Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grade 5n/a4.356967
Brian and his friends are not part of the cool crowd. They’re the misfits and the troublemakers—the ones who jump their high school’s fence to skip class regularly. So when a deadly virus breaks out, they’re the only ones with a chance of surviving.
The virus turns Brian’s classmates and teachers into bloodthirsty attackers who don’t die easily. The whole school goes on lockdown, but Brian and his best friend, Chad, are safe (and stuck) in the theater department—far from Brian’s sister, Kenzie, and his ex-girlfriend with a panic attack problem, Laura. Brian and Chad, along with some of the theater kids Brian had never given the time of day before, decide to find the girls and bring them to the safety of the theater. But it won’t be easy, and it will test everything they thought they knew about themselves and their classmates.

Praise for SICK
"The gore and action will leave enthralled readers thrilled and then sated with each kill on either side."
—Booklist

"Between the pacing and the heroes’ salty, blue language (full of lovingly creative, genital-inspired insults), reluctant readers who love zombies will devour it, right up to the abrupt end."
—Kirkus Reviews

"Sick is well written, with great detail, even if it is a little gory."
—VOYA Magazine

Awards
2014 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Readers list from YALSA
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published on October 1, 2013 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 1419708058
ISBN-13: 9781419708053
2 Book Reviews
  • margau
    margaualmost 6 years
    Have you ever thought about what you would do in a zombie apocalypse? Well Brian, the main character didn't and he’s still alive. Sick by Tom Leveen is set in 2000 in the school called Phoenix Metro High School. Where he and a group of kids; smash, cripple, and kill the antagonist; the zombies. As Brian the protagonist; gets split up from his sister; Mackenzie and his girlfriend; Laura. He risks his life to save them. His best friend slowly turns into a zombie and almost kills Brian's sister once they rejoice. How will they get out? How will they cure the infection? Will they survive? I think this book could've been something good, but it didn't come up to my standards. But who knows it could be an exciting book for you. Warning this book does have strong language.
    • haily9048
      haily9048about 7 years44 stars
      I decided to read the book because I like action drama books,and this book had both.It's about a zombie appocalypse that happens in a middle school and a group of kids that are trouble makers and other kids are trapped in a theatre class.Brian the main character has lost his younger sister that has or had cancer it's up to him and his friends to find her and rescue her.