In Charlie Higson’s The Dead, the World has just changed drastically for the worse. Anyone over 16 gets the disease and becomes one of them. The different groups of kids have different names for them, the mothers and fathers, the strangers, or simply the zombies. The book centers around three friends, Ed, Jack and Bam, who are caught in the middle of the horrifying spectacle going on around them and how they cope in their various attempts survive. This action-packed thrill ride is a must-read.