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Jessica (HDB)

I'm a bookworm of the highest caliber! If you see me, I'll probably be reading. There's nothing I love more than finding a good book, and then sharing it with the world!

Currently reading

The Immortal Heights (Elemental Trilogy)
Sherry Thomas
Keltair's Ride (Hunt for the Shadowmakers Book 1)
Wolfen M.
The Dovekeepers
Alice Hoffman

Mr. Katz is a Zombie by M.C. Lesh

Mr. Katz is a Zombie (Goethalsburg Ghost Squad Book 1) - Margaret Lesh

So, zombie books and I have kind of a special thing going on. As in, I see them and I absolutely have to read them. It doesn't matter whether they're spattered with gore and written for adults, or funny and written for kids. They just automatically go on my reading list!

 

Let's start with what I liked about Mr. Katz is a Zombie. This is definitely a funny book. While it wasn't quite my kind of humor, it's without a doubt the type of humor that will have younger readers giggling. Who doesn't love a zombie that eats donuts? Another point in this book's corner is that there is a great relationship between our main character and his parents. It isn't often that parents actually appear in stories, much less as supportive characters. J.D is a lucky boy, I'll tell you what. His parents are ghost hunters, and that's pretty darn cool.

 

As for what didn't jive with me, the writing falls in this category. It's a little rushed, and feels pieced together at times. While it makes things exciting in the action department, some important parts of the story are skipped over. For the younger set, I don't think this would be an issue. They probably won't wonder why no one missed Mr. Katz for an entire weekend. I did, and that bothered me. My other issue is that our characters felt flat. While J.D. and his quirky friends did grow on me, it took a while.

 

Final verdict? A three-star book for this reader. I know this will be a hit with the younger set, especially boys. It's funny, and slightly gross at times. It's also a quick read. If I were to time travel back and give this to my past self, she would have mainly been sad it was over so quickly. Maybe there's more around the bend? I'd love to see more of J.D. and his ghost hunting family.