Hollowland is an older book, but it is one of my favorites. There is non-stop action and a really tough protagonist. She is working her way across the wasteland of a zombie filled USA to find the military installation where her sick younger brother was evacuated to when their former safe haven is overrun. A solid and reliable pre med student, a fashion conscious preteen, and an incompetent but endearing former rock star make up her unwanted team of traveling companions. Also, there is a lion. This one is full of snark and attitude, which I always enjoy. Many reviewers on Goodreads thought this was an example of bad writing and/or bad plotting, but I loved it, and I read it at least once a year. The students that I can talk into reading it always want the sequel. The narrator isn’t a girly girl, so both male and female readers can find it engaging. It is also usually free on Amazon, so nothing lost if you download it and decide I am fooling myself about the enjoyment it will bring you.
Hollowland – the first book in the young adult dystopian series The Hollows…
“This is the way the world ends – not with a bang or a whimper, but with zombies breaking down the back door.”
Nineteen-year-old Remy King is on a mission to get across the wasteland left of America, and nothing will stand in her way – not violent marauders, a spoiled rock star, or an army of flesh-eating zombies.