Vladimir is an ordinary teenager and engages in ordinary activities such as; going to school, having crushes on girls, enjoying time with his best friend, Henry…the one problem Vlad has is he’s a vampire and he thinks he’s about to be outed.
This is a cross between comedy, horror and teenage angst and I thought it was a great little book. There is another vampire in town and a vampire hunter. Vlad is a vampire by birth and lives with his aunt who manages to provide enough blood for his growing needs and helps him hide his vampirical tendencies from the town but not from his best friend, Henry knows the whole deal and still accepts him.
You could take out the vampire parts and this could be the story of a boy with skin problems who is shunned by many in the school, or a boy with behavioural problems who most people don’t want to know, or even a boy with suicidal tendencies who is trying to pass as normal. It is nicely written and the characters are well portrayed.
I’d definitely recommend this book for people or vampires around the ages of 12 to 16, if they’re zombies they may have a little trouble turning the pages when their hands fall off.
You can find my copy for sale here.