Thursday, January 14, 2010

This Totally Bites by Ruth Ames



Ames, Ruth This Totally Bites, 208 p. Poison Apple (Scholastic), MAY 2010. Content: G. Emma-Rose Paley, 12, has a deep love for everything dark and gothic – something her pastel mother totally doesn’t understand. When her great-aunt Margo arrives from Transylvania, Emma thinks that she has discovered the reason she is so different – she just might be a vampire! She sure hopes so. Her best friend, Gabby thinks that she is crazy and this causes a rift between the girls. Uber-cute Henry Greene, however, thinks that she just may have something. This is one of the first books out in a new Scholastic imprint – Poison Apple – very cool , very hip, very young. The books that I have read are right on quality with Betty Ren Wright and Mary Downing Hahn. If these authors are popular in your school, feel confident is adding these. EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library-Teacher.

3 comments:

gabeilla said...

i have this book at home it ROCKS!!! TOTALLY! ;)

amy said...

wow it looks really good is it like my sister the vampire or like more serious or something.were can i buy it from wh smith or water stones or something

Cindy Mitchell said...

Hi Amy:

I would say they are about the same. The Poison Apple series from Scholastic covers all kinds of supernatural stuff on an upper elementary level. I've really liked them. I know you can get them online from Amazon or other books sellers. I don't know about your local booksellers - but you might check the library. Here is a link to my own list of great vampire book at all ages and reading levels:

http://web.me.com/kissthebook/SJMS_Library/Reading_Ladders_files/Night%20has%20Bite.pdf

Hope you enjoy!

CINDY