Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion | Teen Ink

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

July 21, 2012
By Sakuya PLATINUM, Richmond, Virginia
Sakuya PLATINUM, Richmond, Virginia
39 articles 12 photos 63 comments

After Twilight, the vampires have been has draining YA novels dry. With all of these gooey, lovey-dovey teen books about vampires, werewolves, and witches(oh my!), it’s about time someone put some reality back into the supernatural genre. Marion does just that with his very first novel, Warm Bodies. The book is eloquently written as it tells of the life, well afterlife, of R the Zombie.
The storyline is perfect for a zombie apocalypse book; for once it’s not, “Holy crap zombies, they all need to die.” This book is unique in the fact that readers get to see inside the mind of a zombie. R isn’t just a thoughtless sack of meat like some writers make zombies out to be. He is an individual who questions his existence and just wants to be normal(he even settles down with a family). But the daily life of an airport grows dull and isn’t stimulating enough for R’s sophisticated grey matter. On a feeding raid he finds Julie who will bring life into his seemingly rusted and abandoned world.
What I came to love in this book, more then the characters themselves, was the exceptional writing style that Marion uses to describe R’s world. I love the way he created his post-apocalypse world, and how he gives R an extremely refined vocabulary for a zombie. This book isn’t just for those teenagers who love supernatural; any romance lovers will gush over the romance between R and Julie, any classic adventurers will stay up late at night to follow R’s journey. Everyone can and will enjoy this new twist on zombies.

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on Feb. 5 2013 at 9:50 pm
mepayne97 BRONZE, Jefferson, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"Stop trying to be what society is shoving down your throat."- Kendall Schmidt

Yeah! :) I like that be awesome.  I personally liked both. :)

on Jan. 22 2013 at 12:31 pm
Sakuya PLATINUM, Richmond, Virginia
39 articles 12 photos 63 comments
Should I review the movie too for a comparision?