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Better Off Undead

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
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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Used availability for James Preller's Better Off Undead

Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Better Off Undead (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): James Preller
ISBN: 0-606-41113-5 / 978-0-606-41113-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback Books
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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Better Off Undead
Author(s): James Preller
ISBN: 1-250-06648-4 / 978-1-250-06648-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Better Off Undead
Author(s): James Preller
ISBN: 1-250-17905-X / 978-1-250-17905-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Better Off Undead
Author(s): James Preller
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA