Shan, author of the Cirque du Freak and Demonata series, enters the world of zombies with this first book in a planned 12-book series. For B Smith, school is a bore and home is a battlefield. The years of hate have taken their toll, with B provoking fights against nonwhite students to earn the approval of his racist and abusive father. When zombies begin massacring B's fellow students, it turns into a survival challenge, and B must cooperate with a diverse set of survivors to flee the barricaded school. A series opener to sink your teeth into!