Friday, 4 February 2011

Review: Diary of a Wimpy Vampire by Tim Collins

UK Publication Date: 20 May 2010
Pages: 222
Source: Library
Format: Paperback
Rating: 4 out of 5
Synopsis from:

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.


Diary of a Wimpy Vampire is a humorous story told, as the title suggests, in diary form.  It tells the story of Nigel Mullet, a 100 year old vampire, who was transformed at the age of fifteen and his daily struggle with acne, a breaking voice and an ineptitude with girls, especially Chloe the new girl at his school.

Unlike his parents and sister, Nigel doesn't exhibit the usual vampire traits such as super speed, the ability to mesmerize people or hunt for food.  Nigel is, in essence, a Wimp.

I found this book to be very funny and was totally engrossed from the first page.  The artwork contained within the book, by Andrew Pinder, made the story even more engrossing.

Diary of a Wimpy Vampire reminded me of  The Secret Diaries of Adrian Mole by Sue Townsend, this is isn't a bad thing as I enjoyed them as well.

I will definitely be buying a copy of this book for my bookshelves, as well as its sequel Diary of a Wimpy Vampire: Prince of Dorkness.

1 comment:

  1. Too funny! I hadn't heard of this one before.


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