The No-Brainer's Guide to Decomposition

by Adrianna Cuevas

On Sale: 09/24/2024

The No-Brainer's Guide to Decomposition

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The No-Brainer's Guide to Decomposition

by Adrianna Cuevas

On Sale: 09/24/2024

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About the Book

In Pura Belpré Honor–winning author Adrianna Cuevas's new spooky middle grade novel. Frani must fight to stop the undead from rising in her father’s body-farm laboratory—that is, if she can embrace the true nature of her brain and its ADHD. 

No one has ever called Frani Gonzalez squeamish. Seriously, whether it’s guts (no big deal), bugs (move aside, she’s got this), or anything else that you might find at the Central Texas Forensic Anthropology Research Facility, to her and her dad, the university’s body farm is just home.

Having bodies buried in her backyard doesn’t exactly make Frani the most popular kid in school, and the imaginary spider that lives in a web in her brain isn’t helping either. Arañita’s always to blame for the distracted thoughts weaving through Frani’s mind. But when a hand reaches out of the ground and grabs her ankle, Frani realizes that she’s got bigger problems.

Not everything is as it seems at the body farm, and now Frani must help the teenage zombie that crawled out of the dirt…before he gets too hungry. But as more and more zombies begin to appear—and they seem to get less and less friendly—can Frani embrace the true nature of her brain and count on new friendships to solve the body farm's mystery before it's overrun with the undead? 

Critical Praise

"Heartfelt, humorous, and fast-paced. This book will make you fall in love with zombies!” — Daka Hermon, author of Hide and Seeker and Nightmare King

“Maggot’s nostrils! Prepare to be entertained, grossed out, and educated all at once. This is the zombie STEM book you never knew you needed, and won’t be able to put down.” — Shakirah Bourne, author of Josephine Against the Sea and Nightmare Island

“Get ready for some ghoulish good times! This book is going to make your starving brain salivate and you’ll scarf down every page!” — Guadalupe García McCall, Pura Belpré Award–winning author

"Numerous gross-out moments in this genre-bending tag-team horror adventure." — Publishers Weekly

"With its mix of forensics, ADHD representation, and suspense, this novel offers a unique read for those who enjoy spooky science fiction and heartfelt storytelling. A story with plenty of heart—and other body parts." — Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780063285545
  • ISBN 10: 0063285541
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 09/24/2024
  • Pages: 256
  • List Price:23.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Horror
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Paranormal
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

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