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Wickedpedia (Point Horror)

3.20  ·  Rating Details  ·  288 Ratings  ·  88 Reviews
It's the return of Point Horror for the Internet generation! Don't open the door. Don't answer your phone. And whatever you do, DON'T turn on your computer. . . .

Cole and Gavin love playing practical jokes through Wikipedia. They edit key articles and watch their classmates crash and burn giving oral reports on historical figures like Genghis Khan, the first female astrona
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Scholastic Inc.
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Cait Grace
Sep 08, 2014 Cait Grace rated it it was ok
The blurb doesn't sum up what actually happens. That really bothers me, okay?! Blurbs aren't supposed to lie! Cole and Gavin do get payback on a bully with Wikipedia...but they do it once. For payback. Not a practical joke.

I read Wickedpedia after Followers, and definitely think it was better. And by "better", at least I mean I wasn't flinching at the intense weirdness or mistakes. This one is actually grisly. Blood everywhere, style. Horrible? Yes. Scary? Not really. Most of the deaths were i
Just a warning to all: This book is not really good for those who are squeamish or can't handle gore. There are a few parts that are really gore.

I was really looking forward to this book, sadly it was just not meant to be.

Things wrong:

*The blurb is a lie. A lot doesn't happen in the book. Which is really a shame, the blurb (and also the cover) were things that got me to want to read this book. I do hope this gets fixed for the official book, otherwise I fear more people will be angry/not amused.
Jun 10, 2015 Abbie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
None of the characters in this were likable, and I didn't feel anything for them when they died.

I was quite bored of this one from the very start unfortunately, and it got worse as the story progressed.
I kept on thinking "when is someone going to get killed?" throughout the beginning, but when it did finally happen at 27%, I didn't find it to be worth the wait. It was rubbish, and so were the other deaths.

Overall, A boring read. I'm glad it's over.
Jan 24, 2015 Dania rated it did not like it
I feel cheated.

When I first read the 'description' of this book written on a book club catalog that I got from my brother's school, I was excited and I instantly knew I had to buy it. It somehow reminds me of the currently-hyped-about movie, Unfriended. But hell, was I lied to, the 'description' is nothing like I imagined the story to be like. After reading the whole thing I must say that it is quite disappointing. The storyline is too absurd in my opinion. I found myself saying "What?!" through
Ms. Yingling
May 20, 2014 Ms. Yingling rated it it was ok
Cole is upset over his breakup with Winnie, especially since she dumped him for dumb, soccer playing Josh AND is now doing better in GPA than he is. Cole's best friend, Gavin, commiserates with him, and the two pull a prank on Josh, editing a Wikipedia page on serial killers so that Josh gets incorrect information and fails his project, thereby disqualifying himself for soccer. Cole and Gavin get the bright idea to make Wikipedia pages for their classmates and teachers, having them meet vague de ...more
Feb 02, 2016 Carina rated it really liked it
The book was overall well-written and was a good thriller. A little predictable at some point, but maybe to others it won't be. It was creative and certainly a page turner.
Feb 24, 2015 Sara rated it it was ok
Bleh. That's the best I can say. I think what may have annoyed me most is that the description on the back of the book was not accurate. Who does that? It's almost as if the description was written before the book itself.
The plot had holes. The characters were not well developed.
The saving grace of this book, for this middle school librarian, was that the lesson of Wikipedia not being a reliable source (for middle school kids) is reinforced by reading this thing. That is the only reason I am g
Feb 22, 2016 Marissa rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was amazing!!!!!! This book was about two guys named Gavin and Cole. Cole's ex-girlfriend Winnie dumped him for the star soccer player, Josh. Cole and Gavin discover wikipedia pages about people that go to their school. After school, a guy named Scott from the soccer team goes to the soccer field and hears someone talking to him. So when he walks to the edge of the woods and then turns around someone runs up to him and wraps him up in a soccer goal, and drags him into the boy ...more
Oct 31, 2014 Joy rated it it was ok

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2.5 stars

As you can probably tell already, I don't read horror. I tried my hand at it once and I just couldn't get through the book. And when I say horror, I mean like Stephen King style. It just doesn't grip me for some reason. Give me action any day!

