My So-called Death

My So-called Death

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Just because you don't have a pulse doesn't mean you can't be perky. One second, freshman Karen Vera's on top of the most fabulous cheer pyramid ever. The next, she's lying on the pavement with seriously unflattering cranial damage. Freakishly alive without a pulse, Karen learns that she's a genetically undead zombie. Suddenly, Karen's non-life is an epic disaster. She's forced to attend a boarding school for the "death-challenged," her roommate is a hateful wannabe-Goth weirdo, and she's chowing down on animal brains every day to prevent rot (um, ew?). Even worse, someone is attacking students and harvesting their brains for a forbidden dark ritual. And it might be the hottest guy at DEAD High, the one who makes Karen's non-beating heart flutter! Armed with a perky smile and killer fashion sense, it's up to Karen to track down the brain snatcher and save her fellow students from certain zombie death.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 132 x 203 x 14.73mm | 217.72g
  • Midnight Ink
  • Woodbury, MN, United States
  • English
  • 0738715433
  • 9780738715438
  • 1,706,944

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U-G-L-Y, Karen totally has an alibi... SHE'S UNDEAD, WHAT WHAT? SHE'S UNDEAD! Just a freshman, Karen Vera was on top of the world. Karen was part of the fearless JV squad at Peachtree High and the girl that everyone envied. Unfortunately, her life went splat as she was knocked off her high pyramid and fell into a world that forces her to trade in her pom-poms for some animal brains. Turns out Karen is "Death Challenged." So, once her pretty little head met the pavement, which would lead some to a painful death, Karen was still alive, sort of, and whisked away by her parents, oddly enough like it was normal protocol. A visit by Theresa Samedi, the principal of the institute of the Death Challenged Education of Adolescents and the Deprogrammed, quickly informs Karen of her current zombie status. Before she knows it, Karen is enrolled in DEAD High to protect her from being hunted and rotting away. Karen was quick to discover that her new life at a new school would not be the same. Although she soon found a new BFF, Trish, and was able to interact with the McSteamy of the school, Gavin McDougal, things weren't all that peachy. First, she meets her roommate, Clarice, who wants nothing to do with a roomie, especially one who's a cheerleader. Then she discovers that swimming and running are the only sports offered, since zombie bodies are way too delicate for any type of contact sports. This ultimately means that cheerleading is out of the question! To make matters worse, a death, yes, a real death, occurred at the school. The friendly Kendra had her brains harvested, which means that DEAD High isn't so safe after all. Going from ordinary zombie to zombie sleuth, Karen takes it upon herself to figure out who the killer is, while also trying to survive this new lifestyle and maybe even snag herself some arm candy along the way. With various snippets and quotes taken from different sources starting off each chapter, MY SO-CALLED DEATH is a delectable read that allows you to indulge in a world of zombies that author Stacey Jay seems to have perfected. Hilariously funny, MY SO-CALLED DEATH will make readers want to become undead themselves so that they can join forces with Karen and kick some butt. Fans of Stacey Jay's previous novels will not be disappointed with this one!show more
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