Bound To Stay Bound

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 Vampires, hearts, & other dead things
 Author: Fuston, Margie

 Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry Books (2022)

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 344 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 549796 ISBN: 9781534474574
 Ages: 12-18 Grades: 7-12

 Death -- Fiction
 Grief -- Fiction
 Friendship -- Fiction
 Vampires -- Fiction
 New Orleans (La.) -- Fiction

Price: $10.65

As her father lies gravely ill with pancreatic cancer, eighteen-year-old Victoria's last hope is to find a vampire in New Orleans, an impossible mission that rekindles a special friendship.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 5.10
   Points: 13.0   Quiz: 515804

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2021 Gr 8 Up—Senior year is a time for friends and celebrations, but Victoria is consumed with thoughts of her dad. They share a special bond over their appreciation of vampires, but he is sick with untreatable pancreatic cancer. The two were supposed to go on a trip to New Orleans, but instead, her father encourages her to go with Henry, her estranged neighbor and childhood crush. Going without her dad means accepting the fact that his death is imminent. However, Victoria has an ulterior motive for going. She's hoping to find a vampire who will turn her into one, so she can then turn her dad into a vampire, too. That way, he can live forever. Instead, she meets Nicholas, a supposed vampire, who says he'll give her what she wants if she first proves her worth. Every day he presents her a challenge that pushes her out of her comfort zone and encourages her to experience life. Fuston takes readers on a trip through muggy New Orleans in this debut novel. It is equal parts heartbreaking and joyful, highlighting the lengths that one will go in the name of love. Fuston takes the traditional view of vampires and turns it on its head, associating them not with death, but with life and positivity. Even readers who don't have interest in vampires and paranormal fantasy will find themselves drawn into this story that's really about embracing life at its core. VERDICT For fans of Buffy, What We Do in the Shadows, and light romantic tension.—Alicia Kalan, The Northwest Sch., Seattle - Copyright 2021 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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