The Dead is about Ed, a survivor of the disease that only effects people sixteen or older. He knows everything is done for when the news announces that they're pretty much dead. He and a few other kids manage to escape their private school. They get a few kids out of church. Most of the children are followers of the Lamb, a made up religion created by one of the kids. They manage it to a museum that has been taken over by a "general." The "general" is named Jordan, and helps them many times during the journey. Ed loses many friends, most of them like family, and learns that being the hero is the hardest thing of all.
I really loved this book. It's actually pretty thick, over four-hundred fifty pages long. i might have liked it better if another kid was meant to carry on. Jake, with his background, seemed more like the perfect candidate for a main character, but I never really thought it was Ed. I know how the book shifted between people, but I really think that Jake should've survived. I think that high school students will love this thrilling tale.