Twice Shy by Patrick Freivald

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High School Sucks. It's worse when you're dead.

Ohneka Falls is a small, Western New York town where everyone knows everyone and nothing of note happens. Ani Romero is a sixteen-year-old girl who wants to play sports, hang out, and kiss Mike, her middle-school crush. A childhood carrier of the zombie virus, she died at fourteen but didn't become a mindless, brain-eating monster. Her controlling mother forces her to join the emo crowd to hide her condition behind a wall of black clothes and makeup, and her friends abandon her.

When creeper Dylan learns her secret, he falls into obsession, with Ani and with death. She bites him in self-defense. Persecuted by the jocks and ignored by Mike, Ani struggles through the motions of life hoping her mother's research unveils a cure, or Dylan dooms them all to a hungry, walking death.

As her emo facade crumbles in the face of jealousy and obsession, Ani knows that the worst thing she can do is be true to herself.

About Patrick Freivald

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Patrick Freivald is an author, high school teacher (physics, robotics, American Sign Language), and beekeeper. He lives in Western New York with his beautiful wife, two birds, two dogs, too many cats, and several million stinging insects. A book reviewer for and a member of the Horror Writers' Association, he's always had a soft spot for slavering monsters of all kinds. When he's not writing, he's reading, keeping bees, building robots with his FIRST Robotics team, proofreading college application essays, and teaching kids the wonders of science and technology. Special Dead is his second novel. There will be more.
Published October 20, 2012 by JournalStone. 240 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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As junior year lurches along (just like Ani on her perpetually broken hip), Ani finds herself chafing against her mother’s restrictions and caught between two boys: the seriously unhinged emo Dylan, who is obsessed with death, and the utterly adorable jock Mike, a childhood friend whose psycho gi...

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In Ohneka Falls, Ani Romero is a teenage zombie, a carrier of the Z virus struggling to cope with a forbidden secret and survive within human civilization.

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