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Better off undead

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After becoming undead, a boy tries to survive middle school.

Adrian Lazarus has met with a curious fate. He's returned from the dead (after a bad bike accident, no helmet), yet not a lot has changed. He's always been an outcast. But it's not just being a zombie that makes Adrian feel different. He notices the world has changed, too: bees are vanishing, forest fires are burning, super-flus are spreading. The holographic advertisements in the night sky assure people that all is well. Adrian and his friends - a beekeeping boy, a mysterious new girl, and a seventh-grade sleuth - aren't so sure.

When they discover a birdlike drone has been spying on Adrian, the clues lead to two powerful corporate moguls. What do they really want?

James Preller brings his singular humor to Better Off Undead , a middle-grade zombie story that's about fitting in as much as it's about the end of the world.

This title has Common Core connections.

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subject_facet Action and adventure fiction, Bees, Detective and mystery fiction, Environmental protection, Middle schools, Schools, Zombies
title_display Better off undead
title_full Better Off Undead, Better off undead / James Preller
title_short Better off undead
topic_facet Bees, Environmental protection, Fantasy, Juvenile Fiction, Middle schools, Mystery, Schools, Zombies