Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bookanistas: BAD TASTE IN BOYS by Carrie Harris

Carrie Harris goes all the way. And I don’t think she’d mind my saying that because it’s true—in her writing. Her book about high school and popularity and zombies and football is BEYOND funny because she never steps back from the edge. Her zombies don’t just stalk around. They puke and grab and bite (literally). Her main character, Kate, is smart, snarky, silly and insecure—sometimes all at the same time. BAD TASTE IN BOYS is the kind of book you’ll pick up and won’t put down until you reach the end because you just won’t want to stop laughing (sometimes while wincing). So, I guess Carrie will make you go all the way, too.

(I know this isn’t my standard review format, but Carrie makes you want to break the mold.)

What are the other Bookanistas drooling over this week?

Elana Johnson savors Bad Taste in Boys, too!

LiLa Roecker celebrates The Summer of the Bear

Christine Fonseca has got a surprise for a Bookanista buddy (ooh—curious?)

Shelli Johannes-Wells raves about A Need So Beautiful

Beth Revis interviews Blood Magic author Teresa Gratton

Carolina Valdez Miller enjoys a special celebration

Jessi Kirby and Megan Miranda gush about Imaginary Girls

Bethany Wiggins is crazy about Delirium

Shana Silver sings praises for Starcrossed

Jen Hayley applauds Possession

Veronica Rossi hails Hereafter


Theresa Milstein said...

I've heard great things about this book, but I can't handle zombies!

Anonymous said...

This book sounds awesome. I love the cover! I'll have to check it out. :)

Heather said...

These both sound great and are on my list of books to buy! Thanks for the recommendation. Oh yeah, and AUDITION is sitting on my stack of books to read now!!!

Stasia said...

I'd give it a try, Theresa--I'm not a huge zombie person either but this book is just hilarious!
I love the cover, too, Madeline!
And, wow, Heather--I'm thrilled you've got an arc of Audition. Gulps. Hope you enjoy it!

Carolina M. Valdez Schneider said...

Carrie is so funny, I know her book will be too. I'm curious to see how zombies play out in a school setting!

Shana Silver said...

I agree, I couldn't stop laughing throughout this book. And Kate is an awesome character!

JenWriter said...

I LOVE zombies! And the funny! Can't wait to read.

Stasia said...

Carol, Shana & Jen: funny + zombie = one-of-a-kind Carrie! Happy reading!