At the recommendation of one of our 7th graders, I finally read Eight Grade Bites by Heather Brewer. This is NOT your typical vampire book. Vladimir Tod lives with his aunt and since his aunt is a nurse he feeds from nearly expired "blood bags." She will make him a cup of tea - when really it's a cup of warmed up blood. GROSS! Other than the few bloody descriptions I really enjoyed the character of Vladimir Tod because he is melancholy...much like myself. His best friend helps him out and surprisingly his best friend is a human and not a vampire! This book starts a series that takes Vlad all the way through 12th grade. I am really glad that my student recommended this and brought me HER book from home so I could read it!
Ms. Smith, SBMS