Peeps (Peeps Series #1)

Peeps (Peeps Series #1)

by Scott Westerfeld
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troutperson_13 More than 1 year ago
Peeps. Thus far, it is the only work of Vampire Fiction I've been able to find that approaches the phenomenon from a scientific perspective. And really, that's something I'm aching for; in this last decade, where vampires have broken out like a plague and spawned hundreds of thousands of novels (starting out with that-which-shall-not-be-named which features terribly bland heroines and sparkly vampires), and each and every one of them centering around some cobbled-together cheesy romance, there hasn't been the imagination nor the interest in a more realistic view to the blood-suckers. I happen to liken this book to the Zombie Survival Guide, by Max Brooks - giving life and realism to another part of the horror genre. Bringing it down to actual factual possibilities (while, of course, keeping it engrossed in the world of fiction) and branching a story from that starting point. There are only a few problems that I have with Peeps, and none of them are very large; the token female says 'Dude' so much you actually hope you'll get a nickel every time she says it (by the end of the book, you'd be filthy-stinkin' rich); the great big evil at the end is kind of a let down (giant worms, anybody? C'mon.); the whole done-before secret agency (for VAMPIRES. ooh, spooky.);and the main character himself was kinda boring ('what's he like?' 'well, he's from Texas.' 'anything else?' 'not a d**m thing.'). The positives, however, largely outweigh the negatives: the plot is fascinating, the vamparasitic explanations amazingly real, the pace is well-done, style beautiful, wit is just sly enough to be charming. The parasite-filler-chapters are just icing on an already very tasty cake. The way Westerfeld weaves together biology, historic illnesses, and myths dating all the way back to the Egyptians in order to bring his vampires to life is nothing short of astounding. Five out of five, definately a keeper.
willman2121 More than 1 year ago
Peeps was a very interesting book. It takes place in New York City which is the perfect setting due to the fact that rats are a major part of this book. The rats are infected with a parasite which can infect people, and New York City is full of people. Cal, the protagonist goes through a series of problems that he must solve in order to save the human race from being 100% infected. Scott Westerfeld did a great job connecting the problems of the characters to real life dilemmas.
alga More than 1 year ago
I finished this book in about 2 days and it was pretty good. At first its kind of hard to keep up but once you get the hang of it you will love it. It was really interesting and surprising because well here's 2 things about me 1- I hate Science and 2- I hate rats, but this book actually got me interested in Science (rats are another story)! I know weird right, but it is pretty interesting. This gives you a new perpective about vampires (a more believable one). I actually found this a very good book even when at first you know I was disgusted by the details about parasites and skin mites etc. But then you know I found it very interesting and could actually see this happening I mean it's not like I'm entertained by the end of the world or diseases but this made me realize how exposed to disaster our society is. I really recomend this book even when it will gross you out at first but then you understand the cycles explained here and you are actually entertained by the weird situations. I saw lots of similarities with twilight (and I'm not talking about how they're both about vampires)- the inner conflict between Cal and himself is similar to the one Edward has and also how Cal wishes he were normal so he could be good enough for Lacey is how Edward feels about himself. But even non vampire fans will like this one cause it very different from other books (more believable). Makes you think if there really could be a disease like this going around.
PrettyGurrl More than 1 year ago
Peeps is a great fiction book for any reader, especially the vampire fans. Scott Westerfeld does a great job at making a descriptive plot for the readers. He also does a good job of explaining to the readers the history of vampires and the parasite that started it all. Westerfeld has written many great books but this is my favorite. It got me interested in science, in general. Cal Thompson moves to New York for college. Within the first few weeks, he gets infected by a parasite known by many names, one of which is vampirism, if that gives you a clue. Cal is recruited to work for an unknown group of psych specialists, called the Night Watch, which hunt down vampires. In the process of finding and putting an end to Morgan, Cal's infector, he meets a girl that he really likes but can't do anything about, because if he "messes around" with a girl... You'll just have to read it to find out. Westerfeld makes it seem like vampires are real by giving a few scientific explanations for the beginning of the parasite, and he goes all out to explain it in an understandable manner. I think that the book meets the purpose of entertainment, but you would have to read it to find out for yourself. Peeps is a great book for any reader, but mostly vampire fans. Westerfeld is an amazing writer and makes all of his books good ones. I would recommend this book to anyone really. It is mostly directed at ages 12 and up, though. I hope that you will love this book as much as I did. It has an interesting story, and can really get you thinking.
Dieagraph More than 1 year ago
This book is so amazing. It kept me interested the whole way through. Scott Westerfeld has a way of writing so nothing is boring. The chapters about parasites, which I thought would leave me bored, only left me wanting to know more. I only wish he would write a book fully of parasites. Not to say the story its self is not amazing. The characters are very lovable. I love this book.
aznlily95 More than 1 year ago
This book is UNFORGETABLE!!! It makes me laugh cuz I sorta have a thing for freeky, shiver when its like 90 degrees and laugh at the irony tht I find the book funny. PLUS, Westerfeld is one of my favorite arthors and the narrative was INCREDIBLE and sarcastic and funny and real to life and he seems like someone I would LOVE to meet in real life!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I chose the book, Peeps by Scott Westerfeld, because my best friend read it for her English class, and she told me it was very interesting. I also like a few of Scott Westerfeld¿s other books, so I thought I¿d see what this one was about. Peeps is basically about a guy named Cal who was infected with a parasite that makes its host somewhat cannibal-like. Since Cal is only a carrier of the disease he doesn¿t go around killing people, but he has to capture the ones who do. I liked this book because it has humor, keeps the reader interested, and I learned some interesting facts about different parasites.
What I really noticed about Peeps was the structure of its chapters. It was almost like when you watch a movie on TV; there¿s the actual movie and every once in a while it cuts to a commercial. In the book the main story was in segments, and there were brief chapters in between in which Cal, the narrator, tells about some particular parasite. These brief little chapters were good because they tell you things about parasites that you may not have known before, and they can help your mind settle down after a dramatic event in the story. Overall this was a pretty good book and Scott Westerfeld wrote a sequel to it that I have yet to read. I would recommend this book to anyone who has any interest in science fiction or parasitology, and who would like to have something to read just for the enjoyment of reading.

