BAD TASTE is “Hilarious”!

June 20th, 2011 • Kate

BadTasteinBoysFINALThe good news just keeps rolling in! I believe this is the first press review of Bad Taste In Boys by Carrie Harris, which Delacorte will publish next month. From Kirkus:

A geeky girl gets the guy in this comic romp through a high school infested with zombies.

Kate, who owns underpants printed with “I heart Science,” desperately wants to become a doctor, and she’s the student medical assistant for her school’s perpetually losing football team. She develops dark suspicions when she sees unmarked drug vials in the coach’s office, especially when Coach injects the players with his mystery medication. In short order, Mike, one of the players, apparently dies but lurches to life again and bites a chunk out of Kate’s lip. Harris draws on a wealth of zombie clichés as Kate watches the infection spread rapidly. Worse, the now-zombie coach attacks her even after his foot falls off, and her annoying but loyal little brother shows unmistakable zombie symptoms. But why hasn’t Kate succumbed? Can she find a cure? Meanwhile, Aaron, her secret heartthrob, confesses his love because of her brains (although Mike would like to eat Kate’s brains). But can the mad science teacher derail Kate’s medical-school dreams? And can Kate get the local health department to listen? Throughout, the author keeps the focus on laughs as Kate speeds through car crashes, tries to keep her dog from eating the coach’s foot and chases zombies as she wields syringes like six-shooters.

A hilarious frolic, especially for fans of Shaun of the Dead.

And if you were a kid who loved zombies and zombie movies, you might enjoy the new movie Super 8 – just be sure to stay through the credits!

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6 Responses to “BAD TASTE is “Hilarious”!”

  1. stickynotestories Says:

    Yay Carrie! I can't wait to get my copy of this book ^_^

  2. Sara Says:

    YAY CARRIE!!!!

    *cyber hugs and confetti*

  3. Rebecca Petruck Says:

    Shaun of the Dead rocks! How awesome to be compared to something so awesome! Congrats, Carrie.

  4. Carrie Harris Says:

    Thanks, guys! I'm actually throwing a combination Shaun of the Dead/Zombieland/Bacon party to celebrate the release. Why bacon? WHY NOT.

  5. Kati Bartkowski Says:

    Congratulations, Carrie!

    This sounds exactly like the fun summer read I was looking for. 🙂

  6. Isabella Says:

    I can't wait to read and review this book. I am so excited, I love zombies. The release date seems so far away.