Bound To Stay Bound

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 Out for blood (Middle school bites)
 Author: Banks, Steven

 Publisher:  Holiday House (2021)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 292 p., ill., 21 cm

 BTSB No: 088532 ISBN: 9780823446162
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Subjects:
 Middle schools -- Fiction
 School stories
 Vampires -- Fiction
 Werewolves -- Fiction
 Zombies -- Fiction
 Humorous fiction

Price: $19.28

Summary:
Eleven-year-old Tom the Vam-Wolf-Zom is juggling the daily routines of middle school life while also trying to explore his newly acquired powers, but Darcourt, the werewolf who bit him, and Tanner Gantt, his archenemy, are not making it easy.

 Illustrator: Fearing, Mark


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Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 3.90
   Points: 5.0   Quiz: 516047

Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (06/15/21)
   School Library Journal (03/11/22)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 03/11/2022 Gr 3–6—Tom Marks is not your average middle school student; he's a werewolf, vampire, and zombie! Having been bitten by all three, he's learning to cope with his new body and what it can do, like changing into a bat and flying around the room, becoming smoke, and, of course, the full body hair every time there's a full moon. He also has quite an interesting appetite! The third installment of this series takes place during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Tom has many encounters with a bully named Tanner Gantt who does everything he can to irritate Tom, like putting garlic inside his snowman costume during the school concert and stealing his rare superhero doll, Vacuum Girl, to sell on eBay. There's also the evil werewolf, Darcourt, who is out to steal Tom's copy of A Vampiric Education. Black and white cartoons are scattered throughout. This story delivers laughs, wild adventure, and sarcasm. Characters appear to be predominantly white. VERDICT Readers will want to sink their teeth into this quick-witted book. Highly recommended!—Tracy Cronce - Copyright 2022 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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