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Being Parasite Positive
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Reader reviewed by HoopsGirl27

Cal was infected by a parasite that made him become parasite positive or a "peep".  The parasite can be passed so easily Cal can never be with a girl again.  He spends most of his time finding peeps for an organization called Night Watchers.  While investigating he meets a girl named Lace and Cal's strength is put to the test to make sure he doesn't give Lace the parasite.  The interesting twist on vampires makes the plot full of suspense!!!!!!!!



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I loved it
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Reader reviewed by Dominique

The author proves that you can, in fact, have a fictional book about vampires but still educate the readers. Reading this book will open your eyes to the wonderful creatures that may be living inside you.

But other than that, I enjoyed the book. There were some confusing parts and I would have preferred if a prequel had been published before this one. But once you get into the book you start to understand.
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Vampire Science
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Reader reviewed by Rowan

Peeps presents vampire in a modern, scientific perspective; parasites are the cause of vampirism, a contagious disease. In the even-numbered chapters, Westerfeld presents interesting parasitic facts; obviously, this novel was well-researched and carefully planned out.

Parasite-positives (peeps for short) are defined as out-of-control, infected, cannibalistic vampires who cannot stand the sight of anything that was once part of their past (also known as an anathema). Cal Thompson, a Peep carrier, is fortunate because Peep carriers do not exhibit all characteristics of a full-blown Peep; however, they can pass down the trait (through sexual contact), and they do have superpowers. With the powers gained from this disease, Cal is suitable to be a Peep hunter for the Nightwatch, an organization designed to keep Peeps under control. While trying to track down Morgan, the woman who gave him the parasite, Cal meets Lacey, who becomes his love interest as the story progresses. Cal soon learns that there is something bigger out there lurking in the underground tunnels of New York, and it is up to him and the other Peeps to stop it.

Not only was this an educational book, it was an innovative one. Thanks to Westerfeld, vampires actually make sense in the real world. It was an interesting read, and I was able to read it within a day.

This would have been one of my favorite books, if it weren't for the disappointing ending. Scott Westerfeld needs to work on his endings; they need to be more dynamic. Even though I felt that he was trying to leave room for a sequel, the ending didn't feel complete to me.

(Note: Reposted from booked-books.blogspot.com)
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Vampires?
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Reader reviewed by Bria

I am not sure if i like the subject, but i love the way it was told. I loved the way they talked and how they interect with each other. It was like they were like you and me. I love the history lessons (of course not in real life) that the author talked about. It was hilarious and fun to read.
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An odd bookBeth
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Reader reviewed by Beth

About a guy, Cal, who has the unusual job of searching out a capturing vampires that he has infected by sleeping with them. Most of the book, he is searching for Morgan, the person who infected him with the vampire creating parasite. Has a lot of facts about parasites at the beginning of each chapter. He meets Lacey, who hears his wild story and decides to help him find Morgan. Together they are a great team and are able to expose and change the way that people think about the parasite-because as he points out by citing a good parasite, there are postive things about parasites too.

I had a hard time getting into this book because the back says that it is about vampires-not my thing when it comes to subjects I like to read about. The vampire thing was really subtle though. I liked the twists that I didn't expect coming in the book-don't want to give away the ending, but I did not expect it at all. I really enjoyed learning about the different parasites and how they live-Cal includes this before he tells each part of his story.
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Quite good
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Reader reviewed by Bettina

Cal is a carrier of a disease that causes vampirism, cannibbalism and all that good stuff. He has to hunt down all the girls he's infected the disease with. The disease can be passed through saliva, kissing and all that Other good stuff. After he finds his old girlfriends, he now has to find the woman who infected him. Along the way, Cal finds some very surprising and litteraly earth shattering truths.

I thought that the book has an intresting idea for a plot and the descriptions of real parasites were cool, but some of the parts were a little dry.
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Peeps Was Good, Wish It Was Great
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Reader reviewed by Casey Hurtgen


Peeps, written by Scott Westerfeld, is a tale about parasites. This parasite causes the host to avoid sunlight, thirst for blood, and grow sickly pale. Cal, a non-infected carrier, works for the Night Watch, hunting down others with the parasite, called Peeps.

The plot twists are good, but with an exception of Cal, the characters feel blank. The discriptions are well written, but Lace's incessant use of the word 'dude' is distracting.

Sandwiched between chapters of the book are fantastic descriptions of actual parasites. These mini-chapters helped build anticipation for the next installment of the story.

Overall, I enjoyed the novel, but I found the concept behind Peeps more intriguing before I read the book.
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