Teen Review: “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” by Max Brooks

Starting with Patient Zero, the Zombie War spread through the world at incredible speeds. Governments didn’t believe at first, making everyone vulnerable. With infected organs being transplanted and infected people looking for a cure by traveling to different places, the virus spread, putting oblivious populations in a position with little to no hope. In a war against zombies, every time you lose a life, they gain one. So how did we survive and take back our home?  In this book, Max Brooks writes from the perspective of a survivor trying to put together a picture of the war through oral histories. He weaves a plot line from the interviews of key people to the average person, who all managed to live. Each one tells his/her own journey, but when their stories are all put together, it becomes the journey of our species. There may not be a Brad Pitt character in the book, but it is still a hauntingly plausible story.

Aedan, Central TLLC, 17

"World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War" by Max Brooks book cover


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