Thirsty is the story of Chris, a teenage boy who is growing up to become a vampire, while the members of his town (Boston, MA), dedicate their time to fighting off such dreaded creatures. His transformation is told through the similarities of growing up and going through adolescence. The plot is said to be startling, suspenseful and creepy, but also contains a captivating plot filled with humor. Thirsty was Anderson's first published novel - his debut for young adult literature. The novel has been held in high regard for being a particularly impressive first novel, causing Anderson to be quickly noted as an author worth watching.
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