Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers. Jan 01, 1985 christopher pike s first book, slumber party, basically created the point horror genre. It centers around a group of friends who are invited to a slumber party at the home of a friend that they have not seen in quite a few. Apr 15, 2020 slumber party by christopher pike april 15, 2020 by carriejay leave a comment six friends gather at a cabin for a weekend ski trip, expecting some sun and ski in lush surroundings, but things quickly take a darker turn. Born kevin christopher mcfadden, christopher pike really, really, really wanted to be an author and so when his agent heard that there was a publisher looking for teen horror books, pike wrote slumber party, the editor said it was too good for the line, he sent it to jean feiwel at avon who asked him to remove the supernatural element, he did, then she left avon and moved to scholastic and. Slumber party wasnt quite as engaging as some of pikes later books i think this is his first published book under this pseudonym, but it was still a fastpaced mind twister, with a little bit of romance thrown in between lara and a 22yearold guy percy chand she meets at the lodge. Slumber party by christopher pike, 9780590334099, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. He was born on november 12, 1955 in new york but grew up in california and now living in santa barbara. This juicy volume features two classic christopher pike thrillers.
Even with the memory of what had happened last time, it looked like the perfect weekend. By realchristopherpike ongoing updated dec 08, 2015. Road to nowhere is one of the books i kept from my teenage years. In slumber party, mysterious events begin to unfold around a group of friends vacationing at a ski resort. Slumber party was christopher pike s first teen horror book. Its hard to believe, but christopher pikes slumber party is the last pike book in my childhood nostalgia pile. The authors other books include chain letter, spellbound, last act. I love christopher pike but that was not his best work. Buy the slumber party lightning paperback softback by christopher pike isbn. Paperback published in 2004, 0590334093 paperback published in 1985, 0340529253 paperback published in 1990, 8845127877. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. It still rang different than the fear street books, a bit more robust than those other ones and still vaguely pike, but this book is where the trend started and even here i think it stands out against the rest. Neither he nor the publishing community realized that this was the beginning of a revol.
After i have read it, it will be passed on to another pike fan. Apr 30, 2019 christopher pike pseudonym of american author kevin christopher mcfadden. The book was an immediate success and pikes career as a young adult author took off. On november 25, 1996, his book fall into darkness was adapted into a television movie of the same name, produced by his company christopher pike productions. Slumber party book by christopher pike 4 available. As they become snowbound, things heat up for the killer in their midst. Slumber party by christopher pike steve calvert christopher pike. Stine came a man who utilized a pseudonym as his authors byline. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Christopher pikes thrilling slumber party in a fantastic new point. I remembered the hot older boy skiers, the jealous friend, the melted clues. This is a great combo of two similar christopher pike books, slumber party, and weekend. But she was beginning to realize that someone was up there for murder.
New york times bestselling author christopher pike is back for a whole new generation of teens its the. Below is a list of christopher pike s books in order of when they were first released and. For me, slumber party is the seminal christopher pike novel. Christopher pike pseudonym of american author kevin christopher mcfadden. Christopher pike is a childrens books and young adult author i used to read when i was a preteen and young teenager. Slumber party book by christopher pike 4 available editions. And someone wants to make sure they never forget it. Initially i thought all of them were in on it, and i thought maybe dana was dead. In addition to dozens of teen thrillers, he has written. I was a massive fan of christopher pike, and i suppose i didnt want to let go of the nostalgic feelings.
Both are very similar in tone and style, and neither is very good. When an editor at avon books suggested that he write a teen thriller, he wrote slumber party, which was published in 1985 and went on to a bestseller. His books were well written and generally scary, with realistic characters and genuine plot twists. The old gang was getting together for the first time in years. It was much more standard teen horror fare without any of his deeper insinuations. I never cared for slumber party years ago, and i still do not like it. Pike tried to complicate things with the melted snowman and danas disappearance, but it didnt work out very well and felt at least as weak as his attempt to make cal look like a decent person at the end. Slumber party features 6 friends getting together for ski party weekend. For the first time since their last fateful slumber party when they were all about 9 or 10 years. Well, now that i have read this book again, im ready to let it go.
Mcfadden began writing mystery and science fiction novels after leaving college, but he was unable to publish them. Its hard to believe, but christopher pikes slumber party 1985 is the last pike book in my childhood nostalgia pile. Christopher pike s thrilling slumber party in a fantastic new point package. The same group of friends was present when a terrible event happened years before.
