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KLIATTEvery 16-year-old has problems, but Sunny's trouble is rather unique: she's been bitten by a vampire. As if that wasn't bad enough, there's only one week until the prom and Sunny's supposed to go with the hottest boy in school. Further adding insult to injury, it's all a big mistake that she was bitten in the first place. The bite, which occurs at a hot new Goth club, Club Fang, was intended for her twin sister, Rayne. Talk about problems! Rayne, after discovering an ancient vampire coven living in New Hampshire, signs up to become one of the undead. Now Sunny has the challenging task of trying to reverse her fate in the seven days it takes to fully become a vampire. Before Lucifent, the vampire leader, can tell Sunny how to halt the change, he's killed by a vampire slayer. Now it's up to Sunny, Rayne, and Magnus (the vampire responsible for the mistaken bite) to figure out the secret. If Sunny thought being bitten by a vampire was surprising, she has no idea what other shocking twists lie ahead for her. Mancusi has successfully written a vampire story that expands the genre and will draw new readers. While surely hardcore fans of true vampire fiction will scoff at how whimsical this story is, its offbeat approach will please many. Funny, fresh, and distinctive, Boys That Bite has an excellent and unexpected ending that leaves the reader ready for a sequel. KLIATT Codes: S--Recommended for senior high school students. 2006, Penguin, Berkley, 262p., $9.99.. Ages 15 to 18.