Eighth Grade Bites
Blurb from Amazon:
Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of middle school.
Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he faces a much bigger problem: He’s being hunted by a vampire killer.
J.C's Opinion: I thought is was a great book it had some twists to it and kept me wondering. It didn't have that "Twilight" Romance. It also showed everyday life of an actual teenager like me.
Overall, I would recommend it to readers ages 11-17.
I had to pull this opinion tooth and nail. As for the "everday life of an actual teenager", my son is not a vampire. But Vlad isn't your stereotypical vampire. He's actually awkward and bullied. I think that set it apart from the romantic lore, and made it more appealing to the everday kid.
I thought it was an intersting read. Short with a gross factor that appeals to my teenage reader.