Twelfth Grade Kills (The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Series #5)

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As a teenage vampire, Vlad has spent the last four years trying to handle the pressures of school while sidestepping a slayer out for his blood. Now he's a senior, and in this final, action-packed book in the series, Vlad must confront the secrets of the past, unravel the mystery of who he really is, make decisions about his future, and face his greatest enemy. It's a senior year that totally bites.

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Overview

As a teenage vampire, Vlad has spent the last four years trying to handle the pressures of school while sidestepping a slayer out for his blood. Now he's a senior, and in this final, action-packed book in the series, Vlad must confront the secrets of the past, unravel the mystery of who he really is, make decisions about his future, and face his greatest enemy. It's a senior year that totally bites.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kirsten Shaw
As "The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod" comes to an end, Twelfth Grade Kills returns readers to Vlad's story just as he is seeing a vision of his father while fighting the Slayer Joss. Temporarily distracted by the vision, he is able to get his anger under control. Vlad escapes one fight, just in time to find another waiting for him at home; he is to stand trial and be executed for his father's crimes. Vlad reveals the vision of his father and is given until the end of the year to find his father or die for his crimes. When Tomas, Vlad's father, finally reveals himself to Vlad he has mixed emotions—anger for abandonment, relief that he is not crazy, and excitement that he has his father back after eight years of mourning him. Vlad has only a few months to figure out how to save his own life or come to terms with the fact that he must die to save the ones he loves. Everything comes to an emotional and heated end when Vlad learns about his father's intentions. Twelfth Grade Kills is a thrilling and dramatic story that will keep readers guessing until the end whether or not Vlad will save the day and send them racing to the finish to find out. Brewer has written a satisfying conclusion to the series and extols the importance of family and love. Reviewer: Kirsten Shaw
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Vampire Vladimir Tod has more issues to deal with than the usual high school student looking forward to graduation in the fifth and final episode (Dutton, 2010) in the series by Heather Brewer. He has a death sentence to contend with—two, actually. One is sought by the Elysian Council and the other by the Slayer Society. And then there's the issue of his dead father being alive and full of secrets that will change the way Vlad sees everyone around him. Kevin Pariseau's vocal ranges perfectly match the personalities of the characters. With changes in pacing, accents, and vocal depth, Pariseau will have listeners feeling as if they are fighting alongside Tod to find the answers he needs to save his life and the lives of everyone he loves. All of this is done while still balancing a resonance true to typical teen angst and building steady suspense. Those who have a familiarity with the previous titles will be better able to understand the events transpiring here. A definite purchase for collections where the series is popular.—Stephanie A. Squicciarini, Fairport Public Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142417522
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Series: Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Series , #5
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 100,347
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Heather Brewer
Heather Brewer was not your typical teen growing up. She wore black, danced under full moons and devoured every book in sight. She hasn’t changed much. Today, Heather can be found writing in her funky, black Happy Bunny jammie pants, dancing under the full moon, devouring every book in sight, and attending renaissance fairs in costume (and in character). Heather doesn't believe in happy endings...unless they involve blood. She lives in Missouri with her husband and two children. Her new series, BLOODBOUND, is slated to be published in Fall 2011.
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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted March 21, 2010

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    Can't Wait

    I just finished Tenth grade bleeds and am eargerly awaiting the moment when i can get my hands on the next two books!! i absolutely love Vlad and Henry, i think they are hilarious and Nelly and Otis are adorable!! Don't like D'ablo much (Don't like him at all, actually =P) I cannot tell how excited i am for this book to be released!!!!!!!!! I wasn't sure at first about reading these books but now i just can't get enough of them and i really don't think i will be able to stand the anticipation of the final novel in this series!

    7 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 29, 2010

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    wow

    I loved this one. i did not see any of that stuff coming!!! I am really hopping there is going to be another book!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2010

    it is awsome

    this book is awsome i recomend people who love The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod to read the series you will get the goosebumps and you will want to read the book over and over again

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2010

    Great Series!!!!! OMG!!! I love it!!!!!

