Book - 2010 | First edition.
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Awkward, sun-allergic sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame decides that his only chance to get a girlfriend is to pretend to be a vampire, while his athletic, popular, fraternal twin brother tries to encourage him to be more "normal."
Publisher: New York : Poppy, 2010.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780316102148
Branch Call Number: TEEN MEA
Characteristics: 234 pages ;,21 cm


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Jul 09, 2014

Where do I begin. Initially, I adored the idea. Geeky boy with a skin condition pretends to be a vampire? Sign me up! I don't like all the teen romance vampire books out there, and I hoped this one would be different. It blatantly makes fun of other vampire novels, yet it become one. The beginning of the book had poor grammar and sounded a bit like bad fan fiction.

Another thing I despised about the book was the protagonist. He always talks about how the nice guy never gets the girl, and how he is so nice to girls, and he deserves one. He gets the girl the end, but not the one he should end up with. He ends up with the girl who lied to him, not the girl that stood by him.

Maybe it's a good book to some people, but I was genuinely happy to be rid of it when I finished.

christie_basco Jun 17, 2013

The beginning of this was pretty slow, but was a good read till the end. Really liked the concept of this novel! Though the ending wasn't the best

Aug 22, 2012

This book is so funny. You should read it.

Jess_library Jul 08, 2011

Funny book about a geek boy faking vampirism to get the girl. Perfect for all those boys who are sick of hearing about Twilight. My only concern is that it's filled with popculture references which won't mean much 5 to 10 years down the road. So read it while it's current.

Apr 03, 2011

Hahaha Loved it! It's so funny and well written from a guys point of view. Very up to date which made it all the more believeable. Definitely recommend it! :)

Mar 27, 2011

This book was funny, cute and different. The caption at the front of the book, and the writing at the back says it all. That's how I got interested in the book.

Jan 20, 2011

this book is hilarious...i couldn't put it down once i sister was literally laughing out loud while reading this book

Jan 14, 2011

This book was okay. It did incorporate a lot of humor throughout, but none of it was laugh-out-loud hilarious humor. The satirization of the vampire craze was easy to appreciate, but the overall plot was pretty stale and predictable.
Also, the main character was kind of annoying in that he kept griping about the fact that snobby girls didn't like him because he wasn't hot enough, but then he himself would make it clear on several occasions that he was only interested in finding a cute girl. He wasn't a total jerk about it, but still pretty hypocritical.
All in all it's a light, easy read. Read it if you're bored, but don't expect too much out of it.

Jan 07, 2011

Hilarious! I love this book.

Dec 30, 2010

I really enjoyed how up-to-date it was, mentioning of Stephenie Meyer, Edward Cullen, Tic Tacs, Snapple, Disney, Miley Cyrus, etc.

Good writing, funny story line.

About 2 1/2 to a 3 hour read :)

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Apr 03, 2011

E_Kazan thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 14 and 18

Dec 30, 2010

Phenomenal thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 13 and 18


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Apr 03, 2011

The Back:
Pale skin? Check. Strange-coloured eyes? Check. Lanky body and brooding demeanor? Check and check. Paranormal abilities? Not quite.
Awkward and allergic to the sun, sixteen-year-old Finbar Frame is the sensitive guy who never gets the girl. But when he notices that all the female students at his new school are obsessed with the vampire book Bloodthirsty, Finbar decides to exploit his lack of pigmentation and become a vampire. Or at least fake get a date.


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Apr 03, 2011

"I'm new, too!" she said. "I haven't seen you in my classes. Are you a sophomore?"
"No, uh, a junior," I told her.
"Oh," Kate said, grinning. "So you were held back in lunch?"
I laughed out loud. She was so quick. I would have to step up my game from "Uh," "Oh," and my own name.
"I just couldn't graduate to using forks," I said.
"Some guys can't handle their opposable thumbs." Kate shook her head.
Again I laughed, breaking that back and forth rhythm of our teasing each other. She picked up the slack, saying, "You're probably only allowed to eat finger foods. Too bad it's pasta day."
"Don't tell anyone I'm here," I joked. "Do you find smuggling a fugitive?"


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