When this book arrived unsolicited, I was intrigued however. It seemed like the perfect Halloween read, so I've been holding off my review until now. Sorry if I get some facts wrong here and there ... I read this back in early September so my

Sep 07, 2014 Mandy rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed, arc
There are a few different covers out there for Wickedpedia, and each one creepier than the last. It had the promise of a real Goosebumps-style thriller and the perfect fall read, but it wasn’t mean to be.

From the get go, I wasn’t enthused about any of the characters. Cole and his friends are seniors in high school, so around 17/18, but from their conversations, they could be in middle school. They’re all incredibly whiny and melodramatic and causing fights over nothing.

The storyline itself sta
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
I, like many, grew up reading the Point Horror books from Scholastic. I have fond memories of staying up late into the night reading books by R.L. Stine, Caroline B. Cooney, and Diane Hoh just to name a few. Naturally, when I heard that Scholastic was bringing back the Point Horror books I was excited. When I heard of Wickedpedia, I knew it was one I'd definitely have to read.

Unfortunately, while the idea for Wickedpedia was intriguing, it failed to capture the essence of Point Horror fiction f
Jessica Yee
Jun 16, 2015 Jessica Yee rated it it was ok
I didn't think this book was the best choice for me. There was too much violence and none of it made sense. Even at the end, the murders were not explained very well and left me a little confused. Also, the characters that were killed weren't very likable, so I had a hard time sympathizing with their deaths.
May 23, 2015 Orchid rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Yeah, I'm just annoyed from the very beginning by the writing style and characters. Cutting this one free and moving on.
Ryan W
Dec 21, 2015 Ryan W rated it it was amazing
It is a great book. Lot of suspense. Point HORROR
Dec 20, 2015 Amanda rated it it was ok
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Rebecca McNutt
Feb 25, 2015 Rebecca McNutt rated it did not like it
What happened to Point Horror novels like 'The Lifeguard', 'Prom Dress' and 'The Perfume'? I used to love the original Point Horror novels (although the writing style was a little immature and the sentences were kind of choppy). Now it seems like the publishers of Point books are trying so hard to sell books to teens in the digital (lazy) age that they've forgotten what makes a story creepy.

When I first saw the title 'Wickedpedia' I thought that this book was a humor book, not a horror novel. I
Sep 24, 2014 Bnbookblog rated it it was ok
Beth says 2.5 Stars...
So I have to comment on two things first: I absolutely loathe the cover and the summary is flat-out wrong. It doesn't actually tell what happens in the book and gets key information completely wrong. Not really the best way to go about selling your book... As far as the plot goes, the concept is cool and put a new twist on the creepy death prediction subgenre. However, the actual execution of the idea was utterly off and really not very entertaining. The deaths were definit
Aug 02, 2014 Tina rated it really liked it
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I will never look at Wikipedia the same again. Ever. Chris Van Etten has crafted twisty murder mystery that threw me a curve ball I didn't see coming at the very end. To quickly sum up the plot: in order to get revenge on Josh and a few other students, Cole and Greg create Wikipedia pages for said enemies, including how they died. Everything's fun and games until the deaths actually start to happen in real life...and nobody seems to know who the killer is
May 12, 2014 Seanean rated it liked it

Everyone knows that Wikipedia is awesome! If you need to get some information for a report, start with Wikipedia. And if your teacher isn't very tech savvy, you can even lift information straight from the site and into your paper.

When Cole catches his rival (and ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend), Josh, cheating, he decides to play a little prank and make sure that his ex can see what a cheater Josh is. By simply adding a few paragraphs to an entry on Amer
Aug 23, 2014 Makenzie rated it liked it
The internet has turned it's back on us. Quick go look at Wikipedia! Is there an entry for you? No? Ok, we're safe... for now.

