Bloodsucking Fiends Book Summary and Study Guide

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A young woman is turned into a vampire against her will and enlists a young man to help her during the daytime. Jody Stroud leaves work late one night and is attacked and turned into a vampire. Without any guidance except what she's seen in movies, she has to figure out things on her own.
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She breaks up with her boyfriend and moves into a motel in the Marina District of San Francisco. One night she runs into Tommy, a nineteen year old recent transplant from Indiana who works at the nearby Safeway. She enlists him to become her assistant, since she needs someone to do things for her during the daytime when she cannot go outside.

With Tommy's help Jody rents a loft with no windows. She tells Tommy the truth about her condition and he continues to help her, studying every book he can find about vampires and letting her drink from him. He also continues to work at the Safeway, along with a group of irresponsible but fun night-shift employees known as "the Animals" for their bad behavior.

As Jody and Tommy both adjust to their new realities, dead bodies with the blood drained start showing up. Each murder seem to be connected somehow to Tommy, and he becomes the main suspect of the two SFPD detectives investigating the case.

The truth is that the vampire that sired Jody is stalking her, he's committing the murders and framing her for them in a sort of game, he also threatens to kill Tommy.

Tommy, who is in love with Jody by this point, decides to take the initiative and enlists the Animals to help him track down and kill the elder vampire.
Best part of story, including ending: Moore gets a lot of mileage out of the inherent absurdity of vampires, while still keeping things exciting.

Best scene in story: When the Animals are hanging out and bowling with frozen turkeys.

Opinion about the main character: Jody is a fun character because she basically uses becoming a vampire as an excuse to grow up a bit and make her life better, dumping her jerk of a boyfriend and becoming more confident.

The review of this Book prepared by Maria Nunez a Level 11 Prairie Warbler scholar

Chapter Analysis of Bloodsucking Fiends

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 30%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 10% Tone of book    -   humorous or laughable FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   fantasy story on current Earth Magical Beings/Mental/Magical/Powers    -   Yes magical powers:    -   vampires Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   blue collar worker Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   current (early 21st century) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths How much dialogue?    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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