Review: Sick

Oct •  31 •  2013

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: SickSick by Tom Leveen
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Harry N. Abrams on October 1st 2013
Genres: Young Adult-Science Fiction/Dsytopian
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead as a group of unlikely allies tries to survive a deadly outbreak.

Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits and the troublemakers—the ones who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly. So when a deadly virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving.

The virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily. The whole school goes on lockdown, but Brian and his best friend, Chad, are safe (and stuck) in the theater department—far from Brian’s sister, Kenzie, and his ex-girlfriend with a panic attack problem, Laura. Brian and Chad, along with some of the theater kids Brian had never given the time of day before, decide to find the girls and bring them to the safety of the theater. But it won’t be easy, and it will test everything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates.

I pick up this story, cause well you know me. I love zombies. And a zombie tale in a high school? I’m so there!

Plot: This story follows a few teenagers who get stuck in a zombie apocalypse while there are in school. One thing that really captures me in the story, is the piece by piece information of watching people get sick. First it starts off as a cold, then is escalades into a zombie feast. It’s crazy reading each chapter and watching the horrors unfold before the readers eyes. Another great aspect of the story is watching these characters, Brian, Chad, Laura and Kenzie go from teenagers to just trying to survive the day. It had an excellent plot that I would dive into again.

ZOMBIES: What would you do if a zombie outbreak happen at your school? You leave the school and then you see it everywhere. It’s on the street, people are running and screaming. You look for your loved ones right? That is what Brain does. He goes on this mission to find his sister Kenzie and his ex-girl Laura.  Of course, when a zombie apocalypse happens deep secrets are exposed. This apocalypse lead Brian to look at things differently. It gives Brian strength to do what he needs to do and save the ones he loves.

Ending: After all the zombie craziness has happen, the ending is bittersweet. Friends have been lost and actions are done that can’t be taken back. Not to mention the change that happen in both Brian and his friends life. They are not the same. Some for the better and some bad.

This is an awesome book to take you on that adventure you need. The familiar movement of life and then hits the unexpected. Sick is an successful story of survival. It captures all the emotions that teens have with the umph of fighting and thought -provoking plot. Sick is gallant.

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Candace
    Oct 31, 2013

    I’m not huge on zombie books and this one just doesn’t sound like something I would enjoy. I have a copy that was sent to me but I’m just not feeling an urge to read it. I’m glad you enjoyed it though! Who knows, I might give it a try, I’ve been surprised before!

  2. I started this back at the end of September and could not get into it for some reason. I set it down temporarily to read other things. I saw that you were reading this and have been waiting to see what you thought of it! It sounds like I need to pick it back up. I like the way you made this book sound and I obviously should just have kept on reading instead of setting it down too fast. I think I made it about 30 pages in.

  3. This sounds like fun… but remembering my HS… how do you know who is a zombie. I remember feeling like one on occasion when I didn’t get enough sleep. LOL I do need to get this one for my zombie fix!

  4. Wendy Darling
    Nov 2, 2013

    Um, apparently I need to hurry up and move this book up my list! I think this is the first rating I’ve seen for it, glad it’s so positive. I’ll compare notes with you later after I’ve had a chance to read/review myself. 🙂

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden