Sunday, 20 June 2010

The Cheerleader by Caroline B. Cooney

The CheerleaderThe cheerleader... Beautiful, popular, exciting - the girl Althea longs to be. But Althea is a nobody - she gets no phone calls, shares no laughter, has no friends. Then one day she meets him - a vampire who offers to make her the cheerleader, in exchange for a simple bargain. Soon Althea has everything she desires: beauty, friends, success. But Althea wants more - and she'll do anything to get it...
Althea wants to be popular and would do anything to get in the cheerleading squad, so when the resident vampire offers to make her dream come true, she agrees. But the vampire wants something in return, he wants to be fed...
Althea has a choice, save her friends but lose her popularity, or sacrifice her friends to get what she wants.

There is a cute romance sub-plot in this book, thankfully not involving the vampire, who is pale, has nails like foil, and smells like death. He also seems to like flapping his cloak around a lot.

This was a fairly quick read. It was creepy in places, but not overly scary.


  1. I LOVED this book when I was about 13, that was a blast from the past blimey!

  2. Caroline B. Cooney was always good for a creepy, but not too scary, read! I haven't read this one, but I'm glad you liked it.

  3. I love that you reviewed this book! Brings back so many memories!