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The Midnight Club By Christopher Pike The Midnight Club Rotterdam Home a hospice where teenagers with terminal illnesses went to die was home to the Midnight Club a group of five young men and women who met at midnight and told stories of intrigue and ho
  • Title: The Midnight Club
  • Author: Christopher Pike
  • ISBN: 9780671872632
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Midnight Club By Christopher Pike Rotterdam Home, a hospice where teenagers with terminal illnesses went to die, was home to the Midnight Club a group of five young men and women who met at midnight and told stories of intrigue and horror One night they made a pact that the first of them to die would make every effort to contact the others from beyond the grave.
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    1. Christopher Pike

      Christopher Pike is the pseudonym of Kevin McFadden He is a bestselling author of young adult and children s fiction who specializes in the thriller genre.Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name McFadden was born in New York but grew up in California where he stills lives in today A college drop out, he did factory work, painted houses and programmed computers before becoming a recognized author 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 The result was Slumber Party 1985 , a book about a group of teenagers who run into bizarre and violent events during a ski weekend After that he wrote Weekend and Chain Letter All three books went on to become bestsellers.

    462 Comments

    1. Unique Powerful Sad The back blurb misleads potential buyers because with this type of book they would have expected creepiness Instead the actual book is serious and potent It swell, it s a drama about death Not only death but the possibilities of reincarnation and the connection the dying have with each other in a hospice house Bleak, depressing stuff but it s realistic and there s a strange beauty to it all.One of my favorites from the author, this is a book that shows how creative he can be [...]


    2. When I was younger, I absolutely adored Christopher Pike s novels After coming back here recently and re reading much of his stories, I couldn t help but feel a bit of detachment from them though They were good, certainly, but not the magnificent tales I remembered when I was a pre teen This one however was a story of his I hadn t yet read, and casually bought online without knowing anything about the plot.When I began the story though, I instantly adored it But it was a sad kind of adoration Th [...]


    3. The Midnight Club was definitely not what I was expecting it to be Based on the cheesey 90s looking cover and the synopsis on the back, I thought this was a young adult horror la R.L Stine there s even an ad in the back for the 1996 Fear Street Calendar What it turned out to be was a lovingly written story about five teens facing their last days in a hospice At midnight every night, the five friends meet and tell stories, giving each other moral support right up to the end.The characters can be [...]


    4. This book stays with me as one of the most infleuntial books of my formative years For a YA book, some of the subjects are quite heavy going it s set in a hospice for teenagers with terminal illness and deals with the stories they tell each other to come to terms with their issues and find comfort Ultimately, a tale of love and loss between dying teenagers, it has a poignancy that elevates it above the usual YA horror nonsense you d expect from Pike even if he was better at it than his comtepora [...]


    5. I m not sure how many times I have read this book At least twice once as a teenager, and once yesterday It may have been I don t know I ve read and reread all or most of Christopher Pike s books My memories of them are an amalgamation of witchy teen sex and murder, compiled mostly during that hazy unformed lump of time between the ages of 13 and 16 I was a boring kid, so in between tearing out pages of Thrasher mag for my inspiration binders I didn t skate, like at all and stickering my closet [...]


    6. Dang, Pike was so dirty for my 11 year old mind I remember some weird shift where I graduated from R.L Stine s babysitting, dating, sneaking out teenagers to Christopher Pike s fucking, cursing, weed smoking drop out teenagers, The Midnight Club being my start off point I ended up hating Pike s books overall, but this particular one is a f reals masterpiece A group of dying teens at a hospice meet up nightly at exactly 12pm to tell each other horror stories, and eventually make a pact with each [...]


    7. I enjoyed this book The concept is interesting terminally ill teenagers living at a hospice waiting to die and wondering if there is life after death They make a pact that if there is an afterlife, the first one to die must contact the rest of them Kinda cool This book made me want to own and operate a hospice for teenagers But I m a bit morbid, so that s ok.


    8. I m not rating this or reviewing it I m just feeling nostalgic and felt like adding one of my pre teen favorites to my read list Loved this book I still have it somewhere I may have to break it out and read it again.


    9. Wow, what complete and utter BS was this book I know it is fiction, I know supernatural fantasy, but dear Lord, what a load of BS it was I have a splitting headache, and I am actually sorry I spend money even if it was only a small amount on it The blurb It sounds amazing, and I was really interested in it Sadly, the whole pact thing and then one dying doesn t happen until about 80 pages until the end And the BS just starts spread out some after that Nothing horrible happens, nothing exciting h [...]


    10. Christopher Pike will always have a soft spot in my heart The Midnight Club was one of the first books I read as a girl that really make me think about the other possibilities that might lie in that great big afterward beyond what I was being taught every week in Sunday school.This is a surprising novel, anyone looking at the cover would think they re about to pick up a Fear Street knock off or another I Know What You Did Last Summer but if you take a chance what you ll get instead is a quiet, m [...]


    11. I acknowledge that the plot is cheesy, but there is a surprising amount of heart to it The Midnight Club consists of a group of terminally ill teenagers who are all attractive and somewhat horny, because it s a young adult book telling each other ghost stories at late night meetings Looking back on it and talking about it, I recognize how cheesy the entire thing sounds, but if I were to open the book right now and start reading, I would be pulled in and reeling from the bitter sweet ending all o [...]


