Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story by Adam Rex

What if you're made a vampire on accident? And what if, contrary to popular belief, you find vampirism doesn't make you handsome, mysterious and attractive? Chubby 15-year-old science fiction geek Doug Lee is finding these things out.

This book had great promise, but ultimately I felt unsatisfied. It's trying to change things up and poke fun at several pop culture touchstones ... but I was just alternately bored or confused.

It's an OK book, just not great. Lots of teen angst, and the substory about the Indian exchange student had promise as its own full-blown book. But it was a bit hit-or-miss overall, and I'm still not sure I understand what exactly Victor the wolf/vampire really was.

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