Author: Christopher Pike
Publisher: Point; Reprint edition (September 1, 2010)
Paperback: 416 pages
Reading level: Young Adult
For Christopher Pike fans, please be aware that "To Die For" is not a new book, but a reprint of two of his OOP books: "Slumber Party" (1985) and "Weekend" (1986).
"Slumber Party" was a quick read of 166 pages. 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 years. The last time they were all together, there was an accident where one girl was badly hurt and another was killed. The slumber party starts slow, but takes a turn when a blizzard hits and one girl goes missing.
"Weekend" also centers around a group of friends, but these friends have stayed close. They are getting ready to graduate, and go to Mexico to see a dying friend. While they are there, they find out the whole story of how their friend became ill and what their new friend really is doing there.
"Weekend" had a few red herrings that made it not as predictable as "Slumber Party" but with it a longer story of 239 pages, it was a bit more involved, allowing one to get a little more familiar with the characters. Overall, both stories in this book were fast and entertaining reads. Great for a dreary weekend read!
One thing I must comment on is the cover - the reason I requested the book. I find it beautiful, soft, innocent and haunting. Who said you can't judge a book by its cover!?
This book was supplied by the Amazon Vine Program for me to honestly review.