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I Know What You Did Last Summer (Revised)
I Know What You Did Last Summer (Revised) | Lois Duncan
33 posts | 56 read | 26 to read
"Some secrets just won't stay buried." They didn't mean it. They didn't mean to hit the boy. There was a party, and it was an accident...that wasn't who they were. They were pre-law, a football player, bound for New York. No one could know, so Barry, Julie, Helen, and Ray swore one another to secrecy. But now, a year later, someone knows. Julie receives a haunting, anonymous threat: "I know what you did last summer." The dark lie is unearthed, and before the four friends know it they need to outsmart a killer...or they will be the next to die. Leave the lights on when reading this classic thriller! This new edition features modernized text and a new introduction by Lois Duncan, the master of teen horror.
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KitKat20
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Pickpick

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.

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JacqMac
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Teenager‘s lunchtime movie choice.
#scarathlon #TeamStoker 2pts
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid 🧟‍♀️ 1mo
Linsy I never made it through that movie! 🤦🏻‍♀️ I finally saw it a few winters ago at my dads, but I was the only one awake in a dark house and all of their windows were open and I could see the trees ... needless to to say, I turned it off. I‘m a total woos! 1mo
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BookDragonNotWorm
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Mehso-so

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.

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Bookworm1987
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Loved the film, hated the book. Who else has read this?

pigeonsandcrows Read it a super long time ago. 2mo
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Myshelfawareness
Pickpick

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. 📖📖📖📖📖

Powered_By_Plants I saw the film years and years ago and remember loving it! 3mo
Myshelfawareness @Powered_By_Plants the jump scares scared me but I wasn't crazy about the movie :/ 3mo
Powered_By_Plants Yes remember it being very jumpy , I‘m sure I was around 14 at the time so excited to get my hands on any scary movie ,will have to look out for the book! 3mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Mehso-so

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.

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ShyBookOwl
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It's incredibly sad that this is a shared experience for so many little girls (and probably some boys, too!) 😥

Suet624 Shoot. I still do that! 5mo
ShyBookOwl @Suet624 most of us do, unfortunately 5mo
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ShyBookOwl
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😱 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.

Susannah Oh no! Half the fun of reading books from before the late Nineties is how analog everything is! 😳 5mo
ShyBookOwl @Susannah agreed! It's a bummer. I'm wondering if it will impact the plot at all... often, cell phones can fix a problem, and writers have to make sure they die or break to keep the story going lol 5mo
Sweetkokoro Ah that‘s a big pet peeve of mine with older books brought back. I just don‘t see the need to update things like that. 5mo
ShyBookOwl @Sweetkokoro I had never encountered it before. Super unnecessary 5mo
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ahoffkosik
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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! 🎧

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Arkrayder
Mehso-so

Nice bit of fluff.

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gretchen66
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Had to share this Halloween cuteness💕 🎃👻💕

Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg they're all so adorable! 😍😍 13mo
Cinfhen Thanks for sharing 🧡🧡🧡soooo cute 13mo
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Blueberry
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From my tbr list. It's the book the 1997 movie was based on.

#SomebodysWatchingMe #OctoberXFiles
@Robothugs @Cinfhen

Robothugs Ohhh great pick!! 🙌🏻 13mo
Cinfhen I read the book & saw the movie!!! In this case I think movie was better 😛 13mo
Cinfhen And a GREAT pick 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 13mo
Blueberry @Cinfhen I might skip the book in that case. Thanks. 13mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
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A short read to revisit my tween self. Lois Duncan messed me up as a kid. #reread #popsugar18 #abookmadeintoamovieyouvealreadyseen

rather_be_reading on my tbr for sure! 13mo
LeahBergen I read this as a tween, too. 😆 13mo
ravenlee I tried to reread LD last year, and I couldn‘t get very far. Not sure if it didn‘t age well or I changed too much over the last 20-some years. 13mo
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BookishGirl06
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Mehso-so

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.

Ashley85 Wow, totally didn‘t know this was a book! I used to watch this all the time as a teenager. 14mo
4thhouseontheleft I didn‘t know this was a book! I am only familiar with the movie. 14mo
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Blueberry
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Blueberry Hahaha♡ 2y
LibrarianRyan 🤣😜🤣😜 2y
GripLitGrl 😄😄😄 2y
SomedayAlmost 🤣😂 2y
GarthRanzz Hilarious!! 2y
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Cinfhen
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#MarchIntoOz sometimes when you panic a bad idea seems like a good idea...also agreeing to watch this movie with my son was additional #dumbthings I sometimes do😩🤬😳

LeahBergen I read this in junior high. 😆 2y
BookaholicNatty I remember where I was the first time I saw these and how terrified I was lol 2y
toofondofbooks I absolutely LOVED Lois Duncan when I was in junior high. My friends and I would swap them around. 2y
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TrishB My kids won‘t watch scary films at all / me and hubby love them!! 2y
Cinfhen My kids LOVE all those slasher films @TrishB but I‘m 🐔💩 2y
TheLibrarian I just watched this movie the other night!! 2y
Cinfhen 😊💗👍🏻 @TheLibrarian 2y
batsy This is the best kind of #dumbthings #sodumbitsgood 😂 2y
DebinHawaii Great pick! 😱👍 2y
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DebinHawaii
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#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.

DebinHawaii @Lizpixie I got it right!!! 🤣❤️ 2y
Cinfhen Great collage👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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AlainnahScott

“He knew the worst thing for me would be to stay alive in a world without you.” 🖤

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thegreentealibrarian
Pickpick

I freely admit that I enjoyed this one more at 13 and this isn't my favorite Lois Duncan book but I still enjoyed rereading it.

