Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
What its about
R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, noidentity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.
After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.
Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.
I found myself "awwing" quite often while reading this book. "R", though a zombie, thinks like a human and draws you in and makes you sympathize with him, it's sometimes unbelievable that you slowly find yourself feeling sorry for a zombie. Isaac Marion's ability to make a zombie relateable its quiet funny and genius. I finished this book RIGHT before the New Year, but I hope you take the time to put it on your "to read in 2013" list.
The ONLY thing I disliked about the book was the use of bad language. Sometime it was a little unnecessary for me. But overall its a great book and you should read it!