I am really, really not a zombie person.* When I saw this one had won the Cybil for YA SF/F, I kind of groaned and went "REALLY?" And then I read it and enjoyed it, which just goes to show you. It's fast-paced and smart and funny and sad. I loved Tom and Benny's banter and the real relationship they had. It's another book where the defining relationship is familial, not romantic (though there is a bit of that as well). It wraps up nicely, though there's room for a sequel. The last 100 pages or so was a little weaker, in my opinion, especially with the sudden expositions all over the place, but all in all I was very pleasantly surprised.
* The first draft of this sentence was "Zombies leave me cold" [Feb. 2011]