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Vampire High (2003)

by Douglas Rees

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- Cody is not adapting well to his family’s move from California to New Sodom, Massachusetts. Fed up with his lack of effort at the local high school, Cody’s dad transfers him to Vlad Dracul, where, much to Cody’s surprise, he is given a ‘free ride’ (all As with practically no effort) simply for playing on the school’s water polo team. As Cody discovers more and more about his strange classmates, he discovers that he may not be content with that free ride… Interesting concept, amusing at times, a bit childish…I like the change in Cody’s attitude. ( )
  kayceel | Aug 15, 2013 |
A very good book if you like vampires but want to avoid the 80-million Twilight, True Blood, and Vampire Diaries carbon copies. ( )
  benuathanasia | Sep 9, 2012 |
This book is about a boy that is very bad at school on perpose to tell his parents he does not belong in there new home. But his parents don't give in that they should move back to Californa. His parents disiude that he should be put in another school, that is when he goes to the Draclar high. things are very wierd, and the only reson he was put in was because he promised to join the swim team. The classes were hard and chanlenging. The people looked the same. and he finds out a big secert. this is a vampire school! he was put on the swin eam because vampires can't swim so a human had to do it. And if he did he would get 100% on every assinment he had, even if he turned in a blank peice of paper. At first it was a cool, but after a day he feels as if he is being use. He starts doing every bit of work. And asked all of his teachers to give him a proper grade. They say no. Then he helps his friends in so many ways that the teachers disied to help him.they give him a proper grade and all is well.
I like this book because the charaters the auther put in the book. the way they react to things in many difret ways. Like the boy was rude and unrespectful, but helped his friends as much as he could. He risd his life to save his friends. And the girl he like was hard but also sencitive. His friend was unuseally but very creative. They have there own personalty. That is why i like this book. ( )
  Alexis.Goodro | May 28, 2012 |
This book is about a boy that has been doing very badly at school because he is upset that he moved away from home. So his parents make him go to a new school. The new school is very strange and on his very first day he finds out that he goes to a school of vampires! He is only there the go to the swim team because they have to keep the school going. He id being reworded by not geting grades in his work and just geting A+ on every thing. Then he starts to like a girl, which is a vampire, and he gets his frist friend, which is a vampire. He starts to feel that he should get grades for the effort he puts into it. so he does his own work even though he doesn't need to. He was determind to get teachers to grade him. So as he is trying to get school to grade him, he is using this as a charm for the girl he likes which is now one of his friends. Soon he wins the battle and starts to get his own grades. With that the girl he likes likes him back, he is living the life. After all he went through, being called names, and been turned down, he is now constroed legindary.
I liked this book because it was funny and a learning lieson. It had a very good story behind it. A boy who learnds to try the best of himself and do his best, and for nnever give. It makes me think of thing I could do. That why i like books they make me think, not only about the events but how the could affect my life if i really did happen. ( )
  Alexis.Goodro | May 7, 2012 |
This book is about a high schooler who flunks his classes at his (boring school) school named "Cottage Mather." Cody (is his name) doesn't really like that school anyway. So, his mom thought of an idea to put him in a school that he likes and not one he doesn't. She thinks if he's in one he like's his grades will go higher and higher. His dad finds a school Cody could possibly attend and brings him there so they can check it out. It turns out that school "Vlad Dracul" is a nice and fancy school to attened. So, they talk to the principal and he shows them around and tells them what's what. After all that talk, Cody goes to his classes assigned to him and thinks "This isn't an ordanary school."

During one day of school he helps a kid that's being bullyed (Justin), while he's getting rid of the bullies a jenti (Ileana) marks him. Which means hhe is safe from the mean kids and can't get hurt by them. But after meeting Justin and Ileana he realizes that this school is filled with VAMPiRES! Turns out the jenti~vampires all go to this particulary school. And the gadje~people just go there for the school's sport, water polo. While hanging out with Cody hangs out with Ileana and Justin, he has wants to write an epic about Iliria ( tiny place filled with cities, they came up with ), for his homework. Since, the jenti teachers give all the gadje A's, on the other hand they grade the jenti students with no fake A's. They grade them with the grade they diserve. Cody thinks this is unfair so he writes to the teachers telling them to grade his work like they would the jenti.

With that being said, the principal finds out and tells him that it's not true, but his friends are the one's telling him the truth. One day the water polo team had a game, and everyone wanted to be on the other team's side (except for Cody). The game finished 1-0 and the other team won, cause Cody was the only one up against the other team and his teamates. The jenti had a funny way of controling this game. Later on, Cody discovers that there are different types of jenti that can shape-shift into different things when they go in water, but others can't (or else they will disinegrate). The ones that can go in the water have brown hair and like water, the others have black hair and wear sunglasses outside 24/7.

The next Saturday, it was Ileana's 15 birthday party. The party turned out to have a twist in it. Everybody there were jenti, not one person was gadje (except for Cody). Hecouldn't seem to find Justin anywhere. So, he asked Ileana and she said,"He's sick." Cody found out later that Justin neede more blood, that's why he got sick. In hurry Cody came to Justin's house and tried to give Justin his blood. Justin thought that he didn't really have to,but Cody wouldn't take no for an answer. He couldn't go to the party without him, cause he was the only one that wouldn't look at him funny at the party (except Ileana). They went to the party, ate, opened presents, talked and left.

The principal was going to close down the school, because there was no gadje to play on the water polo team. The next water polo game, the jenti played with Cody and wonthe game 200 something to 0. The game went very well and everybody in the school came to appplaud cause the other team left. Mr.Horvath was so happy and so was Charon. It was the last day of school and everyone was happy. Cody and Justin went to the creek, and saw Ileana. Justin went swimming and Cody & Ileana talked. They were walking back to school, when they ran into Charon. Amazingly Charon was ............. Dracula in disquise. Shocking as this was he was also Ileana great-great-great-grandfather.

After all the fairwells and goodbyes Dracula flew and left. Then Justin, Cody & Ileana walked home together. THE END.

I thought this was ♥THE BEST BOOK EVER!♥ I think everybody should read this book it's really awesome. It had good words and phrases in it. The sentence structure was fully operational. What an amazing story to have written. I wish I owned this book instead of checking out it from the library. I would keep it with my books on it would be labeled ♥Best Book Ever♥ (on a sticky note). I hope you enjoy this book if you read it. ♥Cause it is AWESOME!!!♥READ THiS BOOK!!!♥ ( )
  LiLLY.afou5564 | Dec 18, 2011 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 044023834X, Mass Market Paperback)

It doesn’t take long for Cody Elliot to realize that his new high school is a little different. The other students are supernaturally strong, don’t like the sunlight, and are always placing orders at the local blood bank. When his new friend shows him his fangs, Cody doesn’t need any more clues—these kids are vampires! As Cody struggles to fit into this secretive community, he disrupts centuries of human-vampire segregation, with some serious—and some seriously funny—consequences.

In sharp, humorous, and insightful prose, Douglas Rees creates a world of vampires where the real issue for humans is not the fear of being bitten, but the need to get along.


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When his family moves from California to New Sodom, Massachusetts and Cody enters Vlad Dracul Magnet School, many things seem strange, from the dark-haired, pale-skinned, supernaturally strong students to Charon, the wolf who guides him around campus on the first day.… (more)

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