Better Off Undead

Better Off Undead

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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.

McMillan Palgrave

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.


A middle-school zombie uncovers an environmental mystery in this middle-grade novel.

Baker
& Taylor

Returning from the dead after a mishap that ended his mortal life, a young zombie outcast notices that the world around him is changing in disturbing ways, from bees going missing to the outbreaks of super-flus, and teams up with new friends to investigate these and other environmental mysteries. By the author of the Jigsaw Jones series. Simultaneous eBook.

Publisher: Farrar, Oct 2017
ISBN: 9781250066480
Branch Call Number: O/JF

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