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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

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"Clifford B. Hicks's immortal Alvin Fernald has a 21st-century analogue in Kate Grable, a 'semi-reformed nerd' and medical buff who carries her own scalpels in a pink case. At age 17, she's already a CNN celebrity, having helped to develop and then cure the so-called 'zombie virus' in Harris's Bad Taste in Boys (2011). 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. It's a busy place: mysterious attacks are occurring at a rapid clip, with only clumps of hair as evidence — and lots of it. With a deep background in CSI episodes and a stalwart quarterback for a boyfriend, however, there's no need to fear — Kate can solve this mystery and get into a good premed program. It's a lightweight but entirely enjoyable read; if not for the explicit crime scenes and occasional profanity, Kate's smart-mouthed commentary and gory preoccupations would be right on target for younger readers. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Kate Schafer Testerman, KT Literary." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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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.

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Teri Crosby, August 18, 2012 (view all comments by Teri Crosby)
"The mayor gave me the key to the city."
Wait, wait let's go back to the beginning, rewind. As if finding the cure to zombie-ism isn't enough, Kate Grable has a new epidemic on her hands, one that is almost too hard to believe. When scientists experiment on something new and it gets into the hands of the wrong person murder may be afoot and the only person thinking outside the box on this one may just be Kate Grable.
Kate can take a zombie outbreak and cure it, but when her boyfriend Aaron starts to get hit on by a new girl Elle Kate may soon lose her patience with the female race and need to fight for her man. Kate has no problem standing up for herself and solving problems and with her mad skills she saves lives and defends the weak. Making a great character Kate portrays a headstrong young woman in charge of herself and her purpose.
Bad Hair Day is a quick witted new chapter in the story of young Kate Grable, and just when she thinks she is going to have a lull in life and focus on her Future Doctors of America program, wanting to be a surgeon, the world has other plans for her by assigning her to the county medical examiner’s office. Over my dead body may be sooner than expected when a string of grisly murders is happening in town and the bodies coming into the morgue are more than they appear to be. Kate has to solve the murders and confront the killer making this week more than just a bad hair day.
With a thrilling and exciting new plot surrounding the story of Kate Grable readers will get into loving this new outbreak and cheering the characters on through the hard times. Bad Hair Day is a great new take on the paranormal or just the plain old technologic experiment gone awry.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780385742153
Author:
Harris, Carrie
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Werewolves
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.49 x 6.15 x 0.96 in 0.755 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Clifford B. Hicks's immortal Alvin Fernald has a 21st-century analogue in Kate Grable, a 'semi-reformed nerd' and medical buff who carries her own scalpels in a pink case. At age 17, she's already a CNN celebrity, having helped to develop and then cure the so-called 'zombie virus' in Harris's Bad Taste in Boys (2011). 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. It's a busy place: mysterious attacks are occurring at a rapid clip, with only clumps of hair as evidence — and lots of it. With a deep background in CSI episodes and a stalwart quarterback for a boyfriend, however, there's no need to fear — Kate can solve this mystery and get into a good premed program. It's a lightweight but entirely enjoyable read; if not for the explicit crime scenes and occasional profanity, Kate's smart-mouthed commentary and gory preoccupations would be right on target for younger readers. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Kate Schafer Testerman, KT Literary." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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