Thirsty by M. T. Anderson
“Entertaining, disturbing, memorable, and sophisticated, this mortality tale will continue to haunt after the last pages are turned.” — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
All Chris really wants is to be a normal kid, to hang out with his friends, avoid his parents, and get a date with Rebecca Schwartz. Unfortunately, Chris appears to be turning into a vampire. So while his hometown performs an ancient ritual that keeps Tch’muchgar, the Vampire Lord, locked in another world, Chris desperately tries to save himself from his own vampiric fate. He needs help, but whom can he trust? A savagely funny tale of terror, teen angst, suspense, and satire from National Book Award winner M. T. Anderson.
This was one of the last book recommendations my friend Andrea gave me before she cruelly graduated from college. I really enjoy Anderson, from Feed to “The King of Pelinesse”, so I look forward to Anderson’s take on teenage vampirism.
Hockeyvamp at Bitten by Books enjoyed how dark and emotionally real it was, although she doesn’t know how well it’ll work outside its intended audience. Christina at Insert Book Title also liked it, although she didn’t care for the sudden ending. Bart at Bart’s Bookshelf gives it a solid “eh”, as it bored him but wasn’t awful.
Thirsty was published in 1997.