    12. There are really good character moments here and the teens in the book are actually well rounded, flaws and all It s a shame they re just sandwiched in between some subpar stories that they tell as part of their club If it had just focused on the core group it would have been a poignant look at dying teens which was far less manipulative than The Fault in Our Stars.


    13. What a beautiful heartbreaking novel Definitely a recommend Not going to say too much about it as it is best diving into it not knowing anything


    14. This was definitely not what I expected out of Christopher Pike This is not your usual horror thriller story of murder and mayhem but rather of a love story between souls and friendshipE MIDNIGHT CLUB takes place in a hospice care facility for teens This is not a place you go to get better, it is a place you go to die and be kept as comfortable as possible until that time Five teens who suffer from terminal cancers of varying degrees decide to start a club among themselves where they meet at mi [...]


    15. This is my first time ever reading any book by Christopher Pike The genre of this novel is General Fiction The story begins with Llonka, Spencer, Kevin, Sandra, and Anya all living in a Rotterdam House, which is a hospice for young people, dying of fatal diseases In the hospice the 5 main characters started a group therapy called, The Midnight Club , which happens to be the title of this novel Every night their will tell each other stories, Spencer stories are gore, Sandra never tells a story, b [...]


    16. I m absolutely awestruck with this book This book is just so crazy Everything that I think remembering past lives and in each life we meet everyone we know now once again But what s sad, is that if that were real, if it were to happen, none of us would remember how the others affected us It s so sad I like how these friends lives were wound together It s terrible how Anya couldn t live with herself any longerhaving the one person she felt kinda owed it, smother her Poor Spencer Kevin, just so sw [...]


    17. You know a hospice is where people go to die, right Well, that seems like a humane way to do it for older people where their last days can be a little comfortable, perhaps a little less sterile than a hospital wing, but this home is set aside for teenagers You don t go to a hospice hoping for treatment In fact, it s apparently against the rules, but the doctor who runs this facility is kind enough to his patients to try whatever they need to make them feel better.The story involves five kids wh [...]


    18. Maybe it is because I m feeling emotionally fragile this week, but I was actually a little bit moved by this Christopher Pike book The Midnight Club takes place in a hospice for dying teenagers Five of the patients get together at midnight every night to tell each other scary stories One night they decide that the one who dies first should try and contact the survivors And then one of the group dies Except that the real story isn t anything like that This is really a love story, a story of past [...]


    19. This book is basically about a group of teenagers in the hospice, but the story isn t so much about these teens as the stories they tell around the table in the group they have dubbed The Midnight Club The stories they tell are actually creative and enjoyable one about a girl and the wish she makes that results in a clone of herself the angel who becomes human, and a story set in India amidst the caste system I really liked this book, it was a lot of fun and remains one of my favorites though I [...]


    20. I ended up picking up this book from my school library after gaining an interest in Christopher Pike due to hisThe Last Vampire series.I was surprised by the gloomy atmosphere of this book, though it being about teenagers with terminal illnesses, it shouldn t have surprised me.I found it to be a very wonderful, almost uplifting book, though I ended up crying so many times throughout it.


    21. I seriously used to be obsessed with this book as a pre teen and that love followed me into my teens years and even up to my adulthood I love this book It may not be the most well written novel that changed the way the world thought but it had a huge impact on me To this day I still tell people about this book and tell them to add it to their bookcase My poor copy is battered and torn but well loved.


    22. When this book first came out, all I could think of was the Midnight Society on that old Nickelodeon TV show, Are You Afraid of the Dark You know, Submitted for the approval of the Midnight Society and then they would tell a scary story I really like Pike s books where there were stories within the story which he s done fairly often.


    23. I think this book really exemplifies Christopher Pike s ability to create YA horror that is also tender, atmospheric and at times, almost painfully bittersweet The premise for the book is in itself a haunting one, and the characters beautifully crafted Again, it s one of those Pike books that I read and re read, over and over.




    24. Enjoyable read for an afternoon but not what I thought it would be As others have mentioned the blurb is very misleading, this isn t a teens spooky ghosts horror that I expected based on the author, cover and clurb but instead a somber story about dealing with terminal illness with no spookiness intended The whole Master threaded storyline was a too hokey and heavy handed for me but the bits in between were an engaging look at teenagers dealing with impending death.


    25. The book The Midnight Club by Christopher Pike tells of the life in a hospice A hospice is a place where people with terminal illness are sent to die They do not receive treatment, only painkillers the people there are all teenagers with no future A small group of teenagers decide to make a club that starts at midnight to gather around and tell stories I enjoyed reading this book it was interesting At first I thought it was going to be similar to thousand paper cranes with the character having h [...]


    26. I remember enjoying this book when I was younger, but rereading it I realized it s not one of Pike s best The stories told in it are not that interesting, and frankly neither are the characters I was happy to be finished.I LOVE Remember Me and Bury Me Deep etc etc but this one just doesn t hit the spot.


    27. This has got to be one of the best books I ve read from Christopher Pike A little annoyed that they marketed it as a thriller, but oh well A very deep narrative with questions of life abound, this was seriously an incredible read.



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