I don’t know what to say about this book. I liked it, but it was more of an in between story and the next chapter to me. Each book so far has continued the story very well, but this one allowed the characters and the reader to take a breath. In the last book all hell broke loose and the group has been split up and running from the prison that they were safely living in. Most of this story focuses around Rick and Carl. They are struggling with horrible loss and the fact that they are alone and Rick is injured.
The show took a lot of scenes straight from these pages, but the course of events took several episodes. I kind of liked the episodes more than this. The show took us through the events of many different characters as they searched for each other and a safe place to crash. It was fun to see things tie together in the show so I was kind of disappointed that there wasn’t more of that in this book.
The story moved pretty quickly even with little action happening. This was also another issue that didn’t need much dialogue to keep the story interesting. The dialogue that is in there was impressive at times. Carl had some of the best parts in this and I liked seeing him grow up a little more.
This wasn’t my favorite of the series mainly because I liked how this was done in the show better. I was kind of looking forward to this book even though it is a little slower to see how Kirkman originally wrote it. This is one I wish I would have read before I saw the show, oh well, nothing I can do about it now. I’m on now to book 10. It wasn’t all bad but not my favorite, I give this 3 out of 5 stars.