The Midnight Club
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About the Author
Christopher Pike is the author of more than forty teen thrillers, including the Thirst, Remember Me, and Chain Letter series. Pike currently lives in Santa Barbara, where it is rumored he never leaves his house. But he can be found online at ChristopherPikeBooks.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
Ilonka is a patient at a hospice for teens and 20-somethings, Rotterham Home, she has made friends with other patients Kevin, Sandra, Anya and Spence. Every night at exactly midnight the five of them gather in the library to tell stories. Basically, telling stories is the only fun they can have, in a hospice, everyone is waiting to die. Each one of the five friends has a different form of fatal cancer. Then, they discover that one of the members of their club is leaving the hospice to go back to normal life!
At the same time, Ilonka begins to have dreams of past lives, she remembers vividly life in Ancient Egypt, Asia and medieval Europe. The strange thing is that all the lives are connected to Kevin, a member of club Ilonka felt that she always knew from the first time she met him. Kevin's continuing story revolves around an angel and the misguided woman he loves, a story which is strangely parallel to the lives that Ilonka remembers.
Then, one of the members of the midnight club dies, but not before they tell Ilonka a true story which begins a mystery and the ultimate resolution to the sad stories that plague Ilonka's past.
Absolutely touching and revealing story. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone under the age of 14 though, this books should really not be in a children's catagory. I recommend it to anyone 14 to 114! This is just such a fabulous, fantastic story! Christopher Pike really hit on a timeless story with this book!
Ilonka, Anya, Kevin, Spencer and Sandra form The Midnight Club a club. They meet in the library and tell scary stories, as a way to briefly escape their tragic reality. During one meeting, the teens make a pact that the first one to die has to make contact with the others. Ilonka knew Kevin in a past life and her stories revolve around her memories of that life. She loves Kevin but he has a girlfriend named Kathy, a cheerleader in perfect health who visits him at the hospice. One day Ilonka tells Kathy the truth about Kevin's illness namely that he won't ever be coming home. It breaks them apart but Kevin isn't angry with her for doing it and discloses that he remembers those lives in her stories.
Anya dies and her personal belongings disappear like in a story Ilonka told about her past life in India, could it be a sign?
The Midnight Club is both tragic and romantic with an air of mystery and suspense. The ending is a real tearjerker!! Highly recommended!
Most recent customer reviews
Another hit by Christopher Pike. the first time I read this book it gave me the creeps. The way how he described the pains and the sufferings caused me to feel them too. Read morePublished on Feb. 4 2004 by bones of a feather flock together
This is the best book I've read in a long time. This book makes you cry and think about your life, and be happy being healthy. This is Christopher Pikes best. Read morePublished on Dec 22 2003 by Vivian
Im 20 years old, and have been a pike fan for many years. None of his books touched me like this one did. Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2003
Honestly, this book has not much to do with the caption that graces it's back. While it does follow the lives of young adults dying at a hospice, the first dying member doesn't... Read morePublished on April 25 2003
The Midnight Club are a group of dying teens in a hospice who get together each midnight to tell stories.I didn't much like the stories which took up a large deal of the novel. Read morePublished on March 19 2003 by Linda
When I read the back cover of the book, I was expecting grueseome tales of death and murders. But instead it was kinda the opposite. Read morePublished on July 29 2002 by Vanessa Salgado
This book is about a group of teenagers who all live in a hospice, a place where they go to die from their terminal illnesses. Read morePublished on Nov. 2 2001 by Amazon Customer
This book does not have much to do with the description on the back of the book nor is it like any other Pike novel in that there is no supernatural creatures or spells. Read morePublished on Oct. 9 2001 by Abby
A hospice is where people go to die. Spence, Keven, llonka, Anya, and Sandra each have an illness, and are spending their time in the hospice until they die. Read morePublished on Sept. 19 2001 by Hellion