This Totally Bites!

This Totally Bites!

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by Ruth Ames
     
 

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Twelve-year-old Emma-Rose Paley has always felt different from her bubbly, outgoing parents. Unlike them, Emma-Rose has pale skin and jet-black hair, is quiet and moody, and prefers gray weather to sunshine. She also hates the taste of garlic, has very sharp incisors, and loves rare burgers. When Emma-Rose uncovers a dark family secret, she has a sudden revelation.…  See more details below

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Twelve-year-old Emma-Rose Paley has always felt different from her bubbly, outgoing parents. Unlike them, Emma-Rose has pale skin and jet-black hair, is quiet and moody, and prefers gray weather to sunshine. She also hates the taste of garlic, has very sharp incisors, and loves rare burgers. When Emma-Rose uncovers a dark family secret, she has a sudden revelation. Could Emma-Rose be a real, live vampire?

realization. Could Emma-Rose be a vampire?

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ISBN-13:
9780545258401
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Pages:
184

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This Totally Bites! (Poison Apple Series) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 79 reviews.
MicheleLeesBookLove More than 1 year ago
Emma-Rose Paley is dark-haired, navy-eyed, pale-skinned and she just saw her Great-Aunt turn into a bat. Now, on top of the big school Halloween Dance coming up (which her friend Gabby has pushed her to help plan) and her parents working hard on a major gala for the museum, Emma-Rose wonders if she could be a vampire too. This Totally Bites! is a ultra modern (cell phones and the internet factor in a lot, which is good because many times such things are ignored in modern literature) middle grade scary tale that bring the popularity of the paranormal into a kid-friendly book. Emma-Rose faces realistic kid-sized problems, some of which are even scarier than possibly being a vampire. While this book does have the potential to be a little too scary for sensitive kids (my daughter insisted on sleeping with a bulb of garlic on her table after we read the Aunt Margo turns into a bat scene) it doesn't touch on any truly uncomfortable situations (for kids or parents). For kids who are trying to edge in on their parents' love of urban fantasy or paranormal romance, or who just love Buffy reruns, this is book, part of the Poison Apple series, is perfect. Recommended for public collections. Contains: creepiness
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A thrilling story with a hint of romance,best friend battels, and has a dark side to it. Really good book people compare it to the candy apple series so if you've read those books you will poison apple books better!!!!
shopaholic_readaholic_ More than 1 year ago
This was the first book in the poison apple series that i read nd it was aawsum! It was cool, creepy, and an overall good book. I think you should read this book because it has the perfect way to reel you in. I was hooked from the first chapter!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is going to be a super blast when kids 9-12 read this excellent book of vampire and the world of dark secrets.Love the new collection 20x's better than the Candy Apple Series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not read if you don't like creepy things. Sneak peak I turned my head and peeked into the guest room, not wanting to go inside again. My heart stopped. A glossy black bat flew in through the open window and balanced on the sill. The bats eyes were trained on the other bats in their cages. Like clockwork, all the bats in the room began unfolding their wings and opening their eyes, waking up. They even yawned, revealing pointy fangs. And then -- The bat on the windowsill began to transform. The wings disappeared and were replaced by long, graceful arms. The squat furry body lengthened out and began to take on a human form. As i stared, my eyes growing wider, my pulse pounding at my throat, the tiny bat head began to turn into a human face. A familiar human face. Get the book to find out more :).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The pioson apple seizes has a mix of msytery horror
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Emma-Rose Paley doesn't like being out in the sun or eating garlic, she likes her meat rare, she wears black, is pale, and has trouble sleeping at night. Could Emma be a vampire? This question comes to light when Emma-Rose's aunt visits their family and Emma catches her transforming into a bat. When her aunt arrives, animals start showing up dead in the local park, which hasn't happened in thirteen years. Thirteen years ago was the last time her aunt visited. Her aunt is from the Carpathian Mountains, more popularly known as Transylvania. Legends say that vampirism can skip generations and that the children don't become full-fledged vampires until their 13th year. Could Emma-Rose's aunt really be a vampire? Could Emma-Rose be turning into one? A great book for readers who are interested in vampires but aren't ready for Stephenie Meyer's books. The characters are entertaining and realistic, the plot is well-developed and makes for an interesting twist on the traditional vampire story. Readers who like vampires, magical realism, realistic fiction, and/or the Candy Apple counterpart series will enjoy reading THIS TOTALLY BITES!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emma Rose wonders if shes a vampire but she takes it to far.
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Talk aout vsmpires that is thebewst booin tbes serues so far!k
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok i really love poison apple books check out this one it sounds awsome u will not regret this buy
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So am i
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Most anazing book ever!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Suuuuuuuuuuuuper FANGtastic! Need........more.....poison.....apple......books!
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FANGtastic
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This was awsome
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Cool book and everything but come on All THAT drama and she wasnt even a vampire