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Sunday, October 18, 2009

My Rotten Life

My Rotten Life
(Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie)
by David Lubar


Nathan isn't the coolest kid in the class - not even close. In fact, he was having a pretty bad day until he decides to look into his friend's crazy uncle's experimental Hurt-Be-Gone - only it accidentally gets poured all over him. There was one fatal error in the concoction - instead of using the corpus flower, he had used the corpse flower, and now, Nathan is slowly becoming undead - a zombie.

But life as a zombie isn't half bad. He doesn't need to use his lungs any more so gym class is no sweat. He can't feel any pain so if a bully hits him, what does he care? Nathan has to decide if it's worth taking the cure or not.


I really enjoyed this book - it had enough gross-ness to appeal to boys, a funny enough plot to appeal to boys and girls, and great themes - friendship, bullying, and what's important in life or undead.

The characters were interesting and the plot kept you turning the page. I almost expected the ending, just because it seemed to work out a little too perfectly to be the end of the first book.

Overall, a fantastic read - right in time for Halloween.

5/5 Roses



11 comments:

  1. That sounds cute!!! Perfect for my 7th graders.

    BTW - can't believe you're getting married in 5 days! Congrats :)

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  2. This sounds like a really fun read. I want it - and I'm 16!

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  3. How wonderful to come across a book that could hold a guy's attention. Speaking mainly about my husband, I think the only book he's ever read in his ENTIRE life is Jaws! ***Dum-dum Dum-dum theme music begins to play***

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  4. Looks good. I think it is a very good book for fans of the Wimpy Kid series, maybe.

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  5. Sounds like a fun book that I will be on the lookout for reading. Besides, I will read a zombie book from any age range- love my zombies. :)

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  6. Sounds like a cute quick read, I'll have to check it out if ever I catch up on the TBR!

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  7. A good read for Halloween! The cover is hilarious!

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  8. This sounds cute and funny. And it can be so hard getting boys to read, so it's nice to have something new in the arsenal. Great review!

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  9. Sounds like a really cute one. I can think of some kids who would enjoy it.

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