Eighth Grade Bites #1: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod Graphic Novel
Heather Brewer's The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series finally makes the move to graphic novels!Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was... show more
Heather Brewer's The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series finally makes the move to graphic novels!Thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod really hates junior high. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret: His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers, Vlad struggles daily with his blood cravings and his enlarged fangs. When a substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he faces a much bigger problem: He's being hunted by a vampire killer.
Publish date: January 10th 2013
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
Series: The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod: The Graphic Novel (#1)
I went with the graphic novel adaptation of the novel by Brewer. It was fine story but predictable - I sensed each and every "twist" and just shrugged my shoulders when I was proven right. I enjoyed the adopted aunt character the most. Vlad was a typical 13 year old boy. The artwork was great but th...
The beginning was awkward. The middle was good. But, the ending was rushed. Plus. There is a really weird panel toward the end that I can't figure out what is happening. It could have been left out and I would have been happy. All in all, this graphic novel adaptation of EIGHTH GRADE BITES was just ...
I'm a big fan of Brewer's Tod books, but this adaptation fell somewhat flat for me. The art was good, but the story didn't translate well to the graphic format. At least, it didn't flow well for me. Your milage may vary.
Got it for free at WorldCon. Uhm. I think I'll pass it on to someone - anyone - at work who has a 12yo son. It could just be because I'm too old, and I'm a bit sick of the vampire scene, but I don't think this is even well written for the age group it's aimed at, which is a pity.
I basically read this out of utter curiosity - picked it up and read it in less than a couple of hours. I would say that it's more on the level of younger YA (though I think certainly those who are elder could enjoy it as a light read), though it has its share of intense scenes toward the end of the...