A short fast paced mystery that leaves the read on the edge of their seat till the end. Just a heads up it does refer to a young woman being pregnant not sure what to do. Certainly abortion is tackled elsewhere in ya lit today, but rarely. Curiously all five have a connection with betty sue, a young storyteller who.
As a teenager i read all of christopher pike s books, but this has always stood out in my mind as one of his very best. Teen horror book involving a girl and her boyfriend on their way to. Select the best result to find their address, phone number, relatives, and public records. From the moment fred meets aja, he knows shes different. Forums celebrity alley celebrity news and gossip book alley. Share christopher pike quotations about hate, heart and soul.
It turns out that roxanne went through with the abortion and that betty sue is actually the ghost of that fetus out for revenge. Christopher pike in colorado co 3 records found whitepages. Nov 27, 2012 christopher pike discusses his novels part 2. He is a bestselling author of young adult and childrens fiction. Christopher pike is my favorite of the phesque authors, but this book is weird. Im not sure pike himself knew where he stood, since the message of this book seems a bit. Amidst the relative boom of horror writing that became a craze in the early 1990s came an unknown author in christopher pike. May contain some minor writing andor highlighting on inside pages ex. See all books authored by christopher pike, including thirst no. Captain christopher chris pike is a character in the star trek science fiction franchise. These are the books that have aged like a fine wine. Fall into darkness starts when sharon is in jail waiting for her trial and bounces back to the past the leading up to the night when ann died. He was portrayed by jeffrey hunter in the original star trek pilot episode, the cage, as captain of the uss enterprise.
This is among the shortest christopher pike books around but is often a fanfavorite. He was most popular in the 1980s and 1990s, moving on to publishing adult works in the 2000s. Charlie and mary were always the happy couple that everyone wanted to be. Christopher pike has a way of writing that truly makes you feel like you are there and a way of developing characters to make you feel like you really know the people. And i ve read 21 of christopher pikes books in the last 3. Any character that thinks about or goes through with either is obviously a bad person. Names, small note, date, or only a couple of lines. Christopher pike is an american author of, primarily, teen thriller and horror titles.
The thirst series, the secret of ka, and the remember me and alosha trilogies are some of his favorite titles. I didnt know ryan was going to start posting all my books, but its a pleasant surprise. This is one of the few books i do not reread often christopher pike remains one of the most talented ya writers. I read him now out of nostalgia, but also out of genuine interest.
Janet fraser 31 january 18837 march 1945 was a new zealand community leader. The season of passage by christopher pike whisper of death by christopher pike. May 05, 2017 christopher pike see you later, witch, and whisper of death in see you later, mark is a successful computer game writer. James pike was an inspiration for the character of timothy archer in philip k. I have read 23 of his books, and i had the most feeling and emotions over whisper of death. He is also the author of several adult novels, including sati and the season of passage.
I think pike s books would easily get lumped into books that hardly made a difference, but of course all of his fans continue to. I wish i could point out tid bit by tid bit of facts about the book, but as i said it has been several years. The teacher took one look at the book and banned all christopher pike books from our classroom for the rest of the year. In christopher pike s, execution of innocence, the main characters are charlie, mary, richard, lieutenant sharp, and lieutenant riles. Is abortion too sensitive of a topic for young adult. Christopher pike has a unique point of view in writing novels and this one is included. Discussion in book alley started by lilmouterus, oct 29, 2014. Like many of you, just seeing the covers brings back memories. I still remember the moment when i closed the book and felt like the earth was falling away. I think this is also the book where i got the wild idea that christopher pike was really stephen king writing under another pen name. Also, if you couldnt tell from the above paragraphs, content warning for abortion, of both the doctor. Martina mcatee is a bestselling author and the winner of the 2016 readers favorite gold medal for her first book, children shouldnt play with dead things.
An actor playing christopher pike comes in and menaces her, then throws her out the window saying, its christopher pike, bitch. Pike is apparently obsessed with abortion and suicide. Its a great book, and shows one that every teenager has a life outside of school, be they nerds or the most popular person. Pike started out writing adult mysteries until it was suggested by an editor that he try his hand at teen thrillers.