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thegreentealibrarian
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#RiotGrams
Day 7 Skulls, Pumpkins, and Witches 💀
Day 8 Books I loved as a teen (I still love Lois Duncan's books) ❤

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LeslieO
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A summer read from my teens! #sweetsummerstack

Blueberry How was it? I've thought about reading it. 2y
LeslieO @Blueberry Well, my 13 year old self loved it 44 years ago! 2y
Blueberry Lol 2y
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IamIamIam Loved this book as a kid!!! 2y
Hooked_on_books Great choice! This takes me back. 😂 2y
LeslieO @Hooked_on_books I think this was the cover on the one I read! 2y
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josie281
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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!)

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glp4766
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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😞😞

CAGirlReading I had no idea, I was a fan of her books as well, how sad ☹️ 2y
Reviewsbylola I didn't know she died. I read this and my heart broke for her. 2y
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AshleyS
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Mehso-so

I listened to this for nostalgia's sake, and I'll just say some things are better left in the past.

TheBookAddict I used to read her books when I was a teen and recently thought that I should read them again...Now I'm thinking that maybe I shouldn't. 3y
AshleyS @TheBookAddict It might just be me, but I was disappointed. The version I listened to was also updated to be more current: texting, webcasts, etc. and I thought that was really weird and may have affected my opinion 3y
TheBookAddict Oh ok, yeah I think the updates would make it a little weird. I think I'll stick to the original books then. 3y
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DebinHawaii
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#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

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled They look like theyre saying, "Seriously, Debbie. Where are your culottes? You look so unfabulous." 3y
Zelma That is fantastically awful. And ladies, this looks like a seventies horror movie in the making. Remember the rules: no sex and you'll live. Try to resist those handsome men there. 😂 3y
DebinHawaii @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled.com It's as if you can read their minds! Hah! 😭👍 3y
DebinHawaii @Zelma Very important horror film rules to follow. 👍 3y
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strikingthirteen
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Pickpick

Redone for a modern audience but still a classic summer thriller.

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KimmieReadsALot
Pickpick

Summer is a perfect time to re-read YA thrillers! I love Lois Duncan & since hearing if her passing I want to re-read them all.

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Texasblues

RIP, Lois Duncan - I loved your books so hard as a teen

maximoffs Oh no did she pass? 3y
Texasblues @steverogers Yes, she was 82. 3y
Kaylamburson Oh no!! I didn't hear that 😥. I loved all her stuff. 3y
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Howardsimmons
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RIP Lois Duncan.

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litsybookclub
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:) 8AM PST!

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litsybookclub

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!

brendanmleonard *lucille bluth flail* 3y
litsybookclub @brendanmleonard 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻 3y
maximoffs @brendanmleonard there's always money in the banana stand 3y
brendanmleonard @stormborn and that's why you pick a book for book club 3y
Lola The Girls 3y
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litsybookclub
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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!!!!

maximoffs I'm going to nominate because I wasn't a Gatsby fan but I am willing to give it another chance in a new form 3y
BeckyRenner How about "Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life"? It won the Pulitzer this year. :) 3y
brendanmleonard I am reading Barbarian Days right now and even though I'm a chapter in I love it. I would totally be down for postponing reading more until next month. 3y
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BeckyRenner I apparently don't know what I'm doing. Lol. Linky link link 3y
shawnmooney I suggest 'The Trouble with Goats and Sheep' - a sweet 2016 debut novel out of the UK set during a famous summer heatwave there back in the 1970s, with gems of sentences so perfect, and characters so quirkily human, you'll remember them viscerally for decades. 3y
steph_hashes_tags I've already read it, but J. Courtney Sullivan's Maine is perfect for summer. 3y
maximoffs @shawnmooney that description though 👌🏼 3y
winemom THIS ONE SUMMER by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki. It's a graphic novel that I've been dying to read! The artwork reminds me of a Wes Anderson film. 😊 3y
Gayan I fourth A Tree Grows in Brooklyn because for some crazy reason I've never read it and I need to. 3y
ElizabethAndino I vote a sixth a tree grows in Brooklyn and second The Girls . 3y
maximoffs I'm going to seventh 3y
Chessa Because it's on my to read list, I'm nominating 3y
Chessa But want to add that This One Summer is excellent! 3y
Anei I'm not sure if it ALL takes place in the summer, but I think an important chunk of it at least does. 3y
tnorris It's written like poetry! I want to read it again, so would be an awesome reason :) 3y
litsybookclub We're keeping track of all of these! 3y
JulieAnn And the pride and prejudice retelling sounds awesome so that's my second. 3y
eolibrary I don't know if this was been mentioned... The synopsis got me attention, especially since it's set in July: Even a gorgeous July rental house on a serene beach in Mallorca, Spain, isn't quite enough to contain the Post family's problems and secrets. 3y
AmbityScambity I'm voting for 3y
TheLadyHyatt Definitely voting for 3y
LibrarianRyan Okay that didn't turn out right. Second 3y
LibrarianRyan Is short, but predictable and boring. That being said, myself and one other are the only people I know who didn't like it. The kids loved it. 3y
LornaDH Maine 3y
marita This One Summer! 3y
litsybookclub NO NOMINATIONS AFER REEMARIANI ARE COUNTED. NOMINATIONS CLOSED AFTER THAT VOTE! 3y
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