Monster She said she killed them because they were monsters Mary Blanc walked into the party with a loaded shotgun In the blink of an eye she blew two people away She wanted to kill but was stopped by her b

  • Title: Monster
  • Author: Christopher Pike
  • ISBN: 9780743428002
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • She said she killed them because they were monsters Mary Blanc walked into the party with a loaded shotgun In the blink of an eye she blew two people away She wanted to kill , but was stopped by her best friend, Angela Warner, and the police The next day, when Angela visits Mary at the jail, she asks why she did it Mary responds, Because they were no longer humanShe said she killed them because they were monsters Mary Blanc walked into the party with a loaded shotgun In the blink of an eye she blew two people away She wanted to kill , but was stopped by her best friend, Angela Warner, and the police The next day, when Angela visits Mary at the jail, she asks why she did it Mary responds, Because they were no longer human Angela thinks she s crazy At first.Until she probes deeper into Mary s claims and discovers a horror so unimaginable that she thinks she is going crazy She even gets to the point where she wonders if she should have let Mary keep on killing While there was still time to stop the thing from spreading The very old thing The hungry thing.

    One thought on “Monster”

    1. Another re-read from my teenage years. Thankfully I have a crappy memory and forgot everything about the book other than how much I dig the cheesy, colorful cover.While this one feels a little less complex than most of Pike's other works, Monster still wins in the plotting department. After Angela's friend Mary opens the book by walking in the door and shooting up some popular teens, Angela sets out to investigate why. Well, until she gets sidetracked by cute teenage jocks and weird Indian stori [...]

    2. I read this book when I was 11. All I remember are batlike creatures and lots of teenage sex. I ask nothing more.

    3. "They were no longer human"This is my ultimate favorite out of all of Pike's books, second only to his equally terrifying horror masterpiece, "Whisper of Death"."Monster" is very well written. It includes all the good ingredients of a classic horror novel, freaky metamorphosis included. Sometimes, it borders on downright horrifying. The main characters, as they struggle with the basic aspects of humanity and their new hunger are realistically done. This book does hint at evil, but it also offers [...]

    4. So many years later and I still remember this book - it starts out with a stunning scene and never lets up until the end. One of Pike's best thrillers.

    5. I realize now that my tastes haven't changed much since I was a kid. This was one of my favourite Christopher Pike books (aside from Scavenger Hunt) and it was perfectly creepy and bonkers. Parts of it have always stayed with me.

    6. I have always been a fan of Christopher Pike and this book did not disappoint. I loved how the focus was on the supernatural elements going on rather than spending so much time on the romance. It allowed the focus to be on Angela as a character rather than her strange relationship with Jim. I also liked how the ending wasn't cut and dry. The fact that the ending was not picture perfect contributed to its appeal. I do wish that this book had been a bit longer. It would have benefitted from anothe [...]

    7. Тийн-парти нейде из Щатите, което сте гледали по филмите - куп гимназисти пият, повръщат, правят глупости, натискат се, най-големите късметлии клатят мацки нейде по стаите и прочее благини. Внезапно нахълтва една бамбина, дето досега не е била на партито, помъкнала ловджийск [...]

    8. i like this book, it's intense and has a lot of action. At a party, Mary Blanc walks in and started shooting people. She was arrested and put into jail. She said she killed them because they turned into monsters. Her best friend begins to dig deeper about what Mary said the finds something horrifying. At the end, she turned also turned into a monster.

    9. Oof. This is another re-read of a book from my childhood. I didn't specifically remember the plot of this one, but the cover felt very familiar, and since I tore through every Christopher Pike book available, I certainly must have read this one too. But wow, this one was rough. So I wrote this whole long review about the dumb plot of this book, the traditional Christopher Pike fat-shaming, the traditional Christopher Pike Native-American-as- magical-spirit-guide trope, the constant non-consensua [...]

    10. UGH finally! A lot of people say this is one of Pike's best but I thought it was a real snooze. It took me 70 years to read. However, the ending was BEYOND perfect, and it was hands down one of his best endings ever; I'll give him that for sure.But they never explain why the dog's name is Plastic! In a book about sexy vampire aliens, I found that the hardest part to believe!

    11. Just read this book a few nights ago, and oh-my-gosh, I was so surprised with this book! I couldn't sleep so I was desperately just trying to find a book to read, when I found this one. Now nobody in my family knows how this book ended up in our house, but I am so glad it did! I'm not really into paranormal stories because most of them are just really stupid these days, but this one sucked me right in. This was a pretty good book and I am now definitely a fan of Christopher Pike as I have seen h [...]

    12. This was the second book from Pike and the one that has stayed within my head so much although I am not quite sure why. I was never one of the jocks or cheerleaders but nor was I ever the one who cared to fit into that particular world. Anyway the story starts off with a bit of a rush and action then just continues to proceed along. The plot is highly driven with spots of deceptive calm, at times sickening faux romance and the swift progression of its action. The reader has problems with catchin [...]

