Detention of the Living Dead

Detention of the Living Dead

by Rusty Fischer
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Detention of the Living Dead by Rusty Fischer

Maxine “Max” Compton is in detention when the outbreak starts; so are several other students when Max’s best friend Brie storms in – chomping on the thigh bone of their favorite Home Ec teacher, Ms. Watkins!

Brie is a zombie, and quickly starts biting everyone in the room—even her best friend, Max!

When the class realizes what happens, it’s too late; they are all zombies—and they’re no longer alone.

Now a thin gray man in a white lab coat is testing them; making them read, and once they can no longer read, the zombies are led from the room, never to be seen again.

One by one the zombies stop reading, all but a few of them, Max included. Oh, and that cute thug she’s been crushing on for years, Zander Cash!

That’s when Max learns that there are good zombies, and bad zombies. And if she’s to survive, she has to pick a side.

Who knew Detention could be this hard… or last forever?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940015611359
Publisher: Decadent Publishing Company, LLC
Publication date: 09/27/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 678 KB

About the Author

A former public school teacher, Rusty Fischer has written for such educational magazines as Learning, The Mailbox and Teaching K-8. Now a full-time freelance writer, Rusty is the author of several YA supernatural novels for Decadent Publishing, including Ushers, Inc. and Panty Raid at Zombie High, as well as the Reanimated Readz series of 99-cent zombie short stories. You can read more about his current and upcoming projects, and download FREE zombie stories, at

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Detention of the Living Dead 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Arrat More than 1 year ago
This was a really good "teen" zombie story. It's sorta like The Breakfast Club, that gets turned into zombies. I like how Mr. Fischer addressed what happens to zombies in the water, they sink & walk across. The only thing I didn't like was if the Proctor is a zombie & relocates zombies, however the place where they are relocated has no other zombies?? I think teens & adults will like this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Isnt detention usually filled with zombies:3
Erlessard More than 1 year ago
Detention of the Living Dead is simply the best zombie novel I’ve ever read. Amazing job with the narrative and humor. I wasn’t expecting to love this first chapter as much if not more than I loved the first chapter of Percy Jackson. Seriously, it was that good. I finished the book in 2 hours without stopping — okay, I did stop once for diaper duty, but that was it! Overview: There are very few books that can wow within the first couple of paragraphs and fewer still that keep that momentum throughout the entire novel. Granted at around 180 pages, it isn’t that long. It also isn’t your typical zombie novel. There’s some gore, but not much. This isn’t a horror novel, although I bet it will appeal to horror lovers by the way it is told. The author keeps the situation realistic (as much as you can when dealing with zombies) and the stakes are high. Considering that the main character, Max, gets turned into a zombie within the first few pages – the typical threat that she will die and turn into a zombie isn’t an issue. This book deals with the aftermath in a very sarcastic, teenage manner. If you are a fan of Shawn of the Dead or spoof movies, then you will love this book. If you like “light” horror from a teenage POV, then you will like this novel. If you want to meet the zombie version of Casper the friendly ghost, then read this novel. Just read the novel, you will LOVE it. Characters: Max is an excellent narrative. She divides her classmates into the typical stereotypes when she introduces each one, but over the course of the novel all the characters become more fleshed out (maybe from eating human flesh? haha). I liked Proctor (who wouldn’t like a guy who tasered people for fun?) until the reveal about halfway through the novel. Then he became less cool. Plot: BRAINS. Max has to learn how to survive as a zombie. There is some romance, but it definitely takes a backseat in the novel. Ending: When I finished on my Kindle, I kept tapping my screen hoping there was a few more pages. I’m assuming by the way it ended that there will be a sequel. I hope there will be, since this story is far from over. (I received a copy of this book as part of a book blog tour in exchange for my honest opinion.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
ABookVacation More than 1 year ago
Fischer is back with his latest zombie tale, and it’s another winner! I really enjoyed getting to know Max, especially as she and her “friends” struggled to maintain their humanity in after being unceremoniously turned into zombies. I think what I like best about Fischer’s writing is that it’s unique. He doesn’t follow the traditional zombie lore, and he’s fantastically funny in his telling of events. Though the novel is set in detention, there is so much more to the story than that, and I found the story extremely intriguing as I read. From the epic zombie apocalypse over the school TV system, to the daring escape from the school and into the unknown, I found myself drawn into the story and rooting for the zombies—for the ones who still had brain function, that is. Call me morbid, but I really enjoyed the tazing and zombie reactions in the beginning of the novel. Of course, I felt terrible for the zombies, until they became the true undead versions we’re used to, but then it was like, taze that zombie! Get ‘em! And yet, the zombies that still have functions kind of break your heart and you can’t help but root for them. And, of course, nothing is what it seems, so as I read the novel and thought I knew what was going on, Fischer kept blindsiding me with revelations that I never saw coming. Now, truth be told, I didn’t connect with all the characters in the novel, and parts of it were a bit more fast paced than I would have like, but overall, this is a true gem and the perfect read for Halloween. Like I said, Max was really cool, and I think, perhaps, there is room for a sequel, which means more character development, and I would love that!