Synopses & Reviews
Lucy Szabo thinks she knows where the myth of vampires came from. She's sure that that the first vampires ever were dying diabetics. And she should know. She's diabetic herself. When she gets involved with Draco, a self-proclaimed "real" vampire she meets in a Transylvania chat room, her world starts to crash down around her. Soon, her whole life--grades, relationships and health--are spiralling dangerously out of control. Lucy needs to make some important choices to take back control of her life--but is it already too late?
Publishers Weekly, starred review A tantalizing read.
Kliatt An amazing novel.
Kirkus Reviews A gripping, painful, and well-written coming-of-ager with a twist...an original and powerful tale.
Booklist, starred review Outstanding....This imaginative, intriguing "what if" novel will attract fans of vampire stories, as well as teens who feel different from the norm -- in short, all of them.
In Pete Hautman's Sweetblood, Lucy Szabo thinks diabetics are like vampires. When she meet a real vampire, her life begins to spiral out of control.
About the Author
Pete Hautman is the author of andlt;iandgt;Godlessandlt;/iandgt;, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including andlt;iandgt;Blank Confessionandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;All-Inandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Rashandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;No Limitandlt;/iandgt;, andlt;iandgt;Invisibleandlt;/iandgt;, and andlt;iandgt;Mr. Wasandlt;/iandgt;, which was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Visit him at PeteHautman.com.