The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Eighth Grade Bites Epub

The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Eighth Grade Bites Book ReviewBook Title Eighth Grade Bites Vladimir Todd #1Book Author Heather Brewer now Zac BrewerThis is a throwback review since I read this book way back when I was in grade eight which feels like a lifetime ago At the time this was one of my favourite books and it goes me into many YA novels and into my current reading obsession I even called one of my cats Meredith many years later This book was a great way to get me into reading and I applaud Zac Brewer for all of his wonderful writing and work because I wouldn't be here in my reading and writing career without himNow onto my reviewEighth Grade Bites is a great spin on the typical fish out of water story Vladimir Todd is a vampire and his life is uite the mystery Not only does he have to try to survive being a teenager as a vampire but he has to try to find out where his past comes from Where are his parents? What happened to them? Why is he a vampire? Why must he hide this secret?The book is incredibly light hearted and written for the correct audience It doesn't exactly translate into the adult scene unless you are interested in these types of books in my opinion Rereading it I loved it but my friends who have moved on from the vampire scene did not enjoy it as much The book is super fun and delightful and I hope people get into this seriesEvery minute of Vlad's story is enjoyable to read It will keep you on your toes and make you want to continue the story The plot is well thought out over the series and the characters are absolutely lovable Alongside the steady pace the random twists that occur make this book stand out among the many other vampire books I have read throughout the years The fact that I can still pick this book up and get a good chuckle out of it proves to me that Zac is a truly incredible authorOverall I give this book four out of five stars Wonderful story A uick read but a surprisingly good one even for an adult Typical of a kid's book the plot is a bit simplistic but it was a good story with believable characters A lot of background had to be covered it was well done This is mostly Vlad figuring out what he is which fits rather well with his age too One of the interesting points is the characterization of the various people They're not as simple as in most books of this type even the bad guys have redeeming ualities while the good guys have their faults RefreshingIf I found any fault it was with the pacing True to life there were busy exciting times followed by others that were typical Typical days were just cut out Sometimes a jump of several weeks left me a bit dazed a few threads got lost The author is constrained by a year per book I'm guessing a specific length for each book It felt like it at timesVampire books are all the rage now I've read so many that I didn't think this series would interest me too much but I found that it does I'm looking forward to the next book Vladimir Tod is no ordinary 8th grader Like most 8th graders he is trying to negotiate the trials and tribulations of middle school including a pair of bullies an unreuited crush teachers and homework and oh yeah the fact that he is a vampire On top of all this his English teacher is missing and they get a bizarre new substitute His mother was human and his father was a vampire but they died in a tragic and mysterious fire when Vlad was 10 therefore he has little guidance to help him navigate life as a vampire His “aunt” Nell his parents’ best friend and Vlad’s guardian does her best to keep his blood lust sated with bags of blood she gets from the hospital where she works as a nurse Other than his Aunt his best friend Henry is the only other person who knows he’s a vampireor so he thinks Vlad has a million uestions after he discovers a journal of his father’s and the mysterious substitute teacher begins asking too many of his own uestions Other mysterious events occur and the plot thickens Vlad gets some resolution to his uestions and these mysteries but not entirely setting the stage for the next book This suspenseful first book of a series is sure to please fans of vampire stories even though the main character is only 13 Reviewed by School Library Journal Publishers Weekly and Kirkus “Whoever had decided that school should start so early in the morning and last all day long needed to be hunted down and forced to watch hours of educational television without the aid of caffeine”I met this author at a movie convention and bought this book had it signed planned to read it soonbut then it sat on my shelves for years for some reason That’s the story of my life with booksThe writing style is simple and humorous which should be enjoyable for the middle school age It was a little too simplified for my tastes but the story was good enough to stay interesting I would have liked a bit complication but again it’s middle school age so that’s forgivable under that circumstanceVlad is a hybrid who goes to school like any other normal child but he soon finds out that he is being unfairly judged by a vampire council I wanted to strangle There’s a few oddball characters where you’re not sure if they’re trustworthy or not but all ended up okay on the last pagesBasically a fun book with several cute moments it works to be a uick read and nothing The series may develop – I have a few other books to read in it – and I’ll continue to see if the plotline improves a bit as he gets older I'm a complete sucker for vampire stories and