Monday, October 29, 2007

Sweetblood by Pete Hautman

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Mass Market Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (August 10, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689873247
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689873249
  • List Price: $5.99
  • I finished this book on Oct. 29
Here is what happens when I have to go through a list of all the titles in my library. I start adding titles to my list of books to read like a crazy person. Also, I have added this to my challenge reading list and switched it up a bit because I just bought a house and I'm busy (this is my excuse for everything right now, and it tastes good)
As you may know, my dearies, I do love vampire stories. I also love YA lit. This little gem combines both those into a neat little package. So, Lucy (hehe, I just got that reference to Stoker when I typed it) is a 16 year old diabetic goth (but she'll tell you she's a not-goth. oooh, goth-served) and she has a fantastic theory about vampires. Little Miss Lucy says that original vamps were actually people suffering from advanced diabetes. She writes an extremely cool paper on this topic for her English class which definitely freaks out her teacher and parents. And you know what that means...time for a shrink! Also, Lucy spends lots of time in vampire chat rooms and finds herself mixing with some very questionable people at parties.
This is a very interesting take on illness, goth kids and teen angst. As I write this I find I'm liking it more and more. I suggest reading it just to check out the paper that Lucy wrote her teacher elaborating on her diabetics as vamps theory. It's a cool idea and vamp enthusiast should check out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting book! I too love YA fiction AND the vamp genre. Sounds like a fun combination. Thanks for the fun review :-)
<3 patty