Wish You Were Dead

Wish You Were Dead Str S d I ll begin with Lucy She is definitely first on the list You can t believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I m some disgusting bug or ve
  • Title: Wish You Were Dead
  • Author: Todd Strasser
  • ISBN: 9781606840078
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Wish You Were Dead
    Str S d I ll begin with Lucy She is definitely first on the list You can t believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I m some disgusting bug or vermin Does she really think I WANT to be this way I hate you, Lucy I really hate you You are my 1 pick I wish you were dead.The day after anonymous blogger Str S d wishStr S d I ll begin with Lucy She is definitely first on the list You can t believe how it feels to be in the cafeteria and turn around and there she is staring at me like I m some disgusting bug or vermin Does she really think I WANT to be this way I hate you, Lucy I really hate you You are my 1 pick I wish you were dead.The day after anonymous blogger Str S d wishes the popular girl would die, Lucy vanishes The students of Soundview High are scared and worried Especially frightened and wracked with guilt is Madison Archer, Lucy s friend and the last person to see her the night she disappeared.As days pass with no sign of the missing girl, even the attention of Tyler, an attractive new student, is not enough to distract Madison from her growing sense of foreboding When two popular students disappear after their names are mentioned on Str S d s blog, the residents of Soundview panic Meanwhile, Madison receives anonymous notes warning that she could be next Desperate to solve the mystery before anyone else disappears, Madison turns to Tyler, but can she trust him when it becomes clear that he knows than he s sharing The clock is ticking Madison must uncover the truth behind the mysterious disappearances before her name appears in Str S d s blog.In the spirit of stories like I Know What You Did Last Summer, Todd Strasser updates the teen thriller for the techno age with Wish You Were Dead, the first installment i
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  • Todd Strasser

    Todd Strasser is an American author of than 130 young adult and middle grade novels and novelizations, some written under the pen names Morton Rue and T.S.RueTodd was born in New York City When he was young his parents moved to Roslyn Heights, New York Long Island Todd went to the I.U Willets Elementary school and then attended the Wheatley School for junior high and high school His best subjects were math and science He also liked to read, but he had trouble with spelling and grammar, and didn t do well in English His favorite sports were tennis, skiing and fishing Todd went to college at New York University for a few years, and then dropped out He lived on a commune, then lived in Europe where he was a street musician All the while, Todd wrote songs and poems and lots of letters to his friends back home Finally he decided to try being a writer He returned to the United States and went to Beloit College where he studied literature and writing After college, Todd worked at the Middletown Times Herald Record newspaper in Middletown, New York, and later at Compton Advertising in New York City In 1978, Todd sold his first novel, Angel Dust Blues He used the money to start the Dr Wing Tip Shoo fortune cookie company For the next 12 years, Todd sold fortune cookies than books In 1990, Todd moved to Westchester County, N.Y During the next few years, he wrote many movie novelizations, including Home Alone, Free Willy, Ferris Bueller s Day Off and Jumanji In 1993 Todd wrote Help I m Trapped in My Teacher s Body Since then he has written 16 Help I m Trapped i books, as well as several other series All together, he has published than 100 books Todd now divides his time between writing books and speaking at schools and conferences When he s at home, he likes to spend time with his children and dog, Mac He still likes to fish, play tennis and ski, but his favorite new sport is surfing.

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  • Book, you have the right to a speedy trial reviewTHE DEFENSE So many mysteries throughout the book, it s fun trying to solve them all Author does an excellent job building tension and atmosphere Glimpses into the guilty party s psychology are genuinely frightening Fast paced and rather brief in length the book never overstays its welcome Mysteries have a mostly satisfying solution THE PROSECUTION Characters are rather one dimensionald that one dimension is usually a clich , besides Gossipy girl, [...]


