Though it is not the most thrilling book I‘ve read, it keeps an excellent tone of suspense throughout. It is an entertaining read with interesting characters and a plot that will really make you think about the true meaning of justice.
Have you heard of that elusive, mythical beast - the movie that's better than the book? I found it!
That said, the book and the movie were completely different - the same characters but different plots, with just enough in common to vaguely resemble each other as distant cousins. If you can make it past the writing on the first few pages, you might as well stick it out, it's a quick and somewhat suspenseful read.
This book was spine chilling! I couldn't put it down. I came across this book in elementary school but never got around to reading it; although, I've read some of Duncan's other works and enjoyed those. I know there are sequel movies that go along with this book and I'd like to see sequel books too! I strongly recommend this book. 📖📖📖📖📖
Let's start with a note about the book being updated. I was horrified when I realized I wasn't reading the original 1970s text. But it turns out the author updated it herself, happily (see pic)! So, I have to respect the update. But, it did muddle the story for me. It still felt dated, with the random mention of a cell phone.
Overall, the book was okay. Very different from the movie. The killer reveal was well done but the end was very abrupt.
😱 shock and horror... why does this 1973 book mention a GPS system in a car? I just realized it's been updated and revised for today's reader.
Before the ‘90s slasher flick I Know What You Did Last Summer, there was a 1973 YA thriller of the same name. There were **plenty** of book-to-movie changes, but the four core characters are the same, and we discuss each one in great detail on the new episode of my podcast! We also talk about hotness in YA (it‘s a thing!), discuss the roots of MeToo in chauvinistic literary characters, and LOL at ‘70s relics. click the link in my bio to listen! 🎧
Book 1 of the #screamathon it wasn‘t bad. Pretty short and I thought it was easy to predict who the bad guy was. This has been out for awhile and I finally read it tonight.
#MarchIntoOz #HitAndRun ?All of these books I've read feature a hit-and-run--that if not the center of the story, impacts the book in some way. From the latest I recently finished, "I Let You Go" to the first I remember reading, Lois Duncan's "I Know What You Did Last Summer." (I love to show off that 70s cover!) "This is Paradise" is a book of Hawaii-set stories & has one about a family's grief at their son/brother's death from a hit-and-run.
“He knew the worst thing for me would be to stay alive in a world without you.” 🖤
A summer read from my teens! #sweetsummerstack
This is the reason that my book posts are less than usual. At least it's an interesting class... (Non-school related books, I miss you!)
I was a avid fan of Lois Duncan when i was young. I followed closely for years the search that Lois and her husband Don done to find the murder of their daughter Kait in 1989. I am saddened to know that she died in 2016 and I didnt realize it. It saddens me that she died without proving who killed her daughter😞😞
I listened to this for nostalgia's sake, and I'll just say some things are better left in the past.
#Day8 #SeptemberPhotoChallenge #uglycovers I struggled to find a cover on my shelves that I think is truly ugly, but this one came to mind. It's the 1975 edition & the one I remember checking out from the library as a preteen, so it has a cool factor, but the expressions & awkward poses of the models make me laugh. It was beat up when I bought it while rereading my Lois Duncan favorites a few years ago but I had to have it 📚❤️ #somethingforsept
Hello everyone! We just want to inform you that the nominations for the July book have ended. The top 5 books have been determined and will be posted tomorrow. Keep an eye out for the post, and don't forget to vote for your favorite to be our July book!
Welcome to the nominating post! Our theme is "A book that takes place in the Summer". Nominate yours, second and third books you would like to read and let's go!!!!