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A Novel
Westerfeld, Scott (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.
Authors: Westerfeld, Scott
Title: Peeps
a novel
Publisher: New York : Razorbill, c2005.
Characteristics: 312 p. ;,22 cm.
Summary: Cal Thompson is a carrier of a parasite that causes vampirism, and must hunt down all of the girlfriends he has unknowingly infected.
Audience: 840
Awards & Distinctions: A Junior Library Guild selection
Local Note: Reading Counts RC 63 10170
Accelerated Reader AR 54 10110
ISBN: 9781595140838
Statement of Responsibility: by Scott Westerfeld
Study Program: Reading Counts RC High School 6.3 17.0 Quiz: 37136 Guided reading level: NR.
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.4 11.0 Quiz: 87994.
Subject Headings: Parasites Juvenile fiction. Vampires Juvenile fiction. Parasites Fiction. Vampires Fiction.
Topical Term: Parasites
LCCN: 2005008151
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Dec 05, 2013
  • oboechica88 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

If you are looking for sexy vampire love, don't look here. No sparkly vampires appear in this novel - vampirism is painted in a totally scientific light. No matter how scientific the material can get, Scott Westerfeld manages to keep the story line from being bogged down and become stagnant. As always his prose keeps things humorous and filled with drama. An excellent read. For the full review, head to my blog at OboeChica Books (so long and thanks for all the fish).

Jun 17, 2013
  • ABenoit rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really creepy. Like the good kind of creepy

Jul 07, 2012
  • Majameo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

it's really different from a classic vampire book, but in a good way. When I read the beginning, I thought it was really dull. But as the more I read the more exiting it got. It's also very educational!

May 06, 2012
  • nieca33195 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book was very very educational! Weirdly it's not at all what I expected it to be! I would sugest this for anyone who loves to learn new and randoms things. It really isn't about vampires at all. Its about parasites.

Jan 18, 2012
  • GenTink rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love the scientific take on Vampires/Zombies etc. Takes some of the romatisized silliness out of it.

I get the sense that this would have been a very good book if not for the constant inappropriate references. I had to stop before I even got halfway through because I couldn't take it anymore, even though I was curious to see the outcome of the plot. I wouldn't recommend it to anybody.

Jul 06, 2011
  • jump94 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a really different look on the idea of vampires -a great read, especially if you like biology! Although, the descriptions of the parasites do get a little long. It greatly reminds me of the storyline behind men in balck!

Jun 22, 2011
  • MegK rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Interesting take on the vampire genre.

Jun 08, 2011
  • VRMurphy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good read, a different take on a familiar topic.

this was another great and thrilling story but i have to say that the "uglies" series is my absolute favorite.

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Mar 06, 2011
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