Bad Taste in Boys

Bad Taste in Boys

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Someone's been a very bad zombie.
Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town . . . and stay hormonally human.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 201 pages
  • 147 x 211 x 23mm | 318g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0385739680
  • 9780385739689
  • 511,389

About Carrie Harris

CARRIE HARRIS is a geek of all trades and proud of it. Brains are her specialty; she used to work in a lab where they were delivered daily via FedEx. After that, it seemed only natural to write a zombie book. Now she lives in Michigan with her ninja doctor husband and three zombie-obsessed children.
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3,217 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
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4 27% (874)
3 26% (829)
2 10% (312)
1 6% (186)

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Also reviewed on my blog, The Vintage Bookworm. ( This was a quick and enjoyable read. It's one of those books that has supernatural beings in it, but it's not meant to be taken serious. It was funny and really sets the pace to be intriguing, yet not something that will make your heart race. The characters were pretty funny. I hope they develop a lot better in the sequel. Kate was a pretty strong, smart character. She definitely seems to work well under stress and does what it takes to save the day. She bugged me a little bit at times, but overall she was a pretty cool character. Can't wait to see what she has in store for us in the sequel! All the other characters felt a teensy bit flat to me, but were pretty funny at times. I like Jonah and Aaron. A lot of times it seemed a bit unbelievable, but that was in the way I said before on it not something you would take seriously. Overall, it was a fun read and I'll definitely be reading the sequel. I may even go back later this year or next year and re-read it. Give me something light and non-serious to read. If you like zombies and want something short and fun to read, I would recommend more
by Amanda
I've been waiting for this debut since last year when I first stumbled upon Carrie Harris's Monster Mash of a blog that celebrates zombies like it's the new Britney Spears. Sometimes I heart an author blog, but don't find the same sparkly in their books. So I must admit that I had some concerns about liking Bad Taste In Boys. I mean, how can this book even hope to top bacon rose bouquets, lucky werewolf heels, sparkly vampires and merpires, and Princess Sparkles the Third? THE GOOD BITS {The blog is a tough act to follow - but BAD TASTE IN BOYS pulls it off!} The best way I can describe this book is a teenaged zombie movie with just the perfect balance of humor, action, and zombies. Kate is awesome - she comes across as incredibly wise beyond her years when it comes to all things scientific, but her humor and mine just coincide so well, especially in drastic situations! She was just so brainy that I don't blame the zombies for wanting a bite of her! {For a book with not so many pages, BAD TASTE IN BOYS sure packs a lot of excitement!} Carrie Harris introduces us to the mysterious zombie outbreak right from the start, and the story will seize you and never let go until the very end when all things go chomp. Some might complain about the inconsistencies between the various characters who turn zombies, but I actually think it created a new level of panic and confusion. Considering it is a science experiment gone wrong, why wouldn't there be different levels of progress? Why must we assume the same rapid rate of deterioration for all peoples? {When the zombie outbreak starts to become more widespread, I loved the various reactions and precautions that the characters had.} Most notably Kate's younger brother - he was pretty adorable and awesome! By now, I think everyone knows the basic zombie survival tactics - and I get a kick when the characters apply them to their real-life situation :) Sometimes it goes haywire, and sometimes it goes very, very right... THE BAD BITS {A little too happy of an ending and easy on the explanation?} Who can fault an author who ties up loose ends so neatly? I enjoy a well-contained story, but I wished there had been more explanation as to how we reached the zombie happily-ever-after. Kate sure seems awfully lucky in the scheme of things - and the ending seems too simple to believe. However, I didn't mind too much because I was cracking up too much :D THE OVERALL Bad Taste In Boys is a bite of zombie goodness, and I definitely recommend it for those of us who have been itching for a fun zombie YA read since Stacey Jay's Undead series. I think the sequel won't be as zombified, but I am definitey looking forward to seeing how Kate faces off the next paranormal problem!show more
by theEPICrat
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