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I Kissed a Zombie and I Liked It (Book Review 2010-73)

Product Description

Algonquin “Ali” Rhodes, the high school newspaper’s music critic, meets an intriguing singer, Doug, while reviewing a gig. He’s a weird-looking guy—goth, but he seems sincere about it, like maybe he was into it back before it was cool. She introduces herself after the set, asking if he lives in Cornersville, and he replies, in his slow, quiet murmur, “Well, I don’t really live there, exactly. . . .”

When Ali and Doug start dating, Ali is falling so hard she doesn’t notice a few odd signs: he never changes clothes, his head is a funny shape, and he says practically nothing out loud. Finally Marie, the school paper’s fashion editor, points out the obvious: Doug isn’t just a really sincere goth. He’s a zombie. Horrified that her feelings could have allowed her to overlook such a flaw, Ali breaks up with Doug, but learns that zombies are awfully hard to get rid of—at the same time she learns that vampires, a group as tightly-knit as the mafia, don’t think much of music critics who make fun of vampires in reviews. . . .

About the Author

Adam Selzer lives in downtown Chicago. Check him out on the Web at

Product Details

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (January 26, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385735030
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385735032
SOURCE: Public Library


This book is just adorable!  It is fast paced and full of memorable lines that you will want to use yourself in conversation.This story is pretty predictable but it is so smartly written you will enjoy every word.  This is pretty safe for younger teens since there is minimal sexual activity, some alcohol use and the main character of Alley navigates her way through all of them admirably.  If you enjoy Marlene Perez and Kelly McClymber, you will love this one.  I am off to find more books by this author.


  1. Loved the Review! I really think I need to read this book!

  2. Sounds cute! I won this book a while back, so I'll definitely be looking forward to reading that! :-)

  3. I love that Doug is described as a sincere goth. I suppose zombies are maybe only a little less pale than vamps? Looks great!

  4. Nice review, but I just can't get into zombie love stories..just something about them creep me out..aaah

  5. I am going to pass on this one, but I am glad you enjoyed it. Hope you are having a better week this week. I have been thinking about you since I got your e-mail over the weekend. (((hugs)))

  6. I just love the cover of this book. Very cute.

  7. I wonder if zombies are going to be the new vampires?
    I've enjoyed reading alot of young adult here lately.

  8. I want to read this one. Great review. Wish it was a giveaway


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