Title: Dead Jed 2: Dawn of the Jed Publication date: December 9, 2014 Publisher: Month9Books, LLC. Author: Scott Craven
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.
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Character Spotlight – JED
Hi, I’m Jed. You may know me from such lunchtime incidents as “The Human Food Fight Target,” and “Kid Used by Robbie to Go Taco Fishing in the Trash Bin.”
Yup, those were my legs scissoring from the top of the trash can. And if you were the one eating the soup that my foot landed in, I’m sorry. My mom would be happy to launder your shirt. Wouldn’t be the first time.
People often ask me, “Aagghhh, get away, don’t eat my brains!” Which you probably realize isn’t a question. But if it were, I would patiently explain how Hollywood has it all wrong, that I don’t like brains (or any part of the human anatomy) any more than I like Brussels sprouts. And I really hate Brussels sprouts.
I also walk without a limp, feel no need to break down doors should I want to see someone, and speak clearly without a moan (not counting when my alarm goes off).
In short, I’m just like you. Only I can hold my breath way longer. And literally give an arm and a leg to do something I really want to do.
But even though I’ve had a real hard time fitting in, I’d never give an arm and a leg to be normal. I like myself just the way I am.
ABOUT SCOTT CRAVEN:
Proud graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, have one son who will turn 18 in March 2013, now a features writer for The Arizona Republic.
Giveaway Information: Winner will be drawn January 9, 2015
· Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Dead Jed 2: Dawn of the Jed by Scott Craven (INT)