Book Chat: Brokedown
by Tony Urban
A dedicated school bus driver tries to survive the zombie outbreak aboard her bus. Can she save any of her kids as well?
MYRA’S HORROR BLOG REVIEWS : I wanted to write reviews as if I were sharing the love of a book with a friend. What I liked about it, from storyline to characters; to include any parts that had a negative impact on me as a reader. Join me on the couch as we explore today’s exciting read.
Note: Due to family visits last week, more on the way and Thanksgiving, my reading time has been limited. Therefore, this week’s review is a short story. Still a very good read, just short.:)
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While this is a short story, it hits fast and doesn’t let up. Peggy drives a school bus and sounds like the typical driver; watches her charges for trouble makers and wants to keep them safe.
When a child falls down and she goes to see what’s up, Peggy is shocked by his appearance. He is gray colored and looks dead, plus she can’t find a pulse. When she calls for help, the school dispatcher doesn’t answer and the 911 line is busy. Screams erupt in the back of the bus and Peggy is stunned by the chaos. Why are kids attacking others?
It doesn’t take long to figure out there is a zombie outbreak aboard the bus. Peggy manages to escape, along with one of the students. The ending is very open-ended and I wonder if the two characters will reappear in Urban’s Life of the Dead series.
A very enjoyable short read for those who love zombies and horror.
NOTE: All my reviews are published in Uncaged Book Reviews emag. This review will be in the December issue.