Z by Michael Thomas Ford
Random House, ISBN: 9781864718225
(Age: 13+) Josh is the best Zombie torcher around, but only in a holographic game. The last zombie was killed by the real torchers, a band of people who torched zombies with flame throwers. That zombie was killed fifteen years ago. Since then, the only zombies existed in the 'hologame', where anybody can play as either a zombie or a torcher. Josh's parents do not want him to play the game, because they lost loved ones during the zombie epidemic. However, Josh cannot help himself, so he plays the game in secret. But when he receives a message from one of the best players in the hologame asking if they could meet up, Josh has no way of knowing that his whole world will soon be turned upside down.
This book had me hooked from the very first page. It is extremely well written, and it was not a difficult read, but young children might find it a bit scary. I highly recommend this book even if you aren't really into zombie stories.
Gareth Peer (Year 9)