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meggonzo
04-02-2011, 03:28 PM
Heather - Sorry your friend didn't like the book! I think you have to go in expecting it will be a piece of crap and just get some laughs out of it. I haven't read it yet. My bday is at the end of the month so I'm hoping someone will buy it for me!

Lara - I read Sleepover Friends too! I even had some recipe book for all the junk food that they used to eat at their sleepovers. Wish I could find that...

dramagrrl
04-02-2011, 09:46 PM
Lara - I read Sleepover Friends too! I even had some recipe book for all the junk food that they used to eat at their sleepovers. Wish I could find that...
It was called the Super Sleepover Guide and I still have it on my shelf... the recipe for Kate's Super-Fudge is great, actually! ;)

KikiSashaFan
04-02-2011, 11:28 PM
I remember Sleepover Friends! There was one where Patty (Patsy?) got a makeover and was *so* cool, so my friends and I all had to go out and get clothes just like her. I'm pretty sure it included leg warmers, neon mini skirts and shoulder pads :lol:

dramagrrl
04-03-2011, 02:41 AM
I remember Sleepover Friends! There was one where Patty (Patsy?) got a makeover and was *so* cool, so my friends and I all had to go out and get clothes just like her. I'm pretty sure it included leg warmers, neon mini skirts and shoulder pads :lol:
I remember in the same book, Patty got shown up in her attempt to be the coolest by some girl from out of town who proved she was the epitome of California fashion by wearing a rubber miniskirt. :lol:

My favourite thing about the Sleepover Friends is that these four girls apparently rode all over town on bicycles, went to the mall alone and bought clothing with their own money, hung out (again, without any parents in sight) at pizza places and ice cream parlours after school, had their own business (as birthday party entertainers), and had sleepovers every Friday night... and yet they were supposed to be in Grade 5. Riiiiight. ;)

Habs
04-04-2011, 05:40 PM
It was called the Super Sleepover Guide and I still have it on my shelf... the recipe for Kate's Super-Fudge is great, actually! ;)

I still have it too... I love the peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe :)

ArtisticFan
04-04-2011, 06:19 PM
Heather - Sorry your friend didn't like the book! I think you have to go in expecting it will be a piece of crap and just get some laughs out of it. I haven't read it yet. My bday is at the end of the month so I'm hoping someone will buy it for me!



I got the book Friday and am almost done with it. It has been an entertaining read to say the least. There are many problems with the structure, writing, etc., but I expected those. It is a great piece of nostalgia, which is what I view it as overall.

Cheylana
04-04-2011, 10:06 PM
Ooh, I meant to ask earlier if people ever read the Christopher Pike books. Man... those books gave me straight-up nightmares! :lol:

I actually thought I only read about 2-3 of those books, but on reflection I think I read 6:

* Gimme a Kiss (girl fakes her death by jumping off a boat... only to be double-crossed by her best friend)
* Fall Into Darkness (girl fakes her death by jumping off a cliff... only to be double-crossed by her brother's best friend)
* Witch (some teenage witch with healing powers or something, kind of boring)
* Final Friends series - first book only (I guess I didn't care enough who murdered Alice, heh)
* Chain Letter - in retrospect, it kinda seems like a ripoff of "I Know What You Did Last Summer"
* Some book in which kids are getting eaten in the woods by what everyone thinks is a wild animal, but then it turns out the wild animal is a foreign exchange student girl... can't figure out the name of this one though!

Veronika
04-04-2011, 10:30 PM
I read a lot of Christopher Pike books too. Remember Me was my favorite--there were even a couple of sequels, but they weren't as good as the original.

I also liked Witch, The Midnight Club, See You Later, and The Season of Passage.

