I just got done "reading" this book for the second time, and I loved it just as much the second time around. With a new take on the "zombie apocalypse" genre, Carey hits all the right notes (and I'll try not to reveal too many spoilers). Much of the story concentrates on Melanie, one of a group of special children being educated by the military at a secure camp in England. When her teacher, Miss Justineau, rescues her from being dissected by Dr. Caldwell, it throws the remaining characters into a fight to the death with the "hungries"--those who have been infected by a world-ending, zombie-creating virus.
I loved the emotions of this book and the really inventive resolution to this much-visited genre. The action and adventure will suck in the most resistant readers. This should definitely be included in any list of teen dystopian novels.