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Paperback Eighth Grade Bites Book

ISBN: 0142411876

ISBN13: 9780142411872

Eighth Grade Bites

(Book #1 in the The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Series)

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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...

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6 ratings

The condition of the book

I bought the entire series because I read it in high school and wanted to re-read it again. I bought this book labeled in good condition. As I am reading it, it is falling apart. I can deal with the cover being stained and a few minor bumps but half of the book isn't attached to the binding anymore.

Another Converted

This is the first vampire book I've ever read and I didn't know how I'd feel about it at first. But consider me converted - this was FUN. Because all I had coming into this were old-school ideas of vampires, Heather Brewer showed me how wrong I was to think vampires don't have feelings! I got totally into the realities of Vlad's everyday life - the bullies, the blood bags, etc. Oh - and it's really funny, too, which I loved! I already bought Ninth Grade Slays & can't wait to read it. Also - I gave this book to my two teen (11 & 12) nephews and both of them really loved it - which is a miracle, because getting them to read ANYTHING is difficult. So - if you know a reluctant reader, this might be the perfect book for them.

Quick Vampire Book with a Twist

I read this book in a day and am ordering the sequel: Ninth Grade Slays first thing Monday morning! Vladimir Tod is not your typical vampire...he's half human. His father was a vampire and his mother was human (they were murdered)...and it wasn't supposed to be possible but here he is. Vlad lives off of expired donor blood his caretaker gets from the hospital at which she works and the only person he's ever bitten was his best friend Henry when he was eight. Oh, and he's REALLY allergic to garlic! It was so interesting reading about what it would be like being half human, half vampire. It's a great combination of vampire lore, humor, mystery, and general teenage drama. Although Vlad does have a crush, this book doesn't have the heavy romance of the Stephanie Meyer series. Brewer focuses more on Vlad as a person and what he's going through being a half vampire without REALLY knowing what he's capable of or his heritage. I love the way that Brewer explores new ideas about vampires and doesn't only stick to previous stereotypes. I definitely recommend it for vampirophiles.

Eighth Grade Bites by Heather Brewer

Vladimir Tod has all the problems of a regular eighth grader- he has a crush on the prettiest girl in class but is too afraid to ask her out, and finds it hard to fit in and is beat up by the bullies of his class. Oh, and did we mention that he's a vampire too? So added on is the pressure of hiding his true self completely, but that all changes and is jeopardized when a substitute teacher arrives after the mysterious disappearance of his regular teacher. Can Vlad trust this new sub teacher? The suspense in this book propels the reader through the story, and it's a downer when you find yourself at the end! This was a fantastic book that contained bits of horror, comedy, and sentimental moments, along with the suspense. A highly recommended book, and a sequel is on its way for 2008, titled Ninth Grade Slays!

Entertaining and Exciting

I don't have much experience in reviews, so here goes. Eight Grade Bites was one of the best vampire stories I have read (although I have not read any, its still the best). Heather Brewer really tells it from the perspective of an eight grader. But being an eight grade vampire is even tougher, and she still captures it beautifully. How would you take it if in one year your favorite teacher dies, you meet your uncle, you find out that your the only Human-Vampire, and you are about to be killed for something you didn't even do. The book is full of comedy, horror, plot twists (not as big as M. Night Shamalamadingdongs), and blood. I would recommend this book to anybody who loves vampires.

Amazing book, a must read for all Vampire fans!

this book is so funny I and interesting, the character development so good that I read it in less than 3 hours. (couldn't stop reading). It's about a 14 year old boy who is half human, half vampire, and in junior high. He tries to fit in with the other kids but has to hide blood pills in normal food and where suntan lotion during the day. He finds that he isn't alone in the world, but that other vamps don't seem to like his existence much. Sorta a vampire Harry Potter. Check it out.
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