It was written around 1990 or so, but the story is set in 2004. And ive read 21 of christopher pike s books in the last 3. Whisper of death by christopher pike the devils elbow. Monster by christopher pike pdf online free download. From the moment fred met aja, he knew she was different. This is by far the best book i have read of pike s. She lives in jupiter, florida with her teenage daughters, her best friend, two attack chihuahuas, and two shady looking cats. As a teen christopher pike was my favorite author i like the hints of romance mix in with the horror, and still. This book is to be read and you can also see how the usefulness of the book monster. I started learning about myself when i, at thirteen years old, picked up christopher pike. Christopher pike is the pseudonym of kevin christopher mcfadden, one of americas most popular young adult fiction writers. The main characters of this young adult, horror story are roxanne wells, paul pepper. Grady hendrix on the obsessive bliss of paperbacks from.
She tells the doctor shes not interested in an abortion, but when she tells pepper the news. Stine came a man who utilized a pseudonym as his authors byline. Christopher pike has 155 books on goodreads with 497458 ratings. The only thing you could do is just plainly state what your narrative is going with it and run. We found 3 records for christopher pike in colorado springs, denver and 3 other cities in colorado. He actually manages to create stories and characters that stick with you. Teen horror book involving a girl and her boyfriend on their way to an abortion. And i loved my job, surrounded by so many books, so many lives, so much of the past. The voice belonged to stan reese, former child prodigyschool valedictorian, who is smart and cool. I applaud pike for having such a realistic character who considered the things she does and has normal teenage reasoning. Order of christopher pike books christopher pike is the pen name of kevin christopher mcfadden, an american author of young adult thrillers, horror, scifi and childrens novels.
Out of all the christopher pike books this one is my favorite. Pike booklist whisper of death rox and her boyfriend leave town to have an abortion. Christopher pike is a master at writing these type of books. Rereading christopher pike killed my nostalgia the mary sue. Show me an end of the world book, movie, tv show and im there. Now that my whole ideology has pretty much flipped, this book reads more anti abortion to me now.
Pikes novels felt like they were for the slightly more mature ya. And yes, the christopher pike pen name comes from the star trek character. In addition to his young adult novels, he has written several juvenile novels under the spooksville series title, as well as several adult novels such as his 1990 hit book, sati. Rox and her boyfriend leave town to have an abortion. I started learning english in earnest with the books of r. An archive of our own, a project of the organization for transformative works. Kleins ya novels have been largely forgotten, which is a damn shame. Arguably the second most famous name in ya horror at the time. The plot is driven by an 18 year olds abortion, every horror in the book is.
The book touched my perception of reality like no other. Abortion as a topic is one of them that can make many very angry easily when shown in a view point not their own. But i still remember it, just like i remember all of christopher pike s books. Oct 01, 2010 from 3 stories in this book, i just like remember me. How rereading christopher pike s whisper of death killed my. Its fun to read, though the ending is a bit awkward, seems in hurry and anti.
Not to be confused with the star trek character, although thats actually where he got the pseudonym. All the evidence brought before the committee indicates that abortion is exceedingly frequent in new zealand. He took on various jobs before writing slumber party, weekend, and chain letter, all of which became bestsellers. Possibly whisper of death by christopher pike, published 1991. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 180 pages and is available in mass market paperback format. Like a lot of christopher pike books, whisper of death is will not take a particularly long time to read. Its a quick, atmospheric read that twists and turns in all the right ways. The first edition of the novel was published in december 1st 1991, and was written by christopher pike. When they return, they find every living being in their town has vanished except three other teenagers. But, hey, the price is more economic for this book rather than remember me stand alone novel. I started reading them when i was about and was convinced that when i got to high school, i would suddenly be pretty and know how to talk about sex, and possibly even have it, because thats how they did it in the cp world. Christopher pike is a childrens books and young adult author i used to read when i was a preteen and young teenager. He was born on november 12, 1955 in new york but grew up in california and now living in santa barbara. And ive read 21 of christopher pikes books in the last 3.
