Rot & Ruin | Kirkus ReviewsBenny Imura is a fifteen-year-old boy who lives with his older half-brother Tom. Although Benny was only eighteen months old at the time, it left a memory that burned deep within him and caused an emotional rift between him and his brother that grew wider with each passing year. The brothers live in the safe community of Mountainside where a number of survivors reside. Inside the walls of this safe zone, life resumes as normal. Food is grown, adults have jobs and responsibilities, and children go to school. Now that Benny is fifteen, he and his friends must find jobs. He tries out a number of jobs with his best friend Chong.
Jonathan Maberry's "Rot and Ruin" Book Review
Series: Rot & Ruin
Remember Me. The plot is driven by an evil bounty-hunter rival and the cruel games he plays, but Maberry has more than gore on his mind. The chief emotion here is sadness, and the book plays out like an extended elegy for a lost world. Star ratings in yellow are from our Staff Reviewers. Star ratings in green are reader reviews. Anyone can post a reader review, so post yours today!
It only took the first two or three chapters to find me deeply immersed in this novel. The story surrounds Benny, a fifteen-year-old, growing up in a zombie-infested world and is basically his coming of age story. I couldn't help but become attached to the characters in this book. Benny and his brother Tom, Benny's girlfriend but "not the girlfriend," Nix. There is her competition, the Wild Girl.
In a world taken by storm by vicious, flesh-eating, decaying zombies, only a few places of civilization dot the earth. Rules and common decencies of the world before are next to nonexistent. Benny Imura has just turned fifteen. Living in the dilapidated town of Mountainside , fifteen means get a job. No job, no rations.
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