Companions of the Night

Companions of the Night

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by Vivian Vande Velde
     
 

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Kidnapping. Car theft. Murder. Vampires. Kerry's got a tough night ahead of her.See more details below

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Kidnapping. Car theft. Murder. Vampires. Kerry's got a tough night ahead of her.

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"Interview with a Vampire for the learner's permit set."--The Horn Book
"A freshly written thriller, an offbeat love story, an engaging twist on the vampire novel, and an exciting tale of moral complexity. . . . Point [this] book at the Lois Duncan fans as well as Anne Rice followers, and get out of the way."--The Bulletin
Children's Literature - Debby Buchanan
Sixteen year-old Kerry Norwicki thought she was just doing her little brother a favor when she went out one night (against her better judgment) to retrieve her brother's stuffed koala bear from the laundromat where he left it. Before long she finds herself involved with kidnapping, car theft, murder and vampires in this exciting tale of dark adventure. While it is a story including modern-day vampires and their fervent enemies, it is also a story about moral values, truth and choices. It is reminiscent of a young reader's Anne Rice.
School Library Journal
Gr 6-10-Kerry Nowicki, 16, never dreamed that vampires lived in her little town of Brockport, New York, let alone that she would become involved with a handsome one named Ethan. When she makes a late-night trip back to the laundromat to retrieve her little brother's stuffed bear, she interrupts the murderous plans of a vigilante committee that claims Ethan is one of the undead. Kerry tries to help him, so they assume that she is a vampire, too. When the two young people escape, Kerry's brother and father are kidnapped in retaliation, and a complicated game of cat-and-mouse follows. During the often harrowing experiences that follow, Kerry proves to be an intelligent, level-headed young woman. She recognizes the danger of her attraction to Ethan, but knows that she must trust him to help find her family. Ethan maintains the cunning and duplicity that readers might expect from a vampire. The plot is lively and intriguing, with an unexpected twist at the end. Readers might be tempted to compare this novel to Annette Curtis Klause's The Silver Kiss (Delacorte, 1990), since many of the elements are similar. But the heroine of that story acts from a different motivation, making the books much different in terms of plot, theme, and tone. Companions of the Night should attract a loyal following of its own.-Marilyn Makowski, Greenwood High School, SC

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152166694
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
First Magic Carpet Books Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
549,778
Product dimensions:
4.74(w) x 7.02(h) x 0.55(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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"Interview with a Vampire for the learner's permit set."—The Horn Book
"A freshly written thriller, an offbeat love story, an engaging twist on the vampire novel, and an exciting tale of moral complexity. . . . Point [this] book at the Lois Duncan fans as well as Anne Rice followers, and get out of the way."—The Bulletin

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