Wow, well this was not at all in the style that I was expecting and so I cannot say that I really enjoyed it. I was hoping for more depth and meaning to Dirk's character and his being sent to "our" world. Instead, while amusing at times, the story is unremittingly shallow and onerously modern in its tone and sensibilities. The Goth Vampire Groupie and the cliques at the school. Everything conspired to make this an all too forgettable book that had the possibility to really be something special had the author gone in a different direction. Course, that is just my take, heavily influenced by it manifestly NOT being what I had hoped that it would be.