Parents' Guide to

A Taste for Red

By Abby Aldrich, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Creepy, funny vampire mystery is a page-turner.

Book Lewis Harris Fantasy 2009
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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 9+

Great for Tweens

I have an 11 yr old niece, and we started our own little book club. This book was perfect for us! She's always trying to read books that are just a little too old for her (Twilight Saga). This book not only has appropriate subject manner for her age, but also vocabulary. There were a few times where the author made a point of giving a simple definitions of some words I knew she wouldn't know.
age 8+

Wonderful Book! Perfect for Tweens!

This book was not what I was expecting. The author introduces a new take on vampires and supernatural creatures which I found interesting and refreshing. The writing is lively and fun, and there is nothing inappropriate for tweens. I hope another book is in the works because this one left me wanting more!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

A TASTE FOR RED is a very quick, entertaining read. The mystery goes along at a good pace and kids will be excited to see how it all turns out. Creepy and funny, Svetlana's Sunny Hill middle school will remind readers of Buffy Summers' Sunnydale high school. It's always great to see a female protagonist and Svetlana doesn't let us down.

Book Details

  • Author: Lewis Harris
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Clarion Books
  • Publication date: June 15, 2009
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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