Our story opens where countless stories have ended in the last twenty-six years: with an idiot — in this case, my brother, Shaun — deciding it would be a good idea to go out and poke a zombie with a stick to see what happens.
Many stories of zombies give a glossed over explanation involving a disease run amok, but few tales of the living dead bother to think through the epidemiology of how a zombie plague might behave, and what it would be like for the survivors of that plague. In Feed, author Mira Grant has thought about it a great deal, and the life for brother and sister Shaun and Georgia is one where every place you go, every thing you do, is about just staying alive and proving that you haven’t been infected. When a medical cure turns into a medical nightmare where the dead rise again, the survivors are still trying to go on with a semblance of civilizaition, including electing an American president. Shaun and Georgia are bloggers who are picked to follow the campaign of a promising candidate, hoping it will be their ticket to success and ratings. They just have to stay alive in a world still riddled with pockets of zombies, where everyone left on the planet harbors the infection and could turn into a zombie themselves. Not only is this a remarkable look at a post-apocalyptic world, it is a page turner that will have you racing to the end as you are rooting for characters that are funny and loyal and true.
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