Rot & ruin: Rot & Ruin Series, Book 1

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Brand-new adventures set in the world of Rot & Ruin! Written by New York Times best-selling author and multiple Bram Stoker award-winner, Jonathan Maberry, this all-new storyline continues events from the award-winning series of novels. We meet Benny, Nix, Lilah, and Chong as they travel through the Sierra Nevada mountains just one faltering step ahead of zombie hordes and one giant leap behind the plane flying through the sky that set them on their journey of discovery. "Teens & fans of The Walking Dead will love ROT & RUIN- WARRIOR SMART" --Amy Taylor, Librarian at Lee's Summit West High School in Lee's Summit, Missouri. "This is the series that turned my reluctant readers into avid readers." - Frank Spinney, Lead Teacher for Stillwater Academy in Maine "ROT & RUIN- WARRIOR SMART is a gripping read that will keep students on the edge of their seats and wanting more! I can't wait to these into the hands of my students!" --Sister Kimberly Miller, Teacher/Librarian at Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls in Philadelphia "The stories Maberry give us in the ROT & RUIN- WARRIOR SMART are riveting, with a dark side untouched by other writers of the same ilk. How will the human race survive? What do they need to do? These are all questions Maberry asks of Benny, Nix, Chong and Lilah as they make their way across the deserted landscape of the West Coast. One of the best things about Jonathan Maberry is that his zombie world is not predictable. Yes, we have zombies, and yes, we have humans, clinging to life ever so desperately. But we have heroes in the shape of a 15 year old teenager who grew up in the shade of First Night, tested and tried on the battlefield called the living. The illustrations by Tony Vargas are more than just dramatic, they pull you into a world where you know you don't want to be but can't help staying. Maberry manages to bring humor into a world brimming with wall-to-wall violence, where there is little hope and no justice. Unpredictable and humorous, Maberry manages to connect the reader with the story in his ever-direct and creative manner." -Ann Cole, Teacher, Pennsbury School District, Fairless Hills, PA "I am a teacher and literacy coordinator at an Elementary School. It has long been my practice to include print of all types into classroom libraries- books, comics, how-to manuals, etc. You never know what will hook a student into reading more. However, I did not encourage the inclusion of "horror" which seemed inappropriate for their age level. The thing about the ROT & RUIN series of novels and the ROT & RUIN- WARRIOR SMART comic is...they are not horrific. They are a great example of major themes of literature- man against man, man against nature. What the kids and I have found is that they turn good and evil on its head. You would like to assume the zombies are evil and the humans are good, but that isn't a fair assumption. The very best and worst of humanity can be seen throughout the stories in unpredictable
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Level 5, 17 Points
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HL: High-Low 780L
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series Rot and ruin. Warrior smart
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Bounty hunters -- Fiction, Brothers -- Fiction, Survival -- Fiction, Young adult fiction, Zombies -- Fiction
title_display Rot & ruin
title_full Rot & Ruin Rot & Ruin Series, Book 1, Rot & ruin / Jonathan Maberry, Rot & ruin [sound recording] / Jonathan Maberry
title_short Rot & ruin
title_sub Rot & Ruin Series, Book 1
topic_facet Audiobooks, Bounty hunters, Brothers, Horror, Survival, Thriller, Young Adult Fiction, Young adult fiction, Zombies