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Bram Stoker's Dracula

By Rhiannon Bruni, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Classic vampire tale is sexier and darker than you remember.

Book Bram Stoker Horror 1969
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 14+

Classis horror story build great suspense

This book gives depth to characters, and builds great suspense. The story is written not as a modern horror story but it goes a bit deeper into the story and characters. it is not a cheaply written nothing book. Good story for teens, it is about a vampire so there is blood and creepy-ghostly scares throughout.
age 15+

Great novel

It may be a bit confusing with shifting POVs, but overall a great book

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (14 ):

DRACULA has all the necessary requirements to keep it read by each generation of horror fans. As well as being an excellent time capsule to turn-of-the-century England, it's a scary, intriguing under-the-covers read. With great horror staples like spooky howling wolves, damsels in distress, evil monsters, and a quest to destroy them it's not surprising that this is the novel that kicked off the vampire craze. While the myths about vampires may be familiar, don't be too shocked when this vampire is more monster and ghoul than romantic hero.

Book Details

  • Author: Bram Stoker
  • Genre: Horror
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Penguin Group
  • Publication date: December 31, 1969
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 12 - 15
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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