Plague, Danger, Survival, Fear, Acceptance, Relliance, Excellent, Intermediate, Chris Wooding
Paul and Mark go to the same school and have absolutely nothing in common until they have to fight for their lives. It's a normal day until Mark discovers a silver beetle, metallic with circuits. Meanwhile, Paul sees a large silver dog outside his window and chases after it, almost getting killed by the dog. They soon discover that the metal creatures have an incurable disease and are infecting everyone. The infected turn into zombies and try to infect anyone they can get their hands on. Barricading themselves in a building, Paul, Mark, and three other students are barely able to escape. It's a new world now, and they must adapt quickly to survive.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 38:
10, Article 55.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol38/iss10/55