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Review – Diary of a wimpy vampire by Tim Collins

April 25, 2011



This is the hilarious journal of Nigel Mullet, a 99-year-old teenage vampire.  He was transformed by his ‘father’ at age 15, so he’s been going to highschool for decades, and as yet, he’s not managed to get a girlfriend.  He is on a mission to rectify this before he turns 100.

Nigel chronicles his increasingly desperate attempts to be noticed by the love of his life, Chloe; the constant mortification caused by his vampire parents; and the fact that he missed out on the extra strength, speed and beauty that one apparently gets when transformed, so he’s constantly being beaten up by his young vampire sister and fighting eternal acne.

This young adult book will appeal to ages 12+, both male and female.

It’s also illustrated throughout with Nigel’s sketches of his life, which add another dimension to the story.

sketch by Nigel

Boys might pick up a few useful tips on getting a girl too.  It is very funny, and well written; if you want a bit of light-hearted fun, this is the book for you!  Maybe it will go the way of ‘Diary of a wimpy kid’ and translate to the big screen in the future…   

reviewed by Natalie 


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