In his early years, before he become a successful author, he dropped college and had jobs like house painter and computer programming. This is a less common viewpoint and more frowned on by publishers many readers, too, but i dont get why, as i always enjoy it. The central characters in the story are high school students roxanne and pepper and the first quarter of the book concentrates on how they meet and fall in love, and how their young and careless love. They loved each other a lot until one night when mary and richard, her friend and exboyfriend, were hanging out. But the modern meaning of the word vampire, the stories that have bee. When this pilot was rejected, hunter withdrew from the series, and pike was replaced with captain james t. Shes pretty, softspoken, shyyet seems to radiate an unusual peace. Nov 01, 2007 if you like christopher pike, then you must read his book the season of passage, which is directed toward an adult audience. She was born in glasgow, lanarkshire, scotland on 31 january 1883. Pdf whisper of death book by christopher pike free. Like a lot of christopher pike books, whisper of death is will not take a. She writes about teen sexuality with insight and zero shame and, in this book, presents a destigmatized view of abortion. Whisper of death by christopher pike steve calvert. His stories are memorable and as relevant today as it was when i originally read it.
Christopher pike ruled ya horror in the late 80s and early 90s and is still producing his twisty brand of chills today. Christopher pike booklist christopher pike message board. Mar 05, 2020 theresa may at the global womens forum in dubai, february 2020. Not to be confused with the star trek character, although thats. Ah, christopher pike, horror king of the 90s tween set. Whisper of death was written through roxannes eyes, as a first person pov. Although i had good memories of christopher pike s whisper of death, its antiwoman horror 101. Christopher pike novel few teens are the only people left on earth duplicate. Download and read online for free ebooks written by christopher pike.
I love stephen king, but this book affected me like no king ever has. Im not a horror fan by any means, but this book crosses over into genres i do like, so i enjoyed it. But so far, only one of his books has been made into a movie. Kevin christopher mcfadden, who is best know as christopher pike is an american author. Aug 27, 2018 now that my whole ideology has pretty much flipped, this book reads more antiabortion to me now. The call is charged at a local rate and phone lines are usually open from 7am to 9 pm every day. Christopher pike message board 112012 talk about the novels, new and used books that pike has written. Any character that thinks about or goes through with. Whisper of death is a book that stayed with me from the first time i read it. I think thats the book that turned me onto christopher pike. She tells the doctor shes not interested in an abortion, but when she tells.
Monster by christopher pike pdf online free download info about monster book for free. Trying to get to the heart of why i wrote certain titles and what they mean to me after so many years. Although i had good memories of christopher pikes whisper of death. When i reread some of his books a few years ago, these themes of abortion suicideevil made me sick. They were friends, and pike officiated at dicks wedding to nancy hackett, stepdaughter of maren hackett 1966. Jul 29, 2019 i think this is also the book where i got the wild idea that christopher pike was really stephen king writing under another pen name. Christopher pike is the pseudonym of american author kevin christopher mcfadden born november 12, 1955. Christopher pike discusses his novels part 2 facebook. Free download or read online whisper of death pdf epub book. I know better now, of course, but there really did seem to be similarities in the styles and substance.
Pike christopher final friends book 1 the party christopher pike free ebook download. Christopher pike see you later, witch, and whisper of death. Christopher pike is a bestselling author of young adult novels. Covering christopher pikes teen horror scifi book series. Proof that christopher pike wrote some pretty fuckedup books. Christopher pike maxes the chill factor here with a young adult tale that, surprisingly, tackles a number of mature issues, including abortion. Pike currently lives in santa barbara, where it is rumored he never leaves his house. He truely takes you to a world all of his own and you begin to feel that you are with the characters through their story. When the phone lines are closed, you can leave a message and we will return your call. My list of the best christopher pike books for young adults. Whisper of death christopher pike 1991, 180 pages characters, dead betty sue mccormick. Christopher pikereuters in lewiss book, the chapters are divided by causes rather than individuals, with each one. Whisper of death starts and ends with a teenage abortion.268 1084 795 18 166 291 683 998 1397 68 549 947 1097 1463 502 592 374 110 713 601 757 677 1178 166 761 214 176 32 696 814 1210