The story was fairly interesting — a nerdy boy (we know how I love those) unknowingly unleashes a score of zombies on New Orleans, and Nick is the only one who can stop them.
It was actually kind of fun.
But I couldn’t seem to get past the writing. You know that saying about writing, “Show, don’t tell.” Well, this book tells.
It was an okay read, if you’re looking for something entertaining. Just don’t take it too seriously.
Earlier this week, my laptop stopped working.
The battery was so fried that when it was plugged in, the charger would try to charge the battery and the laptop would just shut off because it couldn’t hold *any* charge.
I know, I know, I could’ve just bought a new battery and a new charger.
But seriously, this was The Nerd’s old, hand-me-down laptop that I *hated.*
That’s another story for another time.
I’ve been *dying* for a bright, shiny new Macbook for a long, long time.
So, after much begging and arguing and denying and, finally, submission, The Nerd agreed that we could get a MacBook Pro.
Isn’t it pretty?
In the story, he kept saying, “But if we get a Mac, I’ll never use it.”
My response? “That’s *exactly* why I want one!”
It’s so small and light — I love it!
And it’s perfect for blogging, with iMovie and GarageBand and everything.
I’m going to have a blast with it!
On the way home, The Nerd kept muttering about how we now own *four* Apple devices and that violates his ethical code.
If he has a problem with it, he can get rid of his iPhone.
Happy Friday everyone!
“Wha happen?” I said, still half-asleep.
“We were at A&M,” he said, “and someone asked you why you where there.
You told them, ‘I’m a member of the Fellowship.’
‘What fellowship?’ they asked.
‘The Fellowship of the Ring,’ you said.”
At this point, I realized that my extremely nerdy husband had just awakened me in the middle of the night to tell me a Lord of Rings joke.
Of course, A&M has its own version of the One Ring.
You know, when I start to doubt my assertion that I married the biggest Nerd on the planet, he always sets me straight.
I did, in fact, marry the biggest Nerd on the planet.
Count me in!
But they know.
They caught Number One in Malaysia.
Number Two in England.
And Number Three in Kenya.
They killed them all.
I am Number Four.
I am next.”
–Description from Good Reads
The romance added another layer to the story that I truly enjoyed. It reminded me of my high school relationships and the innocence of them. You always think that your high school sweetheart is your one true love. Luckily for me, I was totally wrong about that.
It was nice to see that Four had to deal with “normal” teenage issues — how to woo the girl he liked, a bully at school, etc — and also a few, more complicated alien issues — will his hands suddenly glow during English class?
The whole book, I knew that the Mogadorians were looking for him the whole book, but they kinda snuck up on me at the end. I was concerned with the real issues — like Four’s romance with Sara — and forgot about that whole death and destruction part, hehe.
This is an entertaining read, but it’s not really very complicated. The plot is on the surface — and it doesn’t go any deeper.