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Killer Pizza (Killer Pizza #1)

3.82 of 5 stars 3.82  ·  rating details  ·  1,134 ratings  ·  239 reviews

Pizza you’ll die for!

Toby McGill dreams of becoming a world-famous chef, but up until now, his only experience has been watching the Food Network. When Toby lands a summer job at Killer Pizza, where pies like The Monstrosity and The Frankensausage are on the menu, things seem perfect. His coworkers, Annabel and Strobe, are cool, and Toby loves being part of a team. But n

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ebook, 352 pages
Published May 26th 2009 by Feiwel & Friends
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Dana Davis-avants
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Treyb
This book is my new favorite because it has action and violence and a good story line and actions of characters. I could not put it down after read half of it. Hope you read this 5 star book!
Cornerofmadness
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Danielle
Toby McGill doesn't ask for much. He'd like to get a summer job. After all, he's 14, he doesn't have many friends and he's very bored. However, Toby has plans of becoming a celebrity chef, so he just needs some practice. Enter Killer Pizza. It's the only place to hire Toby, where he works with Annabel (a beautiful, smart and rich classmate) and Strobe (an angry older boy).

However, all is not as it seems at Killer Pizza. Instead of a pizza place with a monster theme, it's actually a front for a m
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Melissa Proffitt
May 04, 2012 Melissa Proffitt rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: reluctant teen readers of horror or action
This book has a fun premise: three teens are hired by a local pizza delivery place, only to discover that it's a front for an international monster-hunting organization, and their jobs were just a pretext for recruiting them into the group. The (probably) main character, Toby, is sort of a drifter in his own life: he starts things, then gives up before he gets very far, mainly because there isn't anything he really cares about...except cooking, which he's too shy about to admit to anyone. Workin ...more
Claire
I hope the author writes a few more.

This book was a blast with just the right amount of tension and fun and intellectual type stuff and I can safely recommend this book to the young people I volunteer with as there is no objectionable material in the book - unless you count murderous monsters...

Toby is an aspiring chef and gets a job at the latest branch of Killer Pizza. Just as Toby is enjoying the pace and flexing his chef pecs in the kitchen at Killer Pizza he finds out that the pizza gig i
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Jeanine Allen
Jeanine Allen
Horror


Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor is a book about a boy named Toby dreams of becoming a chef one day even though he has had no experience. He starts working in a pizza parlor in his small Ohio home town. He soon finds out that he pizza parlor is also used as an organization to hunt and kill monsters. Soon he is being recruited to work as a Monster Combat Officer. He works with Annabel who is one of the most popular and prettiest girls in school as well as a guy named Strobe. Their j
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Max
I thought that this book was good at times but it was also sometimes a bit boring. I think this happened because when it was good there was action but when there wasn't action it was boring. I also thought that at times the book was a bit confusing because the setting was changing so quickly or because the author wasn't describing the characters in the book. This happened near the end of the book when they were all fighting the alpha guttata and the author didn't describe what the alpha guttata ...more
Arsh M
12/14/12


I am currently reading Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor.I'm at the part were a guy from the Echo 8-Plex movie theater is about to leave but a monster stings him and makes him faint. I think the author dose a good job of putting a lot of details like the place was at a dead end and it hodgepodge of business. I think me and Toby have things in common like we both like comics and we both see things like shadows and creatures.Each time I open up this book and imagine the Killer Pizza restaurant I
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Kyle Bouchard
Killer Pizza was about a young boy who has a secretive passion for cooking. He'd always had the goal of becoming a professional chef, opening restaurants and being famous. One morning of his seemingly dreary summer, he receives a random phone call, and gets offered a job and of course, he accepts! He appears on his first morning, with the intention of learning how to make awesome pizza at a new restaurant called "Killer Pizza" and he is a natural born talent at it! Then, his boss, reveals an une ...more
Dylan Jee
Killer Pizza in a fictional book by Greg Taylor. The book is about Toby Magill, a boy whose dream job is to become a chef. Right now the best he has had are cooking shows. One day Toby gets a great job at a place called Killer Pizza were they serve dishes like Monstrosity, Frankensausage, and Fangtastic. Pretty interesting names huh? At Killer Pizza, Toby has two really cool co-workers named Annabel and Strobe. Annabel was a popular kid at school, she was rich, she is really nice to everyone, an ...more
Samuel Currier
Good book i would recomend it any day 5:5
Fallon Lyons
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Debra Gastelum
I really enjoyed this book. If you like scary Goose Bumps type books, you'll really like this. It's all about monsters! The next one is available in the book fair and I think I'll get it.
Corie Bocian
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Raufil
Mar 22, 2010 Raufil is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I am one the part when Toby hears a noise from the woods but does think it is just an animal. when he go to his work called killer pizza he is cooking Fangtastic Hawaiian.
Charlize Ulloa
In my observation Killer Pizza is awesome because it was funny had action so basically everything I want in a book. I would read this book everyday that's how good it is. In a way I'm sort of like Toby because he went into Killer Pizza (a pizza shop) he felt a weird vibe and that happens to me all the time when I go in my grandma's store. One thought about this book is that its amazing. But not as amazing as Always October if you haven't go check it out. And I totally recommend this book room 5 ...more
John
Pretty darn good awesome
Ms. Patterson
KILLER PIZZA, a horror story with an eye-catching cover, tells the story of Toby, a fourteen-year-old wannabe chef. He'd just about given up in finding a summer job, when he's offered a job at a new pizza restaurant in town, Killer Pizza. Toby's super excited about the opportunity, because how else is he going to get experience in the kitchen in order to one-day fulfill his dream of becoming a famous chef. After starting work there, Toby and his two co-workers, Strobe and Annabel, learn that Kil ...more
Sara
Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor follows Toby a boy who is thrilled to start his new job at Killer Pizza. He starts work with his co-workers Strobe and Anabelle and everything is going well when his boss Harvey tells them that the pizza shop is a front for an organization that hunts and kills monsters to keep the human population safe. Toby and his friends start their training while also dealing with an infestation of Gruttatas, a disgusting monster that bites and transforms humans.

This is a great ho
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Lisa Nocita
For those looking for action and adventure with an unlikely hero, Killer Pizza may be just the thing to order. Toby is pudgy and friendless, a target for teasing. His secret desire is to become a chef, but he's afraid to admit this to even his own family. A summer job opportunity at Killer Pizza give him not only the chance to develop his culinary skills but much, much more than he ever expected. Killer Pizza makes more than pizza deliveries; it's a front for a secret monster combat operation. T ...more
Riley S
I read Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor. I enjoyed this book because it was full of detail. The various fight scenes were very well described. I liked the part in the book where the author would talk about the main characters background. I thought at times the book could be a little corny. One of the characters said she was related to a samurai. At first I thought the whole book would be cheesy because it is about monsters but it did turn out to be a good book. This was definitely a book for boys; it ...more
Patrick D'Orazio
Toby is a fourteen year old kid in small town Ohio with a dream to be a chef some day. So in his efforts to find a summer job he lands one, at Killer Pizza, the new joint in town, which just happens to be a front for a monster extermination service that recruits kids his age to be trained to get rid of the baddies.
The baddies in what I guess is just the introductory book in a series is the Guttata, a gargoyle like creature that is like werewolves and vamps in that if you get bit, you turn into
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Elijah B
awesome
Annie McMahon
Positive Points
The main character's voice was great. Toby is an average kid with a passion for cooking nobody knows about. I could relate with him in many ways. His growth from an insecure kid to a bold, courageous monster fighter is gradual and realistic. I found myself cheering for him and celebrating his success.

The Guttata is a unique kind of monster I didn't know about. So refreshing! Makes a change from werewolves and vampires. I did a quick Google search, thinking it may be a mythical cre
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Joey
Amazing

Killer Pizza is about a boy named Toby and his friends, Strobe and Annabel. They work at a pizza shop named Killer Pizza. What they don't know is that the pizza shop is actually a front to fund a secret monster hunting team. The kids begin to realize that their town, Hidden Hills is being infested by super natural creatures called Guttata's. Their boss Harvey is trying to find a way to get rid of the Guttata pack before it is too late. Will they find a way and if they do will their plan w
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Megan K
Aug 04, 2011 Megan K rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: risk takers
Recommended to Megan K by: N/A
Shelves: fiction, favorites
You have just begun summer, cringing to get a job to please your parents, as you strive to achieve your cooking career at a pizza bakery. The rage of excitement bolts through your nerves when the ambition of accomplishment breaksthrough. Then, after a month of hard work, stress builds when one associate from the group has mysteriously disappeared. In the chaos, your hands start to lose feeling, the heart beat transfers from a drum beat to a stampede of worries, as the heat begins to clog your po ...more
Jimmy
Enjoyable and brisk. Clearly written for the MG crowd - macabre things are happening in town, though the book stops short of going all the way (death/horrific events toned down for the kiddies). I am not a gore-lover by any means, but even though the book is called "Killer Pizza" and features supernatural blood-suckers, the book is more action than horror. I would have liked it more if it was scarier/the least bit tense - then again, I am an adult, so whereas I shrug my shoulders perhaps a ten-y ...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by Sally Kruger aka "Readingjunky" for TeensReadToo.com

Toby thought he was getting a summer job and that it might conveniently give him some needed experience for his future dream job as a chef in his own restaurant. Little did he know what applying at and scoring a job at Killer Pizza would mean.

Two other teens, Annabel and Strobe, start training at Killer Pizza at the same time as Toby. A fourth teen, named Doug, seems like a reluctant future employee when he arrives to join their tea
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Brandi
Toby badly wants a job. At fourteen, it’s a bit difficult to find anything worthwhile. When a new pizza place called Killer Pizza opens up in town, Toby jumps at the opportunity to fill out an application. When Greg gets hired, he can’t believe it. Not only does he finally have the summer job he has longed for, he also gets to work with food. Greg’s super secret dream is to one day become a world-class chef. Little does he know that he won’t just be getting experience making unusual food items l ...more
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Greg Taylor is the author of the young adult and middle-grade novels The Girl Who Became a Beatle, Killer Pizza, and Killer Pizza: The Slice. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Penn State University and started out his career as a professional drummer, before moving to Los Angeles to become a screenwriter. His screenwriting credits include Jumanji, Harriet the Spy, Prancer, and Th ...more
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