- Reading level: Young Adult
- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Candlewick (August 11, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0763620149
- ISBN-13: 978-0763620141
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces
As if Chris doesn't have enough to worry about --his parents constant bickering, his best friend growing apart from him, the girl he likes doesn't know he's alive--but those are the least of his troubles. Chris is turning into a vampire and he's being used as a tool in a battle between good and evil and he doesn't know who to trust.
This book took me a while to get used to because it's written in first person present tense. I don't think I've ever read a book in present tense. Once I got over that, I really enjoyed it. Anderson really takes you inside Chris's head and you can't help but love him and feel sorry for what he's going through. He's fighting his most burning desire--to drink human blood, all while fighting off creepy things in the woods, delving into vampire lairs and humiliating himself in front of his peers. Thirsty is a little different then the more popular teen vampire novels out there right now, but it definitely deserves to be read.