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This book was such a great read and I am so happy to be able to share it with you!
DEAD JED: Adventures of a Middle School Zombie
Publication date: December 1, 2013
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
ISBN eBook: 978-0-939765-56-7
Author: Scott Craven
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!
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What’s worse then going to middle school? Being a zombie going to middle school. Not only do you have to get use the schedule, your new surroundings, girls and bullies you have to also make sure your nose doesn’t fall off and you don’t lose a limb.
Dead Jed: The adventure of a Middle School Zombie by Scott Craven is a fun story with a very strong message. Jed was trying to be just a normal kid even thought he just so happens to be Cardiovascularly Challenged is starting a new Middle School and trying to avoid the very nasty Robbie the school bully. As much as Jeb tries he just seems to be picked on all the time and spends most of his time in the trashcans. With his BFF Luke, Jed tries very hard to get Robbie off his back and sets a plan in motion that may or may not backfire and make this completely worse. When things take a turn it seems Jed has more support then he thought.
This is such a great books and a unique look at zombies. Jed and his friends are very likable and so very funny. I laughed quite a few times out loud. Robbie (the bully) and his followers Joe and Ben are well written you really are rooting that they get what is coming to them, a chance to knock them off there high horses and realize it’s really not nice to pick on someone who is different. I loved how this book played out and Jed is really a fantastic hero to follow along with and even though he is a zombie he is a great role model for kids who might feel different or just can’t seem to fit it. Great story with a fantastic message!
I gave Dead Jed 4/5 stars I loved the characters, humor and the fantastic take on zombies. This is a great book that teaches a great message about bullies and just being yourself no matter how different you are. No matter what if you stay strong you can get through anything. I really felt this had strong message to kids and it’s a great read for adults also. Just so much fun. Something I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a unique and original story.
ABOUT SCOTT CRAVEN:
Proud graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, have one son who will turn 18 in March 2013, now a features writer for The Arizona Republic.