    I am so Excited for this book to come out the series is soooooooo amazing!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THESE BOOKS!!!!! THE FOURTH ONE IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2010

    I<3this book homies

    this better be a long ass book.

    5 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 15, 2010

    wesome

    this book is goin to be awesome i luv the book and this is goin to be the bested

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2011

    Couldn't Put it Down

    Very dramatic with multiple twists and turns, not forgeting the humor, this is a tale of epic proportions of action, comedy and a pinch of romance. The Vladmir Tod series is clearly a favorite of mine and should be yours too.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 2, 2010

    Great!!

    A few things i didnt like about it... great way to end the series though :]i expected some things to happen but not all of them

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2012

    Great ending to a great seires

    I love this book i culdnt put it down now the entier seires is proudly dispalyed on my book shelf p.s. just got the first slayer chronicle havent finished it yet but so far so good and cant wait for the next one to come out

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2012

    Leaves you wanting more

    I had fallen in love with this series from beginning to end. I can actually say in a way its like i grew up with the characters. As you go from beginning to end you become engrossed while wondering whats next, although i didnt like some of things that happened at the end, i cried for nelly. I can just say this is my favorite series of all time

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 7, 2010

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    YESH!!

    OMG i cannot wait to read this!! XD

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2010

    its going to be amazing

    just think for a minuet and see all the books in the sires then notice their covers? whats the deal with the colors? Vlad's eyes shine purple doriens are yellowish orange, then theres the pravus writer who was probly red and the one who spoke the prophecy.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    The book.

    It is good

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2012

    My friend Kevin Boothe says that he is...

    .....A sensitive 14 year old who enjoys watching ducks and kissing them to and that he wants another barbie¿ set to come out si he can "have fun" with them. Pray for him please.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2012

    Yea

    Meredith turned into fart master what thats crazy
    ?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Read It but worse of all the books

    heather brewer is crazy i think she thinks she is J.K. Rowling cause only J.K. Rowling can kill a load of main characters and get way with it.

    i hate to say this but this book is crap, i love the story don't get? my wrong ive been following it since 8th grade bites came out but she couldn't have wrote a worser ending. NEVER MIND I TAKE THAT BACK SHE COULD!

    the book was great in the beginning, then everything started happening and in a matter of a few chapters the book was over with

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 28, 2010

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    Great end to one of my favorite series.

    Note: The barnes and noble, amazon, and scholastic catalogs are all wrong. This book is not 224 pages, but about 390 pages. Big mixup.

    I have to say, like in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and in Mockingjay, my favorite characters died. (I won't say which)It's like authors think the only way they can end a series good is with so much DEATH. That aside, i noticed that Vlad realized a lot of things about himself that he has been pondering through the other books. And something happens that changes the series completely. Great book four and a half stars.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2010

    No words to describe it!

    This is by far one of the best series I've ever read. If your thinking about buying it do it! You won't regret it.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2014

    I love that the colors of the books reflects the books. Vlad's e

    I love that the colors of the books reflects the books. Vlad's eyes shine purple, Dorian's shine blue and the Foreteller and the Transciber either one shines red and the other one shines orange. In this book some ones eyes shines green ( not telling). All these colors of their eyes are the same colors of the books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2012

    The boy in the story kill a lot of people for no reason and his

    The boy in the story kill a lot of people for no reason and his blisters battening with the sun. he has a lot of problem and he start to kill people at his school. he is only in the 12 grade. he told the copes that he is doing this because he lost his little brother about the age of 14. he graduate the 12 grade and his heart skips a beat has he was about to graduate.
    he kills people he knows and people he don’t like and teachers.he told his mommy and he said a night i be come a vampire. i would read this book to people because it is a good book and it teaches you about how vampires kills people and stuff like that. And this book is fiction so that means it real.
    so if you a person and you love vampires movies and then you well love this book it is the coolest book i have read ever so you should read this book.
    best book ever!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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