BRAINS FOR LUNCH: A ZOMBIE NOVEL IN HAIKU, by K.A. Holt (Roaring Brook 2010). In the fanciful world of BRAINS FOR LUNCH, zombies, chupacabras, and humans (lifers) all go to the same school, but they stay pretty much to themselves. So it's a shock when Loeb, a zombie, finds himself attracted to Siobhan, a lifer. Can true love overcome zombification and incompatible eating habits?
BRAINS FOR LUNCH is whimsical and bizarrely entertaining. Drawings by Gahan Wilson complement the text with just the right touch of funny gross-ness. And, the fact that it's entirely in haiku adds a charmingly surreal quality to the whole thing.