I received this book for free from kindle unlimited in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dead Jed: Adventures of A Middle School Zombie by Scott Craven
Length: 5 hours and 43 minutes
Genres: Middle Grade, Adventure
on October 1st 2013
Source: kindle unlimited
Narrator: August Ross
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Dead Jed is Shaun of the Dead meets Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jed's not your typical junior high geek. He is, to use the politically-correct term, cardiovascularly-challenged. And while his parents have attempted to shield him from the implications of being 'different' for as long as they could (Jed was 8 and at a friend's sister's birthday party when he blew his lips off onto the cake in front of everyone, finally prompting the “Big Talk” from his parents and an emergency SuperGlue repair by his dad), 7th grade at Pine Hollow Middle School as a target of Robbie the supreme school bully and his pack of moronic toadies is rapidly becoming unbearable.From being stuffed in a filled trash can as “dead meat” and into a trophy case as the bully's “prize,” to literally having his hand pulled off in the boys' room (Jed's always losing body parts. Luckily, a good stapler and some duct tape and he's back in the action) and a cigarette put in it and try to frame him for the recent reports of smoking in the school, Jed's had enough and is ready to plan his revenge. Besides, it's awesome what you can do when you're already dead!
This one is for all of you who don’t like scary but like zombies. It’s a middle grade book that I first seen on Michelle @ Becausereading. So for my none spooky zombie book I give you Dead Jed: Adventures of a Middle School Zombie by Scott Craven. 🙂
What I thought of this book.
This was a cute middle grade book about a young boy who is growing up a bit different than others as he is a zombie. He faces things that most other every day kids face, bullies, crushes, etc. The only thing different is the fact that if you pull on his arm a little to hard it might come off and have to be taped back on.
Dead Jed fights his way though middle school with all sorts of ups and downs. I love how he tries to deal with the bully Robbie by writing in wickopedia how you can be turned into a zombie and then making Robbie think he was going to turn into a zombie cause he got some of Jeds blood and ooze on him. 🙂
It’s a fun coming to age story that I think a lot of young readers can identify with even though he is a zombie. Jed is a fun character and I can’t wait to try the other books in the series to see how he survives the rest of his school years. 🙂
This is great for young readers who like friendly zombies and are fans of books like Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney and Middle School by James Patterson.
This is my first book by narrator August Ross and I thought he did a great job with this middle grade story. It was really easy to picture him as Dead Jed.