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V Is for Vampire: A Vampire Island Story
     

V Is for Vampire: A Vampire Island Story

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by Adele Griffin
 

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In this third installment of the Vampire Island series, oldest sister Lexie Livingstone takes on ninth-grade politics, and Old World pixies! As the first vampire ever to run for class president, Lexie has a chance to shed her otherworldly image and get in with the in-crowd. If only it weren't for those annoying pixies! Blix and Mitzi are the Livingstones? houseguests,

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In this third installment of the Vampire Island series, oldest sister Lexie Livingstone takes on ninth-grade politics, and Old World pixies! As the first vampire ever to run for class president, Lexie has a chance to shed her otherworldly image and get in with the in-crowd. If only it weren't for those annoying pixies! Blix and Mitzi are the Livingstones? houseguests, and they're wreaking havoc. Meanwhile, siblings Maddy and Hudson are having some problems of their own. There's never a dull moment in the lives of these vegetarian vampires!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Claudia Mills
In this latest "Vampire Island" story, Lexie Livingston has been making progress toward leaving her vampire past behind and becoming a fully human student at Parrish High School in New York City, but the dark side beckons to her when she decides to run for class president against obnoxious popular girl Mina Pringle and erstwhile heartthrob Dylan Easterby. ("O Easter would be joyous, if Easterby were mine," Lexie writes in her secret journal—the same secret journal from which shameless Mina steals her own campaign rhetoric and expressions of love for Dylan.) It does not help that Lexie is also dealing with the rogue behavior of a pair of pixies, stationed at her house while they are in the process of relocating from the Old World to the New. (How could it help when the pixies show up at school announcing to Lexie's rivals that Lexie is a "fartsmelt raisin chicken"?) Griffin's deliciously silly mix of pixie hijinks, dirty politics, high school cattiness, and vampire lore also delivers a not-so-silly message about how we jeopardize our humanity when we want to win at all costs. Sure to inspire a taste for butterscotch cupcakes, quotes from doomed poets, and more "Vampire Island" adventures. Reviewer: Claudia Mills, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 4–8—The Livingstone kids continue their adventures as fruit-bat hybrids making a go of it in New York City. Lexie wants to change her image from a Goth-doomed poet to be more like the blond and popular Mina. This way maybe Dylan, the school heartthrob, would see her with different eyes. When Mina asks Lexie to be her speechwriter for the ninth-grade presidential campaign, Lexie thinks this is her opportunity. Unfortunately she learns the hard way that Mina is just using her and decides to run for the office herself. Her houseguests from "the Old World" offer to help her in exchange for cupcakes, but this turns out to have some serious ramifications, for pixies are not to be trusted. They tap into Lexie's evil, vampire dark side, encouraging her to run a dirty campaign that puts her relationships with her friends and her siblings at risk. Griffin continues to create a funny, suspenseful Goth thriller that children will sink their teeth into. The Livingstone siblings are likable characters who are facing issues that readers can easily identify with. This book can stand on its own, but reading the complete series offers better insight into and understanding of the story line.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101136317
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/03/2009
Series:
Vampire Island
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
File size:
600 KB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Adele Griffin’s critically acclaimed novels include The Other Shepards, Amandine and National Book Award Finalist Sons of Liberty. Her numerous awards and accolades include ALA Best Book for Young Adults,ALA Notable, CCBC Choice, IRA-CBC Children's Choice and Bank Street Book of the Year. She lives in New York City.

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