I m not ready for zombies to be ruined for me Vampires were taboo for me for a long periodf time and I refuse to let that happen to zombiesSi. Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead as a group f unlikely allies tries to survive a deadly utbreakBrian and his friends are not part f the cool crowd They’re the misfits and the troublemakers the nes who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly So when a deadly virus breaks ut they’r.