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Recent Arrivals: Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

by Ann-Katrina

Recent Arrivals chronicles the books that have made their way onto the Today, I Read… bookshelf. Here’s the latest arrival: Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

Generation Dead Cover

First line: Phoebe and her friends held their breath as the dead girl in the plaid skirt walked past their table in the lunchroom.

Initial thoughts: I learned about Generation Dead when I found Karin Librarian’s Say It Again Saturday post. After going back to read her review, I fell in love with the idea and simply had to have the book. With phrases like “differently biotic” or “living impaired”, how could I not? The description alone promised this book would be a hoot.

Book description:

Phoebe Kendall is just your typical Goth girl with a crush. He’s strong and silent…and dead.

All over the country, a strange phenomenon is occurring. Some teenagers who die aren’t staying dead. But when they come back to life, they are no longer the same. Feared and misunderstood, they are doing their best to blend into a society that doesn’t want them.

The administration at Oakvale High attempts to be more welcoming of the “differently biotic.” But the students don’t want to take classes or eat in the cafeteria next to someone who isn’t breathing. And there are no laws that exist to protect the “living impaired” from the people who want them to disappear–for good.

When Phoebe falls for Tommy Williams, the leader of the dead kids, no one can believe it; not her best friend, Margi, and especially not her neighbor, Adam, the star of the football team. Adam has feelings for Phoebe that run much deeper than just friendship; he would do anything for her. But what if protecting Tommy is the one thing that would make her happy?

Book Details: 416 pages; Hyperion Book CH; Pub. May 2008

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Comments on Recent Arrivals: Generation Dead by Daniel Waters

  1. # Karin wrote on August 8, 2009 at 8:45 pm:

    Thank you so much for mentioning me. I loved this book. Oh, I’m totally jealous that you are reading HUSH, HUSH.
    Karin

  2. # Ann-Kat wrote on August 9, 2009 at 9:05 pm:

    Thanks so much for writing about it! I actually finished the book not too long ago and loved it. It reminded me a lot of Twilight, except this book almost seemed to poke fun at it in some ways.

    And Hush, Hush…yeah, I’m super excited about that one. I’m about halfway done and I’m trying to pull my head together to finish it–I believe I’m a little too excited. LOL

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