    13. I picked this up on a whim when I saw a stack of old Christopher Pike's for about 50 cents a piece. I used to eat up these kinds of books when I was in the 5th and 6th grade. This is probably where my guilty pleasure of cheesy monster fiction, filled with ludicrous plots, gory violence, and unnecessary teen sex. I think I was rather surprised how much I enjoyed this empty headed horror adventure. It was fast paced and easy, enjoyable enough to toss back in an afternoon. While I wouldn't recommen [...]

    14. Giving this a retroactive 5 stars because it disturbed and unsettled me way more then I could've imagined possible for the stephen-king-obsessed teenager that I was. Whereas other horror held me rapt with curiosity, fascination and a fear that was deliciously fun because I knew it all wasn't real, instead this one cut me at the bone making me baffled and sad. 20 years later I can tell you exactly what scene did it to me and what music I was listening to at the time (The Lion King Soundtrack, whi [...]

    15. I loved the story!Ive read two other Christopher Pike books but this is definitely my favorite.Its basically a story about a girl (Mary) who goes to her boyfriends (Jim) party with a gun and she shoots 2 people then tries to kill Jim.She fails to do so and the police catch her. When her best friend (Angela) visits her to ask why she did was she did she told her because they weren't human anymore. Of course Angela didn't believe her at first. But then her research takes her to beliefs she never e [...]

    16. I used to read Christopher Pike in 6th grade. I remember that my teacher had a box of them we could borrowI read a lot back then (big surprise) but I don’t think I got through all of his (or R.L. Stine's) books, simply because I didn’t have access to them.ey were mostly only in the book catalogs and I had no $ for that! So I read this one now as an adult. It stands up well to adult reading. I was surprised how sad it was.nd of depressing.d there were some things brought up that I would have [...]

    17. I read this book for the first time when I was 13 years old. I found a pile of Christopher Pike books at the thrift store, including this one, and gave it another pass to see what I thought 20 years later. It's a fun read - a bit out there, and a bit mature for a young adult novel but that's probably what attracted me to it as a 13 year old. I remember thinking of Christopher Pike as a grittier RL Stine. I'm glad I re-read it but as far as whether I'd recommend it: I have mixed feelings. It's go [...]

    18. I love Pike’s spare, 80’s teen sci-fi horror books, and if you go into it expecting to be entertained more than intellectually engaged, then you won’t be disappointed. This one’s about a town’s water supply tainted by a space organism that came in on a meteor hundreds of years ago. Who drinks the most water in town? You guessed it — the jocks! The organism is really an alien life form that takes over all of the main character’s friends. Great suspense sustained throughout. Fast mov [...]

    19. Pike is so re-readable because there's always some matter of folklore or legend intertwined into his storylines. Though the plots may seem especially young adult, with titles like "Monster," there is much more involved in making his books creepy in a most realistic way. This book begins with a high school girl crashing a party with her shotgun and killing two people and trying to kill a third before her friend, Angela, stops her. I loved Angela's evolution through the book - the final page reall [...]

    20. The book is full with excitement, which made me not able to stop reading. It is full with secrets that include blood which is perfect if you like books about mysteries. The author describes the events and places very specifically, so I was able to imagine the scene effortlessly.I would defiantly recommend this book if you feel like reading something dramatic and frightening at the sometime.

    21. I remember reading Christopher Pike's novels as a young teen & enjoying them. As an adult I can not say the same. This book was terrible but fairly amusing. I read it & continued to read purely for nostalgia's sake. I found a bunch more of these books in the box I found this one in but I will not be wasting my time reading any more. I have too many good books to read.

    22. I read this book about fifteen years ago, and I still remember it was totally creepy, totally sad, and the best CP book I read back then. I still remember where the girl breaks her boyfriend's neck and eats himoh my god. It still gives me chills. I can still remember the exact scene, the basement, how she scratched his scalp with her fingernail at first, just to have a little taste*shudder*

    23. I disagree with the classification of this book as young adult. IMO, this book is more juvenile adult, with a slightly pulpy odor. The horror YA genre has really taken off with well written, lyrical, deeply moving stories like A Monster Calls, The Reapers are the Angels, and Rot and Ruin. This book is a pale, often silly imitation.

    24. Monster is a good mysterious book by Christopher Pike. The entire book is filled with many twist and turns in Angela Warners adventure. Angelas struggle with school can be relate able at times while others not so much. All in all this is a very good book thats I recommend reading so if you have the chance read this book!!

    25. Absolutely bonkers sci-fi horror. I wouldn't have wished it to be any longer, but I couldn't help but be entertained. One of those books that's so bad it's good.

    26. Book opens with a bang and just kept getting better. Mary kills a bunch of football players and cheerleaders, claiming they are monsters. Angela, Mary's classmate, not believing her wild story, investigates what's happening to the football players. Slowly, she is seduced by Jim, Mary's ex-boyfriend and one of the monsters. Angela is scared, repulsed but uncontrollably attracted to Jim. She digs deeper into the history of the town, and notices she is changing. I was hooked from the first page. It [...]

    27. I read this when I was younger and recently remembered it (I love having a library full of my childhood books at my fingertips). I couldn't remember much about this on its second reading as an adult apart from the very end, everything else I had forgotten, so this felt like a foggy reread. Thoroughly enjoyable and delightfully gory, but not in an over-the-top sense.

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