Fat Vampire by Adam Rex
A Never Coming of Age Story

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Doug Lee is undead quite by accident—attacked by a desperate vampire, he finds himself cursed with being fat and fifteen forever. When he has no luck finding some goth chick with a vampire fetish, he resorts to sucking the blood of cows under cover of the night. But it's just not the same.

Then he meets the new Indian exchange student and falls for her—hard. Yeah, he wants to bite her, but he also wants to prove himself to her. But like the laws of life, love, and high school, the laws of vampire existence are complicated—it's not as easy as studying Dracula. Especially when the star of Vampire Hunters is hot on your trail in an attempt to boost ratings. . . .

Searing, hilarious, and always unexpected, Fat Vampire is a satirical tour de force from one of the most original writers of fiction today.


About Adam Rex

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Adam Rex is the author of many children's books, including the New York Times bestselling picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, the middle-grade novel The True Meaning of Smekday, and the teen novel Fat Vampire. He currently lives in Arizona with his wife. You can visit him online at www.adamrex.com.
Published July 9, 2010 by Balzer + Bray. 340 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It’s hilarious but also sharply meaningful—exchange student Sejal arrives from Kolkata ill and wounded from a traumatic case of “the Google.” As Doug seeks blood (deer’s better than cow, but human’s best) and chafes at vampiric education from a creepy elderly enigma, Sejal bonds with her host fam...

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Readers looking to laugh out loud while enjoying a new twist on both the vampire and coming of age genres need look no further than Adam Rex's new novel, Fat Vampire.

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In a world of smoking hot vampires that charm the pants (and blood) off young women, there is a new kid in town who doesn’t quite measure up.

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Teen Reads

She quickly integrates with her exchange family, the Browns, and becomes fast friends with their daughter, Cat, who introduces her to all thinks Goth, especially Cat’s favorite show, “Vampire Hunters.” Alan Friendly has made it his business to entertain people, and he certainly captured vampire...

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Yes, Doug is a jerk and that may turn some readers off from this book but I was more concerned with the plot itself.

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WAPL Teens

Then there is Sejal, an exchange student from India, living with her totally normal "parents" and best friend/ sister Cat, whom the boys start hanging out with and add in the popular TV show Vampire Hunters, that got wind of Doug's antics in San Diego at Comic Con, and Doug's life suddenly a lot ...

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