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More Brains...Some race. Some lurch. Others come crawling, limping, staggering—dragging themselves toward anyone who might still have a pulse. Zombies invade the island of Manhattan, and they are hungry.The story of the zombie apocalypse is told through the eyes of Dawn, a ten-year-old girl who has been well-schooled in the undead because of her father's love of zombie movMore Brains...Some race. Some lurch. Others come crawling, limping, staggering—dragging themselves toward anyone who might still have a pulse. Zombies invade the island of Manhattan, and they are hungry.The story of the zombie apocalypse is told through the eyes of Dawn, a ten-year-old girl who has been well-schooled in the undead because of her father's love of zombie movies. As the zombies approach, Dawn and her dad realize the time has come to implement their Zombie Escape Plan, so they gather friends and escape to the Statue of Liberty.Only... the plan doesn't go quite as expected. Dawn documents their downfall in her haiku journal, where the limb-snapping, eye-popping, bone-crunching zombies eventually make her one of their own. In gory detail, and sometimes channeling her favorite poets, she describes the gruesome scenes before her—and her own frightening impulses....

Title : Dawn of Zombie Haiku
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ISBN : 9781440312861
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 144 Pages
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Dawn of Zombie Haiku Reviews

  • Bonnie
    2019-03-21 12:41

    Zombie haikuby Elizabeth Barrett BrowningHow do I love thee?Since all my fingers fell offI can't count the ways. hahahaha so fucking weird.

  • Raina
    2019-03-29 17:54

    This series is so awesome. Such a smart package. In this volume, Mecum ups the stakes by making his eventual zombie a child. A child obsessed with poetry (hence the haiku). She has a long-dead mom, a crush, and lives with her dad, who loves watching horror films and drives a ferry between the islands which make up NYC. So when the zombie apocalypse hits, they make their way to the Statue of Liberty. Famous poems, remade in haiku and zombified, are scattered through the pages. Seriously, it's a page turner. You want to know what will happen to the crush, the dad, if the escape plan will work, if she'll be faced with her zombified mom. It's kinda sweet, really. And of course, Mecum's zombie haiku are almost always great when taken alone. The packaging, as always, is brilliant, with stock photos and blood spatters and drawings dotting the pages.But honestly, the story is so riveting and touching that I thought about booktalking it. Read it in one sitting. Too gruesome, though. LEAD YOUR TEENS WHO LOVE ZOMBIES TO THIS BOOK! It is hidden in Adult Nonfiction at my library.

  • Netanella
    2019-03-26 15:51

    The zombie apocalypse is told in haiku format by 10-year-old Dawn in her poetry journal, a gift from her zombie-movie-loving dad. They put in motion their Zombie Escape Plan A, which is to get to Liberty Island. Unfortunately, the plan doesn't work out so well. The entire gruesome story is told via haiku, which is awesome in itself, and sprinkled with gory drawings, postcards, and scattered remains of bloody bits and pieces. A true scrapbook for a little zombie girl.The ending was very sad for me, as I have my own 10-year-old girl at home. Thanks, Ryan! And kudos on a great read!

  • Schnaucl
    2019-04-03 13:46

    I liked this book.My two favorite spoiler-free haikus are:I feel less alonereading the words of poetswho speak to my souland from the author's bio:This one's for my kids: When I go, if I come back,aim for Daddy's head.(view spoiler)[I thought the book was much more interesting before Dawn became a zombie. The emotional narrative worked well throughout, but after she became a zombie there were a lot more lame brain jokes, which, as I recall, was something that irritated me in Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your...Brains.I also enjoyed the rewriting of poems of famous authors in haiku/zombie form. My favorite:Zombie haiku by Dylan ThomasDo not go gentleinto that zombie-plagued night.And take the shotgun.Mecum also gets props for referencing World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War and The Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection From The Living Dead. (hide spoiler)]

  • Francine
    2019-04-11 13:48

    I preferred the first half of the book, in which the protagonist is still alive (it's not a spoiler if the back of the book gives the plot away). Human Dawn has a clear objective - getting to Liberty Island and surviving the zombie apocalypse with her dad and Andrew, the boy she likes - while the objective of Zombie Dawn is a lot less clear.The haiku rhythm lost its novelty pretty soon, but I found the story engaging enough to not let the endless repetition bother me. I liked the drawings and the pictures of a decaying New York, because they give a sense of realness to the "haiku diary" premise, but the zombie photos were too corny for my tastes. (Why would Dawn take photos of zombies to put in her haiku diary instead of, I dunno, running away? Also, why does Zombie Dawn still write down her life story, and when does she have time to do so?)All in all, I liked the story, but the style (haiku) and presentation (photos) became boring fast. Good thing the book takes only thirty minutes to finish.

