Year pub: 2008
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Note: I actually finished this book last week. :)
I thought I wouldn't like this book. Seriously. Hey, don't blame me. I got the unluckiness of famous books that everyone just LOVES tend to be the "okay" or "I didn't like it" book to me. But I liked Living Dead Girl. And it was a wonderful book.
"Alice" (that's not her real name, you'll find out later what her real name is--don't worry), in the beginning, I really didn't like her. Only because she wanted so badly to escape that she would take someone to replace her to do so. But the more I read of her story and her survival, I del her and her emotions were so fleshed out and raw that it was all so amazing what she did to survive.
I really enjoyed the writing. It worked well with the "Once upon a time" parts. It sounded painful and maybe even poetic. I felt like I was walking in my nightmare and I wasn't waking up until I put down the book and rest, do something, then back into the nightmare I go.
Living Dead Girl can be summed up as beautiful, painful, heart-wrenching, and hopeful, all the while a powerful, heart-felt read.