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Brewer, Heather.  
New York : Dutton Children's Books, 2007
ISBN 0525478116
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For all your vampire fans, hereís a story with a new twist Vlad is a typical 13 year old, except that his parents were killed when he was a baby and he lives with his motherís best friend; and, oh yes, his parents were vampires. That makes him at least part vampire. Aside from that quiet detail of his life heís just the kid down the street. The only ones who know anything are his aunt and his best friend who is cool with it. Itís not like he bites people or anything. His aunt is a nurse, and for years she has quietly brought home the outdated blood from the hospital instead of disposing of it. She packages it discretely into his lunches for school as tomato juice, pink filled twinkies and such. Itís really never been a big deal. Some people have food allergies, he drinks blood.  That is until one of his teachers goes missing and the sub, who is very interested in Vlad, has a distinctively sinister edge. Soon strange little things begin to occur around him, and it becomes apparent that there is more to his parentsí deaths than he had been told. Apparently they broke ancient rules giving birth and now that he has been identified and found, he is in serious danger.  Eighth grade really bites! The next book in the series? Ninth Grade Slays!   (New Hampshire Isinglass nominee, 2010)
SUBJECTS:     Vampires -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                        Junior high schools -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Horror stories.
                        Horror fiction.

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