Rating: 3 stars
Junior high really sucks for thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad 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. When a substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. But then he faces a much bigger problem: he’s being hunted by a vampire killer.
This was a cute read. The characters were great. Vlad was a sweetie. Nelly was a really great character – she was so warm and brought a lot to the story. The plot was average, nothing about it really jumped out at me or hooked me into the story. I did enjoy the mythology that Eighth Grade Bites had. Throughout the entire story, there were bits of mythology and family secrets. Eighth Grade Bites was an alright read with great mythology and lovely characters.