Zombies or ' Living Impaired' kids are country-wide. This is a strange phenomenon that is now an every day part of life for United States residents. However, most are not too pleased about this.
For reasons unknown teenagers aren't staying dead. They awaken not long after death and attempt to return to normality. They attend school, and attempt to continue learning. When one particular Living Impaired decides to join the school football team it unleashes a rage inside a few 'normal' teen kids.
Phoebe Kendall is a goth, the irony of dressing like the dead is not lost on her and best friend Margi in todays times. Phoebe is one of the few people who believe the dead kids should have the same rights as those living and when a friendship develops between her and new football team member, Tommy Williams, she begins to realise just how cruel society has become.
This book was hard to get into at first, but about a 1/3 of the way through I decided it was better than expected. It isn't a normal YA-Paranormal romance. It has strong undertones of prejudice and discrimination and is worth reading.
The characters, however, were incredibley irritating. Especially lead girl Phoebe and sidekick Margi. Karen was hands down the best character in the book as was zombie-girl Colette who was by far the most interesting.
The writing style was good, but I felt detached from the characters and as I mentioned it was hard to get into.