  • Rating 4 5The Thrillogy by Todd Strasser is a trilogy of standalones, which means you can read whichever story seems to pique your interest, even if it s not the first one But I highly recommend you read all three of them because these books are amazeballs.Wish You Were Dead is a very intriguing story about teenagers going missing after a blogger, Str S d, wishes they were dead One after the other the bullies of Soundview High are nowhere to be found and Madison finds herself filled with guilt b [...]


  • Wish You Were Dead is one of the most unique stories I have read recently It was also one of the creepiest It definitely wasn t in the same category of creepy as The Devouring but it was really scary in its own way and what is worse is that it was way realistic The stuff that happened in Wish You Were Dead could very well happen in real life and that was what made it so hard for me to read From the summary you can tell that teenagers are being kidnapped based on the writings of an anonymous blo [...]


  • Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka Readingjunky for TeensReadTooIf you are looking for a good thriller, look no further WISH YOU WERE DEAD by Todd Strasser has everything you re looking for.When a popular teen from a wealthy, gated community disappears right off her front lawn, everyone is scared Then, when two teens disappear within the same week, panic sets in.Madison has always liked being part of the in crowd, but she hesitates and tries to distance herself when they start bashing the less fortun [...]


  • 4 stars YA HorrorWow, not bad Definitely what I wanted and expected from Wish You Were Dead, I succeeded in scaring myself shitless Although I didn t like the beginning of the book because it focused on heroine s crush towards a new boy in school instead of the problem but that changed as the story goes It got creepy and I liked it The story is brilliant because the person who s a serial killer is the least I expected I was freaked out every time I read from the killer s perspective Honestly, I [...]


  • Wish You Were Dead Wish You Were Dead explains a story about kids that go missing in one of the nicest towns The main characters in this book are Madison, Lucy, Adam, Whitney, and Tyler Lucy was the first one to go missing It wasn t long until the others started to disappear as well It was only the popular kids who started to disappear, no one else Nobody knows where the children have went, and Madison thinks it s up to her to try and save them, until she becomes locked with the same situation a [...]


  • stupid bunch of whiny high school kids, I almost wished they would all end up dead oh that wasn t very nice tiresome, unsupervised teens in peril from a mysterious person who is making them disappear one by one Has some dialogue from the culprit that makes it a little edgy, but in the end, I didn t really care whether they were found or not I completely lost interest when the main character said for the third time, THERE ARE LIVES AT STAKE


  • I read a book Wish you were dead by Todd Strasser This book explains about anonymous blogger Str S d writes about what happens to her and wishes someone dead It wishes Lucy Cunningham dead because she s popular and being rude so it has something to do with a past I hate you Lucy,I really hate you you are my number 1 pick I wish you were dead I think this book is amazing because it gives a suspense and a mystery The main character is Madison, she s different from Lucy.I don t like Lucy because sh [...]


  • If you ve never known someone your own age who s died, you can t imagine what it feels like It s as if you were walking on a glass floor and it suddenly shatters and now you re falling and falling and there s broken glass in the air all around you and no bottom in sight Madison, the main character, was a little bit boring she doesn t really have anything special about her I mean not a hobby or anything but perfect for the storyline she was in the popular clique still she wasn t mean or a bully s [...]


  • Reviewed by my brother, Gregory.Oh boy, Wish You Were Dead is capital C Creepy I loved it and was sucked in from the first pages An anonymous blogger starts talking about the kids that are mean to her at school Then it escalates to wishing those kids are dead, and guess what They go missing Our protagonist, Madison, feels responsible since she had taken the first girl, Lucy, home the night she was kidnapped but didn t watch her go in That s when Lucy got snatched When other kids start disappeari [...]


  • Revenge for the high school downtrodden was an interesting premise but overall the book didn t fully work for me I do give credit to the author for being willing to kill off a couple of the kidnapping victims rather than having them all miraculously survive Especially since the heroine was close to one of those who didn t make it.But I just didn t like the way too many coincideces gaps combined The teacher leaves behind the job listing so the victim s brother knows where she is heading next Not [...]


