Thursday, March 28, 2019
#tbt: Peeps by Scott Westerfeld
Peeps by Scott Westerfeld. 312 p. RazorBill/ Penguin Young Readers Group, 2005.
#tbt features Peeps by Scott Westerfeld. If you are a mature teen reader, this mind-bending vampire story with a scientific twist is unlike any you've ever read. Our narrator is Cal, who finds himself a carrier for a parasite that causes vampirism. He has infected his last three girlfriends and they have become peeps, or parasite positives, and are wreaking havoc. He is tasked by an organization called The Night Watch with hunting them and other peeps down. The reader learns more than he or she will ever want to know about a variety of parasites in this delightfully surprising urban legend.