Lubar, David. My Rotten Life.
Nathan is the second skinniest kid in the fifth grade and hangs out with a group of "second-besters" including his friend Mookie, the second fattest kid. When his feelings are squelched repeatedly during one day (girl he likes points out he's not invited to her party, he does poorly in gym, etc.), he is glad to be a subject of his friend Abigail's uncle's experiment with Hurt-Be-Gone. Suddenly, he doesn't mind the indignities piled upon him-- or the fork that gets stuck in his face. Unable to digest food, apt to lose body parts, and desperate to find the uncle before his numbness and lethargy become permanent, he works with his friends to put the ingredients together for a cure. A sequel is surely forthcoming. This was amusing in a ten-year-old boy way, which will appeal to some of my sixth grade boys. Still, a very good zombie book, and fans of Kevin Emerson's Oliver Nocturne series will like it, but fans of Daniel Water's Generation Dead , Adam Selzer's I Kissed A Zombie and I liked It, or Brian Jame's Zombie Blondes will find this too young.