-Jasmine E.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"I CALL BEING A PILOT THAT MANS ONE OF THOSE GIGANTIC ROBOTS THAT KICK BUTT!!!!!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She flys in boredly.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 I've read other Scott Westerfeld books and out of the ones I've read this is the worst by far. I had to force myself to read this book because he tires to tie in too much in the story. For example, he makes the character mentioned that the vampire was an ex on various occasions to the point where it was completely unnecessary. also Mr. Westerfeld attempted to make this book interesting but utterly failed by trying to add in too many factors. Such as trying to tie in rats in relation to the vampires. I love to read books but this book gave me various headaches until i made the decision to pause mid-book. If you are looking for a outstanding book about vampires try Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead,I really hope this helps and stops anyone from reading this book.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
So what to say about this one? Its a little different than some of the vampire series I read. I try to read more but there are some hit or miss. This one was good, weird but good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gorilla res ten
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Every Scott Westerfeld book is amazing in its own right, but the way he writes Peeps is unique and exciting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amaz ballz such a fantstballz bookMUST READ
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not one to read books but when my mom came home from the library and handed me this book (Peeps), I fell in love. I'm not big on vampires but I can't stop reading the book. I'm close to the end of the book and I don't want to finish it. I love how the author tells the story one chapter and then in the next chapter explains a parasite so that when you continue you get a good understanding to what the parasite is doing. GREAT book :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved Peeps it was able to keep me interested and constantly wanting to know what was going to happen next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Your turn
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This actualy a reslly good book. At firdt i thought it was gonna suck cuz my teacher assinged it to me but it turned out to be the kind of book i would read. ~Teensge book nerd
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 Peeps, is about a boy named Cal that goes to New York. He decides to go out to the bar for a little while and he finds a girl named Morgan. They start talking and then he goes to her house after they leave the bar. Then, Cal finds out that he was infected with the vampirism disease. As the story goes on he meets a girl named Lace and they become very close, and Cal finds out who he gets the disease from. I think the story is very exciting and believable because there are a lot of things that happen in the book that could happen in real life and you can relate to it very well. The book is very easy to get involved in if you are up for mystery and like to learn about diseases. I found that the characters in the book were very realistic, and you get involved with each new character because you want to learn more about them. You can picture the characters in your head because it gives you a good description on what they look like. The story takes place in Manhattan. The science content in the story is presented very accurately and you learn a lot about the different parasites in every other chapter of the book. The book made me want to learn more about the different parasites and what they can do to your body or animals. When you start reading the book, you can’t put it down because you want to know more about what happens to the characters. I would recommend the book to some of my friends because it was a very interesting book. I think middle schoolers/high schoolers would enjoy this book the most especially girls. I would give this book a 4 stars because I really enjoyed it and I think it is written really well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This books gave a big change to the whole storys that human beings have been saiding about ......vampires..after all .it gave it more an scince thing u know i live a long time aand see some humans come up with this anwers you could said .i really want i dont know.....more actions i was about to give up but then lace got me and knew she was going to be a geat deal that follows the next book