Review: Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie – Jeff Norton

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On Adam Meltzer’s twelfth birthday he’s stung by a killer bee. Three months later he wakes up in his coffin as a zombie. After clawing his way up to the surface he returns home to his family, giving them the fright of their lives. Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie tells the story of Adam trying to fit back into his school and not draw attention to himself, which proves difficult for him to do.

When I picked up this novel I could not put it back down. It was compelling and full of action, making it hard to stop reading. It was easy to read, meaning that it is ideal for it’s target audience of nine year olds and above.

Norton’s style is humorous and I was smiling from the start. Adam is a very likable and amusing character. I found myself laughing out loud at some parts in the novel.

I loved how the novel teaches younger readers about issues such as OCD. Adam’s OCD is explained in a way that was funny but didn’t mock his condition.

I think that Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie is the perfect novel for younger fans of zombie stories. I would definitely recommend it to young readers.

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