Friday, August 31, 2007

#66. I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan

Pages: 198
Finished: Aug. 31, 2007
Reason for Reading: one of my picks for the RIP Challenge
First Published: 1973
Genre: YA thriller
Rating: 5/5

First Sentence:


The note was there, lying beside her plate when she came down to breakfast.



Comments: This was a page-turning thriller! I came into this book 'cold-turkey', I hadn't read it before, nor have I seen the movie so I didn't really know anything about it apart from a general idea of the plot. It was incredibly suspenseful and chilling. The twist-ending was fabulous! But I wonder how they pulled that off in the movie. For a book written in 1973, it has a surprisingly modern feel to it. Apart from the mention of Vietnam and a college demonstration it felt very current. I have to say I thought that a YA thriller might be a bit lame but this was just what I would expect from an adult book, minus the graphic violence and sex. Duncan has a long list of books to her name and I'm definitely going to try another one soon.

4 comments:

  1. I had no idea the movie was based on a book! From your description, it sounds like a very entertaining read.

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  2. I've never read the book, but I know I enjoyed the movie at the time. Honestly though it has been so long that I cannot recall the ending at all. I would love to hear your thoughts on the film now that you've read the book.

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  3. I haven't seen the movie and had no idea there was a book. This one's going straight onto the wish list.

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  4. I did like the movie! Time to read the book!

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