Eighth Grade Bites did not disappoint me The story is about a boy named Vladimir Tod an eighth grader with a deep dark secret he's a vampire After his parents died mysteriously and tragically in a flash fire Vlad was taken in by his aunt Nelly his mother's best friend As far as Vlad is concerned he's the only vampire in the world aside from his now deceased father We follow Vladimir through the mysterious disappearance of his English teacher and into a world of deceit and confusion when Mr Otis takes over as his English teacher Suddenly Vlad is finding pieces of his past and mysterious markings in very strange places Suddenly a whole new world is evident to Vlad and he's not sure its one he'll be able to survive inThe story is an excellent one meant for a young adult audience It moves along uickly and is full of mysterious surprises which keep the reader interested and engaged I look forward to the next book by Heather Brewer It's unfortunate that this enticing book cover and concept an 8th grade vampire were wasted in this way I didn't think I'd make it through and only did so out of sheer determination but the ending turned out to be suspenseful and exciting causing me to bump my 1 star to a two The first 120 pages however were like having to read an 8th grade student's first draft of a book Not only did the writing fail to engage but it actually grossed me out Imagine an 8th grade vampire who eats french fries dipped in thick blood from his special Heinz 51 bottle Imagine an 8th grade boy inserting capsuls full of blood into his peanut butter sandwich and eating this in the lunchroom or sipping tea at night which is really just nuked blood in a mug Yuck We have an adolescent boy who has the power to read minds and hover and he rarely does either of these things Maybe boys are different from girls but I would've been making use of those skills 24 7 when I was in Jr High forget sleeping He's just the world's most BORING 14 year old character I've ever encountered which is just ridiculous because he's a freaking VAMPIRE I'd hate to see what Brewer would do with a normal teen in a realistic fiction novelThe plot inconsistencies and holes are too juvenile to even address Really it's like when a 7th grader hands you 50 hand written pages and says Will you read my book? I'm not going to pick it apart I'm glad that my students are drawn in by the cover but I'll wager 10 beans that none of them will make it through to the end It's sloppy boring until the very end crass and unrealistic leaving teens with little to relate to If Brewer had spent some time revising this could have been a good book In sum the book bites even than 8th grade Disappointing Vladimir Tod doesn’t have much to look forward to in school As a skinny pale boy in eighth grade he is often subject to taunts and bullying To make matters worse the principal probably hates him and his crush probably likes his popular best friend Henry But puberty and teen angst aren’t all Vlad has to worry about; in fact those are the lesser of his problems because Vlad is only half human—the other half is vampire The disappearance of a well liked teacher and the appearance of not only a strange and nosy substitute teacher but also a mysterious and likely dangerous stranger alert Vlad that someone knows his secret—and is out to get him But in order to fully understand what’s happening to him in the present Vlad has to drag up painful memories of the past and learn vital information about a vampire world he never knew existed beforeEighth Grade Bites is a hilarious debut to an intriguing sounding vampire series that successfully combines supernatural dangers with the trials of being a teen I just have to say that I love Vlad as the protagonist; he has emotional depth as well as determination and spunk when he needs it I really enjoyed reading alternately about Vlad’s vampire mischief or woes and his “human” crushes on girls and struggles with being bullied The plot is interesting enough mostly told from Vlad’s perspective thought with occasional flashes from other characters with a nice balance between action and internal maturation I truly enjoyed the unpredictability and suspenseful nature of the story as it kept me eagerly reading The concept of a hidden vampire world isn’t uite so uniue because it’s used in similar novels and its background could’ve been better explained but it is still an interesting addition that I hope to learn about in the continuation of this series Fast and funny though a bit disappointingly short Eighth Grade Bites is an excellent choice of vampire lore to readReaders who enjoyed Kimberly Pauley’s Sucks to Be Me will want to start Brewer’s vampire series The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod I can’t wait to read of Vlad’s story in Ninth Grade Slays and the not yet released Tenth Grade Bleeds reposted from A fun fast and fluffy read with lots of humor I liked Vlad's voice but the story was a little simplistic for my taste Hoping to see plot development in future novels This has got to be the best out of the whole series I remember buying and reading these at the start of year 8 I loved them then sped through all the books and bought and read the last one the day it came out I recently read them and I was a little disappointed I thought they were amazing in my mind not so much in real lifeimage error Junior high really sucks for thirteen year old Vladimir Tod 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 uestion 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

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