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Dead Jed: Adventures of A Middle School Zombie

(Dead Jed #1)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  33 ratings  ·  16 reviews
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 ...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by Month9Books, LLC.
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Jen Halligan
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Such a great middle grade read! Dead Jed is an awesome character, and I really enjoyed this first book of a promising series!
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The minute I saw the cover and read the synopsis for this book, I knew it was going to be awesome! Just saying it was awesome feels like an understatement. It was way better than just awesome. Dead Jed was fun, hilarious, charming, evocative and impossible to put down! I devoured it in less than two days, and now I can’t wait for the sequel. I even went back and reread a couple of chapters and passages to make sure I didn’t miss a thing. But the best part in all this was that my ...more
Aug 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I couldn't pass up reading the second book in this series. If you haven't read the first one you should its really cute and holds a very strong message about bullies and being different. This book has that same message and poor Jed just wants to be normal, and he wants a dog. When he creates an undead dog things get a little crazy for him and a new organization has popped up called the No Zombies Now Network. You can’t Jeb just live a normal life and why do his limbs always keeps
S.A. Larsen
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Middle Grade humor at its finest.

Let me start with the title. Really? What could be more awesome or more enticing then DEAD JED and this cover art? LUV.

So the entire book is written with phrase like cardiovascularly-challenged or meatstick or Dude, that pass was dead-on ... Get it? The voice is great, totally age appropriate and funny. At times, Jed even has a dry sense of humor. Mostly, he pokes at himself. The kid RAWKS!

Honestly, there were times I wanted to reach inside the pages of the book
Aug 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
*Received from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Blog tour: 9th December 2013!

Fun and quirky, this story will definitely make you laugh but also understand the life of a real zombie! The cover is fun, bright and colourful immediately catching your attention. It would greatly appeal to younger readers.

Jed / Dead Jed / DJ has been a zombie ever since he was born. However, he is as down to earth as anyone could ever get, but when he starts 7th grade he immediately comes in contact
Stephanie Ward
Dec 12, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

'Dead Jed' is a funny and smart middle grade novel that follows the mishaps and adventures of Jed, who just happens to be a zombie. Like most middle school kids, Jed has to worry about homework, bullies, and parents - but with the added problem of losing limbs on a regular basis. Jed is having a particularly hard time with a bully named Robbie whose favorite pastime is to torment Jed and stuff him into various garbage cans. Jed and his best friend Luke decide it's time that they get
You thought your middle school years were tough? You had it easy compared to the main character in this book, which is the first in a new series tackling the adventures of 7th grader Jed Rivers who is trying to survive his first year at his 7th-8th grade middle school and avoid the usual pitfalls. However, getting bullied and tossed in the trash can soon become regular events, yet Jed is hassled even more than the other “sevvies” (7th graders) because of his unique status as a “flatline enhanced ...more
Nicole (Reading Books With Coffee)
I don't read a lot of middle grade, but I liked this one! I haven't read the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid books, but from what I know about them, I think kids who like those books will really like Dead Jed.

I like Jed, and how hard he tried to fit in, even though he has a medical condition that basically means he's a zombie. I really like that it's something that he has to deal with during the entire book, and that you see who Jed really is. Being a zombie is only part of who Jed is, and he's just a
Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
This was a cute middle grade book about a young boy who is growing up a bit different than others as he is a zombie. He faces things that most other every day kids face, bullies, crushes, etc. The only thing different is the fact that if you pull on his arm a little to hard it might come off and have to be taped back on.

Dead Jed fights his way though middle school with all sorts of ups and downs. I love how he tries to deal with the bully Robbie by writing in wickopedia how you can be turned
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Where to even start? DEAD JED is amazing. It takes true talent to write a book that's witty and has such clever humor. That's exactly what DEAD JED has. Jed is a middle school zombie. He always carries duct tape, staples, and whatever else he needs to make sure his appendages stay on. Jed is resilient to say the least. He is constantly bullied by Robbie, the school's number one d-bag. He makes a game of tearing Jed's arm off or humiliating him in any way possible.Jed is clever, though. He comes ...more
Joy D. Fanning
Aug 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*

I love how this book was written for starters. It was easy to read and get into. This book was funny and touched on some serious topics, although it wasn't slammed in your face. Bullying is a big concern today with young people, and having worked with young people myself I saw firsthand how easy it seems to be for them to hurt one another. Jed is able to stand his own, with his friends and find himself and who he is, especially
Annie Cosby
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: worked-on
This is a great MG read about your average middle school boy ... who happens to be a zombie! I loved this book because it portrayed the whole zombie state very differently from the common examples of pop culture (The Walking Dead, etc.) - it actually portrayed the zombie (Jed) as a normal kid who just wanted to be normal! Really refreshing take & highly entertaining!
Patty Tammaro
Jun 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Even though I'm not a teen/tween myself I really loved this book. I'm glad it's part of a trilogy because that means more to love. It's about a middle school boy named Jed who is a zombie. I think middle school kids and adults will love this.
Michelle Barry
May 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book was really entertaining and had a vivid and relatable voice throughout. A great read for a middle school or younger reader, and a fun read for adults as well.
Apr 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: middle-grade
A cute read for middle graders about trying to fit in when you feel so different from everyone else.
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I've been a writer most of my life, with my earliest verifiable work coming in third grade when I established a link between the Pilgrims and the invention of Thanksgiving (since repudiated).

The Dead Jed trilogy is my first trilogy, and first three books I've ever written. I started one back on college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, and quit after the first page (I used an electric typewriter back

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