Blood Diaries: Tales of a 6th Grade Vampire by Marissa Moss (2014)
This is a cute book that I would have definitely enjoyed back in fourth or fifth grade . . . I like to think my mom would have let me read it. (She was always pretty cool about letting my choose my own, but tried to steer me away from horror, and toward mystery. Let’s just say, I tended to prefer more horror to mystery. That has maybe changed a bit as an adult, but mystery isn’t always my favorite genre, but then I’ve mostly gotten away from horror as well.)
Edgar is a vampire, as is his family. Vampire children and adults can choose to age as they wish. Edgar could choose to age faster and skip sixth grade at school, or choose to skip middle school entirely. He doesn’t want to. He wants to experience the same age as his human peers. Some of his cousins like being teens so much that they just stay the same age for years at a time.
So what happens when his human classmates seems to discover that Edgar is really a vampire? And that is against the rules of his vampire family. He needs to pass as human. What’s a young vampire to do?