Monday, October 08, 2007

Beyond Cool

Beyond Cool is the second book about Floe Ryan, a thawed
"frozen zombie." That's her term for it, but really Floe was
preserved after her death (vitrified, or "frozen,") which
happened about this time, and then "thawed" a decade later.
Even though it's only ten years, things are a lot different.
For one thing, Floe's younger sister, Sunny, is now her
older sister! Also, people don't drive anymore--they
hoverdrive (something Floe's having a bit of a problem
with). Teachers and movie stars are computer-generated.
Luckily, Floe's got another frozen zombie to help her deal
with all of this--her boyfriend, Taz. Of course, when Taz
starts acting kind of distant, and Floe finds out that she
and her fellow frozen zombies are suffering from weak immune
systems that make them susceptible to major diseases, plus she's having trouble learning to hoverdrive, life as a
teenage popsicle is less than fabulous.

Beyond Cool is just as good as the first book in the series,
I Was A Teenage Popsicle (which I recommend you read first).
The characters are wonderful, and the premise of the book is
highly original. It's a quick read, and well-written. Beyond
Cool is a funny, interesting story. It's sci-fi, yeah, but
it's also a very human story, and one that I highly

Rating (0 - 10 scale): 10

Reviewer Age: 16

>Reviewer City, State and Country: Asheville, NC USA