When my father told me he’d found a new book for me to read, I was a bit skeptical. Not because our tastes in reading are different, but because I hadn’t read a book and finished it in a very long time. However, I trusted my dad’s work and, since we were on a plane, I had nothing better to do so I started reading.
All he had told me was that it was a book about zombies in bloggers. I initially pictured people like me, or the blogger stereotype of lonely men in their parents basement, using their knowledge that the movies told them to kick butt when the zombies started to rise. Instead, I was introduced to young adult named Georgia and her brother Shaun. They weren’t what I was expecting at all. Instead they blogged for a living. We were introduced to different kinds of bloggers; there were Newsies, Irwins, and Fictionals. Georgia is a Newsie and her job was quite simple, tell the truth. Shaun is an Irwin, they are basically the sports section, their job was to go into dangerous zombie situations and survive for a thrill. And Fictionals write poetry or fiction based on the zombies or a current event.
Like I said, not what I was expecting at all, but that’s not all. The book takes place decades after the initial outbreak too! The biggest surprise to me was Georgia, her brother, and their personal Fictional - a girl named Georgette, but goes by Buffy - were signed on as the official press for a man who wanted to be president. The book was political too.
As you can see, the book is not your average zombie novel. Civilization still stands, people live in fear if course, but they still live. Zombies are actually humans infected with a virus named Kellis-Amberlee which reanimates you upon death, or when you’re exposed to the live virus, or even a spontaneous conversion. They’re dangerous, but don’t equal the end of times. That, too me, is what makes this book special.
This book is told from Georgia’s perspective and takes you on a thrilling, heartbreaking journey about corruption, friendship, and above all… the news. I enjoyed Feed thoroughly, and I can’t recommend it enough.