  • Lucy Cunningham is the most popular girl attending Soundview High She is drop dead gorgeous and stunningly attractive everyone wishes to stand in her shoes That is, until one night Lucy is mysteriously kidnapped after receiving a ride home.Madison Archer is wrecked by feelings of guilt and anxiety after all, she was the last person to see Lucy before she disappeared Thankfully, she has a new crush to keep her preoccupied Tyler is the new, secretive guy at her school who always dons a black trenc [...]


  • The book Wish You Were Dead is a similar version of another story written by Lois Duncan, I Know what you did Last Summer Madison Archer, a student of Soundview High school suddenly gets mysterious death threats after her best friend had disappeared In addition, a blogger called Str s d posts up blogs of how much he she wants the popular kids to drop dead Time is running out Madison needs to find out who is behind this whole puzzle scheme before she is next This book was very interesting I decid [...]


  • I didn t hate it, but I didn t love it either It was a good thriller in the sense I didn t know who was the kidnapper, but a few things bothered me The main character was really naive, a bit careless she ALWAYS thought about Tyler and it got annoying real quick , and just really plain to me I don t know I didn t connect with any of them Fast read and pleasing, I suppose.


  • Okay this book was creepy In many different ways was it creepy but I really liked it partly because of that The premise is great a different take on the whole who done it kind of thing and what I really enjoyed about this book was how many different aspects of current times it incorporated The use of blogs something that seems innocent and just gets it out there and how just saying anything can come back at you was a big portion of this entire premise The movie Juno came in to play a few times, [...]


  • Wish You Had Read It Sooner Overall, the book Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser is an amazing book that should be read by all, for what awaits the reader are engaging mysteries, interesting perspectives, and great suspense First of all, the story has several captivating mysteries that keep the reader hooked, such as when someone left the main character a note saying, view spoiler YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE IN DANGER I CAN TELL YOU MORE, BUT FIRST I HAVE TO KNOW THAT I CAN TRUST YOU Strasser 69 T [...]


  • Hat sich nicht schon ein jeder einmal den Tod eines anderen Menschen gew nscht Hass, Mobbing, Neid all dies k nnen Ausl ser f r diesen irrationalen Wunsch sein und dennoch, manchmal sind die Gef hle, die einen antreiben so stark, dass einfach mal alles raus muss So auch auf dem Blog an G kozzt , dessen Verfasser mehr als nur einem Menschen den Tod w nscht Fest steht, der Blogbetreiber ist noch Sch ler und in der Schule ergeht es ihm nicht gut, denn das Mobbing ist offensichtlich Zur Wehr setzt s [...]


  • German Review4,5 SterneTodd Strasser alias Morton Rhue ist mir damals schon in der Realschule begegnet Damals haben wir von ihm das Buch Boot Camp gelesen, was mich nicht sonderlich gepackt hatte 2 oder 3 Jahre sp ter haben wir uns dem Buch Die Welle gewidmet in der Schule Dies faszinierte mich schon etwas mehr und ich muss auch sagen, Wish u were dead ist auch ein Kn ller Cover Das Cover ist schon sch n gestaltet und l sst auch gleich darauf schlie en, dass es mit Internet und all dem Kram zu t [...]


  • I picked this up simply because it was a Strasser book and I m fond of him It wasn t a let down, but I am left kind of saying Meh Frankly, it s probably just coming from the fact that this book is targeted at a lower reading level I d say younger audience but frankly the subject matter is a bit too heavy for that.This book is a bit of a hybrid it switches between focusing on a blog written by one of the characters we don t know who complaining about the popular people at school and a narrative f [...]


  • Warning This is one scary book I ended up staying up to finish this book because I literally couldn t sleep Str S d starts a blog complaining about the popular kids in their high school and even starts to talk about how they wish some of them would die When these popular kids start disappearing no one in the comfortable suburb of Soundview can believe this is happening in their safe little community In the first of many twists, the story is primarily told from the perspective of nice popular gir [...]


