Author: Christopher Pike
Book Description: Shari Cooper hadn’t planned on dying, but four floors is a long way to fall. Her friends say she fell but Shari knew she had been murdered. Making a vow to herself to find her killer, Shari spies on her friends, and even enters their dreams. She also comes face-to-face with a nightmare from beyond the grave. The Shadow – a thing more horrible than death itself – is the key to Shari’s death, and the only thing that can stop her murderer from murdering again
Today I am going to talk about the book “Remember Me” written by Christopher Pike. You can find this book for free on Wattpad but I truly recommend to buy it, as it is a brilliant book, an essential in your library. I have read Christopher Pike’s books before, thanks to Roberta from Offbeat YA, and I am used to his strange / weird writing style. “Remember Me” follows the story of a 17 years old girl, Shari, who dies at a friend’s birthday party and comes back to life as a ghost. Now Shari is trying to find her murderer. This is not just a dark horror story, it is much more than that. Of course, as always, I cannot reveal a lot, but I assure you that there’s more than meets the eye in this book. I don’t know how Pike managed to create these wonderful characters, who are very flawed but in the same time very real. The plot twists come very naturally in this book, they’re not there just to surprise you, they are there to teach you that’s life sometimes is a huge plot twist. The beauty of this book is not the story, but how many elements are included there, such as drug addiction, adultery, cheating, depression, suicide, incest, dark magic and religion.
The Extra Element:
Christopher Pike is the extra element. He has such a unique writing style, that even if you didn’t know that it was his book, you would guess it immediately.
This book is recommended to everybody. I am extremely serious, this is not only for teenagers. Pike talks about a lot of dark matters, which adults can also enjoy. I know this is targeted to young adults, but everybody should read it. Even though horror/fantasy may not be your cup of tea, this book is much more than simply a ghost story. “Remember Me” doesn’t focus that much on scaring you with the paranormal, as it focuses on scaring you with real happenings. Still, I have to warn you that the re are some scenes which can be quite scary. Pike is quite the master with his words, and some scenes can scare you, but that’s all. It is worth it!