Confessions of an Average Half-Vampire by Lisa Shafer
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy, Paranormal
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Lurking in the nuclei of a few rare human cells is an as-yet unstudied gene. It is a gene that makes the inheritor crave mammal blood and faint in bright sunlight. It is a gene that prevents the bearer from appearing normally in digital or mirror images.
It’s a gene that makes life heck if you’re in junior high and trying to fit in.
Eric Wright is a half-vampire with a problem. Several problems, actually. He can’t tell bloodlust from his rollercoaster adolescent hormones. The cutest girl in first period English wants him to become a vegetarian. And the assistant principal suspends him when he refuses to explain why his skin appears translucent in a school security video.
Then Eric’s non-vampire mom, who’s definitely not telling everything she knows, takes him with her on a business trip. To Scotland, where it never stays sunny for very long. The perfect hang out for a vampire. Or several. If only Eric can find one to talk to before he makes any more stupid mistakes....
What they're saying about it:
"Confessions of an Average Half-Vampire" is a well written book. It is obvious Shafer knows teenage school students as she captures their sound and attitudes to perfection. The plot moves along at a nice clip and young readers will relate to the predicaments Eric encounters.
I look forward to reading more from Ms. Shafer and hope to spend some more time with Eric and his friends."--Amazon Reviewer
"This book is a fun, quick read that middle-school boys and girls would enjoy reading. This story was written to entertain, and it does."--Shelfari Reviewer