Highway Bodies by Alison Evans

I’m a bit of a fan of the zombie genre. The idea that people suddenly find themselves in a world where everything that is important to you is challenged, that those who were once normal people suddenly are a threat, where every corner holds danger and you need to find allies to survive. But who to trust?

Imagine my excitement to discover a YA novel where there is a zombie event which takes place in regional Australia. There are a handful of teens who are trying to survive, some alone, some together, trying to get information and find safety. It’s awesome. I am also a huge fan of books which have gender diverse and queer characters whose their gender identity and attraction is not a key part of the story, it’s just who they are, and their survival is the story. Alison Evans is one of my favourite YA novelists at the moment, I look forward to much more Evans fiction.