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Allison Hewitt Is Trapped (original 2011; edition 2011)

by Madeleine Roux

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Title:Allison Hewitt Is Trapped
Authors:Madeleine Roux
Info:St. Martin's Griffin (2011), Edition: Original, Paperback, 352 pages
Collections:Your library, Fiction, Science Fiction/Horror, Post-Apocalyptic/Dystopian
Rating:****
Tags:Permanent Collection, Science Fiction, Read 05/2011

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Allison Hewitt is Trapped by Madeleine Roux (2011)

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Not really impressed with these zombies. Or the constant language. I didn't feel it was necessary. ( )
  Mirandalg14 | Aug 18, 2014 |
100 years have passed since the initial Outbreak back in 2009. With society slowly rebuilding, a small University press is assembling a collection of biographical essays to outline the hardships and successes occurring once the Outbreak was brought under control. To this end, Professor Michael Stockton, Jr., believes the story he uncovered may be of interest to the editor of the collection and sends him one blogger's account of the first months of people trying to survive in a world suddenly turned upside down by the dead who've somehow reanimated.

The posts begin with Allison Hewitt trapped in a Brooks & Peabody shop on the night of September 15, 2009, when the infected first attacked the store. She and a few employees barricade themselves in a back room, and after a few days, Allison manages to find a signal connecting her laptop to the military's emergency wireless network. She begins a record of the events of the past days and what life is like, being stuck in the back room, not knowing what's happening to the rest of the world. A sudden disaster changes people, and Allison retells these changes and the relationships of the group as they try to find a way out of the shop before their meager food rations run out.

She finds other survivors out there, thanks to the comments on her posts, filled with words of encouragement as well as bits and pieces of news. And through her chronicle of events, of the other survivors she meets, and the constant threat of the undead lurking in the background, she creates a snapshot of the new world as it adjusts and evolves.

What I like about "Allison Hewitt Is Trapped" is the focus on the relationships and group dynamics, how people react when forced into difficult situations, even falling in love with someone unexpected. The undead still exist, keeping everyone on their guard, and they make their presence known in many a gruesome way, but the struggle to be alive comes first and foremost. Maybe it's a preference of mine. All the blood and guts and gore can get boring after a while, so allowing it to take a backseat or even to cause a delay in posting allows for the characters and the story to take shape. I've read epistolary novels before -- "The Color Purple", "e", even "Griffin and Sabine" -- but this is the first told solely through blog posts, and it worked for me, adding tertiary characters acting my thoughts out or creating tension when, as I mentioned before, no posts appear for days and the concern in her readers' comments made me continue on to find out what happened.

"Allison Hewitt Is Trapped" is a fine novel of the undead, and being a blogger myself, I enjoy the idea of using that medium to tell a complete story. Definitely worth a read. ( )
  ocgreg34 | Jul 16, 2014 |
Being trapped in a book store when the Zombie Apocalypse hits - now that is where I would want to be when the crusty creepers finally make their appearance. Immediately this book pinged my radar as a 'must' read.

What made it even more appealing is that Allison blogs all of her encounters. That this is actually how the story is told - via her posting the events on the blog should grab all you blogging junkies by the nose. In the beginning blogging is what she does to get it all out of her head but ultimately turns into her reaching out to the other people in the world who've managed to stay 'connected'.

Allison moves through each series of events making bonds and breaking them *KaPoW* style. She is learning about that ugly monster that lives inside us all and how much it loves a little shiny red ax. (Imagine Tabitha at this point doing a high kick like some comicbook hero wannabe complete with sound effects!)

This book is light on the gore for those that don't like their zombie books to be a brain munching gut fest - but what it lacks in gore it makes up in snarky humor. It even has a dash of romance. This gem had me laughing out loud! Allison is definitely a gal after my own heart. I could only hope I would kick as much zombie tookis if the time were to come. There is really something that endears me about a heroine that would risk possible infection and death just for a read, any read.

Favorite part of this book? - 'let's go fly a kite...." Read it to find out - because I rate this book absolute Rocksauce!
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  Pabkins | Jun 24, 2014 |
There's tension and horror and gore and jumpy moments. The monsters are not just the zombies, in fact they, while dangerous and scary, are what they are. It is the other humans that induce the greater fear. This story is told via Allison's Blog which she uses to document what is happening and communicate sporadically with other survivors. This format makes it feel current and urgent. I often hesitated at turning the page - I HAD to know what would happen but also had that feeling of "don't-go-down-into-the-basement!" Plus she's trapped in the back of a bookstore but can't get to the books. That's horror right there!

(any fan of the Walking Dead TV series will probably like this series. It reads very much like the show version) ( )
  Absent_Librarian | Apr 9, 2014 |
I loved this story! It was told in the form of a blog, not to mention written by a college student who is just a regular Jane. Good flow, easy read.
Recommended! ( )
  LoriHopkins | Apr 3, 2014 |
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"I've never laughed so much while being so creeped out...Roux did the impossible: she made zombies funny."
added by cmwilson101 | editAmazon, New York Times bestselling author MaryJanice Davidson
 
“Madeline Roux doesn't just offer an engaging and addictive adventure story, though she's certainly done that; she manages to answer the eternal question all of us must ask ourselves eventually: "When the zombie apocalypse comes (and it will come), how will I handle it?" For my part, I hope I manage it with as much humanity and determination as Allison. But I would like to make a request for bigger weapons.”
added by cmwilson101 | editAmazon, New York Times bestselling author of The Others series Christine Warren
 
“Finally, a zombie apocalypse done right. ALLISON HEWITT IS TRAPPED is a smart and furious thrill-ride, touched with just the right mix of humor and romance. Madeleine Roux's stunning characters and breathless action are unforgettable.”
added by cmwilson101 | editAmazon.com, New York Times bestselling author of Magic Bleeds Ilona Andrews
 
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Book description
One woman's story as she blogs about — and fights back against — the zombie apocalypse.

Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET). It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison's blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.

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One woman's story as she blogs - and fights back - the zombie apocalypse

 

Allison Hewitt and her five colleagues at the Brooks and Peabody Bookstore are trapped together when the zombie outbreak hits. Allison reaches out for help through her blog, writing on her laptop and utilizing the military's emergency wireless network (SNET).  It may also be her only chance to reach her mother. But as the reality of their situation sinks in, Allison’s blog becomes a harrowing account of her edge-of-the-seat adventures (with some witty sarcasm thrown in) as she and her companions fight their way through ravenous zombies and sometimes even more dangerous humans.

 

“Madeline Roux manages to answer the eternal question all of us must ask ourselves eventually: "When the zombie apocalypse comes (and it will come), how will I handle it?" For my part, I hope I manage it with as much humanity and determination as Allison. But I would like to make a request for bigger weapons.”

--Christine Warren, New York Times bestselling author of The Others series

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:20:39 -0400)

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Allison Hewitt and five colleagues are trapped together at their bookstore when the zombie outbreak hits, and she records events on her blog.

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