Well, you don’t see a lot of books set in South Africa- so that’s why I accepted this ARC knowing nothing else about it.
Turns out it was a great decision as this coming of age book was short, sweet and quirky. Clucky (Martin) is a math guy and he sees the world through numbers. He meets a neighbor kid named Vusi who wants to make a zombie movie and unfortunately also has Hodgkins disease. The two boys end make making the movie working through the challenges of Vusi’s reality of treatments and staying inside.
There are some heavy themes but it is solidly MG and I think that kids in grades 4-6 will enjoy this look into life in South Africa.
A Good Night For Shooting Zombies by Jaco Jacobs
Oct 11, 2018