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WZD loves SICK By Tom Leveen

Less than two weeks to go till the big day! We here at WZD London HQ are proper maggoty bookworm zombies and thought we’d share this soon-to-be-published zombie novel with you!

Breakfast Club meets The Walking Dead as a group of unlikely allies tries to survive a deadly outbreak in a locked-down high school…

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Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits, the troublemakers — the ones who jump their High School’s electrified fence to skip school regularly. So when the virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving…

The virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily. In other words: Zombies. The whole school goes on lockdown and the military surrounds the fence, and Brian and his best friend Chad are safe (and stuck) in the theatre department — far from Brian’s sister, Kenzie and his ex-girlfriend with a panic attack problem, Laura. Brian and Chad, along with some of the theatre kids who he’d never given the time of day before, decide to find the girls and bring them to the safety of the theatre. But it won’t be easy and it will test everything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates. In a world turned upside down, who exactly are the real monsters?

Sick will be published on 21st October 2013 by Amulet/Abrams and Chronicle Books.  Tom Leveen is the author of Party, Zero, and ManicPixieDreamGirl (Spring 2013). This is his first foray into the horror genre.