My Rotten Life

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Macmillan, Aug 4, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 160 pages

Ten-year-old Nathan Abercrombie is having a really bad day. First, Shawna Lanchester, the prettiest girl in his class, doesn't invite him to her party. Then he gets picked last in gym class. Things couldn't get any worse...until he gets doused with an experimental serum that turns him into a half-dead zombie!

Nathan soon discovers that being half dead isn't all bad. He doesn't need any sleep, so he can stay up all night and play games online. He doesn't feel any pain, so there's no need to worry about Rodney the bully anymore. Still, Nathan would rather be human. Will he find a cure? Or will Nathan be half-dead forever?

Fans of David Lubar's popular Weenies short story collections—which have sold more than one million copies—will love My Rotten Life, the first of a series of hilariously rotten adventures starring Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie.

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User Review  - danifuz - LibraryThing

In this book there is a boy called Nathan and he has a really bad life. He has a bad life, because most of the school think he is a loser except the teachers. But then there is a girl and her uncle helps. But he didn't help he made Nathan in to a ZOMBIE and thats bad and good. Read full review

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User Review  - adamjohn - LibraryThing

Nathan has a terrible life. Lots of kids at school tease him, because they think he is a loser. But one day, he gets a serum all over his body, that will kill his emotions. He got to much of it, so he turns into a half dead zombie! If he does not find the cure soon, he will die! Read full review


1 Ouch
2 The Last Gasp
3 Life Science
4 Hurt Feelings
5 Ill Take a Stab at That
6 The Inversion Diet
7 Gone but Not Forgotten
8 Brain Trust
11 Keep Your Chin Up
12 Shroooooom
13 Star Athlete
14 On Second Thought
15 Disinvited
16 Taking the Cure
17 Flame and Fortune

9 Back to the Lab
10 Tipping the Scales

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David Lubar created a sensation with his debut novel, Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. Thousands of kids and educators across the country have voted Hidden Talents onto over twenty state lists. David is also the author of True Talents, the sequel to Hidden Talents; Flip, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and a VOYA Best Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror selection; five short story collections: In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, The Curse of the Campfire Weenies, The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies, and Attack of the Vampire Weenies; and the Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie series. Lubar grew up in Morristown, New Jersey, and he has also lived in New Brunswick, Edison, and Piscataway, NJ, and Sacramento, CA. Besides writing, he has also worked as a video game programmer and designer. He now lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

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