Slumber party christopher pike bookshine and readbows. Six teenage girls that havent seen each other for eight years reunite for a ski weekend eight years after a fire at a previous slumber party they were all at disfigured one of the girls and killed the girls sister paperback. Even with the memory of what had happened last time. Kevin christopher mcfadden, who is best know as christopher pike is an american author. This was published in 1985 and is everything an 80s book should be. Jul 28, 2019 the book s big twist was both painfully obvious and more than a little farfetched. Slumber party is not a long book, and is probably more novella length than a novel, so it would be an easy matter. In 1984, christopher pike published a young adult thriller called slumber party. I remembered slumber party as soon as i started reading it. Buy slumber party paperback softback by christopher pike isbn. I especially love reading christopher pike and whats really cool is that it seems this book unlike the final friends series has stood the test of time. See all books authored by christopher pike, including thirst no.
Christopher pike is an excellent author, and im currently reading another book of his titled, remember me slumber party has a lot of characters involved in the story, but it introduces them carefully so you can remember them, and try to figure out who is the murderer. I cant remember if i ever read this when i was a teen. His early works include cheerleader, chain letter and final friends. First point thriller printing, september 2004 when a ski weekend reunites a group of teenage girls eight years after a fire at a slumber party disfigured one of them and killed her sister, new firerelated accidents suggest that one of them may have been responsible. In his early years, before he become a successful author, he dropped college and had jobs like house painter and computer programming.
Christopher pike books list of books by author christopher pike. Oct 30, 2008 the party christopher pike 1988, 212 pages before we talk about anything else. In slumber party, a group of friends spends the weekend in a house near a resort. Christopher pike was always my favorite of the teen horror writers. Its got the heavyhanded and unrealistic dialog, the long and vaguely inappropriate descriptions of teen characters, and the shocking or shocking twist ending that typifies all the great pikes. Initially unsuccessful when he set out to write science fiction and adult mystery, it was not until his work caught the attention of an editor who suggested he write a teen thriller that he became a hit. Mesa high has gone out of business, so tabb high will educate mesas students from now on. Slumber party a point paperback christopher pike on. Buy slumber party by christopher pike online at alibris.
Slumber party by christopher pike eight years ago the girls had a slumber party. The result was slumber party 1985, a book about a group of teenagers who run into bizarre and. I knew all along celeste was nichole and that nell was probably in cahoots with her. See details the slumber party lightning by pike, christopher paperback book the fast free see all 2 preowned listings. I read him now out of nostalgia, but also out of genuine interest. Slumber party by christopher pike april 15, 2020 by carriejay leave a comment six friends gather at a cabin for a weekend ski trip, expecting some sun and ski in lush surroundings, but things quickly take a darker turn. Christopher pikes first book, slumber party, basically created the point horror genre. Amidst the relative boom of horror writing that became a craze in the early 1990s came an unknown author in christopher pike. Uncommonly good collectible and rare books from uncommonly good booksellers.
In the 47 book series of cheerleader, pike only wrote one book and it was the book 2. I cant remember reading it the first time around, but. Buy a cheap copy of slumber party book by christopher pike. Click to read more about slumber party by christopher pike. Slumber party 1985 weekend 1986 the tachyon web 1986 last act 1988 spellbound 1988 gimme a kiss 1988 scavenger hunt 1989 fall into darkness 1990. Jun 29, 2012 i love reading a book i read in high school over again.
Slumber party by christopher pike book cover, description, publication history. Of course, he has written many more books than the ones i bought in my youth, so maybe some more will come into my life some sweet day in the future. In weekend, another group of friends partying at a remote tropical beach manor are forced to confront an ugly event in. When a ski weekend reunites a group of teenage girls eight years after a fire at a slumber party disfigured one of them and killed her sister, new firerelated. The pike sisters tackle the first of christopher pike s books, slumber party. New york times bestselling author christopher pike is back for a whole n.
Shop our 20 books for 2020 that will help you live the very best shop. Below is a list of christopher pikes books in order of when they were first released and in chronological order when necessary. His first attempt resulted in the 1985 novel slumber party, a book about a group of teenagers who run into bizarre and violent events during a ski weekend. Apr 26, 2011 its hard to believe, but christopher pike s slumber party 1985 is the last pike book in my childhood nostalgia pile.
Arguably the second most famous name in ya horror at the time. Overview new york times bestselling author christopher pike is back for a whole new generation of teens its. Slumber party has 4 available editions to buy at half price books marketplace. What could be better than six single girls out for sun and ski and apres ski plus a huge house and a warm fire.
Covering christopher pikes teen horror scifi book series. Christopher pike made his debut as a novelist in 1985, writing an installment of the multiauthor cheerleader series, titled getting even as well as his first ya thriller slumber party. Slumber party it was 8 years later and it was happening again winter is the perfect time for great mountain getaways and great winter books. Slumber party book by christopher pike thriftbooks. Apr 05, 2017 slumber party was christopher pike s first teen horror book.617 870 758 1414 772 1327 1635 70 424 1414 309 1064 1249 953 1574 1186 698 497 1502 1557 643 1418 897 327 828 401 629 1173 617 896 761 1219 1384 404 1351 1263 864 838