Chloe’s Corner – Diary of a Wimpy Vampire: The Undead Have Feelings Too – Tim Collins

“Like Edward Cullen in “Twilight”, Nigel Mullet was transformed into a vampire when he was still a teenager, and will remain this age forever. Unfortunately, Nigel became a vampire at the awkward age of fifteen, and must spend eternity coping with acne, a breaking voice, and an ineptitude with girls…

In this, his excruciatingly funny diary, Nigel chronicles his increasingly desperate attempts to be noticed by the love of his life, Chloe Sparrow, the constant mortification caused by his vampire parents (not to mention the worry that they might accidentally eat one of his friends), and the frustration one feels when you’ve got the whole of boring eternity stretching out in front of you and you can’t even have a lie in (vampires don’t sleep).

Forced to hang out with the Goths and emo kids due to his pale skin and social awkwardness, and constantly battling his embarrassingly overwhelming desire to sink his fangs into Chloe’s neck, will Nigel ever get his girl?”

I am a huge fan of Tim Collins books, especially his diaries, as he really throws himself into his writing adding fine details that make the book come to life. So when I saw this book, I had to start reading it!

At the very beginning I seemed drawn to the interesting range of characters and funny sketches, I liked this as it is a different way of showing what the characters look like, but not in great detail so it still leaves a bit of the imagination to you!

My favourite character was Chloe, she had a main role in the book, she had a sense of mystery about her and it did not tell you too much at the beginning of the book but as the book progressed it revealed more and more of Chloe’s personality. I can relate to her because at first glance I seem shy as did Chloe from the descriptions and illustrations.

I enjoyed this book because it was filled with a touch of romance yet jaw-dropping actions. I experienced many emotions whilst reading this book, ranging quickly from disappointment…happiness…anger to shock. I also loved the way that Tim Collins wrote about the average life of a regular teenager, having to deal with natural causes like spots, hormones and common shyness around girls etc.

I liked the way that the book was laid out clearly, looking like an actual everyday diary with the format of writing/text.

My favourite part of this book was the brilliant cliffhanger at the end as this makes me want to read more and buy the next series.

I would recommend this book for 9 – 13 year olds, mixed (boys AND girls), this is because there is a range of action and romance during this book.

My view overall, adventurous read, can’t wait to get the next series of this book!

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