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Prisoner of Vampires

3.66  ·  Rating Details  ·  77 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
While writing a term paper on vampires, twelve-year-old Alexander finds himself falling under the spell of Dracula and his family of vampires who are operating a funeral parlor in Massachusetts.
Hardcover, 213 pages
Published January 1st 1985 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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Ryan
Nov 02, 2012 Ryan rated it really liked it
As a child, this book SCARED me. This is probably one of the books that got me interested in the Horror genre looking back. This book didn't go for easy shock value or cheap gimmicks and its vampires were classic and scary because they were classic.

The book is aimed perfectly at the age group Nancy Garden is writing for, scary enough, not pornographic or exploitative (I'm looking at you modern vampire romance), and still writing at a level the is accessible and yet respects the reader.

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Michael
Jun 20, 2012 Michael rated it it was amazing
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Nancy Garden's book is perfect for the reader who is sick of how Twilight forever screwed up vampires for an entire generation and would rather experience something along the lines of Dracula-lite. It's a fun, well-plotted excursion into horror for young adults--scary enough to read under the covers with just a flashlight, but not likely to cause nightmares once you put it down. That said, there's still a bit of violence in both the text and the illustrations but it's no worse than what you'd ge ...more
Elke
Um fuer die Schule ein Referat ueber sein Lieblingsthema Vampire schreiben zu koennen, muss Alexander in der Bibliothek recherchieren. Im Keller des Gebaeudes, in der hintersten dunkelsten Ecke, findet er die noetigen Buecher ueber Vampire. Dort begegnet er Radu, der immer wieder auf geheimnisvolle Weise aus dem Dunkel auftaucht. Die theoretischen Daten ueber Vampire, die Alexander aus den Buechern entnimmt, werden von Radu zum Leben erweckt. Alexander hat merkwuerdige Traeume und es wird ihm la ...more
Erin
Dec 16, 2015 Erin rated it liked it
Cute, preteen novel about scary vampires, although the ending is a bit silly. The writing is good and all of the most famous early Vampire tales are namedropped. I found this at a library sale and will be passing it to my eight year old son.
Cynthia Frazer
Read this as I was told it was the inspiration for the really cute film "The Littlest Vampire". ONLY thing they have in common is two of the vampire's names.
It was work to read, but I am not in the focus age group. Would that make a difference?
Bryan Ball
Mar 08, 2010 Bryan Ball rated it really liked it
I am giving this four stars based on memories from childhood. I found a copy of this book at the library for a dollar not too long ago, and it's on my list to revisit sometime in the future. I had forgotten about this until I saw it in a library discard/sale bin, and remember loving this and flying through this, totally enthralled in the experience.
Ally
Sep 25, 2011 Ally rated it liked it
I was about thirteen when I read this book. At the time, I really liked it. Fortunately, my tastes in books have come a long way since then; and I realize how cheesy it was. Even so, it brings back some good memories
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i have nothing to say about this book because it wasn't very gook either.
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A versatile writer, Nancy Garden has published books for children as well as for teens, nonfiction as well as fiction. But her novel Annie on My Mind, the story of two high school girls who fall in love with each other, has brought her more attention than she wanted when it was burned in front of the Kansas City School Board building in 1993 and banned from school library shelves in Olathe, Kansas ...more
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