Fat Vampire

A Never Coming of Age Story

By Adam Rex
(Balzer & Bray/Harperteen, Hardcover, 9780061920905, 324pp.)

Publication Date: July 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Autumn 2010 Kids' Next List
“What if you were 15, chubby, and unpopular when you were accidentally turned into a vampire? Suddenly immortality doesn't sound so hot. How do you get a girl to let you drink her blood? How do you live with the humiliation of drinking from very unsexy farm animals? Do you let the vampire take over? Is that giving up, or just another part of growing up? With numerous mentions that speak to our inner nerds -- ComicCon, all kinds of superheroes, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, not to mention 'The Google' as a disease -- Fat is fantastic!”
-- Katherine Fergason, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven, MA


Description

Doug Lee is undead quite by accident—attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. When he has no luck finding some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it's just not the same.

Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her—hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated—it's not as easy as studying Dracula. Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings. . . .

Searing, hilarious, and always unexpected, Fat Vampire is a satirical tour de force from one of the most original writers of fiction today.




About the Author
Adam Rex is the author of many books, including Cold Cereal and Unlucky Charms, the first two books in the Cold Cereal Saga; the New York Times bestselling picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich; the middle grade novel The True Meaning of Smekday (now a major motion picture from Dreamworks, Home); and the teen novel Fat Vampire. He currently lives in Arizona with his wife.
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