Eighth Grade Bites is an age appropriate, speedy, and fun read, full of campy gore. Vlad's aunt steals blood from the blood bank to keep him nourished without having to kill people. Language is mild (cr-p). Violence, death, and killing (all vampire related) do take place. Vlad's parents died previously in a fire, which is referenced in the story. He is also bullied and called names. Peril and suspense keep this story action packed and quick moving.