  • Samrat
    2019-03-21 15:43

    Cute, funny, touching haiku-based account of a spunky ten-year-old girl who faces down the zombie apocalypse in New York City. A few of my favorite passages:Zombie Haiku by Allen GinsbergI saw the best mindsin their degeneration.Tasty, flavorful. (97)(view spoiler)[As night approaches,Andrew tries holding my handbut snaps off his thumb.Bloody cheeks glisten,and his hair whispies glow whiteunder the moonlight.He stares in my eyesas I pull his head to minewhile gently moaning.It looks like kissingas we search each other's mouthsfor unswallowed brain. (124-125) (hide spoiler)]

  • Stefani
    2019-03-24 11:37

     A girl and her father escape the zombie apocalypse by taking the Staten Island ferry (he's the driver) to Liberty Island. I thought it was a good plan. But those who plan for the zombie apocalypse know that something always goes wrong. A fun read for those who like zombies. The whole thing is in haiku, which makes it a quick story. The pictures can be very graphic for those with weak stomachs.My biggest complaint is that it's supposed to be this girl's journal. And sometimes it is but then it's like she's writing it when she's not. It's a usual gripe of mine when things are written in journal format. Still, nothing serious enough to deter zombie fans!

  • Casey Raehtz
    2019-04-02 15:31

    Even though it was relatively short, I was impressed by the writer's ability to tell a cohesive story in the form of haiku. I know this sounds kind of lame, but Mecum used the poetry form only as a structure for the story, not in the way that most of us are used to: "deep" teenage poems that don't make any sense.

  • bethanne
    2019-03-24 17:55

    i loved the first book, i bought this one, read it in one sitting and i love this one. get both!

  • Heather
    2019-04-07 14:37

    Not as good as the first three books, but super creepy because it's from the perspective of a child.

  • Mirasol Quisto
    2019-04-12 19:52

    My first time reading a zombie story in haiku and this was pretty cool. Hope to get the first book soon 'cause I heard it was so much better.

  • Elusive
    2019-04-02 19:41

    In ‘Dawn of Zombie Haiku’, ten-year-old Dawn and her father execute their escape plan when zombies begin invading Manhattan. Throughout the turbulence, she pens haiku which describe her terrifying experiences.As the format solely focused on a series of haiku, this book was an incredibly quick and easy read. The downside of it though was the lack of details. However, after taking Dawn’s age into consideration I could overlook this. Anyhow, the brief descriptions of the zombies and how she and her father were fighting for their survival were pretty decent. I especially liked the design which incorporated blood spatter and monochrome photography as I felt that they really made the book appear to be Dawn’s journal.The ending was quite fitting and not completely predictable. Overall, ‘Dawn of Zombie Haiku’ was a fun read though it’s certainly not for the fainthearted due to some descriptions and photos towards the later part of the book.

  • William R. Vitanyi
    2019-04-13 16:47

    The book reminded me in a way of A Tale of Two Cities, in that it was challenging to read (in the case of Two Cities the challenge was the difficulty of the old english style of writing, while Zombies was simply gruesome, and of course, written in Haiku.) However, in both cases the ending transformed the book completely into a love story. In A Tale of Two Cities love was represented by totally unrequitted sacrifice, and in Zombies it was represented by a willingness, nay, a gladness, to pay the ultimate price for just one more embrace of a loved one. It goes to show you that finishing a book is really important.

  • Stephanie
    2019-04-05 17:53

    I personally enjoyed this book more than the other Haiku books simply because it not only provided a good read, but it captured my emotions. The end almost made me cry as we can almost all relate to that feeling of lonliness we have when someone we love has been out of our life for so long. I also enjoyed the little poetic tidbits scattered around the book highlighting famous texts in zombified verses. Overall, a great read that I would highly recommend for anyone in the mood for a good zombie book.

