This is a non-cliché post apocalyptic book that centers around a girl named Alex and her young companion Ellie and their survival from zombies and irrational humans. This is a very dark book but it's perfect for any boy or girl looking for a novel packed with action, suspense, and realistic characters. This book is the first of a trilogy, and I can't wait until the third book comes out this fall!
Shadows by Ilsa J. Bick (book #2 of the trilogy)
Monsters by Ilsa J. Bick (book #3 of the trilogy scheduled to come out September 10, 2013)
Burning Terrors by Amanda Alexander and Samantha Johnson
DEFFINATELY worth the time if you're into zombies and intense action!