Dead Is So Last Year

Dead Is So Last Year

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Something very strange starts happening in Nightshade the summer that the eldest Giordano sister, Rose, gets a job working at Dr. Franken's research laboratory. People are starting to see double. Doppelgängers of Nightshade residents are popping up all over town. Daisy, Rose and Poppy think it's a coincidence, until the rumors start that their father, who disappeared several years ago, has been spotted in town. Meanwhile, Daisy's beau, Ryan is spending all of his time training for football, and like the other guys on the team, he's grown enormous almost overnight. Samantha Devereux's boyfriend's neck has doubled in size since school ended. Could the football players be resorting to extreme measures to win? Between summer jobs, sugar rushes, and beach parties, the Giordano girls get to the bottom of these mysteries and more.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 127 x 175 x 15mm | 159g
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0152062165
  • 9780152062163
  • 714,566

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Praise for the Dead Is series

"[Perez] delivers a wise-cracking, boy-lusting, determined sleuth of a high school protagonist . . . this quick, lighter-than-air spoof of the undead, cheerleaders and popularity is pure pleasure."--Publishers Weekly

"A fun ride from start to finish. Perez's smart and sassy style soars."--Mary E. Pearson, author of the Jenna Fox Chronicles

"[A] quick, lively romp. . . . Teens looking for a breezy read will find plenty to like here."--Booklist

"This super supernatural murder mystery is sassy, romantic, and spooky-fun!"--Cynthia Leitich Smith, author of Tantalize

"Light romance and a paranormal plot are more tongue-in-cheek than scary, making this series a good introduction to the genre for younger readers."--Booklist

"Breezy style and comic-book plot. . . . Fun."--Kirkus
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Rating details

6,012 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
5 48% (2,865)
4 28% (1,656)
3 20% (1,190)
2 4% (248)
1 1% (53)

Our customer reviews

The Giodano sisters are back from a summer vacation in Italy, and things in Nightshade are as strange as ever when they get back. The first thing Daisy wants to do when she gets home is see her boyfriend, Ryan. She has missed him and can\'t wait to get over to his house. Daisy is disappointed to find out that he is at football practice, but heads over to the school anyway. She is very surprised by what she sees. Ryan has really buffed up in the weeks she\'s been gone and so, it seems, have most of the other football players. Since there are still several weeks left in summer, Daisy decides she should get a job. She notices that Slim\'s has a \"Help Wanted\" sign in the window, and with her love of cooking, she feels this would be a perfect fit. After leaving work one evening, she notices someone digging in the dumpster in the alley. Strangely, it appears to be her missing father. After other strange appearances in town, the Nightshade City Council comes to the conclusion that Doppelgangers are on the loose, causing havoc in town. Daisy and her sisters have to figure out what is going on. Is there something strange causing the football team to get super-strong in such a short time? Who is creating the Doppelgangers? Is Mr. Giodano really back or is he a Doppelganger, too? DEAD IS SO LAST YEAR is a fun conclusion to a cute trilogy. Marlene Perez has a knack for writing with user-friendly, non-intimidating language. The only drawback is you definitely need to read the trilogy in order. So, readers, take heed - read DEAD IS THE NEW BLACK, then DEAD IS A STATE OF MIND, and finally DEAD IS SO LAST more
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