Absolutely adored this book in middle school when I first found it. I still have it and it holds amazing nostalgia points for me. It's what you might expect from a vampire book written for teens years ago, but as far as I'm concerned it still holds up and is a million times better than almost every vampire novel I've read in the past few years, minus a very slim few. It's one of the rare ones that has a vampire for exactly what you would expect them to be. Intelligent, charming, beautiful...deceptive and selfish. It's wonderful.