Title: ZOMBIE CRUSH
Genre: Upper MG/Urban Fantasy
Word Count: 53,000
Thirteen year old Bridget Miles is known as the freaky witch girl. After her Boy Perfect, her crush since the first grade, dies she performs the one spell her Great Grandmother warned her against and brings him back to life.
Everything seems good-ish until a covert government agency tries to recruit Bridget for their zombie experiments. Though at first she’s intrigued, she soon realizes there’s a sinister agenda beneath their squeaky-clean exterior—the agency’s plans could bring a stop to mankind. Bridget has to stop them before a zombie army takes over the world.
And save her boy zombie in the process.
ZOMBIE CRUSH is a humorous book about zombies and a first love.
I am a freak. Not the I-have-to-join-the-circus-I’m-so-freaky kind of freak but still a freak. I am in love with Ronnie---I wish he was my boyfriend but he doesn’t know I’m alive---who is undead.
I’ve had a crush on Ronnie Michaels since first grade. Tall and lean, with blond sun-kissed hair. Deep blue eyes. Not only is he good looking with a perfect smile and long eyelashes but he’s smart. He died yesterday. Or did.
Now Ronnie is a zombie.
And it’s all my fault.
Yesterday, Ronnie died after eating some bad fish. Food poisoning.Track star extraordinaire. Most popular boy in Grandville Middle School. Everyone was in shock, his mother, the students, the town. He was supposed to do great things. Like cure cancer. Or go to Mars. Or bring about world peace. Instead, he was lying in a coffin with flowers strewn on top of it. Shut in a stone mausoleum for all eternity.
I shiver in the cool October night air as I wait. Halloween is over. Tomorrow will be the first of November. My thirteenth birthday. The only present I want is for Ronnie to be alive again.
I hide in the back of the mausoleum where Ronnie is interred.
Convinced that everyone has finally gone, I venture inside. I run my hands along the wall until I get to his crypt.
“Ronald Michaels—beloved son and friend,” I read aloud. I assemble materials for the spell Great Grandmother Bridget listed in the Book of Shadows.