From School Library Journal
Grade 3–6—Fifth-grader Nathan Abercrombie has more problems than just being unathletic and unpopular. After a particularly grueling day, he is convinced by outcast Abigail to try a new remedy developed by her scientist uncle called Hurt-Be-Gone, which kills emotions. When Nathan is inadvertently doused in the substance, he becomes partially dead. He no longer needs to eat, breathe, or sleep, and he doesn't feel any pain. With Abigail's uncle on the lam from the police, Nathan has only Abigail and his friend Mookie to restore him back to life before the remedy takes full effect, making him permanently dead. The first book in a promising new series introduces likable characters beset by unusual but humorous circumstances. The gross-out factor—Nathan gets a fork jammed through his nose, loses a thumb, and pulls off a little finger—will appeal to reluctant readers. This book will have a large following.—Beth Cuddy, Seward Elementary School, Auburn, NY
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“Being dead has never been cooler. Go Nathan Abercrombie! You're a zombie for the 21st century.” ―Gordon Korman, author of 39 Clues: One False Note and No More Dead Dogs
“My Rotten Life stinks--but that's only when Nathan Abercrombie belches. The rest of the book is a delightful and disgusting story about friendship that will leave you in stitches.” ―Lisa Yee, author of Millicent Min, Girl Genius
“If you like half dead zombie comedies, this is the book for you.” ―Dan Gutman, author of Babe and Me