The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod

By Heather Brewer
Ages 12 up | Grades 7 up

Why Boys Will Read It:

Gruesome, heartwarming, spellbinding.

What It's About:

Dying to fit in? Think high school bites?

Vlad has to keep his vampire urges under control while dealing with the pressures of school. He 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. He must confront the secrets of the past while battling forces that continue to threaten his life.

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How to Teach It:

Think about secret identities.

Ask your students what they would do if they had a HUGE secret like Vladimir Tod's. Would they want to keep something so vital—like their identities—secret? Why or why not?

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