Review: Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris

Review: Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie HarrisBad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris
Series: Kate Grable #1
Published by Delacorte Press on July 12th 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Fantasy
Pages: 201
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Someone's been a very bad zombie.Kate Grable is horrified to find out that the football coach has given the team steroids. Worse yet, the steriods are having an unexpected effect, turning hot gridiron hunks into mindless flesh-eating zombies. No one is safe--not her cute crush Aaron, not her dorky brother, Jonah . . . not even Kate! She's got to find an antidote--before her entire high school ends up eating each other. So Kate, her best girlfriend, Rocky, and Aaron stage a frantic battle to save their town  . . . and stay hormonally human.


In my pursuit of happy, easy reading, I was directed to Bad Taste in Boys. It’s a young adult zombie novel that takes that overused zombie idea and makes it something different and fantastic.

Kate Grable is a heroine a reader can easily get behind. Your average teenager, former-geek-turned-semi-social-person, Kate  is a cute geek trying to expand  her social circle. Aaron was a little flat at first, just your typical popular football quarterback. But as the zombie epidemic worsened and Kate raced against the clock to save everyone, Aaron proved he was just your average Joe.

Even though everything was going down the drain, and everyone else was slow on the uptake, Kate kept her head (literally and figuratively), even when she might have preferred to run away from it all.

For anyone in the mood for a funny zombie book with a hint of romance thrown in, this is the book for you.


About Carrie Harris

Carrie Harris is a geek-of-all-trades and proud of it. Brains are her specialty; she used to work at a lab where they were delivered daily via FedEx. After that, it seemed only natural to write a zombie book. Now she lives in Michigan with her ninja-doctor husband and three zombie-obsessed children.


Author: Kim

Everything can be made better with a good book or some relaxing knits. 😀 Find me on IG @kimberlyh12 or on Twitter @enervated.

0 Replies to “Review: Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris”

  1. I agree – I thought this one was a lot of fun!

    – Jessica @ Book Sake

  2. HAHAHA. So I finally just read the synopsis of this book and it sounds hilarious. The cover is deceiving!
    Oh the book is nice and short too (:

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