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Автор: Waters Daniel Название: Generation Dead: Passing Strange Издательство: Hachette Book . From critically acclaimed Generation Dead author Daniel Waters, comes a delectably creepy and suspenseful thriller.

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In a departure from the dominant perspectives of Phoebe Kendall and Adam Layman, Karen’s story is every bit as haunting and beautiful as the prior two books.

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Daniel Waters (born March 14, 1969) is an American author of young adult novels. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and children. Generation Dead (Hyperion, 2008) According to WorldCat, the book is held in 1275 libraries

Daniel Waters (born March 14, 1969) is an American author of young adult novels. Generation Dead (Hyperion, 2008) According to WorldCat, the book is held in 1275 libraries. Translated into Spanish as Generación dead. org/oclc/262883826 libraries. Translated into Spanish as Beso de vida. Generation Dead: Passing Strange (Hyperion, 2010).

Karen Desonne is used to pretending to be something she’s not. She’s always passed as a normal, all-American teenager—with her friends, her family, and at school. It cost her the love of her life, and that she’s dead, she’s still passing—this time as alive.Meanwhile, Karen’s dead friends have been fingered in a high-profile murder, causing new anti-zombie regulations that have forced nearly all of Oakvale’s undead into hiding. Karen soon learns that the “murder” was a hoax, staged by Pete Martinsburg and his anti-zombie zealots. Obtaining enough evidence to expose the fraud and prove her friends’ innocence means doing the unthinkable: betraying her love by becoming Pete’s girlfriend. Karen’s only hope is that the enemy won’t realize who she really is—because the consequences could be even worse than death.

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Karen DeSonne passed as a normal, happy teenager when she was alive. In actuality, she was suffering from depression and ended up committing suicide. After she reanimated and became differently biotic, she is still passing, but this time, as a regular living, breathing teenager. She works at a store in the mall and no one suspects that she is anything but normal. The reason why she is passing is because of all the anti-zombie regulations passed in Oakvale making it illegal for zombies to be in public without a parent or guardian. They aren't considered citizens or even people under the law and it's completely legal to reterminate them on sight. This legislation was passed because some of her friends who are also zombies were framed for a murder, causing everyone to assume that all the differently biotic are violent and dangerous. As she passes as human, Karen is approached by Pete Martinsburg, the boy who killed Adam Layman and got away with it, and pretends to date him to uncover the plot to frame the zombies for a murder that may have not even been committed. After a while, Pete starts to trust her and reveals that he wants to kill Phoebe and frame Adam to create more and more fear and hatred towards zombies. Can Karen keep her cover and gather enough proof to allow the zombies to live freely or will she be caught and reterminated?

I have read all of the Generation Dead series and I have to say that this is the best in the series so far. The first two mostly focused on Phoebe Kendall and her relationship with two differently biotic boys. Now we get to see what it's like on the other side, from the point of view of the zombies. Karen was my favorite of the minor zombie characters in the last books and I'm so glad that there's a whole book almost exclusively in her point of view. Karen is an undeniably unique and compelling character, being the only zombie known to come back after suicide and have the ability to heal. Her motivations and thought processes are equally as compelling as her physical abilities. When she died, she killed herself out of depression that still plagues her in her present condition. It stems from denying a part of herself that I won't divulge, but it was definitely a surprise. She's also not afraid to take risks and put herself in harm's way to help the people she loves. She dates Pete Martinsburg, a truly unhinged individual with a hatred for the differently biotic, in order to gather enough evidence to prove her friends' innocence. At the beginning of the book, I felt that she was wary to reveal too much information about herself, but warmed and revealed more and more about herself along the way. I grew to like Karen more and more through her honest, unfiltered narrative.

Although this is a novel that focuses on love and typical young adult themes, it also deals with the very real issue of human rights and the way people treat those not protected under the law. These zombies could be murdered in the street and nothing could be done about it. It reminds me of the way women were treated in Ancient Greece: as property and not as people. The main message of the novel is that everyone, no matter their race, religion, sexual orientation, or beliefs, is entitled to the same human rights. It's mind boggling that this message needs to be reinforced in our modern society, but there are still those who want to take rights away from people that have a different lifestyles or belief systems.

I really enjoyed Passing Strange. Karen's transformation from a cryptic, mysterious girl to a free and honest one made her an engaging and realistic character to read. I love that this book deals with real issues that people of all ages are effected by. I would recommend this to fans of the rest of the Generation Dead series and to those looking for a great, insightful, well written young adult novel.
This third installment of the "Generation Dead" novels is a good continuation of the series. Readers would defiantly want to start with GENERATION DEAD and KISS OF LIFE as other reviewers have stated. PASSING STRANGE starts off where KISS OF LIFE ended, but from Karen's point of view.

We follow Karen through her struggles, learn her deepest fears and desires, while seeing her hopes for the future. I think Mr. Waters did a great job telling the tale of a girl who killed herself coming back to life as differently biotic and having to deal with the consequences of her choice. The reader feels Karen's struggles and roots for her to succeed in her self-appointed mission: To prove that Pete framed her friends and is trying to bring down all zombies.

We also learn a great deal about Pete as well. A lot is revealed about him as a character. One isn't sure whether to emphasize or to continue to despise him. By the end...well, I still wasn't sure what my stance is on the subject. I'm not sure if Pete is supposed to be good or evil. Maybe he's both because most people are both? Then again...

The one thing that did throw me reading the book was all the change in narratives. The first two novels are written in the third person - meaning the narrator is telling the tale. PASSING STRANGE goes from Karen's point of view (1st person) to the narrator telling the reader all about Pete (3rd person) and what the other zombies are up to, then even to bits of 2nd person where Karen is describing her beloved as "you". The back and forth was creative and interesting at first, but quickly lost it's appeal for me by the end.

Also on the negative, there isn't any Tommy in this one. He's mentioned, but nothing beyond that. Phoebe and Adam play minor roles. I would have liked to know more about the specific dynamics of there progressing relationship, but nothing was mentioned. Hopefully, Mr. Waters is saving that for the fourth book!

All-in-all, PASSING STRANGE was a satisfying read! Fans of zombies will be pleased!
What I find most interesting about these books is that the feelings and troubles the teens face are the same that our teenagers have to deal with. Sure we do not have children coming back from the dead but the problems they face with peer pressure and their own self-esteem are right on for today's youth. I think it adds a very real quality to the books. It makes you feel for the characters in a way that you can relate to their feelings.

In this book we really get to know Karen. We see how she struggles, struggles with the life she had, the once she is living now and with growing up. In the past books she was portrayed as being the so strong and now we see that as merely a façade of a young woman who is hurting. It is a beautiful insight and a great addition to the series.
Passing Strange (Generation Dead) download epub
Literature & Fiction
Author: Daniel Waters
ISBN: 1423122275
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH; Reprint edition (July 12, 2011)
Pages: 400 pages