My Rotten Life (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie Series #1)

My Rotten Life (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie Series #1)

by David Lubar
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My Rotten Life (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie Series #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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rowley More than 1 year ago
its a funny book about this kid named nathan how is down in the dumps becus this girl stomped his heart out at lunch time and this aother girl and his baest fraind named mookie and the girl said that her uncl maed this new potion that makes you forget all aboute your bad felings but the potion spilles all over his shirt and he graduly beekoms a zombie and its a fuuny book and recomend it a lot
harstan More than 1 year ago
Belgosi Upper Elementary Fifth grader Nathan Abercrombie knows three strikes you're out in baseball though he does not play sports due to his asthmatic condition. However, he soon learns that on this particular day being a card carrying member of the Second Besters is a highlight film after his already rotten life equates to four strikes and you're sort of dead. In the lunch hall, Shawna Lanchester tosses the first mortar; she announces for all to hear he is not invited to her party. Next gym teacher Mr. Lomax throws hand grenade number two when he picks four captains to pick the others for their teams as they train for a competition with a rival school that they have lost to for the past few years; Nathan is the last one selected. The third strike is playing with Caleb's zombie killing video game in which Nathan's "men" die instantly, spastic is a kind description of what his classmates' state. He takes heart when weird newcomer Abigail brings him to her Uncle Zardo, a scientist who has invented a potion to stop people from feeling bad. An accident leads to Nathan being doused with the entire serum instead of a drop as the cops crash into the lab to arrest Zardo. Strike four is being half-dead though the benefits are feeling no pain from oven heated pots to Rodney the bully, but how to explain to mom and dad you can't eat any food as it rots in the stomach. . Middle school readers will enjoy the escapades of Nathan, his best friend Mookie and Abigail as one thing leads to another until the protagonist agrees to be a subject of the "Hurt Be Gone" experiment, which only makes his life more rotten. Fast-paced throughout, young readers will enjoy MY ROTTEN LIFE as it is fun to read while a strong message encourages the audience to stay positive. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nathan is the underdog we have all been looking for. Go nathan!
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B c
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome! Its a great book for all ages
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really like the book. It is really interesting as you get deeper in it. Ur like, is he going to survive?
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Never say that you are having a bad day. Nothing can compare to the day Nathan has had! When he wants to just get rid of his bad feelings, the new girl, Abigail, suggests that her uncle has a magic potion in his lab that can do the trick! So Nathan, his best friend, Mookie, and Abigail head off to the lab to get the "Hurt Be Gone." But at the lab, Nathan is splashed by some strange liquid and soon, he starts to feel weird. When he reports to Abigail that his body doesn't feel right and things are happening, they try to go back to the lab. However, they soon discover that Abigail's uncle had to run from the law, and he can no longer help them. Nathan is dejected, but goes on with his life. When he gets poked in the nose with a fork, and no blood comes out, he knows that he's in serious trouble. He also starts to give off a foul stench. It's Mookie who discovers that Nathan isn't digesting his food anymore and helps him in a creative way to relieve himself of his stomach contents. Abigail is certain she can help Nathan, so the three begin a quest for the ingredients Abigail will require. The three friends hit the aquarium, the woods, and even manage an invitation to Shawna's (the popular girl's) party to find the things they need. MY ROTTEN LIFE is a story that will certainly appeal to boys. With lots of gross talk and body parts falling off, they will be giggling and enraptured until the final page. Listening to the story as an audio book will add more appeal, because the narrators are able to read the descriptions in vivid detail. Read by both male and female voices, the story moves quickly as Nathan struggles to retain his humanity. MY ROTTEN LIFE is the perfect story for young readers to pick up, especially during the Halloween season.
SheilaCE More than 1 year ago
Nathan Abercrombie is a typical fifth-grader with ordinary fifth-grade problems: he is the second skinniest kid in school, which secures him a position at the "second-best" table with the other less popular students. He has issues with "catty," more popular girls, overbearing bullies, and gym teachers. Life for Nathan is rough. So when his life's course is altered by his being exposed to an experimental serum that turns him into a zombie, he is not terribly bothered by the ordeal. After all, he has more time for video games, since he no longer requires sleep. And bullies will never be a problem for a kid who no longer experiences pain. Being half-dead may not be that bad, and Nathan is even starting to become more popular at his school because of it. But what if he wanted to become human again? Is there even a way of returning to his real life from this half-dead life that he now calls his own? Find out in the first book from an all-new series from David Lubar, My Rotten Life: Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie. David Lubar is an author whose work has been highly praised by reviewers of children's literature. His first novel, Hidden Talents, was an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and his subsequents works have been well-received by young readers everywhere. This latest work deals with the hilarity and hijinks that are merely an integral part of childhood for so many. His latest novel is a delightful, comedic read best suited to middle grade readers.
pen21 More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, no matter what age group you are. It was a fun fantasy read and a trip back to being that age, but as a zombie. I see there is a sequel coming. Put this down as a book to give out for gifts. Or as I just did buy the book, read it and pass it on. A good introduction to fantasy and zombies.