About Zombie-saurus Rex:
Rex Morton, a seventeen year-old zombie, has arrived in the small farming town of Plain View, Nebraska; just another stop in a long string of small towns left behind in their rear view mirror. Unlike the zombie stereotype, Rex is bright and friendly - as long as he doesn't get hungry. He hopes this time he can manage to stick around long enough to get his diploma.
Rex’s fiercely protective mother has strong armed yet another school district into accepting her son by threatening a discrimination lawsuit. At Plain View High, a dismal pattern of fear, prejudice, and bullying steers Rex down a familiar path toward expulsion. The difference this time is that Rex has fallen for fiery Goth girl, Ariella Klopenstein, the daughter of the Police Chief, and decided he will make his stand in Plain View.
As the Z-virus spreads west and the country panics, Rex and Ariella must find a way to overcome Rex’s mother who wants to break them apart and flee town, a school principal who wants Rex expelled, Ariella’s father, the Police Chief, who thinks Rex is dangerous, and a government zombie round-up aimed at solving the zombie problem once and for all.
Zombie-saurus Rex is a story about perseverance, overcoming prejudice, stereotypes and adversity. What it isn’t is a story about dinosaurs. The title is inspired by a nickname a school bully hangs on Rex due to his size, posture, and slow plodding gate.
Author Mark Souza has always been a storyteller, whether explaining who filched the ice cream, or what happened to the cat’s tail. He learned most of life’s lessons from the business end of a wooden spoon, and the rest from public schools spanning the breadth of North America, all of which were overjoyed to be rid of him. He became an author of short stories and novels in the horror, mystery, thriller, and young adult genres later in life, after time and a desk job had softened his edges, transforming him into the round, doughy shape Big-&-Not-So-Tall shops crave.
Mark was the proud recipient of the 2013 Indie Reader Award for Best Science Fiction for his debut novel Robyn’s Egg.
He now resides in Western Washington with his wife (also an author), two daughters, and their dog of questionable heritage, Tater. Visit his website; http://www.marksouza,com. There you’ll find a multitude of ways to make contact. Mark enjoys cordial correspondence and will write back. He’s always on the lookout for that next victim reader.
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Zombiesaurus Rex is a fabulous tale.Rex is almost your average teenager. All he wants to do is fit in. He wants to go to school and be a normal teenager. However, as a zombie, that isn't possible. I really liked Rex and his friends Ariella (Stacey) and Howie. Rex was an interesting character. He wasn't just an empty headed zombie. But he was the mix of new kid/ lowest kid on the totem pole that most people can relate to.
Rex's mother wanted to keep moving. To keep her son safe. Which is something any parent could relate to. There are a lot of great role models in this book. Rex's teacher, who takes an interest in him, for example.
This book is a wild ride of adventure that tells with prejudice. It shows how people's attitudes and beliefs skewer their perception of events.
Rex is a zombie but also cognizant. He can speak and doesn't attack humans. Which goes to show when fear and misunderstanding gets in the way of empathy, people get stuck in their way of thinking. In the book, that leads to zombie camps. In real life, that can cause political problems and even war.
There are only a couple issues with the book. First. when did the zombies come from? The Z virus but what caused it? Why did Cecelia know her son could be kept alive through eating organ meat? Other than that, I enjoyed it~