No one is very concerned by the reports of zombies in Ireland, not even B. B lives in England spends time picking on the black kids at school or making trouble for the teachers. B's father is racist which makes B a little uncomfortable but not enough to make a change in B's behavior. But when the zombies arrive at school and begin attacking everyone B has to work with whomever is available to survive until help arrives. Shan doesn't disappoint with the horror once the zombies show up but the lead up to them is a bit slow and I think it might be difficult to get more reluctant readers to stick with the story long enough to get to some brain eating. Those who do stay with it won't be disappointed with the zombies nor with the big twist in the story.