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Ninth Grade Slays Reprint Edition
Contributor(s): Brewer, Heather
ISBN: 0142413429     ISBN-13: 9780142413425
Publisher: Speak
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: January 2009
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Annotation: Having made it through the eighth grade, Vlad Tod enters freshman year--and it sucks as much as the previous year. A trip to Siberia gives study abroad a whole new meaning as Vlad connects with other vampires and advances his mind-control abilities.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Vampires; Fiction.
High schools; Fiction.
Schools; Fiction.
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: bl2009002148
Lexile Measure: 780
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 7-9, Age 12-14
Series: Chronicles of Vladimir Tod
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.25" H x 5.75" W x 0.75" (0.65 lbs) 278 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 122154
Reading Level: 5.3   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 9.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q44103
Reading Level: 4.7   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 16.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
High school totally bites when youare half human, half vampire.

Freshman year sucks for Vlad Tod. Bullies still harass him. The photographer from the school newspaper is tailing him. And failing his studies could be deadly. A trip to Siberia gives astudy abroada a whole new meaning as Vlad connects with other vampires and advances his mind-control abilities, but will he return home with the skills to recognize a vampire slayer when he sees one? In this thrilling sequel to "Eighth Grade Bites," Vlad must confront the secrets of the past and battle forces that once again threaten his life. Find out why author D. J. MacHale calls "The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod" aGruesome, heartwarming, spellbinding.a


Contributor Bio(s): IV>

Heather Brewer was not your typical teen growing up. She wore black, danced under full moons, and devoured every book in sight. She hasn't changed much. Today, Heather can be found writing in her funky, black Happy Bunny jammie pants, dancing under a full moon, devouring every book in sight, and attending renaissance faire in full costume (and in character).

When Heather's not writing, dressing up, dancing and reading, she's answering email, which she loves to get over at her website.



Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2008 November)

Gr 6–9—Vladimir Tod wants be popular like his friend Henry and cool and carefree like Henry's cousin Joss. He would so enjoy putting bullies Tom and Bill, who have been tormenting him for years, in their place. And, of course, he longs to tell Meredith about his feelings for her. All of this should really be a piece a cake for him. He is, after all, the only vampire "living" in Bathory, and he possesses extraordinary powers. Unfortunately, luck does not seem to run his way. What is working for him is the opportunity to go to Siberia with his Uncle Otis to be trained by Vikas, one of the oldest vampires around. Vikas sharpens Vlad's skills, especially in the area of mind control, and educates him on vampire history, language, and culture. Vlad also learns about the prophecy regarding the Pravus, a powerful vampire born from a human mother who will not only rule over all of vampirekind but also enslave the entire human race. Upon his return to Bathory, he is pursued by a vampire slayer and attacked by another one. Could Vlad, whom readers have come to love, possibly be this evil Pravus? Brewer does an excellent job keeping readers on their toes with an intense plot full of many twists and turns. Her writing style is original, witty, and on target. It has a different intensity than series like Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" (Little, Brown) or Richelle Mead's "Vampire Academy" (Penguin), but teens will eat up this installment and be ready to sink their teeth into the sequel.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY

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