No one can screw you over like a best friend, especially if said friend is a zombie. Meet, Billy, an awkward, overweight boy who feeds the bullies of his school to his undead friend. At first, Billy and RIP's relationship is sound, but when RIP violates his trust, he must make a decision to rid the world of the one-true friend he has ever had, or grant forgiveness.
I wanted to give the book 3 stars because most of the one liners made this reader's eyes roll rather than instill laughter, and the violence fades out before it gets too gruesome. However, the book is aimed at a younger demographic so I cannot fault it for that and, of course, comedy is such a subjective matter, I shouldn't rate it by that. But, speaking as a writer, I cannot forgive the narrator interjection that pops up here and there in the text. So minus one point.
When all is said and done, I finished RIP hungry for more, so that shows Harrison Howe has the chops to carry a great story and though I found most of the jokes groan worthy, I still had an excellent time reading it. So do yourself a favor, and pick up RIP for yourself and/or your teenage kids. You'll thank me.