  • The way the book was narrated and presented to the readers is awesome With a mixture of blogs, comments to the blog, notes, and the narration of Madison, its certainly a new twist to me Though the writer is male, he had presented the point of view of a female very accurately, in fact, I had to look at the back cover of the book to ensure that the author is indeed male and not a female since I throughly believed the female narration and what goes on in the mind of the girl, esp when they re attra [...]


  • Wish You Were Dead by Todd Strasser is a mystery novel about how a group of friends try to solve the mystery of why her classmates are vanishing The main character Madison is very nervous, observant, and likes to do things her way With the sudden disappearance of her friends she doesn t know how to deal with it and how to cope with it Madison writes blogs, many of her blogs bash her friends and in them say how she wants this person and that person to disappear Well, they start to disappear Madis [...]


  • This book is the best suspense thrilling book It s like watching a Criminal Minds episode except you are reading it The day after anonymous blogger Str S d wishes the popular girl would die Lucy vanishes Then the blogger wishes Adam, Lucy s boyfriend would die and he also disappears Everyone starts getting panic and wonder if Soundview is safe any Madison has liked being popular but she starts distancing herself when her two friends disappear When her friend, Lucy, disappears after being dropped [...]


  • The book starts with anonymous blogger writing about how she is mercilessly bullied in school and how much she wishes that those people were dead Suddenly, those people start to disappear, one by one The story progresses and it is evident that those people are abducted and kept in very undesirable conditions It is narrated first person by a girl named Madison, whose friends are those being taken Oh, and there s a mysterious new kid that she likes who very obviously knows something, but is consta [...]


  • Wow, so where do I begin As a writer myself, I know what it feels like to get a two star review, so I don t give them out very often, but that s the best rating I could manage for this book Based on the summary, I was excited to read this book It had such a good concept, and I loved the amount of suspense that the author was able to keep throughout the story.However, it bothered me that the story randomly jumped POVs between first person and third It wasn t always clear which character the story [...]


  • the reason why i choose this book is because i read blood on my hands and it was an awsome book and i though this one would be good too, which i though it was better than the first one,the genre of this book i think is fiction, but idk dont really pay attention to that, the setting took place during the end of winter, and at home and a little bit of schoole main charcater is lucy, she is a girl that is a good student in school, likes to party and comes from a rich familye also has 2 friends tha [...]


  • Wish You Were Dead is about a girl, Madison Archer, who lives in a rich, safe town and comes from a wealthy family She is living the life, until her close friends start disappearing one by one The small city has never had anything like this before, so everyone is on high alarm Madison is completely freaked and finds it even creepier when this new boy she is crushing on acts extremely suspicious and is definitely hiding something from her To make things worse, she has a cyberstalker that knows he [...]


  • OH MY DEAR GOD I can honestly say this is one of the best books I have ever read I was one of the first I ever found on and I really wanted it because I thought it looked really good I was not dssapointed I literally couldn t put it down I went to bed REALLY late s that I could read and I loved it so much It was SOOOO gripping and simply amazing Todd Strasser is an absolute GENIUS and an EXTREMELY talented writer This is the first book I have read by him and already I want to read of his Thri [...]


  • students in soundview are disappearing without a trace the link they re all popular madison knows that the mysterious new student, tyler, knows somethingbut can she find out what it is before it s too late one of the gripping teen thrillers i ve read i m deducting a star because strasser works facebook into the plot without knowing how it works you can t be anonymous, you have to have a first name and a last name, not stuff like PBleeker or iamnemesis, and there are no chat rooms.BUT this is an [...]


  • Part of a trilogy that starts innocently enough with the usual teenage I wish so and so would die Unfortunately, this particular wish comes true.But the popular it girl isn t the only victim she s the first Plenty of twists follow in this YA murder mystery thriller Hard to put down.


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