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Schreiber, Ellen.
New York : HarperCollins, 2003.
ISBN 0060093358

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

Raven lives in Dullsville USA.  There is nothing going on there that is of interest to her.  She is a Goth and surrounded by people she doesn't like.  Even her own parents have abandoned the hippie life to become corporate robots.  She just doesn't fit into this small town life.  She longs for excitement and dreams of meeting a vampire someday.  But all that is about to change.  A new boy arrives.  The most handsome boy Raven has ever seen.   Raven seems to have an instant connection to Alexander.  And she convinces herself that he is actually a vampire.  The one she has been dreaming of.  Is this for real?  Or has Raven gone too far?

Booktalk #2

Since she was five, Raven has known that she wants to be a vampire.Now, with the arrival of the new inhabitants fresh from Romania to live in the old mansion on the hill, she might have her chance, BUT only if she can defeat Trevor, her life-long nemesis.So it’s Goth vs. Prep—who will win?  Black-eyed Susan Award nominee 2005-2006

SUBJECTS:     Vampires -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.
                        Gossip -- Fiction.


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