By Caroline B. Cooney
Althea's desires are approximately to develop into her nightmares.
Althea has continually been a candy, variety lady. In heart university, she had a bunch of neighbors to hang around with. She was once at the softball staff, took gymnastics, and received ribbons for horseback driving. yet highschool is terrible for Althea. She doesn't make the cheerleading squad. Her crew of buddies splits aside to shape new cliques, and Althea is left to take a seat by myself at lunch. that's, until eventually she discovers a vampire dwelling within the attic tower of her kinfolk domestic. A vampire who could make her goals come precise: a place at the cheerleading squad; reputation; a boyfriend. all of the vampire desires in go back is a small sacrifice, and Althea is in too deep to again out now. the 1st ebook in Caroline B. Cooney's Vampire's Promise trilogy unearths the chance in the back of the door of the Shuttered Room . . .
This booklet gains an illustrated biography of Caroline B. Cooney together with infrequent photographs and never-before-seen files from the author's own assortment.
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