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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Little Vampire Women

Summary: The new craze of mixing beloved classics with monsters such as vampires and zombies has led to some interesting works; some good and some truly awful. Little Vampire Women is not destined to become a classic, but is a fun read for fans of the classic or just fans of the mash-up genre.

Jo, Marmee, Meg, and the whole March family are reinvented as vegetarian/humanitarian vampires trying to make it through their unlife despite challenges such as poverty, war, and illness. Most of the original plot is preserved, with the additions made to the characters blended in seamlessly without causing any confusion. Jo, in addition to taking on work as a governess to help her family, is also training to fight vampire slayers. Father still gets sick and must be nursed back to health by Marmee, with the explanation for how a vampire can become sick cleverly explained.

Little Vampire Women is a quick, fun read that still holds much of the charm of the original story.


Age Appropriateness:
Grades 7 and up

Areas of concern (content):
Foul Language: none
Nudity/Adult Content: none
Violence: Yes, mild.

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