Kate Grable is your typical teenager with aspirations to be a doctor in her post-high-school career. She is the student trainer for her high school’s mediocre football team, and she has just discovered that the coach may be giving the players steroids.
In Bad Taste in Boys by Carrie Harris, life isn’t so bad for Kate until this unethical finding. But after some close calls with a few of the players, Kate does some investigating, and her worst fears are confirmed. It’s actually not steroids that the coach has been injecting in the players. Turns out, it’s a zombie virus.
Bayview High School is soon under attack from football playing zombies, and no one realizes it but Kate. Everyone else chalks up the players’ odd behavior to fatigue and poor manners, while she is sure that something else is going on. Why else would a football player bite her on the face while crooning longingly, “Mmm…Brains…”?
Things get out of control when Kate and her younger brother are attacked by the coach. The attack leaves her brother as the next possible victim, while Kate finally has the evidence she needs to go the authorities and hopefully put a stop to the mayhem: the coach’s severed zombie foot.