I’m pretty sure that what this author was going for was ‘Twilight for Guys’–well, in my humble opinion (which is quite humble to be fair), she didn’t do it. Not that Twilight was great literature, but the writing in Eighth Grade Bites, well, it bites. HOWEVER, it is a very good story, and I did start reading the second book, Ninth Grade Slays (which would have been much better titled ‘Ninth Grade Sucks’, but I guess some people still think suck is a bad word, which is silly because we are talking about vampires here!) So basic story–Vladimir Tod is a half human half vampire orphan, who has made it all the way to the eighth grade without doing anything awful–aside from dining on ‘juice boxes’–which are expired bags of donated blood his aunt/guardian (who happens to be a nurse–thank goodness!) brings home from the hospital. But 8th grade presents a challenge with a missing English teacher (why is it ALWAYS the English teacher?) and a creepy substitute who is very clearly more than what meets the eye. Again–good story, TERRIBLE writing.