I will never, ever, EVER, EVER, eat feedlot beef again - ever. Zombie Baseball Beatdown by National Book Award Finalist Paolo Bacigalupi is the story of three boys, their baseball team and the feedlots and meat packing plant that dominate their town. This book is not for the weak of stomach - but, actually, I got through it. I even, sort of, enjoyed reading it - except for the I-hate-zombies-more-than-anything part.
The story - a very very short synopsis:
Three best friends, Rabi, Miguel and Joe, discover frightening meat processing practices at a local plant after their baseball coach turns into a brain-sucking zombie. All I can add to that is - I am glad the boys had their baseball bats with them. Nuff said.
I'd suggest this read for readers in fifth grade and up and anyone who enjoys vampire/zombie/warlock/demon/sci-fi video games and comic books. There is not enough detail in here to get most people upset but young readers who are easily frightened should read something else. And stay away from the burgers. I'm done.