I Know What You Did Last Summer Mass Market Paperback – Apr 6 1999
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"A taut, skillfully plotted and suspenseful thriller." --Publishers Weekly
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I know what you did last summer is a book with many different types of action and mystery. The book is about a girl named Jamie that wants to get accepted into a college called St. Thomas. She gets into the college. The first day she is their she meets 4 people. Right away she feels welcome by these people because they are so nice. Jamie and her friends decide to go out to eat. But they realize that the closest restaurant is 10 miles away. They have to go straight through this huge forest. Jamie was driving and she saw this blood dripping down her windshield. She waited a little at realized that the blood spelt "I know what you did last summer". She really didn't get why it said that so she kept driving and didn't say anything. That was a mistake. Many more times this happened like on the shower mirror, She gets letters and she thinks it's from a friend and she opens it and it says, " I know what you did last summer". This book is a great thriller; you never want to put it down. Will they find who or what is doing this?
I absolutely LOVE this book. It is so suspenseful and mysterious, and I like suspenseful things. It was especially suspenseful when someone said that they were going to get Julie, Helen, Ray, and Barry because of what they did. This book starts off interesting and exciting. I think it does because it was very mysterious. It was mysterious because someone that the four friends did not know about what, or who, was coming after them and sending things to them. I feel like I am right there in the book with the characters. This is most likely the most suspenseful that I have read in my whole life.
I think the theme in this book is "Count on your friends to help you." I think so because Barry and Julie think that there is no point in living and that this is the end for them. Then, amazingly, their friends Helen and Ray help them get through their stage. If you are a person who likes mysterious things in life, you should definitely read I Know What You Did Last Summer.
One great quote that jumps off this book is,"I'll close my eyes, and when I open them I will wake up. It will be gone-the paper will be gone-it will never have been. So she closed her eyes, and when she opened them again the paper was still there in her hand with the short sentence printed on it-'I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER.' "
Another quote that makes you feel the intensity of the book is, "There was no time to feel the pain, no time to consider the consequences as she thrust her head and shoulders through the narrow opening. And then, because it was the only thing left to do, she wiggled forward through the frame of the of the window and let herself fall."
My favorite part of the book probably is the beginning where Julie finds the note and has a flashback of what she did. I recommend this book for anyone looking for a good scare.
If you've seen the movie, don't be expecting any graphic violence here or a man with a hook. Instead, this story revolves itself around lessons of honesty, revenge, and the dangers of living a lie. The characters are realistic and easy to relate to. Girls will probably enjoy this book much more than guys because of the romantic elements involved, but it has enough who-dunnit to appeal to males, too.
Written in 1973, this book portrays the life of four teenagers, Ray, Barry, Helen, and Julie, who one night when driving home from a party, unexpectedly hit a young boy on the road. Thinking they could get a way with it, they called the ambulance, but did not tell them their name. Now, a year later, someone is stalking them; someone knows what they did last summer.
The characters are portrayed very nicely within the story. Some of the characters may seem a certain way in the beginning of the story, but by the end of the story, the character may turn a totally different direction.
It takes place within many places in the town. The most remarkable things happen at the University campus or at Four Seasons Apartments. Watch these four high-school kids struggle through the events that take place.
Lois Duncan's writing style really adds to the book. She describes the scenery and the characters as if you are there too. When reading this book, I can picture the characters and exactly what they are doing.
While reading this book, I was flipping the pages with anticipation as to what was going to happen next, and I think you will too. Many of you may have seen the movie, but do not be fooled, the book is nothing like the movie.
Now you know what they did last summer. Are you strong enough to read the book?
Most recent customer reviews
Had never read this YA author before. The action reminded me a little of early (meaning good) Stephen King. For the most part Duncan keeps things moving. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Amazon Customer
Well, her writing is kinda juvenile but it was nice to read the book that preceded the movie. It arrived fast and in great quality.Published 22 months ago by Heidi Leigh
If you're a fan of the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, this book is completely different. The only characters that are in the book that are also in the movie are Helen,... Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2012 by Mathew Raynes
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... Read morePublished on Oct. 17 2007 by Nicola Mansfield
I thought that this book was really good. I looked the way it is written and the story line was Wounderful. It will take you no time at all to read this book. Read morePublished on July 2 2004 by Melissa
Well, the movie was the first horror movie I'd seen in theaters. I enjoy slasher flicks and awesome chase scenes(Sarah Michelle Gellar) and then I heard there was a movie novel. Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by Duk
I chose this book because I like Mystery books. In this book the main characters are Julie,Barry, Ray ,and Helen. Read morePublished on March 11 2004