The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group

The Abused Werewolf Rescue Group

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When Tobias Richard Vandevelde wakes up in a hospital with no memory of the night before, his horrified mother tells him that he was found unconscious. At Featherdale Wildlife Park. "In a dingo pen. "He assumes that his two best friends are somehow responsible, until the mysterious Reuben turns up, claiming that Toby has a rare and dangerous condition. Next thing he knows, Toby finds himself involved with a strange bunch of sickly insomniacs who seem convinced that he needs their help. It s not until he s kidnapped and imprisoned that he starts to believe them and to understand what being a paranormal monster really means."
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 409 pages
  • 152.4 x 210.82 x 38.1mm | 385.55g
  • Harcourt Children's Books
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 0152066152
  • 9780152066154
  • 1,141,262

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"Jinks has hold of a clever idea and a solid sense of humor." "Publishers Weekly" "The satire isnt all thats biting in this darkly comedic sequel to "The Reformed Vampire Support Group "(2009)." "Kirkus Reviews"
"Reformed Vampire Support Group" 2010 ALA Best Books for Young Adults
Nominated as a YALSA Teens Top Ten "Jinks s signature facility with plot and character development is intact as she turns to the topic of vampires as fans can anticipate, hers are not the romantic superheroes of the Stephenie Meyers books....Throwing in delicious details and apercus, the author works her way from the murder of one of the vampires to suspense and adventure of the sinister yet daffy variety beloved by readers of "Evil Genius." The plot twists, more ornate than in previous works, ramp up the giddiness and, perhaps, camouflage the corpses, blood and other byproducts of the genre." "Publishers Weekly, " starred review "Support Group is truly like no other vampire story. It is witty, cunning, and humorous, with numerous plot twists and turns. Jinks has conjured up an eccentric but believable cast of characters in a story full of action and adventure." "School Library Journal" "Jinks s quirky sense of humor will appeal to fans of her Evil Genius series. Those tired of torrid bloodsucker stories or looking for a comic riff on the trend will feel refreshed by the vomitous, guinea-pig drinking accidental heroics of Nina and her pals." "Kirkus Reviews" "The ill-assorted bunch of vampires in this offbeat Australian novel couldn't be further from the iconic image of the dangerous, sexy night creature....Jinks draws her characters and their unique challenges in great detail; though the adventure takes a while to get into gear, there's plenty of blood and guts (both types) to go around. One part problem novel, one part comedy, and one part murder-mystery, this alternative vampire story is for outsiders of all kinds, underground or otherwise." "The Horn Book" "Jinks takes readers on a wild ride, poking wicked fun at vampire enthusiasts of all stripes with her wryly clinical take . . . a first-rate comedy with equal appeal for avid vampire fans and those who wouldn't be caught dead with a copy of "Twilight."" "The Bulletin""
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About Catherine Jinks

CATHERINE JINKSis the author of the "Evil Genius" trilogy, of which the first bookwas a "PW" Best Book of the Year" "and an "SLJ" Best Book of the Year, and "The Reformed Vampire Support Group."The author ofover thirty books for children and adults, she is a three-time winner of the Children s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year award, and has also won a Victorian Premier s Literature Award, the Ena Noel Award for Children s Literature, and an Aurealis Award for Science Fiction. In 2001 she was presented with a Centenary Medal for her contribution to Australian Children s Literature. Catherine lives in Leura, Australia. www.catherinejinks.com"
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Rating details

1,586 ratings
3.43 out of 5 stars
5 19% (305)
4 28% (450)
3 34% (537)
2 14% (220)
1 5% (74)

Our customer reviews

I love the cover and love werewolves, so why not read it? I'm glad I read it. I love male protagonists, and I think Toby was a great one. He's thirteen years old and apparently a werewolf. He was fun and always had a sarcastic comment that made me laugh. Sometimes he acted like being older, but in the end he was just a boy trying to deal with his "problem". Not only Toby was a great character, his mother, friends, and the others were excellent. It's difficult to find an author who can write characters as well as this one, I felt as if I knew them. I also liked the plot. It isn't easy to be original when talking about werewolves, but this author manages to give it an interesting (and realistic) twist. Werewolf's traffic? Fights? Excellent. It was scary and something that can actually happen. Sometimes the story was a little bit slow, but always full of action which helped me to keep reading. Overall, I really liked this book. It was funny and easy to read, and I would like to read the companion novel, which was published before this one and it's called The Reformed Vampire Support Group, to learn more about the rest of the group.show more
by Maria Guajardo (GABY)
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