This is a hilarious read with many unexpected twists and turns, yet I didn't get what the overall message was. To me it was just a one-time read if you want something light and easy that you don't have to think about. When the main character AJ goes back to school for 6th grade he feels left behind. In his trio of friends he is the only one that didn't grow, the only one that didn't do anything exciting over the summer, and he still has the same crush he has had for years, and his crush still doesn't notice him...........but maybe this year will be different. One thing AJ knows about Nia, who according to AJ is the most perfect girl on the planet, is that she is totally into vampires. AJ hatches a far-fetched plan for him to dress up as a vampire to get Nia to notice him......and it backfires........badly. He goes all out, with messed up hair, sunken in eyes, fangs, sunglasses, and blood on his teeth, and Nia definitely notices him. He catches Nia's bus and when they get off on the same stop, Nia corners him in the woods, and AJ learns that she is a SLAYER. This book will be a wonderful read for kids who like graphic novels, coming-of-age books, or easy, light reads. Definitely read this book to find out the result of AJ's crazy plan, and Nia's dream.