Parents' Guide to

Vampire Island

By Terreece Clarke, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Middle school vampire read all angst and no bite.

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 1 parent review

age 9+
My daughter loved it ~ it was awesome! No kissing.... just a dance. Nothing too scarey. Read it in two days!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (5 ):

VAMPIRE ISLAND is cute fun, yet readers will be left with the feeling that there is or should be more to the story. There are times where the story conveys a sense of darkness and foreboding that begs to be explored, but instead the author switches back to more fruit eating and middle school angst.

Parents may like that it isn't as dark as other middle school vampire books like Eighth Grade Bites or geared to teens, like Stephenie Meyer's romance-heavy Twilight Saga. With its sequel perhaps readers will get a story with a little more bite.

Book Details

  • Author: Adele Griffin
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • Publication date: August 16, 2007
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 9 - 12
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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