Nick is a fairly normal seventeen-year boy; that is, until an accident at work gets him arrested. The sentence: 90 days on a wilderness trek with other juvenile delinquents. While camping in the woods, the newly christened "Nero" and the other participants are thrust into what looks like the beginnings of a horror movie: their counselors have turned into flesh-eating zombies. Nero and the boys are on the run, and as long as they follow the Rules of the Zombie Apocalypse, they might be able to make it out alive.
Zombie books are all the rage right now, so I was looking forward to reading The Infected. According to the book jacket, The Infected is supposed to be a witty and satirical look at current horror genre trends. I could tell the author wanted his book to be commentary on society, but I had no idea what point he was trying to make. The characters had little to no development and were merely engines to move the plot along. I did like the Rules of the Zombie Apocalypse that were scattered throughout the novel and think that was a nice touch. It's true that every book or movie in this genre follows a similar formula, which is part of The Infected's message. All in all, I think some people will really enjoy The Infected - the writing by itself is pretty good and there are some twists and turns in the plot - but I am just not one of them.