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My Rotten Life
Nathan Abercrombie Accidental Zombie

by David Lubar


Nathan Abercrombie is a Second Bester—he hangs with the kids who aren't quite enough of anything to be popular or doomed. They ride right in the middle where Nathan gets too much of the wrong kind of attention. The girl he's liked forever crushes his heart, the class bully decides to zero in on Nathan, and he's picked dead last for gym. Just when things couldn’t get much worse, an accident turns him into a zombie. And only teaming up with one of the Doomed, a weird girl named Abigail, can save him from staying a zombie forever. Now after all that creepy description, this is a comedy in the wacky unpredictable style that is totally David Lubar. No burp goes unburped in the search for the perfect reader giggle. The humor here is unabashedly lowbrow but totally charming anyway. This book definitely introduces us to the upside of being half-dead. With its fast pace and clear writing, this is a great book for any reluctant reader on your list.

The Book

Starscape / Macmillan
August 2009
978-0765316349 / 076531634X
Fantasy / Ages 9-12
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The Reviewer

Jan Fields
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Jan Fields is the editor of Kid Magazine Writers emagazine and has written dozens of stories and articles for the children's magazine market.
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