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Better off undead

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New York : Feiwel and Friends, 2017.
1st ed., 2017.
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275 pages : ill. ; 22 cm.
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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.

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Adrian Lazarus, who became a zombie just before starting middle school, and new friends Gia, Zander, and Talal, navigate a mystery involving global warming, disappearing bees, and billionaire developers.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Preller, J. (2017). Better off undead. 1st ed., 2017. New York: Feiwel and Friends.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Preller, James. 2017. Better Off Undead. New York: Feiwel and Friends.

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Preller, James, Better Off Undead. New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2017.

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Preller, James. Better Off Undead. 1st ed., 2017. New York: Feiwel and Friends, 2017. Print.

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