I HATED the book Monster. It was really gross and bothered me for a while after I read it. :P

Cheylana
04-04-2011, 10:36 PM
Remember Me was my favorite--there were even a couple of sequels, but they weren't as good as the original.
Just looked at the synopsis and realized I read this one too (though I don't recall whodunit, though, lol)

Veronika
04-04-2011, 10:44 PM
Just looked at the synopsis and realized I read this one too (though I don't recall whodunit, though, lol)

It was Amanda, Shari's brother's girlfriend...who was actually switched at birth with Shari. It was really confusing, Shari was a love child and Shari's best friend Jo's mom was the scorned woman.

I've re-read the book as an adult, and it holds up pretty well. :)

Cheylana
04-04-2011, 10:52 PM
It was Amanda, Shari's brother's girlfriend...who was actually switched at birth with Shari. It was really confusing, Shari was a love child and Shari's best friend Jo's mom was the scorned woman.

I've re-read the book as an adult, and it holds up pretty well. :)
Thanks! I had totally forgotten that twist... maybe I'll check it out of the library and relive my adolescence a lil' bit too ;)

LuckyCharm
04-05-2011, 12:46 AM
I read a lot of Christopher Pike books too. Remember Me was my favorite--there were even a couple of sequels, but they weren't as good as the original.

I also liked Witch, The Midnight Club, See You Later, and The Season of Passage.

I HATED the book Monster. It was really gross and bothered me for a while after I read it. :P

Wasn't there a rumor some time ago that Remember Me was gonna be made into a movie? I think many of his works would translate well to the screen. They'd be better than much of the stuff that makes it to the theater these days.

I feel a little silly for this, but if I'm being honest, I have to say that Season of Passage and See You Later are still two of my favorite books of all time.

Was Monster the one where the main character ate raw Big Macs? That actually grossed me out more than the cannibalism.

Veronika
04-05-2011, 01:14 AM
Wasn't there a rumor some time ago that Remember Me was gonna be made into a movie? I think many of his works would translate well to the screen. They'd be better than much of the stuff that makes it to the theater these days.

I feel a little silly for this, but if I'm being honest, I have to say that Season of Passage and See You Later are still two of my favorite books of all time.

Was Monster the one where the main character ate raw Big Macs? That actually grossed me out more than the cannibalism.

Yeah, I think I heard something about Remember Me becoming a movie...not sure if that would be good, but it would be interesting.

Don't worry, I still haven't found any books as an adult that have captured my imagination the way that CP's books have. :)

Yeah, Monster was all about blood and eating people...and not in a subtle, vampire-esque way. :(

meggonzo
04-05-2011, 04:37 AM
Ooh, I meant to ask earlier if people ever read the Christopher Pike books. Man... those books gave me straight-up nightmares! :lol:

I actually thought I only read about 2-3 of those books, but on reflection I think I read 6:

* Gimme a Kiss (girl fakes her death by jumping off a boat... only to be double-crossed by her best friend)
* Fall Into Darkness (girl fakes her death by jumping off a cliff... only to be double-crossed by her brother's best friend)
* Witch (some teenage witch with healing powers or something, kind of boring)
* Final Friends series - first book only (I guess I didn't care enough who murdered Alice, heh)
* Chain Letter - in retrospect, it kinda seems like a ripoff of "I Know What You Did Last Summer"
* Some book in which kids are getting eaten in the woods by what everyone thinks is a wild animal, but then it turns out the wild animal is a foreign exchange student girl... can't figure out the name of this one though!

I think the last book is Spellbound. And wouldn't "I Know What You Did Last Summer" be a ripoff of Chain Letter? That movie didn't come out until around 1997 and the book is probably from around 1986.

Fall into Darkness was a kind of a ripoff on Gimme a Kiss. I think he even wrote that into the story! Fall into Darkness was made into a TV movie with Jonathan Brandis and Tatyana Ali (Ashley from Fresh Prince).

Veronika
04-05-2011, 12:14 PM
I Know What You Did Last Summer is based on a book from 1973...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Know_What_You_Did_Last_Summer_%28novel%29