You Smell Dead

You Smell Dead Freekin just wants to fit in and have a normal life The good news is that he s in love with class beauty queen Lilly The bad news He s dead Not that Freekin s going to let a little thing like mortali

  • Title: You Smell Dead
  • Author: Chris P. Flesh
  • ISBN: 9780448446820
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • Freekin just wants to fit in and have a normal life The good news is that he s in love with class beauty queen, Lilly The bad news He s dead Not that Freekin s going to let a little thing like mortality get in his way As a matter of fact, he s going to gather up his courage and ask Lilly out Now if he can only stop his ears from falling off whenever she s around it Freekin just wants to fit in and have a normal life The good news is that he s in love with class beauty queen, Lilly The bad news He s dead Not that Freekin s going to let a little thing like mortality get in his way As a matter of fact, he s going to gather up his courage and ask Lilly out Now if he can only stop his ears from falling off whenever she s around it s the decay talking , then maybe he ll be able to hear when she answers him.

    One thought on “You Smell Dead”

    1. Pros: Gory and macabre, it's an instant kid draw. Story is easy to follow. Plenty of falling body parts, decay smell, etc but not graphic or gory enough to be concerning.Cons: The setup is a bit awkward - town that can't ask questions and a certain mystery meat everyone consumes - these never quite seem to make much sense or fit into place. There are not much in the way of answers at the end of the first book. Even in regards to the mystery disease that's the focus of the second half of this tit [...]

    2. Oh goodness, this was unfortunately one of the worst YA books I've read. Probably meant more for the 8-10 crowd, it has a promising premise: a young child dies, but comes back to life to complete all of the things he wanted to do (ie, get the girl), but his body is still decomposing, causing all sorts of trouble for him. It wasn't cute. It wasn't funny. It was just really creepy in a not-good-for-kids kind of way. Ugh. And the author's pen name? Chris P. Flesh. Really????

    3. My friend gave me this book last Halloween and I have to say that I liked it. It's definitely different. This kid dies and is a walking zombie who's flesh is falling off and he's trying to impress this girl but he has this monster little sisterish girl following him around everywhere. They solve little mysteries. I would probably recommend this to any youngish boy who isn't interested in reading or even a tomboyish girl.

    4. I can't believe there are four books in this series. I am trying to figure out where and at what ages this is appropriate for. I thought it would be cute and funny but it concerned me with the dead, rotting and flippant way looking at the world. And when we are trying to model appropriate language with students, Freekin just doesn't seem right for kids.

    5. Just ok for me. Probably won't motivate me to read the other books. I thought the story was ok, not bad for younger kids, "my first zombie boom" sort of thing. But the whole premise of the author trying to get recognized by the international Order of Narrators was kinda lame and pointless to the story. Also, there was a fair amount of repetative word choice that became annoying.

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