Dawn has a secret, one she can't bear to tell a soul: She comes from a family of zombies! And while she won't know if she's gotten the family curse until her thirteenth birthday, she's forced to move with her parents to a hidden zombie town called Vespertine so she can fit in with her own kind. Fit in with zombies? Over her dead body!
But as her dreaded birthday approaches, Dawn learns that someone's planning a prank that could expose the town's secrets. Can she protect Vespertine's green, drooling zombies -and accept becoming one herself?