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Title:
This totally bites!
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ISBN:
9780545258401

9780545208789

9780606147927
Publication Information:
New York : Scholastic, 2010.
Physical Description:
184, [13] p. ; 20 cm.
General Note:
Includes excerpt from Miss Fortune.
Summary:
Twelve-year-old Emma-Rose Paley has always felt very different from her bubbly, outgoing parents. Unlike them, Emma-Rose has pale skin and jet-black hair, she prefers gray weather to sunshine, and she hates the taste of garlic. When Emma-Rose's great-aunt Margo comes to visit from Romania, Emma-Rose uncovers a dark family secret and has a sudden revelation. Could Emma-Rose be a real, live vampire?
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Summary

Twleve-year-old Emma-Rose Paley has always felt different from her bubbly, outgoing parents. Unlike them, Emma-Rose has pale skin and jet black hair, is quiet and moody, and prefers gray weather to sunshine. She also hates the taste of garlic, has very sharp incisors, and loves rare burgers.

Emma-Rose thinks the only person who understands her is her best friend Gabby. But when Emma Rose's Great Aunt Margo comes to visit from the Carpathian Mountains in Romania, Emma-Rose realizes that she and her aunt are very similar. And when her aunt shares a family secret with her, Emma-Rose has a sudden realization... Could Emma-Rose be a vampire?


Author Notes

Ruth Ames has written several best-selling young adult novels under another name. She loved reading spooky stories as a child. She now lives in Manhattan, where she has yet to meet a real vampire.


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School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-This fast-paced story will capture preteen readers who are eager to walk on the dark side. Emma-Rose is different from everyone she knows. She's always hated garlic, preferred rainy days to sunshine, and is known by some in her school as "Pale Paley." When her great-aunt Margo comes to visit from Romania, she starts to think these quirks might have a more sinister meaning. Meanwhile, she's just trying to get through sixth grade unscathed by the popular cliques and have her crush notice her. Perfect for students who see their older siblings reading Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series (Little, Brown), this book will definitely find an audience.-Adrienne Wilson, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4-6-This fast-paced story will capture preteen readers who are eager to walk on the dark side. Emma-Rose is different from everyone she knows. She's always hated garlic, preferred rainy days to sunshine, and is known by some in her school as "Pale Paley." When her great-aunt Margo comes to visit from Romania, she starts to think these quirks might have a more sinister meaning. Meanwhile, she's just trying to get through sixth grade unscathed by the popular cliques and have her crush notice her. Perfect for students who see their older siblings reading Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series (Little, Brown), this book will definitely find an audience.-Adrienne Wilson, Edith Wheeler Memorial Library, Monroe, CT (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.