Expected Publication is in December 2014 by Month9Books|Expected Number Of Pages: 236
Where I Got It: I got an advanced copy directly from Month9Books, which hasn’t influenced my review in anyway. Promise!
Series: Dead Jed #2
Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary with a hint of Zombie
You can find Dead Jed 2 on goodreads
The first part of seventh grade was rough on Jed, but things are looking up now that Christmas is almost here. As with past Christmases, Jed asks for the one thing he’s always wanted–a dog–and again, his parents tell him they’re not ready. But fate has a different plan when Jed sees a dog get run over by a car. Then, it happens. Jed suddenly has a pet, Tread, a zombie dog bearing his namesake–a tire tread down his back. Jed may have gained a dog, but he loses his best friend Luke, who fears the way Jed created his undead pet.
When Jed returns to school, he finds a mysterious group called the No Zombies Now Network spreading rumors of the dangers the undead pose to normal people. Forced to disprove Hollywood stereotypes, Jed has his work cut out for him as stories of a zombie dog begin to circulate. Jed could be expelled if he can’t expose the NZN Network as a fraud. Jed needs help from his kind of girlfriend Anna, especially after he discovers Luke has joined the shadowy group.
Once again navigating the treacherous waters of middle school, Jed does his best to stay in one piece. Only this time he’ll need even more duct tape and staples than usual.
What I Thought:
I really liked Dead Jed 2!
It’s such a fun, cool book about a kid who just happens to be a zombie. I liked the first Dead Jed book, but I liked this one a lot more. I think it’s because we already know Jed and what’s going on in his life.
I think one of my favorite things about this book was Tread! Tread and Jed are a pretty good pair, especially since they’re both zombies. Jed has a lot of challenges in this book with the NZN Network, and having some problems with Luke because of Tread.
I really liked the science fair, and how it went very, very wrong. But I also liked that Jed, Anna and Luke wanted to prove the Tech Club wrong. I’m glad that Luke and Jed are such good friends, and that he also has a good friend in Anna. I really hope there’s a third book, because I really like this series and I can’t wait to see what else Jed has to deal with.
Let’s Rate It:
I really liked Dead Jed 2. I like that we went right into his world, and what he has to deal with on a daily basis. It’s something I think a lot of people can relate to, and I was definitely reminded of my middle school years and what it was like. Dead Jed 2: Dawn Of The Jed gets 4 stars.