Girls Save the World in This One
"A ravenous read." --Kirkus Reviews Shaun of the Dead meets Clueless in this hilarious YA horror comedy set at a local zombie convention--featuring a teenage girl gang that has to save the world from a horde of actual zombies. Perfect for fans of Geekerella, Undead Girl Gang, and Anna and the Apocalypse. June's whole life has been leading up to this: ZombieCon, the fan convention celebrating all things zombies. She and her two best friends plan on hitting all the panels, photo ops, and meeting the heartthrob lead of their favorite zombie apocalypse show Human Wasteland. And when they arrive everything seems perfect, though June has to shrug off some weirdness from other fans--people shambling a little too much, and someone actually biting a cast member. Then all hell breaks loose and June and her friends discover the truth: real zombies are taking over the con. Now June must do whatever it takes to survive a horde of actual brain-eating zombies--and save the world. This is a hilarious and heartfelt horror comedy, an ode to zombies, friendship, and girl power that readers are going to love.
- Hardback | 432 pages
- 140 x 210 x 28mm | 562g
- 14 Apr 2020
- Philomel Books
"Parsons successfully maintains a fast, humorous pace with heartfelt moments and palpable enthusiasm for zombies while also inserting social commentary about allyship for people with marginalized identities and the portrayal of women in horror . . . . A ravenous read." --Kirkus Reviews
About Ash Parsons
Ash Parsons is a graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College as well as other, more traditional schools. She is a PEN America Literary Award Winner for the Phyllis Naylor Fellowship and a Literary Arts Fellow for the Alabama State Council of the Arts. She previously taught English to middle and high school students and has spent some time stumbling around as a zombie on The Walking Dead. Ash lives in Alabama with her family. She is also the author of Still Waters and Holding On to You, previously published as The Falling Between Us.