Book Review – Fat Vampire: A Never Coming of Age Story, Adam Rex
Posted by The Obscured Vixen on August 23, 2011
3 of 5 stars
Genre(s): Young Adult, Humor, Fantasy
Both fans and foes of the ever-expanding genre of vampire novels will get sucked into this hysterical send-up of those angst-filled, vampire-meets-girl high school dramas. Doug “Meatball” Lee is no Edward, he’s just a 15-year-old dork trying to land a date with a real live girl, any girl. But when you’re a weight-challenged, newbie vampire, finding a Bella to call your very own presents some real challenges. The multi-talented author Adam Rex uses offbeat humor and outrageous scenarios to position this underdog for paranormal greatness.
This book started out extremely funny, and then tended to mellow out towards the middle and the end. This book had a lot of potential, but came up short. The ending was decent, and I still enjoyed the light, funny read.
Parts of this book was hilarious! If you’ve ever read a vampire book, give this a try. The story is a satire about vampire beliefs and stereotypes. This book literally made me laugh out loud numerous times. Doug is a 15 year old overweight boy that is turned into a vampire.
This book follows Doug and explains what it would be like for a 15 year old vampire to be in high school. Horror of changing in the locker room for an overweight teen, having a crush on a girl (who happens to be a foreign exchange student), and all other cliches.
My favorite scene is when his best friend is trying out myths that can hurt a vampire (so he knows what to avoid). He throws a silver cross at Greg to catch, but it does nothing. His response? “Maybe you should toss me a Star of David since I’m Jewish.”