My Rotten Life (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie 1)
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My Rotten Life (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie 1)

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When fifth-grader Nathan Abercrombie accidentally gets doused with an experimental serum, he becomes a half-dead zombie - and discovers that being half-dead isn't all bad. Since he doesn't need any sleep, he can stay up all night and play video games. 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? "My Rotten Life" is only the first instalment of Nathan Abercrombie's hilarious adventures. In the second book, Nathan is recruited by B.U.M. - the Bureau of Useful Misadventures to become the world's first zombie spy. Sure to appeal to the millions of young, readers who love David Lubar's Weenies stories, "My Rotten Life" is lurching to a store near you, just in time for Halloween.show more

Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 137.16 x 205.74 x 17.78mm | 158.76g
  • St Martin's Press
  • Tor Books
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 076531634X
  • 9780765316349
  • 552,590

Review quote

"Being dead has never been cooler. Go Nathan Abercrombie! You're a zombie for the 21st century." --Gordon Korman, author of 39 Clues: One False Note and No More Dead Dogs"My Rotten Life stinks--but that's only when Nathan Abercrombie belches. The rest of the book is a delightful and disgusting story about friendship that will leave you in stitches." --Lisa Yee, author of Millicent Min, Girl Genius"If you like half dead zombie comedies, this is the book for you." --Dan Gutman, author of Babe and Meshow more

About David Lubar

David Lubar created a sensation with his debut novel, Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Thousands of kids and educators across the country have voted Hidden Talents onto over twenty state lists. David is also the author of True Talents, the sequel to Hidden Talents; Flip, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror selection; five short story collections: In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, The Curse of the Campfire Weenies, The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies, and Attack of the Vampire Weenies; and the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series. Lubar grew up in Morristown, New Jersey, and he has also lived in New Brunswick, Edison, and Piscataway, NJ, and Sacramento, CA. Besides writing, he has also worked as a video game programmer and designer. He now lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.show more

Rating details

651 ratings
3.62 out of 5 stars
5 25% (165)
4 30% (198)
3 30% (198)
2 9% (58)
1 5% (32)

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Never say that you are having a bad day. Nothing can compare to the day Nathan has had! When he wants to just get rid of his bad feelings, the new girl, Abigail, suggests that her uncle has a magic potion in his lab that can do the trick! So Nathan, his best friend, Mookie, and Abigail head off to the lab to get the \"Hurt Be Gone.\" But at the lab, Nathan is splashed by some strange liquid and soon, he starts to feel weird. When he reports to Abigail that his body doesn\'t feel right and things are happening, they try to go back to the lab. However, they soon discover that Abigail\'s uncle had to run from the law, and he can no longer help them. Nathan is dejected, but goes on with his life. When he gets poked in the nose with a fork, and no blood comes out, he knows that he\'s in serious trouble. He also starts to give off a foul stench. It\'s Mookie who discovers that Nathan isn\'t digesting his food anymore and helps him in a creative way to relieve himself of his stomach contents. Abigail is certain she can help Nathan, so the three begin a quest for the ingredients Abigail will require. The three friends hit the aquarium, the woods, and even manage an invitation to Shawna\'s (the popular girl\'s) party to find the things they need. MY ROTTEN LIFE is a story that will certainly appeal to boys. With lots of gross talk and body parts falling off, they will be giggling and enraptured until the final page. Listening to the story as an audio book will add more appeal, because the narrators are able to read the descriptions in vivid detail. Read by both male and female voices, the story moves quickly as Nathan struggles to retain his humanity. MY ROTTEN LIFE is the perfect story for young readers to pick up, especially during the Halloween season.show more
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