I loved this debut novel by Kira Jane Buxton in ways I truly didn’t expect to, as a book about zombies is not something I would normally choose. But this book made me cry, it made me laugh out loud, it made me rethink the seemingly minute decisions I make on a daily basis. It has the immediacy and ferocity of a great young adult novel, the softness and emotion of a well-told romance, and sophisticated moments of poetry that took my breath away. S.T. the talking crow is the complicated, relatable, hilarious protagonist I never knew I needed.