June 24, 2009

My Sister the Vampire #1: Switched

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Mysisterthevampire_130 Vampire Series for Kids: My Sister the Vampire

If the Twilight series (for ages 12 and up) is too old or too dark for you, there are other options to get your vampire on!

I picked up Book 1 of the My Sister the Vampire series because the premise sounded funny and ripe with intrigue: identical twin sisters who were separated at birth end up at the same middle school and quickly realize they’re related. But there’s a BIG twist . . .

At first, Olivia, the new girl in town, thinks she and her newfound twin, Ivy, are only different on the outside. Olivia wears lots of pink and can’t wait to try out for the cheerleading team, Mysisterthevampire1while Ivy is one of the town Goths, always dressed in black and rarely breaking into a smile. Eventually we discover their real difference lies within – Ivy is a vampire!

But the twins are so busy switching places, (Olivia pretends to be Ivy for a mysterious meeting, for example) and immersing themselves in middle school that they don’t have time to think about why they were separated at birth, how they could be so different, or what it means for their future.

While Olivia is a charming character, I really liked reading about Ivy’s exploits. From her creepy house overlooking the town to her tense relationship with her best friend and her new boyfriend, Ivy always kept me entertained.

Pick up this book (and its sequels!) if you want to read about vampires, sisters, and friendships — without all the drama of Twilight! If you love this series, try these other My Sister the Vampire readalikes.

— Morgan, Scholastic Staffer

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  1. Sandra

    I’ve read all the books, and i think i’m more like olivia, cuz i’ve been in a cheer leading squad once, and like i LOVE pink. i’ve got a twin too! she’s serious, she likes black so i guess she’ll do good as ivy. i wish they made a video of both my sister the vampire, or us twins!

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  3. Len Rocks!

    I read the whole series of my sister the vampire and i loved it! I just wish that there should be a tv show about it or a movie. Its better then twilight because it is apropriete and much intresting!I mean Ivy and Olivia is better than Bella and Edward!:)

  4. #1 Fan

    I read all of the books and they where so awsome. I love Ivy she rocks and i love Brendan He sounds so awsome.I’m a twin and we are identical too!Im more like Ivy because shes goth and i am too. My sister is a girly-girl so that makes her more like Olivia.I am vampire so i bet u would like to be me because you would be so cool too have purple eyes and super speed.

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  6. Seaweed brain99

    I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVED the book!!! I actually read the first 3 books. It is so awesome!! It was made perfectly for me!! I hope all ya’ll get a chance to read it. It is so intresting!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Victoria

    And trust me, it’s best not to read Twilight until you’re 12, because the last two books I heard are really inappropriate for young kids.

  8. Victoria

    oooh I read that series last year in fourth grade! They are awesome! Not as awesome as Twilight I guess, but still!

  9. Leonie

    i am reading the first bok switched its 1 of the my sister the vampire and im loving it my friend told me about it so i went ad brought it and its great im on pg 46

  10. Catsr0ck

    I’m still reading the Twilight Saga, BUT I found “My Sister The Vampire” and TOTALLY put down Twilight. Now I’m just carring the books ALL around me! All I can think about all the day is this SERIES!!!

  11. Jackie

    I read the books and LOVED them!!! They are no where near inappropriate – Ivy has a boyfriend and that’s about it they have like one or two dates – nothing huge – or inappropriate!

  12. Jasmin

    Yay! I’ve read My Sister The Vampire! IT’S AWSOME! Anyone who hasn’t read it yet, NEEDS to read it! It’s the BEST book I’ve EVER read!!!