““Title: Cirque du Freak
Author: Daren Shan
Book Type: Horor, Mysterie.
Protagonist: Daren. Daren is a very kind a loveble boy. He has some feeling, instincts that helped him to get the ticket to the freak show. He has a passion for spiders. Daren loves his friends and when one ofc them gets in to a coma by a spider bite he gives away his whole life just for his friend to stay alive! He traides the antitode for the spider bite for his own freedom. He becomes a vampire's assistant. To be a vampire's assistant he has to fake his death so all of his parents and friends think he is dead and won't suspect anything. But, someone already figured it out...
Setting: It is a city some where in USA around 2010.
What is the character’s challenge? In this first book it is more about him making choices he makes. He stills a spider ( very poisonous one ) from a vampire! What is very dangerous. He has to decide if either become a vampire which basically means to loose his life to safe his friend or get going with his life and let his friend die just because of him. He chooses to save his friend and becomes a vampire. It is very sad to read when he has to fake death him self. Because even if his body is almost dead he can hear everything. He hears how his parents say last goodbyes to him. He hears how his sister shouts for him to wake up. Sometimes he even wants to screw everything bur he can't cause there is no turning back....
I would recomend this book to a bit older reader like from 10 up to 15 because it can be scary at some moment but sometimes it made me drop a tear. I would give this book 7.5 out of 10 . ”