This book is about vampires, but not really. It's mostly about Lucy who is a diabetic. She believes that untreated diabetics are real vampires. She shouts this theory out to everyone. Her parents make her see a shrink. There is also this boy who she starts to kind of like. He takes her to a man named Wayne's house where teenagers like her hang out. She soon discovers that Wayne is Draco in the vampire chat sites she goes to and he set it up with Dylan to meet her.
What I thought was a Vampire book turned into an Online Predator book. It was still a good book though. I liked the story a lot, and Lucy's theories were quite interesting. It's a good read.
A girl is a diabetic, a modern day vampire, in her own words. She is an outcast with only one real friend. She meets a "vampire" online in a chat room and meets up with him only to find out that he is a old man who is a creep. She goes through a lot of things in this book seeing as how she is a "vampire".
Lucy Szabo is diabetic, and thats lead her to think up some interesting theories about vampires. Lucy believes that vampire legends were inspired by dying diabetics--the uncontrollable thirst, the deathlike appearance.
When Lucy gets involved with an interesting crowd--including a real vampire, a cute boy from school, and a bunch of burnout Goths--she starts to lose control of her life. Shes sneaking out at night, her grades are plummeting rapidly, and she passes out at school because of an insulin reaction. Lucys life is falling apart, and only she can pull the pieces together again.
SWEETBLOOD is definitely an interesting novel, and very original. Its interesting in terms of Lucys theories, in terms of how vampire legends started, but also just as a personal story, as the story of Lucys life. There are good, intriguing characters throughout the novel, and its quite well-written. Its not one that captivated me from page one, or took my breath away, but its good, solid, and very much worth reading.
Sweetblood is an awesome book about a girl with diabetes. She has a theory that the original "vampires" were actually just untreated diabetics. she becomes very interested in vampires, and starts going to vampire chatrooms where she meets Draco, who claims to be an actual vampire who drinks pigs blood to survive. This is an awesome book! One of the best that i've read in a LONG time...
Sweetblood is a story of a girl who through experences not quite as supernatural as she would have grows personally and spiritually. A girl with diabities and a bit of an intrest in vampires learns that not everyone is a good person and that no amount of make-up or black shirts can change who you are. It is recommendable though their are no actual vampires:(
Lucinda (Lucy) Szabo is not happy. But her attitude isnt the usual teen angst. Lucy is a diabetic. She is stuck, literally, with having to monitor her glucose levels and calorie intake. She also thinks shes a vampire and hangs out in a vampire chat room where, as Sweetblood, she catches the creepy attention of another vampire wannabe, Draco. But her computer privileges are snatched away after she turns in an essay at school on her theory about vampires in the middle ages. Lucy intelligently details how a person with untreated diabetes would show exactly the same symptoms that would later became the heart of vampire legends. However, her parents ground her and arrange for her to talk to a shrink. Defying her restrictions, she sneaks out to a wickedly weird Halloween party. Rebellion clashes with reason and brings her to the brink of death.
Author Pete Hautman (Mr. Was (1998), Stone Cold (2000)), has an excellent ear for teen voices and a talent for great character development. Lucinda/Sweetblood is intense, but readers will enjoy spending time with her as she tackles her own fears and the attitudes of those around her.