Once in a while a person finds a captivating book that keeps your attention and makes you read more. Such a book to me was Fat Vampire by Adam Rex. One could take it as a young adult vampire novel, or it could also be seen as a spoof of vampire novels. No matter how you look at this book it is a good read and should be given a chance by everyone.
Doug Lee is a fat, ugly, comic book and video game obsessed teenager. And he is also a vampire. Doug has no one to go to to learn how to be a vampire, so he tries teaching himself. He does many crazy things such as drinking cow’s blood, trying to sneak into the panda cage at the San Diego zoo and drink panda blood and even stealing blood from a blood donation vehicle at comic-con. Most of these tend to have disastrous endings. He is very unpopular at school and has only one good friend, Jay, until the foreign exchange student, Sejal, came to the U.S. He develops a crush for her and becomes friends with her and the drama club people she hangs out with. Then he gets a mysterious letter from a man in the sewer. He invites them to go to Signora Polidori’s house for tea. Signora Polidori is also a vampire. While at her house Doug, and 2 other vampires, get assigned to older vampires so that they can be taught the ways of their kind. The rest of the story focuses on Doug and his life as a high school vampire.
Full of surprises and twists “Fat Vampire” was a good book. On a scale of 1-10 I would give this book about a 7. This would be an ideal book for you to read if you like the Twilight saga or vampire books. It’s not too long and can be read in a short amount of time. If you’re looking for a quick read between novels, this is the perfect book to get.
~Luke, Teen Book Reviewer