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The Return of the Vampire (Point) Paperback – February 1, 1992
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When Devnee starts going to school, she meets Trey, Aryssa and Nina who are part of the school's buddy system, and show her around. Devnee thinks Trey and Aryssa are really friendly, but then realizes that like Nina, they were just pretending to be nice with her. Devnee feels completely rejected.
Little does she know that there is a vampire living in the tower room where she now lives; a vampire who can make her wishes come true, who can make her really beautiful and have everyone befriend and adore her. In the beginning, all her dreams come true when the vampire makes her beautiful and all the kids start noticing her. But then she realizes this vampire does his work for a price; a price that could destroy Devnee's life if she is not careful.
When Devnee realizes that she is borrowing her beauty from Aryssa, by sending Aryssa to fulfill the vampire's appetite, she knows that she is under the vampire's power, because in order to stay beautiful, she needs to supply the vampire continuously. Is there any hope for Devnee to keep her beauty and escape from the vampire?
Review: I actually read "The Cheerleader" before I read this book, because they both involve the same vampire, and are part of "The Vampire" series written by the same author. I must say I enjoyed this book better than "The Cheerleader" mainly because this story felt more believable.
For one thing, I liked the fact that unlike "The Cheerleader", this book actually mentions Devnee's parents and involves her mother to the plot twist. I felt like the author also expresses Devnee's reactions very realistically, where Devnee feels angry towards Victoria one minute for nominating Aryssa as the Sweet Heart for the Valentine's Day dance, but in the next minute, wishes that she were as nice as Victoria, or sad that William fancies Victoria for her smartness rather than her looks.
Although I really enjoyed reading the book throughout, I felt the ending was a little rushed and could have been written better, or in more detail. But other than that, I thought this was a well written vampire book by Caroline B. Cooney.
If you enjoyed reading this book, I would recommend reading the others in the Vampire series, namely "The Cheerleader" and "The Vampire's Promise".
This one's name is Devnee (what is up with these weird names?) and she has a cruel streak, kind of. But it's really the same as the other book. The only real difference is she asks for things piecemeal, like beauty then brains. She, of course, comes to regret it and builds some back bone.
If you read the first one, you could skip this one
"The Return of the Vampire" is a different type of vampire book, because it really isn't about the vampire. A great English teacher of mine once said, "Good authors use extraordinary situations to teach ordinary lessons." Cooney does just this through the vampire, addressing ordinary teenage wishes.