  • Samantha
    2019-04-11 11:59

    While normally I'm not a huge poetry reader, these were really great Haikus. I loved that they were able to fully tell the story while maintaining the Haiku stance. It's definitely a great book to keep around if you don't have a ton of time to devote to reading, yet still want to get in a zombie fix!

  • David Cain
    2019-04-06 14:43

    Following 2008's Zombie Haiku, this companion piece revisits the world of zombie poetry. Although the conceit is not quite as fresh this time around, much of the poetry is still laugh-out-loud funny. The book's design and aesthetic is clever and adds to the fun. All fans of zombies or poetry should check this out.

  • Иван Величков
    2019-03-25 18:38

    Добре, но мноого по-слаба от предишната. Иначе зомби на десет годишно момиченце, пишещо хайку поезия е добро попадение. Има и драма. Има и 2-3 добри хайку, но в предишната книжка имаше само 2-3 слаби. Кофти обрат, брат.

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-15 16:59

    Not amazing in terms of storyline, but overall it delivers what it promises: an interesting blending of haiku and zombies. I may read the rest of the series as this was a derivation of the "Zombie Haiku" title.

  • Melissa
    2019-04-14 16:49

    I think this series is pretty cool. I was fairly entertained. It has a story arc and is funny. It's a super fast read. I liked this one enough that I went and bought Vampire Haiku (cause my library doesn't have it).

  • Naomi
    2019-04-06 18:36

    This one isn't as good as Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry for Your...Brains but I still enjoyed it. It's just a fun read.

  • Matimate
    2019-04-13 19:33

    This book offered slightly disturbing view of young girl on zombie apocalypse. Brain eating with style was accompanied with sharp short poems, which were graphically arranged to bring depravity and gore to the humble reader.

  • E C Jordan
    2019-04-02 13:52

    Just brilliantLoved want more, sad, funny, tragic, romantic, gruesome, has definitely got the 'ick' factor. Will probably read it again sometime

  • Christine
    2019-04-12 19:32

    I love Mecum's books but Zombie Haiku was much better

  • Jane
    2019-04-14 16:34

    Fun poetry with great story - I loved the twist ending :)

  • frkvinter
    2019-04-20 19:59

    Review in swedish here

  • Kim
    2019-03-27 16:01

    So delightfully gory...zombies are everywhere...even in haiku.

  • Seekordsiis
    2019-04-01 15:51

    A zombie apocalypse journal written by a 10-year-old girl in haiku form. What else does one need to have a good read?

  • Vicky Mullen
    2019-04-14 13:48

    this book was so sad and yet inspiring. A little girl shouldn't have to go through such things

  • Marietta
    2019-03-28 11:51

    I really like this book. I like how it was from a child's perspective. My friends told me I was crazy because I told them I liked the ending. But if you think about it at least she didn't die alone.

  •  Olivermagnus
    2019-03-23 13:51

    In Dawn of Zombie Haiku, the followup to Ryan Mecum's popular Zombie Haiku, zombies invade Manhattan, and they're famished. This book recounts the zombie apocalypse in the haiku journal of a ten-year-old girl named Dawn, whose father has schooled her in the ways of fighting the undead through his love of zombie movies. Together the pair come to realize it is time to execute their Zombie Escape Plan along with a few of their friends.Zombie escape plans rarely go as expected. Dawn of Zombie Haiku recounts the group's downfall in gut wrenching detail which is, of course, inevitable, but not before Dawn has a chance to channel a few of her favorite poets during the course of her macabre memoir. The last half is particularly gruesome.Using only haiku, this reads like a short novel. It's enhanced by lots of illustrations to complete the zombie haiku story. If you love haiku and zombies, this is definitely the book for you. I might check out the author's other haiku works: Werewolf Haiku, Vampire Haiku, and Zombie Haiku: Good Poetry For Your.....Brains.

  • Rohini
    2019-04-09 14:50

    Started strong but the novelty soon wears off. That said, there are some really clever and hilarious haiku especially the ones rewritten by Dawn.

  • Davey
    2019-03-25 11:54

    Sad, but sweet ending. :)

  • sj
    2019-04-17 18:45

    This was great. I'll be sharing this one with my 12 year old. I think he'll get a huge kick out of it, too.

  • Ryan
    2019-03-25 17:36

    5 stars! I'm biased though.