The best part of this book was definitely the subtext of acceptance and various isms2. The characters were a little... cliché. You had Jerky Jock, Bubble-Headed Cheerleader, Golden Heart Jock, and Goth Girl Next Door. At least they seemed that way for the first five chapters or so. It wasn't until chapter six that they to started show their true colors and step out of the box of preconception.
The ending was a little predictable, but still left me wanting more. The sequel has its work cut out for it; there are zombies to rehabilitate, mysterious "augmentations" to investigate, and white vans popping up all over. I can't wait to see what happens between Adam and Phoebe in Kiss of Life!
I give Generation Dead...
...Three and a half Zombies.
1 Many theories abound, fast food preservatives being my favorite followed closely by parasites.
2 To quote Ferris Bueler, "I quote The Walrus, 'I don't believe in 'isms', I just be believe in me.'").