- File Size: 739 KB
- Print Length: 274 pages
- Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (July 31, 2013)
- Publication Date: July 31, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00E9GDBAW
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #551,992 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before
What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them - all at once? Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. Until the one day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. Paperback | Kindle book
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More About the Author
Howard Odentz is the author of 'Dead A Lot' and creator of the original musical comedies 'In Good Spirits' and 'Piecemeal'. Mr. Odentz is a life-long resident of Western Massachusetts. He often incorporates the foothills of the Berkshires and the small towns of the Bay State into his work.
Born and raised in Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Mr. Odentz and his family now call the small town of Wilbraham their home.
Howard divides his time between writing and tending a small farm, which presently includes two llamas, 10 chickens, a herd of Nigerian Dwarf Goats, his attack cat, Severus, and a wildly intellectual West Highland Terrier named Einstein. His love of animals, along with the lore of the region, often finds their way into his stories.
Mr. Odentz is no stranger to the written word. After receiving both undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, he co-founded Writer's Ink, a wholesale gift company specializing in framed inspirations. He also enjoyed a successful career as a director of communications at MassMutual Financial Group in Springfield, Massachusetts. In addition, he combined his love of musical theater, comedy, and music into two full-length musicals that have enjoyed community, regional and professional runs across the United States.
The supernatural has always played a major role in Mr. Odentz's writing. He is endlessly fascinated by the psychological aspects of those who are thrown into otherworldly circumstances. In "Dead A Lot", Mr. Odentz plays with the notion of how a group of teenagers would respond if they were forced to confront the Zombie Apocalypse without parental supervision.
"My zombies are slow and stupid," says Mr. Odentz. "While horrifying, they are truly just a back-drop to a deeper conversation about how young adults might respond to a world where the dead don't stay that way."
'In Good Spirits' also delves into the paranormal. Mr. Odentz's full-length musical was inspired by the real-life ghostly experiences of the Opera House Players at the vintage Broad Brook Opera House in East Windsor, Connecticut. 'Piecemeal', played homage to Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein', exploring the backstory Victor Frankenstein's Hollywood created protégé, Igor.
"I like writing about the supernatural world," says Mr. Odentz. "I'm from Western Massachusetts. There's more than enough paranormal activity in these parts to keep me inspired for years to come."
"Dead A Lot" is Mr. Odentz's first full-length novel.
Top Customer Reviews
I have never been a zombie fan, "The Walking Dead" gives me nightmares, and I'm far removed from my teen years. But I haven't giggled through a book like this in years. I bought the book, knowing I had a long plane flight with time to kill; and I spent the entire flight giggling, snorting, and outright guffawing. I was "that person" on the flight: laughing out loud at a book, waving at you, saying, "This is great! You should read this!"
Dystopian/apocalyptic novels with a teen protagonist are a dime a dozen right now. But those with a male lead with accurate "teen-speak" are quite unusual. You can tell that the author's background is musical theatre where dialogue is of critical importance. The bickering between the siblings is captured well, as is their choices in words, phrasing, and general decision making and behaviours. The "zombie apocalypse" is almost secondary, as the relationships and struggle of the characters is the what drives the story. For those from or who have lived in New England, the environment is captured beautifully as are the quirks of the local inhabitants.
This book is a win for new or experienced readers alike. I'll be sending a copy to my pre-teen nephew and to his grandma and I expect both to find it engaging and entertaining.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Once I started reading this book, I couldn't stop until the last page. It was fun to read, very entertaining, thrilling and funny.Published 3 months ago by msg
This feels like the Harry Potter of Zombie apocalypse books. Kids with outsized skills and courage overcome obstacles and adults while building their adhoc support network on the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bruce
The first book I ever read involving zombies. It was very entertaining and I found it very humorous. I enjoyed it.Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent book. Fun to read. I loved the writing style. Humorous, sarcastic, scary all at the same time. Great plot. Very easy to read. Hope there is a sequel to this book. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Leeba
I am new to the whole zombie apocalypse scenario and this was great!! Mr. Odentz has a great talent of describing the life of the surviving Western MA residents but with a sense of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jennifer Klein
I loved this book! Laughed so hard! The twisted, ironic humor is right up my alley.Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
I did enjoy this very much. I read it in the fall which set the mood for Halloween. I especially liked it because it had sections that took me to an area where I grew up in and I... Read morePublished 16 months ago by DONNA DULUDE
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