Living Dead Girl
written by Elizabeth Scott
Looking back at my notes that were written while I read Living Dead Girl, you'd find a very large number of incoherent "Good Lord!"s and "WHOAAAA"s. The writing is good. I mean, this is a completely new, untouched way of writing, way of storytelling, and it's just difficult to judge it, but it's certainly intriguing and keeps you reading through your horror. It's a baffling book, it's hard to imagine something like this ever being written, and written well, but Elizabeth Scott has certainly pulled it off. I just can't say enough about the style of writing. Though the subject matter is horrifying, the way it's written may perhaps be even more horrifying. The streams of conciousness and ways that "Alice" describes herself will change your view of the world. It's a satisfying ending, albeit slightly rushed (but with all that's happening, rushed is good.). I definitely think this is a book that teens should read, but they should be prepared to be challenged and offered a highly negative, but raw, real perspective of the world.