Fat Vampire (Hardcover)
A Never Coming of Age Story
Balzer + Bray, 9780061920905, 336pp.
Publication Date: July 27, 2010
Autumn 2010 Kids' Next List
— Katherine Fergason, Bunch of Grapes Bookstore, Vineyard Haven, MA
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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 books The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors and 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 lives in Arizona with his wife.
Praise For Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story…
Horror chills, humor, crisp prose and excellent secondary teen characters make this one fun read.
— Kirkus Reviews
“Surprising, funny, and poignant. The ending hits the reader’s heart like a stake and lingers long in the mind—the best kind of undead.”
— Washington Post
“A rather haunting exploration of what it means to come of age in a media-saturated culture…. An intriguing reconsideration of the vampire theme.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books