Monday, May 19, 2008

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: Eighth Grade Bites
by Heather Brewer

This young adult novel (recommended for age 10 and above) tells the story of Vladimir Tod, a half-vampire, half-human 8th grader living in a small town with his guardian after his parents die in a mysterious fire. Vlad struggles with the normal angst of all 8th graders and, in addition, has to deal with his need for blood and his fangs, which want to come out at inopportune moments. The story has a dark side, too: Vlad is convinced that his substitute teacher is a vampire-hunter who killed his beloved English teacher and is now after Vlad himself. As Vlad discovers more and more information about his past, he no longer knows whom he can trust. Filled with vampires, blood, kidnapping and murder, this book is a good choice for young reluctant readers. It is the first title in a planned series.

- Linda

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