e-Book Die Softly download

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by Christopher Pike

ISBN: 0671690566
ISBN13: 978-0671690564
Language: English
Publisher: Simon Pulse; 1st edition (April 1, 1991)
Category: Mysteries and Thrillers
Subategory: Young Adult

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Rating: 4.1
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Christopher Pike, Die Softly. This book was seriously creepy and maybe the most gory of all the Pike books I have read.

He may have photographed a murder  . Christopher Pike, Die Softly. It also is quite different then what I have read from him before but since I have not read everything I cannot speak for all his books.

Herb is the prime suspect in the death of a cheerleader. This book is basically about this cheerleader Alexa Close amd a boy named Herb who is iterested in photography.

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Christopher Pike is the pseudonym of American author Kevin Christopher McFadden (born November 12, 1955). Christopher Pike only wrote one book in this forty-seven book series. He is a bestselling author of young adult and children's fiction. Master of Murder (1992). Other writers of this series include Caroline B. Cooney and Diane Ho.

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Kevin Christopher McFadden, who is best know as Christopher Pike is an American author.

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Herb, a lecherous high school photography buff, plants his camera in the girls' shower room, and when a cheerleader mysteriously dies that same night, Herb realizes that he holds the evidence to her murder
Somewhat morbid, but well written, YA (young adult) novel by Christopher Pike!


Herb Trasker was a normal American teenager. He had his friends: Theo (a fun loving bad influence) and Sammie (a large and in charge type, with a sarcastic attitude), he had his crushes: Alexa (a sweet cheerleader with a terrible home life) and his enemies: Stephen (Alexa's boyfriend). However the people he loved most were Theo and Sammie. He would do anything for either of them. One day Sammie hatches a plan to get back a t the cheerleaders for all the teasing they made her go through. She asked him to take a picture of the cheerleaders naked in the shower to pass around at graduation. After the pictures are taken, one of the cheerleaders, Lisa (Alexa's best friend) is killed in a car wreck. When he develops the photos he sees one of Lisa, with a shadowy figure coming up behind her - with a baseball bat.

For a long time the books goes on and on, which is the only thing I didn't like. But in the end you find out that Sammie thinks she killed Roger (Theo's late brother), and shoots Stephen. Alexa tries to save Stephen with first aid, and as Sammie is about to shoot Alexa, Theo shoots her.

Soon however you figure out Alexa was behind it the whole time. She kills Herb, but Herb planted a camera. She is arrested at the funeral, leaving Theo the only survivor.

An amazing book!

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Christopher Pike generally creates plots that are different enough to enthrall, with his other real strength lying in creating compassionate, genuine characters. In this case we have stumbling, bumbling Herb, being the typical teenage boy in that he's 'horny', yet being unique because of actual tenderness.

Die Softly is one of Pike's darker stories, ending with a twisted finale that leaves one depressed and stunned. There are so many curves in this road it should be blockaded. It never stays stagnant, popping up continuously with new nail-chomping situations. Was the girl he's been in love with for years involved more than she says? Is she being framed by his best friend, jealous of his relationship with her? Did the best friend do it? Is it because of his love's demented, drug addicted friends? Did one of them turn on each other? And what is the deal with his other best friend's brother's car accident a year earlier? You get the picture.

It's one of those novels that starts at the end, with Herb telling it how everything went to hell to a surprisingly amicable detective. From there out it's a mystery where you get a good idea, but just aren't sure. There is an inkling of blood, but suspense isn't focused on. My attention was grabbed and I hated putting it down. The powerful ending wrapped it up perfectly. Bad points? Well, the middle did lag a bit, even if things were happening. Herb was a 'great guy' but the circular actions grew slightly - and I said slightly - tiresome. The beginning could have been sped up also. The dream sequence was useful and did interest, but it went on too long and became stale. My mind drifted a few times, but thankfully in the end Pike's words brought me back home.

Like most of Pike's books, while labeled as young adult, the very grown-up themes shine through. I was left thinking about how far some people go for people they care about, even when they know better. It's not the general story of the protagonist trying to figure out whodunnit before it's too late, but a different animal altogether. A book that leaves me thinking, even if it's depressing, can never be a bad thing.

It's not often you get a creeper as the MC whose eyes you read through. But even despite the fact that this guy rigged up a camera to take pictures of his naked classmates, Pike wrote it in such a way that Herb was still an appealing guy. I didn't get skeeved out at all while reading. In fact, I empathized with Herb a little. He was just setting himself up for a stupid prank but he ended up getting handed a lot more.

Pike has an excellent way of teetering guilt from one character to another. You can't tell who's lying, who's being genuine or who has some tracks to cover. Everyone (except Herb) looks guilty. I just love how it's all woven together so seamlessly. Until it was made obvious who the culprit was, I was constantly trying to figure out who was the big bad in this story. And why. Now I'm not the best at these kinds of whodunnit type of stories but I'm able to connect the dots decently enough. But Pike's dots were masterfully all over the place in a kind of organized chaos. I truly think that the truth is hidden so well that not too many people would be able to figure it out until close to the reveal.

The only thing I'd change would be the villain dialogue at the end. It's kind of classic in a cliche sort of way how the villain ultimately suffers from verbal diarrhea and just can't shut their damn mouths, destroy evidence and be done with it. It was a definite unload that I think could have been better worked into the plot but I'm over it. I liked the rest of it too much.

Pike did a great job of keeping all of the characters (except Herb) at arm's length. Each had something about them that I could empathize or sympathize with but each had a motive, just a little hint of guilt that kept me from getting them too close. I had no idea who I could trust. That feeling of unease that Pike created isn't found often, I don't think, and it really made me uncomfortable at times. As do all good creepy thriller books. And don't go in expecting a cookie cutter ending either. Pike is fearless with his characters. No one is safe and he sticks to that.

While it didn't have anything paranormal in it, it still rates pretty high on the creep scale. Good horror doesn't need paranormal elements in it to make it horror. Just amazing writing that makes you uncomfortable and some level of afraid. Die Softly did just that.

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