My Rotten Life

Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie (Volume 1)

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. 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.

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Chapter One

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It's no fun having your heart ripped from your body, slammed to the floor, and stomped into a puddle of quivering red mush. It's even less fun when it happens three times in one afternoon.

First, Shawna Lanchester pranced up to me at lunch and said, "Did you know I'm having a Halloween party next Friday, Nathan?" She clutched her hands together like she was in danger of exploding from excitement.

I nodded, but I kept my mouth shut. I really didn't want to risk spraying Shawna with ketchup-coated hamburger particles.

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PRAISE FOR MY ROTTEN LIFE:

 

“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 Me


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About the Author

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.

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Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Tom Doherty Associates
Starscape
August 2009
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765316349
ISBN10: 076531634X
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 160 pages, Includes Reader's Guide
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$6.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
August 2009
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427206978
ISBN10: 142720697X
Middle-Grade FictionAudio Run Time: 3:00
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$9.99

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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Starscape
August 2009
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765325082
ISBN10: 076532508X
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 160 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$16.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Starscape
August 2009
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429983082
ISBN10: 1429983086
Middle-Grade Fiction
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 160 pages
Age Range: 8 to 12
Grade Range: 3 to 7
$4.98
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