Sam Finch is a frail but exceedingly intelligent boy whose lifelong aspiration has always been to attend the Dashelmore Warrior Training Academy. When Sam turns fifteen, his wish finally comes true. About to leave home for the first time, little does he know what is in store for him as he finds himself physically outmatched, falling in love with two different girls, and ilSam Finch is a frail but exceedingly intelligent boy whose lifelong aspiration has always been to attend the Dashelmore Warrior Training Academy. When Sam turns fifteen, his wish finally comes true. About to leave home for the first time, little does he know what is in store for him as he finds himself physically outmatched, falling in love with two different girls, and illegally learning to do magic on the side. And then there’s his secondhand sword named Rusty, which seems to possess secret powers despite being far past its prime. But those are the least of Sam’s worries after he soon discovers that there is something far more sinister on the horizon which threatens the existence of the entire world....
|Title||:||Sam Finch and the Zombie Hybrid|
|Number of Pages||:||334 Pages|
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Sam Finch and the Zombie Hybrid Reviews
Cheerful, Rambunctious FunThis is mostly a friendship adventure tale and it seems to me that there's always room on the middle grade shelf for well done variations on the school-for-heroes genre.Sam has made it into the King's training academy. He's poor and small, but doughty. He has an old rusty sword, but a good attitude. He picks up a funny and trusty fellow student pal and we're off to the races. Soon, he has a crush on a girl student with crazy skills, and then maybe a second crush on a girl who's training up on the magic side of the Academy. These crushes are charming and sort of puppyish, so this isn't a "romance" novel. Rather, there may be a traitor around, odd happenings are afoot, and some questionable "accidents" have the Academy on edge. One student gets half-zombified, but that isn't really the heart of the book and this isn't at all a standard zombie-style adventure. Until the big action packed and suspenseful final chapters it's much more a comfy and agreeable school-daze sort of tale, as Sam tries to fit in and do well at the Academy.As you might expect there are some big plot holes and gaps, but who cares? Aimed at middle grade readers, the book moves along briskly, introduces all sorts of interesting supporting characters, (teachers, students, villagers, villains), and gives us lots of scenes of student life at the Academy. There's only a little bit of the required bullying shtick and no mean-girl stuff, which is fine by me. The writing is smart and the humor is mild and good-natured. Sam is a decent, resourceful, and yet relateable hero who tries to do the right thing but is still basically a kid. The conversations among and between the kids are often smart and witty, with some nice dry and deadpan throwaways. This earnest but light-hearted tone carries throughout the book.By the end we have a few untied threads left hanging, a solid team of friend heroes, and a promise of a second book that will tie up those final threads. The book struck me as good, solid and entertaining fun and a nice choice for a younger reader.(Please note that I found this book a while ago while browsing Amazon Kindle freebies. I have no connection at all to either the author or the publisher of this book.)
Join Sam as he heads of to warrior school and the adventure and trouble begins.My copy was a gift through Goodreads First Reads.
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.I am always looking for interesting and clean books for the young people in my household and this is one I am happy to give them. The story of the intelligent but awkward Sam who is following his dream of training to be a warrior is cleverly written. It contains interesting characters and enough action and suspense to keep the story moving rapidly. The story ends on a note that leaves little doubt that there is more to come. We'll be waiting!
just got done reading the book called SAM FINCH AND THE ZOMBIE HYBRID by the author J.W. BOUCHARD I won this book from GOODREADS.FRIST READ. I would have to give this a 5 star rating. at frist it started out slow but then it started to get so good that I didn't want to put it down and I love zombie books this is one of the best one I read so far I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read about zombies this is a pretty great book for teens.
This was a well written tale that would be good for both teens and tweens. The characters, while falling into genre staples, are well developed. Sam, the hero, is likeable and for me, easy to connect with. I would recommend this book and I am looking forward to the next episode.
I received this book free through the Goodreads giveaway. I entered for my son who is really into the zombie books right now. I couldn't get him to put it down! He really liked this book and can not wait to check out more books by Bouchard. Thanks!
I got this book from goodreads first read giveaway.This book seems to be well written. But not my cup of tea. It seems to be better suited to tweens and teens.