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D.I.M.S. Authors and Scholars: Zombies

201312 Denny_MS_flier_croppedDenny International Middle School is partnering with The Seattle Public Library and other local organizations to publish student writing in the community.  This is one of the best expository essays submitted:


Imagine yourself, running away from flesh-hungry, man-eating zombies. Do you know what to do? Do you know where to go? Of course you don’t. The monsters are fictional. But if there were to be a zombie outbreak sometime, here are a few steps to survive. First things first, you’re going to need a safe house/shelter. Also, you’re going to need LOTS of food. And last but not least, you’re going to need to learn how to defend yourself.

The first step into surviving a zombie apocalypse is to have a safe house or shelter. A safe house is a “zombie-proof” shelter. Try to make it so that no zombies can get in. Shelter is an essential need in surviving, well, anything! An important thing to keep in mind is that you need a shelter that you can fortify. Like fencing, or maybe even something like a guard tower. You will also need to board all of your windows; mostly the ones on the ground floor. And if you’re going to try and be a “hero” and try to rescue other survivors, make sure there’s enough room in your safe house to house them. These are a few tips into finding or creating a safe house. Continue reading

Romance and Zombies

Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies is a great romantic/comedy movie. It’s a zombie movie that doesn’t contain many bloody scenes. I would definitely recommend this movie to people who are into rom-com movies.  If you are into hardcore bloody and gruesome scenes, please do not watch this.

I would rate this movie 8/10 due to the fact it’s hilariously cute and isn’t boring.

– Thanh, 18, Central Y Intern

Warm Bodies @ Central!

Warm BodiesDo you love zombies? Shamble in to the Central Library to watch the newly released zombie romance film Warm Bodies and meet the book’s author, Isaac Marion, for a Q & A afterward.

Is there love after death? In a post-apocalyptic future, zombie boy meets living girl in this funny, bloody romance.

When:  Saturday, July 6th from 2 – 4:30 p.m.

Where: Central Library, Level 1 – Microsoft Auditorium

Bonus points for coming costumed as a zombie!!

Books will not be available for purchase, but you may bring your own for the author to sign.

For more info, you can call the Teen Center @ 206-615-1410 or E-mail the Teen Center.

Teen Review: Bad Taste in Boys

Title:  Bad Taste in Boys

Author:  Carrie Harris

Summary:  Future physician Kate Grable is horrified when her high school’s football coach gives team members steroids, but the drugs turn players into zombies and Kate must find an antidote before the flesh-eating get to her or her friends.

Khoa’s summary: Super smarty Kate Grable gets to play doctor on the school football team.  She does it to get her college application good but also to be close to her quarterback crush.  But then something disturbing happens, Kate finds out that the coach is giving the players steroids, but after testing it, it is not actually steroids.  Whatever that vial is, it is causing the players to become zombies, and unless she can find an antidote, no one is safe!!

I started reading it because… the books look interesting; I really like mysterious books and it was on my school’s Bulldogs Reads.

I kept reading because… Even though this book has a main character of a girl, when I start reading it I can see the character come to life, and it really makes me curious what will happen next.

Main character(s): If they were in a yearbook, they would be voted Most Likely To Be: The next famous doctor.

Six Word Recap: Teen girl faces really dangerous zombies.

This book reminded me of Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry because the two books are related to zombies and scary stuff. It is mysterious, cool and a really good read.

Author’s Website: Carrie’s Blog

Khoa, Teen Blogger, Delridge

Teen Reviews: Zombies vs. Unicorns

Zombies Vs. UnicornsTitle: Zombies vs. Unicorns

Editors:  Justine Larbalestier and Holly Black

Three sentence summary: A battle between two creatures: zombies and unicorns. With a series of stories about zombies and unicorns, it will keep you turning the pages. Then decide for yourself, ZOMBIES OR UNICORNS?

If I were trying to get a friend to read this book, I’d be sure to mention: I would ask: Zombies or Unicorns? Whatever the answer, I’d say there are so many cool stories with interesting interpretations of each creature. Some you would never think of. Continue reading

Book Shorts: Ashes



Title:  Ashes

Author:  Ilsa J. Bick

Summary:  Alex, a resourceful seventeen-year-old running from her incurable brain tumor, Tom, who has left the war in Afghanistan, and Ellie, an angry eight-year-old, join forces after an electromagnetic pulse sweeps through the sky and kills most of the world’s population, turning some of those who remain into zombies and giving the others superhuman senses.

I started reading it because… I was running out the door to the bus and I needed something to read! But really, who wouldn’t want to read about a world devastated by an EMP (electromagnetic pulse)? Alex is backpacking in the mountains, escaping from the pressures of high school, family and the monster that lives in her head to deal with another issue when the EMP hits. Ellie, an angry young girl, is now Alex’s responsibility and together they have to navigate the forest and find help.

I kept reading because… Despite some of the cliched behavior and hard to believe coincidences, this book drew me in and I lost myself in the story. There are great characters, great dangers and an OMG cliff hanger. I can’t wait for the next book.

Book Review: The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks

If there was a zombie outbreak today would you be prepared? In the Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks you will learn how to survive zombies by choosing the correct weapons to use, such as a crowbar and assault rifles. One will also be able to identify a zombie and the proper way to kill it (blowing the brains out or cutting off the head). What would you do if the unthinkable happened? If zombies became the top predator? This book will explain how to deal with any possible zombie situation.

I thought this book was interesting, well written and captivating. It was written from a firsthand point of view which gives credibility to the facts. The book had many illustrations and was very easy to understand. After reading this I will now be able to survive a possible zombie outbreak!

If you want to read more about the history of zombie attacks, make sure to read The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, also by Max Brooks.

Andrea, Teen Advisory Group
Northeast Branch