I Love Him to Pieces or My Date is a Dead Weight or He Only Loves Me for My Brains (My Boyfriend is a Monster #1)
Written by Evonne Tsang; Illustrated by Janina Görrissen
Published by Graphic Universe, 2011
124 pages (paperback)
Can love survive the zombie apocalypse? Maybe Dicey's first chance at a real relationship was dead from the start. She's the star of her high school baseball team, and Jack's the star of the science program. Her idea of a study session includes sleeping in the sun, and his idea of a good game involves dungeons and dice. But opposites start attracting when they're assigned to be partners in a class project. Now an outbreak of a weird infection--it eats your brains and leaves you hungry for more--might not mean just the end of their first date. It might mean the end of everything. Will their relationship fall apart faster than zombies in the Florida sun, or can Dicey and Jack beat the odds and find a happy ending? (from amazon.com)
I bought this book because I thought the title was hilarious and zombie books are usually entertaining. The start of the book was ok… it was the usual boy meets girl and they flirt (Bonus: Dicey plays on an all-boys baseball team. Go girls!). It took a while to get to the juicy part with zombies eating brains and all that but once it did, the book was action-packed and moved very quickly.
Besides being a normal zombie book, this story tried to explain why people became zombies (a fungus, in case you were wondering) and the smart people in the book were even trying to find a cure to save people who have been bitten.
Overall it was creative and a quick read the week before Halloween!