Bad Hair Day by Carrie Harris

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Kate Grable is geeked out to shadow the county medical examiner as part of her school's premed program. But after he's arrested for murder, she's left with the bodies. And when Kate's brother, Jonah, stumbles upon a dead gamer girl, Kate realizes that the zombie epidemic she cured last fall was only the beginning of the weirdness taking over her town. Someone—or something—is murdering kids. Something really hairy. And strong. Possibly with claws.

Could it be werewolves, like Jonah and his dorktastic friends think? Kate's supposed to be a butt-kicking, zombie-killing genius . . . but if she can't figure out what's behind the freakish attacks, the victims—or what's left of them—are going to keep piling up.

"Readers will get a kick out of this book that reads like a Wes Craven movie. The plot may be a little far-fetched, but the ride is so much fun it doesn't much matter . . .  what's not to love?"--Kirkus Reviews

"Kate combines the smarts of Veronica Mars with the attitude of Buffy . . .  a fast-paced read."--School Library Journal  

"Entirely enjoyable."--Publishers Weekly
 

About Carrie Harris

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CARRIE HARRIS is a geek-of-all-trades and proud of it. She's always been a bit of a brain, so she wrote a zombie book-Bad Taste in Boys. And she has hair, so she wrote a werewolf book next-Bad Hair Day. Luckily, she won't be running out of body parts anytime soon. Carrie lives in Michigan with her ninja-doctor husband and three monster-obsessed children.
 
Published November 13, 2012 by Delacorte Books for Young Readers. 242 pages
Genres: Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Kate Grable can't catch a break.

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With college applications in Kate’s sights, she is participating in a job-shadowing program at the local health department when her mentor, the county medical examiner, is arrested for murder, leaving Kate and a pathology assistant to keep the morgue running.

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