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Starred Review. Born into a crumbling society plagued by zombies, all 15-year-old Temple knows is to kill or be killed. When she is assaulted at a safe house, she murders her human attacker, Abraham Todd, and runs from his vengeful brother, Moses. Temple soon acquires a traveling partner, a slow mute by the name of Maury, and begrudgingly takes responsibility for his care, remembering a young boy she swore to protect but couldn't save. Fleeing Moses, the "meatskins," and her own battered conscience, Temple still finds moments of simple joy in the brutal world. Bell (a pseudonym for Joshua Gaylord, author of Hummingbirds) has created an exquisitely bleak tale and an unforgettable heroine whose eye for beauty and aching need for redemption somehow bring wonder into a world full of violence and decay.
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ISBN-10:  0805092439
ISBN-13:  978-0805092431
Author:  Alden Bell
Publisher:  Holt Paperbacks
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review by . August 04, 2010
Temple has some bad-ass survival skills. Zombies (otherwise known as meatskins) plague the earth and the only she has to rely on is herself. If escaping zombies wasn't enough, Temple finds herself being hunted by more than the walking dead.    I enjoyed this book for the most part. The thing I didn't like was that there were no quotation marks. The plot was great and temple was easy to relate to.
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