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Adele gives an overview of the book:

Life isn't easy for ancient vampires trying to blend in with regular people in a new city -- and if those vampires are schoolkids?  That's a whole different story. The Livingstone kids are fruit bat hybrids who have left the Old World dangers -- and immortality -- behind for a "normal" life in New York City.  But normal doesn't necessarily mean easy, especially with lingering vampire traits complicating things. Lexie's super speed, amazing strength and unfortunate poetry-quoting habit embarrass her in front of her classmates, and worse -- her secret crush. Hudson can fly like a bat and is determined to save the planet, but with a vocabulary from the wrong century, he doesn't fit in with the other fourth-graders Maddy has a hard time sticking to her new...
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Life isn't easy for ancient vampires trying to blend in with regular people in a new city -- and if those vampires are schoolkids?  That's a whole different story.

The Livingstone kids are fruit bat hybrids who have left the Old World dangers -- and immortality -- behind for a "normal" life in New York City.  But normal doesn't necessarily mean easy, especially with lingering vampire traits complicating things.

Lexie's super speed, amazing strength and unfortunate poetry-quoting habit embarrass her in front of her classmates, and worse -- her secret crush.

Hudson can fly like a bat and is determined to save the planet, but with a vocabulary from the wrong century, he doesn't fit in with the other fourth-graders

Maddy has a hard time sticking to her new vegan diet, and an even harder time convincing her siblings that the new neighbors are blood-drinking (i.e., rule-breaking) vampires

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About Adele

Adele Griffin has written a number of books for young adults, including Where I Want to Be, Amandine, The Other Shepards, the Witch Twins and Vampire Island series, Picture the Dead with bestselling illustrator...

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Published Reviews

Apr.16.2010

Picture the Dead by Adele Griffin, illus. by Lisa Brown (Sourcebooks Fire, $14.99, 9781402237126/140223712X, 272 pp., ages 12-up, May 2010)

Adele Griffin here combines the supernatural elements she...

May.05.2010

Picture the Dead

Adele Griffin
Illustrator: Lisa Brown
Fiction
For ages 14 and up
Sourcebooks , 2010 ISBN: 978-1402237126

Ever since the death of her parents, Jennie...