Book Review- Eighth Grade Bites

Title: Eighth Grade Bites

Author: Heather Brewer

Format: Paperback

Published: 2007

Eighth grade is difficult enough, but for Vladimir Tod, it really sucks. He’s got bully’s to worry about, his crush may or may not like his best friend, his favorite teacher has gone missing, and to top it all off, he is a vampire. When he discovers a journal left to him by his late father, a whole new world is opened up to him. Unfortunately, with that world comes the reality that his father was a wanted vampire, and there are some who unaware of his death… and willing to find him at any cost. Yup, it’s going to be a great year.

I was looking for a really good book to read, and a friend recommended Eighth Grade Bites. While it wasn’t the can’t-put-down-stay-up-all-night-reading story I was looking for, it was pretty good. Heather Brewer managed to capture the joys (and pains) of middle school quite well, I really enjoyed the characters, the dialogue was decently intelligent as well as humorous, and the story moved at a good pace.

Overall, I give it a 3.5 page review

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