Sucks To Be Me by Kimberly Pauley
Mina is the daughter of two vampires and she has to make the biggest decision of her life in just four weeks. Mina's parents have kept her hidden away from the Vampire Council and now she's been found and is being forced to decide whether or not to become a vampire. Mina's parents became vampires after she was born so she knows quite a lot about vampires but isn't sure she wants to become one. Luckily, there is a four week course in becoming a vampire and Mina's all signed up to begin her education.
Sucks To Be Me is a quirky, humorous look at being a vampire. The other kids in Mina's vampire class run the gamut from goth-girl Raven to cheerleader Lorelai. The idea of vampire classes was enough to make me roll my eyes and chuckle, and Mina's sarcastic voice brought humor to the novel. It was a quick, easy read and, though the characters were somewhat two-dimensional, it was still a good read. It suffered a little because Mina had a crush on not one, but three guys throughout the book. She seemed to be wishy-washy in her feelings and got over her crushes a little too quickly. There were some basic plot elements that were unbelievable, such as when Mina blurts out to her best friend that she's about to become a vampire and her best friend takes it surprisingly well. All in all though, this was a fun spin-off of the normal vampire tale.
Sucks To Be Me has been nominated for the 2008 Cybils Awards in the Science Fiction/Fantasy category.