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My Rotten Life
by David Lubar


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Ten-year-old Nathan Abercrombie is having a really bad day. First, Shawna Lanchester, the prettiest girl in his class, doesn't invite him to her party. Then he gets picked last in gym class. Things couldn't get any worse until he gets doused with an experimental serum that turns him into a half-dead zombie

Nathan soon discovers that being half dead isn't all bad.  Read more...


 
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Overview

Ten-year-old Nathan Abercrombie is having a really bad day. First, Shawna Lanchester, the prettiest girl in his class, doesn't invite him to her party. Then he gets picked last in gym class. Things couldn't get any worse until he gets doused with an experimental serum that turns him into a half-dead zombie

Nathan soon discovers that being half dead isn't all bad. He doesn't need any sleep, so he can stay up all night and play games online. He doesn't feel any pain, so there's no need to worry about Rodney the bully anymore. Still, Nathan would rather be human. Will he find a cure? Or will Nathan be half-dead forever?

Fans of David Lubar's popular Weenies short story collections which have sold more than one million copies will love "My Rotten Life," the first of a series of hilariously rotten adventures starring Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie."

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780765316349
  • ISBN-10: 076531634X
  • Publisher: Starscape Books
  • Publish Date: August 2009
  • Page Count: 160
  • Reading Level: Ages 8-12
  • Dimensions: 8.12 x 5.56 x 0.43 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.32 pounds

Series: Nathan Abercrombie #1

Related Categories

Books > Juvenile Fiction > Humorous Stories
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Action & Adventure - General
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Fantasy & Magic

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 62.
  • Review Date: 2009-08-24
  • Reviewer: Staff

In the first book in the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series, fifth-grader Nathan knows what it's like to be an outcast: he sits at the Second Besters table at school with kids who “score somewhere around minus two on a popularity scale of one to ten.” Then, he is doused with “Hurt-Be-Gone, the world's first all-natural, totally safe emotion killer,” which turns him into an almost-zombie. Unable to sleep or feel pain, Nathan masters the toughest video game on the market and leads his school to a track meet victory by doing hundreds of pull-ups. Lubar (True Talents) entertains with a “Wouldn't it be cool if...” kind of story that kids often try to write and especially love to read. Gross-out moments abound, such as when Nathan gets a fork stuck in his nose and later watches as his thumb pops off and is almost eaten by a dog. The over-the-top narrative will appeal to readers who like their humor twisted, and might even have some wishing that they, too, could be a half-dead zombie. Maybe. Ages 8–12. (Aug.)

 
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