Middle Grade

Just My Weird Middle School Life, With Zombies

From the back of the book:

Hi. My name is Emma Newberry. I’m just a regular 12-year-old kid who loves self-defense, making bracelets out of wrappers, and trying not to get kicked out of my safe town.

You stopped on that last part, huh? You’re probably wondering what a safe town is.

I’ll explain in a minute, but it’s actually that last part that worries me the most. You see, five years ago, when the zombie virus started turning everyday people into disgusting, rotting, don’t-mind-me-I’m-just-looking-for-a-bite-to-eat corpses, my town built walls around itself for obvious reasons.

The walls made my town a “safe town.” But those walls also changed everyone inside of them (and not into zombies). It made them meaner. Okay, so Debbie Gorgen was always mean, but it’s even worse now. And it’s not like middle school isn’t weird enough with regular stuff like secret crushes on boys and having to deal with mean, popular kids, but add in zombies and walls, and you’ve got one freakishly weird life.

This is Tunk Town. Don’t say I didn’t warn you about the freakishly weird part.