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Rot & Ruin

Book 1, Rot & Ruin

Jonathan Maberry

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Description

In the zombie-infested, post-apocalyptic America where Benny Imura lives, every teenager must find a job by the time they turn fifteen or get their rations cut in half. Benny doesn't want to apprentice as a zombie hunter with his boring older brother Tom, but he has no choice. He expects a tedious job whacking zoms for cash, but what he gets is a vocation that will teach him what it means to be human.

Publishers Weekly Review

Sep 27, 2010 – The delineation between man and monster, survivor and victim is fiercely debated in Maberry's (Patient Zero) thoughtful, postapocalyptic coming-of-age tale. In Mountainside, an oasis of civilization in a world ravaged by zombies, residents must find work at age 15 or have their rations halved. With every other option exhausted, Benny Imura reluctantly apprentices with his older brother, Tom, as a zombie killer, despite blaming Tom for their parents' deaths. As Benny accompanies Tom into the hostile wilderness, he learns how wrong he was about many things, from the supposed "coolness" of larger-than-life bounty hunter Charlie Matthias to the inhuman nature of "zoms" and the true purpose of Tom's work. The eye-opening experiences continue when Charlie kidnaps Benny's potential girlfriend, Nix, as part of his efforts to track down the fabled Lost Girl, who holds the key to a deadly secret. In turns mythic and down-to-earth, this intense novel combines adventure and philosophy to tell a truly memorable zombie story, one that forces readers to consider them not just as flesh-eating monsters or things to be splattered, but as people. Ages 12–up.

Customer Reviews

.W.O.W.

I just got done reading the lost hero by Rick Riordan (another great book) so my expectations were preeettyy high, but I wasn't let down one bit. The description, pace and creativity were amazing, don't skip this one.

Best book I have ever read!!

I loved this book. I don't read too often but when I do It has to be something that interest me. This book had me drawn in so much that I could not put it down!! I would recommend this book to anyone! Hell I'll buy it for you to read!! That good!!! Amazing book!!

Humanity and zombies

Great read for a different view of zombie apocalypse. Don't let the juvenile genre fool you; this book should be read regardless of the reader's age. I couldn't put it down once I started.

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Rot & Ruin
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  • $9.99
  • Level: Grades 7 and Above
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Action & Adventure
  • Published: Sep 14, 2010
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 464 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Series: Book 1, Rot & Ruin
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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