Eighth Grade Bites #1: The Chronicles Of Vladimir Tod

Paperback | March 13, 2008

byHeather Brewer

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Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of middle school.

Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he faces a much bigger problem: He’s being hunted by a vampire killer.

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Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of middle school. Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.56 inPublished:March 13, 2008Publisher:Penguin Young Readers GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0142411876

ISBN - 13:9780142411872

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

Customer Reviews of Eighth Grade Bites #1: The Chronicles Of Vladimir Tod

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from LEARN WHAT SOME GUYS REALLY THINK/EXPERIENCE I was recommended by a friend to read it and I instantly fell in love. Couldn't put it down once I started. Makes readers feel more attracted to dark/gloomy guys with mysterious pasts.
Date published: 2016-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It kept you into the book
Date published: 2014-04-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Sounds Decent I listened to this book via Audiobook and perhaps I did not give it my full attention. I know that its been praised by the young adults and I plan on continuing the series. Even though I didn't give it my full attention what I did pay attention to I liked.
Date published: 2011-05-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from ONE OF THE BEST!!! i read this book and the novels within the series and thought that it was an EXCELLENT book... i was on edge throughout the novel.... i believe this is one of the the best vamoire series that ive read.... i recommmend you read the whole series... only problem was that some parts throughout the series were a bit predictable while others left you on egde.. i love it :)
Date published: 2011-05-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Totally Digging A Guys Perspective This book is one I have wanted for a while, then when I would finally decided to buy it my local bookstore was sold out so I thought it was not meant to be. I didn't have high expectations, I thought it would be a child novel nothing serious. I was totally mistake this book captivated me after the first few pages. Vlad is so unique I love the idea of the story a boy born half human half vampire, to a world that did not know better. This novel had me giggling, but also some serious moments. This book was a quick read, but not too quick it didn't feel rushed. This books characters were unique all of them, SPOILER..... SPOILER ALERT..... there were times where I wished that Vlad would just bite Tom..... SPOILER...... SPOILER COMPLETE..... Anyways I adore the cover in the series especially the smiley faced vampire. This book at first seem predictable... but expect the unexpected. This is a must read never a dull moment. This is my second series with a male lead, my first Vampire male lead, can you guess what my first was... Has something to do with Witches??? Have you got it?? If you guessed Harry Potter then you were right. P.S. I adore the way Vlad loves a cup of blood and chocolate chip cookies!
Date published: 2010-04-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THEE best book!!!!! The Chronicles of Vladmir Tod is the best book because it combines suspense and love and everything you could find in a really good book. This book is the best book I have ever read(though I haven't read a lot of books in my life). Anyway, this is a must read if you like suspense and VAMPIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Date published: 2010-03-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vampire Fiction at it's best :) This book was amazing. It drew me in from the begining, and spat me out at the end. Having me want to find out more. This is a great Vampire novel, it's great how Mrs. Brewer keeps it real, Vlad isn't popular, he is scrawny, not the best looking person. (Though I think he's hot.) He's not Mr. Perfect, (like some vampires, I may mention.) The only reason that he doesn't burn, burn in the sun, is the fact that he is half human half vampire. She made Vlad the underdog, and she gave him charachter, a personality. It's so not a fairy tale. Amazing, page flipping, turning...rustling...
Date published: 2009-07-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't Quite Live up To Potential This novel had a lot of potential - we don't see the difficulties that teenage vampires have to go through very much. Vlad is trying really hard to fit in as human and with both his parents dead he has already gone through a lot. With his aunt a nurse, she sneaks him blood out the hospital - so he has never had to bit anyone. While he is more of a night owl than most of his friends, he doesn't fry in the sunlight so school is cool. Other than the bullies - Vladimir Tod just doesn't fit in. He does have a best friend though, who knows his secret (the jam in his peanut butter and jelly - not so much jam as another red substance). But then his life starts to change when a new substitute teacher comes to town (what happened to the old one anyway?) and he gets an assignment on vampires. This was an okay novel - it just could have been great and wasn't. This one is subtitled Eighth Grade Bites - and this book didn't but I expected a lot more. I will probably read the next one to see if the books grow with the character or not. And it is nice to have a teen vampire book aimed more at boys.
Date published: 2008-09-10