The Pied Piper of the Undead

The Pied Piper of the Undead - Michael Whetzel YA zombie apocalypse novella explores the situation from the point of view a 13 year old boy. I got the impression that his isolation from society began before the end of the world, which makes the story even more poignant. You can't help but feel for this poor kid.

The YA format and the juvenile point of view doesn't lend itself to a deep exploration of the topic that these sorts of stories often include, but I found the character's voice to be consistent and realistic and the story well done.

3 1/2 to 4 stars but that is because YA isn't my favorite genre; others may enjoy it more than I did. This was my first by this author and it certainly made me seek out other stories by Whetzel.