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The Zombie Apocalypse Tag

It's almost Halloween! And one of the scariest Halloween creatures is the zombie - both terrifying and disgusting. A zombie apocalypse takes those things and multiplies them by about ten million. But what roles would our favorite book characters have in a zombie apocalypse? Liz @ Out of Coffee, Out of Mind tagged me to do this, and I highly recommend you check out her post, as well - we both got some rather interesting results.

  • Pick 5 (or in Liz's expanded version, 6) books, making sure you know the characters. 
  • Write down their names on strips of paper. Draw one randomly for it to be your choice. (I'll admit, I cheated a little bit and used a random number generator, all because I didn't want to actually write everything out.) 
  • Open to a random page and use the first name you see to answer question #1. Use the same book for question #2, but turn to a different page. 
  • Repeat the above until you've answered all of the questions.  


First person to die - John Ambrose McClaren. Noooooooooo! Well, he was probably doing something stupidly gallant and helping the team, so I guess I'll accept that.

The person you trip to get away from the zombies - Stormy. Is this who I become in a zombie apocalypse? Someone who trips old people to get away from zombies? (Let's be real - in that mad panic, probably.)

The first person to turn into a zombie - Toby. This isn't too hard to believe. I feel like she'd either be the first to die or somehow be the best at everything.

The person that trips you to get away from the zombie - Clark. Wow. I'm personally offended. I love Clark. I'd never trip him to get away from the zombies. But I guess it's too much to ask for that in return.

The idiot of the team - Max. No way. I guess maybe - I have no idea how Max is with survival skills. But he's too book-smart to be the idiot of the team.

The brains of the team - Ryan. Also no. I'd feel a lot better if we switched these two.

The team's medic - Sarah. You know, I have no idea whether Sarah actually knows anything about medicine or not, but I trust her. She seems like she'd be a good medic.

The weapons expert - Chuck. I'm okay with this, too. Really, though, I'd be okay with pretty much anyone who's not me, because what do I know about weapons? Absolutely nothing.


The brawler - Maddie. This could actually work. Maddie's usually a bit on the quieter side, but if people upset her, she could easily turn into a brawler. It would be pretty interesting to see how that might happen.

The team captain - Engel. Perfect. We're all going to live. It might be through some weird strategies, but I'm really weirdly comforted right now. We're gonna be okay.

The one who goes insane - Thornhollow. I can't even begin to imagine an insane Thornhollow. What would that even look like?

The one who keeps a pet zombie (for science) - Grace. I guess Thornhollow's forensic studies have had an impact on her! Really, though, with her character development, I can totally see this happening.

Have you done this tag? Any interesting results? What do you think my chances are of surviving the zombie apocalypse with this team? In general, they're roughly zero, but I think I might stand a chance. Do you think you'd survive a zombie apocalypse? Tell me in the comments! 


  1. hah fun tag! I've only read Lies We Tell Ourselves and Code Name Verity though. :)


    1. I love all of the books on this list - but if I had to pick two favorites, I'd pick those!


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