This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

I absolutely LOVE Courtney Summers. I love the way she writes, every one of her characters and the realism of her books. I was intrigued by this book as soon as I saw it on amazon. Reading the description, it did not seem to be like her other books. A zombie book? By Courtney Summers? Strange to say the least. So after pressing ‘order’ and knowing I would have to wait 48 hours before I could dive into the book, I headed to goodreads to read some reviews.

For the most part, all of the reviews said that this book was not a zombie book. Everyone went on about how the book was great, but not a zombie book. I was even more intrigued and was thrilled when I finally got it and started to read.

I first want to say that despite what others have said, I think this was the most realistic Zombie book I have ever read. Most zombie stories involve heroes and people stepping up and fighting for their lives. This book did have a bit of that, but not really. There was no real hero. It didn’t make a zombie apocalypse glorified as so many others have done. It felt real. If felt to me like what would actually happen if zombies took over. People would lock themselves in somewhere and hope for the best. The characters were incredible and the story line was fantastic.



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