Christopher Pike / Mystery & Thrillers

Weekend by Christopher Pike

weekend by christopher pikeTITLE: Weekend
AUTHOR: Christopher Pike
PUBLISHER: Scholastic
RELEASE DATE: 1986
PAPERBACK: 230 pages
GENRE: Thriller
SYNOPSIS:The dream became a nightmare.

The weekend in Mexico sounded like a dream vacation. Four guys, five girls – and a gorgeous oceanside mansion all to themselves. It should have been perfect.

Except nothing was going the way they’d planned. There was the girl upstairs fighting for her life. The phone lines that went dead. And the explosion in the garage that could have killed them all.

But not even that prepared them for what happened next. Because while they were getting some sun, someone else was getting revenge – and the terror wouldn’t stop until the weekend was over.
(Source: Goodreads)

(5.0 stars)

(5.0 stars)

REVIEW:

This is my first novel by Christopher Pike and I have to say, I am surprised at how much I enjoyed this novel. I didn’t think I would like anyone else’s old mystery novels besides R.L. Stine, but Pike’s novel, Weekend, has really grabbed my attention.

Theme:

  • Hatred
  • Revenge
  • Supernatural
  • Mysterious
  • Relationships / Friendships

Characters:
The characters are all different. There are seven recently graduated teens going down to Lena and Robin’s vacation house in Mexico. I really like Kerry, Lena, and Bert personalities.

Bert→ is the guy who always makes everyone in the group laugh. He has a easygoing personality and is easy to get along with.

Lena→ is the badarse in the group. She hides her feelings behind a tough exterior and is always confident in herself.

Kerry→ is the crybaby in the group (sorry Kerry). She tries to be tough but she was nothing but a whiny baby who likes to complain.

My least favorite character would have to be Angie. She was boring and annoying; kind of plain.

The story was in third point of view following two characters in different chapters—Shani & Park.

Style/Setting:
Christopher Pike is creative. Just when I thought I figured out the plot, Pike turned it around and shocked me. There was a killer plot twist (ha! no pun intended). This was a fun read and kept me thinking as I continuously tried to figure out the mystery.

I really wish I had more to read about these characters. I was sad to see this book come to an end. This would have made a great series.

I’m looking forward to reading more books by Christopher Pike. It’s time to branch off from R.L. Stine mystery books and check out other authors (no offense to you Mr. Stine. I will forever be a fan of yours). 🙂

Lesson Learned? Watch your back

**Recommended

Rating:
Book Cover: 0.1
Character Development/Plot: 3 out of 3
Interest: 1 out of 1
Imagery: 0.9 out of 1
Total: 5.0 stars

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