Good Ghoul's Guide to Getting Even, The

Book Review: The Good Ghoul's Guide to Getting Even

By Sandy Amazeen Mar 27, 2007, 20:29 GMT

At sixteen Elizabeth Frasier has her life all planned out, she's going to be class valedictorian at Waterloo High in Austin, Texas and get accepted by Tisch School at NYU before going on to become the next Steven Spielberg. But first, she needs to have something on her already impressive transcript that shows she can be a team player as well as a leader. That is how she found herself agreeing to be a cheerleader and going out on a date with the hunky star quarterback. Too bad it was a date to die for as Beth wakes up to discover life (or is it death?) has thrown her a major curve. Now she's one pissed off vampire out for revenge and with the assistance of some fellow classmates, she might just be able to regain her mortality because it's unlikely the college of choice is set up for dead girls.

Fans of Jennifer Scales will probably enjoy this slightly tongue-in-cheek teenage vampire tale geared toward the preteen crowd. Fortunately, the sometimes redundant constant dialog is liberally laced with equal doses humor and sarcasm which help maintain the overall light tone as do the occasional pranks played on the bad guys.

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As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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