by Month9books/Tantrum Books! And surprise this week we have 3
titles for you!
your fancy, and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!
Adventures of a Middle School Zombie
October 1, 2013
Jed’s not your typical junior high geek. He is, to use the politically-correct
term, cardiovascularly-challenged. And while his parents have attempted to
shield him from the implications of being ‘different’ for as long as they could
(Jed was 8 and at a friend’s sister’s birthday party when he blew his lips off
onto the cake in front of everyone, finally prompting the “Big Talk” from his
parents and an emergency SuperGlue repair by his dad), 7th grade at Pine Hollow
Middle School as a target of Robbie the supreme school bully and his pack of
moronic toadies is rapidly becoming unbearable.
into a trophy case as the bully’s “prize,” to literally having his hand pulled
off in the boys’ room (Jed’s always losing body parts. Luckily, a good stapler
and some duct tape and he’s back in the action) and a cigarette put in it and
try to frame him for the recent reports of smoking in the school, Jed’s had
enough and is ready to plan his revenge. Besides, it’s awesome what you can do
when you’re already dead!
break, Jed and his parents gather for the annual exchanging of gift lists. Once
again, Jed asks for a dog, leading to a heated argument and a firm
“no.” But when Jed spots a stray, he chases it until the dog darts
into the street where it is struck and killed by a car. Grief stricken by what
he’s done, Jed cradles the dead dog in his arms. Soon, ooze from the dog mixes
with tear drops from Jed, creating Tread the zombie dog. Finally getting his
wish, Jed must convince his parents to let him keep the undead dog. But a
zombie dog turns out to be the least of Jed’s issues. Seems some parents don’t
want Jed attending school with their kids. Enter the mysterious NZN Network.
They’ve been distributing anti-zombie propaganda in an effort to get Jed
expelled. But Jed wonders if the creation of Tread has caused his relationship
with Luke to sour. And why, just as he seems to need them the most, his best
friends have abandoned him? Could they have bought in to the anti-zombie way of
thinking? Was creating Tread a mistake Jed will live to regret? When Tread goes
missing, and with his very existence at stake, Jed must rely on his instincts,
team up with an old nemesis an fight for his right to have just as miserable a
middle school existence as any other student – undead or alive.
to spend the summer in Mexico with his dad. But there’s just one catch: Luke
and Tread get to tag along.
with Holidays such as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Here, a rising
8th grade zombie boy and his zombie dog won’t draw that much attention.
Defense Network and Jed accidentally collides with a bus. So much for blending
in. The unusual pair catch the eye of a professional wrestler, who challenges
Jed to a fight!
whose knowledge of the undead causes Jed to question his very existence. Is
this the answer Jed’s been hoping for since his parents sat him down for the
“you’re a zombie” talk? Jed may have finally found a way to be
normal, but at what cost?
humorous and heartwarming series about surviving middle school, fitting in, and
embracing one’s differences – even if you are a zombie.
adventures of a zombie teen who navigates the jungle known as middle school,
this is one story that will resonate with readers.” —YA Books Central
“If you know
a middle-grader who loves to laugh or sometimes feels out of place and needs
some reassurance to be true to him/herself, this series is a must..”~ Dorothy
Dreyer author of the Reaper’s Rite Series.
incredibly cute and fun read! Aimed at middle graders, it’s filled with
child-sized humor, puns, and adventure.”~ Books 4 Tomorrow
It is unique and quirky, where Zombie triumphs over evil. GO ZOMBIES! Wahoo!”~Once Upon A Moonlight
writing. I was 10 when I saw a girl about the same age sink her teeth into her
father, a scene that hooked me on “Night of the Living Dead” and one the genre
as a whole. I would embrace writing much later, but it has had a much more lasting
impact. After graduating from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, I packed the back of my
Datsun B-210 and headed to Colorado, relying on the $600 my parents gave me as
I walked out the door (“We don’t think this is the smartest move,” my father
said as he handed me the cash, “but we’ll always be there for you.”) Over the
next 35 years as a newspaper reporter, I would cover sports, crime, courts,
travel and much more. I’ve spent nearly 30 of those years in Phoenix, and am
now a features reporter at The Arizona Republic. My 18-year-old son Bryson has
turned out to be a pretty cool kid, even though he dislikes reading and
writing. When it comes time for him to find his own path, I may not think it’s
the smartest move, but I will always be there for him.
Jed Books. International!