Fake blood by Gardner, Whitney (#1091JR9)


Fake blood

by Gardner, Whitney
Paperback Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2018


From the Publisher
"LOL funny." -Girls Life

A Huffington Post Best Children's Book of 2018

A middle schooler comes head-to-head with his vampire slayer crush in this laugh-out-loud funny graphic novel that's a perfect coming-of-age story for anyone who's ever felt too young, too small, or too average.

It's the beginning of the new school year and AJ feels like everyone is changing but him. He hasn't grown or had any exciting summer adventures like his best friends have. He even has the same crush he's harbored for years. So AJ decides to take matters into his own hands. But how could a girl like Nia Winters ever like plain vanilla AJ when she only has eyes for vampires?

When AJ and Nia are paired up for a group project on Transylvania, it may be AJ's chance to win over Nia's affection by dressing up like the vamp of her dreams. And soon enough he's got more of Nia's attention than he bargained for when he learns she's a slayer.

Now AJ has to worry about self-preservation while also trying to save everyone he cares about from a real-life threat lurking in the shadows of Spoons Middle School.
Reviews & Awards
  • Booklist, 10/15/18
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books, 10/01/18
  • Horn Book Magazine, 11/01/18
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 08/15/18
  • New York Times, 10/28/18
  • Publishers Weekly, 08/20/18
Product Details
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • Publication Date: September 4, 2018
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: First Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers paperback edition.
  • Dewey: 741.5
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 332 pages : hiefly illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-48149-557-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-48149-557-8
  • Follett Number: 1091JR9
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 3.4
  • ATOS Book Level: 2.5
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 1
  • AR Quiz: 197560EN
  • Reading Counts Level: 3.2
  • Reading Counts Points: 5
  • Lexile: GN150L