Worst. Vampire. Ever.: Jane Jones
Caissie St. Onge
Random House, 2011 (2011)
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Reviewed by Lyn Seippel
ixteen-year-old (going on 90) Jane Jones is new at Port Lincoln High. Vampires move around a lot since they don't age. She has to survive high school again and again. There are a lot of vampires wherever Jane moves but their existence is kept secret from humans.
ane wouldn't mind being a dork as much if her overly-protective mother didn't insist she try to blend in with the other cooler vampires. She's not likely to impress the cool vampires if they find out she's allergic to blood, so she only pretends to drink from a fellow student at a bonfire party. Somehow she accidently swallows some blood and her mother is called when she keels over. Vampires don't need a lot of blood to sustain themselves although there are many who drink for fun and the high it gives them.
hat Jane would like to do is find a cure for vampirism. She searches the net constantly trying to find any article or website on vampire cures. Two boys are trying to win Jane's heart. One is a cool vampire. The other is a young genius in her history class who happens to be human.
he backstory about Jane and her family explains why an entire family became vampires together. In a way the vampires who changed them did them a favor since they were starving on their dust bowl farm.
n illogical subplot involves the vampire couple who turned her family so many years ago. The wife is now hunting them down to use their blood to cure her husband who is dying. You have to suspend belief to read any vampire story but some things still have to make sense for the plot to work.
espite the inconsistences in plot, Jane Jones is lovable character and it was refreshing to read a humorous vampire story.
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