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Dead Guy Spy (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie) (Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie (Quality)) [Paperback]

David Lubar
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4 Jan 2010 Nathan Abercrombie, Accidental Zombie (Quality) (Book 2)
Nathan Abercrombie is getting used to his rotten life as a half-dead zombie. The good thing is he doesn't feel any pain. The bad thing is his body can't heal, so he has to be really careful not to break anything. But that's hard to do when his wrestling-obsessed gym teacher, Mr. Lomux, matches him up with Rodney the bully, who's looking for any excuse to break Nathan's bones. Then one day, Nathan is approached by the secret organization B.U.M. - aka the Bureau of Useful Misadventures - which offers him a cure in exchange for his help. Nathan jumps at the chance to become the world's first zombie spy, but soon discovers that B.U.M. isn't quite what it seems. Can Nathan trust them?

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Product details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; 1 edition (4 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765325071
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765325075
  • Product Dimensions: 20.8 x 14 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,107,615 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too 24 April 2010
By TeensReadToo TOP 500 REVIEWER
As if becoming a zombie permanently wasn't bad enough, Nathan's problems have just gotten worse.

His limbs keep falling off and having to be glued back on; his wrestling-obsessed gym teacher is determined to toughen the whole class up; and now some weirdo, secret organization is trying to make him a spy. The spy thing wouldn't be so bad if they weren't already trying to kill him if he doesn't join.

Will Nathan Abercrombie find a way to cope with school and survive the spies?

DEAD GUY SPY is a hilarious adventure in true Lubar fashion. The characters are well-developed and entertaining. The plot is unique and fun to read. Readers will have a hard time keeping a straight face while enjoying this book.

Although you'll definitely want to read the first book in the series, MY ROTTEN LIFE, this is a great stand-alone story and will keep reluctant and avid readers wanting to read more.

Reviewed by: Kira M
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4.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the Rating... Read the Review (3.5 Stars for Dead Guy Spy) 3 Feb 2010
By PeaTee - Published on
I enjoyed the first book in the "Nathan Abercrombie" series. There was a guffaw on nearly every page and the concept was clever. "Dead Guy Spy" deviates from this pattern. And in fact, was a different sort of read. For one thing I thought there was less humor, and for another thing the book started off very slowly. Neither of which is a good thing in a book meant for Tweeners and Middle-schoolers.

And yet, towards the last third of the book, the pace picked up and the story was very engaging in the adventure sense. The mystery about whether the spy group B.U.M was legit or not was great.

So all-in-all I'm finding it difficult to rate this book. For those who enjoyed the first book, I'd say give it a try. Just remember though, that you are going to have to be patient, that the story takes it's time building. The ending though was good.

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4.0 out of 5 stars cute middle grade book 19 Jan 2010
By Stormi Johnson - Published on
Now you have to remember that this is a middle grade book and I am going to say that it would probably be more enjoyed by the younger middle graders (8-10). I also think it is more fitting for boys than girls but I think both can enjoy it. Nathan Abercrombie, was in a accident with some chemicals that left him dead. He doesn't have to breathe, he has no heart beat, he has no need to sleep. His best friend calls him a zombie, but Nathan doesn't really like that term. The cool thing about being dead is you can stay up all night, but bad thing is that when you break something it breaks off of you. Nathan has some glue that is specially made to put him back together when he breaks.

BUM (Bureau of Useful Misadventures) knows that Nathan is a half dead zombie and they want to use him in their organization. Meanwhile, Nathan's gym teacher thinks he needs to toughing them up, but Nathan's just worried about losing a body part in the process.

Nathan thinks it would be cool to be a spy but when he learns somethings about BUM he is not sure if they are the good guys or the bad guys.

Overall, I thought this was a cute book, for me it was a fast read. I thought it was funny in parts and would recommend it to anyone who has young readers. It has all the fun elements of a kids book, robot squirells, lots of talk about farting, and one very gaseous mess due to a half dead zombie eating chicken wings.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift 3 Jun 2014
By Diane Dean - Published on
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This was bought for my grandson as a Christmas gift. He loved it. I may have to buy more of the series for him.
5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic, interesting novel 30 Nov 2013
By Judith K. Hecker - Published on
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it was an amazing story and i especially enjoyed the part where Mr. Murphy handed Nathan the onion bagel phone. I hope you write a sixth book in the series.
Signed: Neev Asken, 11 years old
4.0 out of 5 stars zombie 17 April 2013
By MIRIAM - Published on
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I'm happy with this book, because my 9 year old boy, who rarely likes a story; finally is into this book and I'll purchase any book related to this. As long as he keeps reading.
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