Philomel Books Girls Save the World in This One
Philomel Books Girls Save the World in This One

Girls Save the World in This One

By Ash Parsons

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Publication Date: April 14, 2020

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Ages 12 And Up, Grades 7 And Up

“A ravenous read.”—Kirkus Reviews

Shaun of the Dead meets Clueless in this hilarious YA horror comedy set at a local zombie convention—featuring a teenage girl gang that has to save the world from a horde of actual zombies. Perfect for fans of Geekerella, Undead Girl Gang, and Anna and the Apocalypse.

Mega-fan June Blue’s whole life has been leading up to this moment: ZombieCon!The Ultimate in Undead Entertainment has finally come to her hometown. She and her two best friends—gorgeous, brilliant Imani and super-sweet, outrageously silly Siggy—plan on hitting all the panels and photo ops, and meeting the heartthrob lead of their favorite zombie apocalypse show, Human Wasteland. It’s going to be the best time of their lives—and one of their last adventures before they all split up for college.

And when they arrive, everything seems perfect. June’s definitely not going to let anything get in the way

of the flawless con experience—even though she’s endlessly anxious about the SATs and college admissions,

and she can’t seem to avoid her ex-best friend Blair, whose VIP badge lets her walk straight to the front of every single line. No matter what, June is determined to make the best of her dream day at ZombieCon!

But something’s not quite right at the con—there are strange people in hazmat suits running around, enthusiastic cosplayers taking their shambling a little too far, and someone actually biting a cast member. Then, at a panel gone wrong, June and her friends discover the truth: the zombie apocalypse is here.

Now June, Imani, and Siggy must do whatever it takes to survive a horde of actual flesh-eating zombies—

and save the world. A hilarious and heartfelt horror comedy, that is an ode to zombies, friendship, and girl power.

Praise for Girls Save the World in This One:

“Readers looking for all of the good, the bad, and the ugly of the zombie apocalypse will be absolutely thrilled to read this book…. Hand this book to anyone who likes zombie apocalyptic horror.”—Booklist

“This fun coming-of-age story tackles popular topics such as cons and zombies with an inclusive cast of characters, and highlights the power of friendship and strong women. VERDICT: For those who love zombies and action-packed books, as well as reluctant readers.”—School Library Journal

“An excellent read for any teen who loves thrills, action, and stories of survival.” --Publishers Weekly

Story Locale: Comic-con-esque convention center in small town, Georgia

About the Author

Ash Parsons is a graduate of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Clown College as well as other, more traditional schools. She is a PEN America Literary Award Winner for the Phyllis Naylor Fellowship and a Literary Arts Fellow for the Alabama State Council of the Arts. She previously taught English to middle and high school students and has spent some time stumbling around as a zombie on The Walking Dead. Ash lives in Alabama with her family. She is also the author of Still Waters and Holding On to You, previously published as The Falling Between Us.

Author Residence: Auburn, AL

Format: Hardcover

Length: 432 pages

Publisher: Philomel Books

Publication Date: April 14, 2020

ISBN: 9780525515326

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