When Winnie, Scott, Josh, Andrea, and Mr. Drick annoy Cole and Gavin, they have to get revenge. This revenge comes in one form. Wikipedia. With Gavin's help, Cole makes Wikipedia pages for the five including gruesome deaths. But when the predictions come true will he have the time to unmask the killer? Or will he meet the same fate as his enemies?

Van Etten creates an inte
Sally Kruger
WICKEDPEDIA by Chris Van Etten is the perfect murder mystery for summer beach reading. Complete with high school gossip, a touch of humor, and some gruesome killing, it will grab readers and keep them in a choke hold until the end.

Cole is battling Winnie for valedictorian, and to make matters worse, Winnie is his ex-girlfriend. He hasn't truly gotten over their breakup, and he certainly isn't a fan of her new boyfriend and soccer star, Josh.

When Cole's friend Gavin suggests a way to embarrass a
Jun 08, 2015 SugarVen0m rated it it was ok
The issues with this book are countless. I was extremely disappointed when I finished.

1. The story blurb makes no sense and doesn't go with the story at all. The book is not what you're expecting.
2. The characters. They were all annoying and childish, and it's hard to tell what age they are supposed to be. A lot of the book just sounds like dumb middle school boys fighting over some girl, when in reality they are high schoolers.
3. Unrealistically gory. Not only did the deaths seem cheesy and
Dylan Rossi
Feb 19, 2015 Dylan Rossi rated it liked it
This book was an amazing edge of your seat book, I was interested all the way through. I will never look at Wikipedia the same, so basically the plot is Cole wants to get revenge on Josh and a few other kids so he makes them wiki pages including how they would die, as a joke, than they actually start dying! The killer is unknown the entire time, and suddenly there is a Wikipedia page for Cole and how he dies. I gave this book three stars because I had trouble getting into it at first, but as soo ...more
Nicole Wolverton
Aug 05, 2014 Nicole Wolverton rated it liked it
Clever idea--integrating Wikipedia into a fairly typical whodunnit. Cole is in a tizzy over her breakup with Winnie and her defection to Cole's childhood buddy Josh. Cole's bestie Gavin, the former boyfriend of Winnie's best friend Andrea, gives him some tough love while he broods. It comes to Cole and Gavin's attention that Josh and his soccer buddy are pulling school papers almost verbatim from Wikipedia, and--since they're the vindictive types--Cole and Gavin futz around with Wikipedia entrie ...more
Aug 05, 2014 Holly rated it liked it
Wickedpedia follows the life of Cole, a senior in high school recently dumped by his girlfriend for a friend close to him. After losing the majority of his friends besides Gavin, a kid who never seems to take anything seriously or follow the rules. Together they create fake wikipedia pages to get back at a few choice people complete with fake deaths. It was all fun and games until someone dies from a death strangely close to what they described in the pages they created. Cole must race to find o ...more
Evie Sanson
Dec 19, 2015 Evie Sanson rated it liked it
First of all the blurb is wrong. The blurb makes it sound like Cole and Gavin use wikipedia for practical jokes - they only change one article in an attempt for Cole to get Winnie (his ex) back by proving her new boyfriend (Josh) is a plagiarist.
I never really got attached to any characters and frankly found most of them rather annoying. Needless to say I was rather pleased the many of them died.
The author didn't wimp out too much on the gore. For someone who doesn't mind a bit of gore this wa
Oct 07, 2014 Elise rated it liked it
Ahhh, Wickedpedia.
Oh, how you pulled me in with your beautiful cover and show stopping blurb, and oh how you crashed and burned.

I guess in all honesty I'd give this 2.5 stars, but since I don't seem to have that option, I'll just be nice and give it three stars.

Wickedpedia is a short book that focuses on two high school students, and the murder of their peers. Cole, soon to be valedictorian, amazing cook, perfect life. Perfect until his girlfriend, Winnie, dumps him for Josh, the school's star
Jul 18, 2014 Rikki rated it it was ok
Wickedpedia is a suspenseful addition to the Point Horror series about social media related homicides. Main character, Cole Redeker, is super-brainy senior who hopes to earn the title of Valedictorian, get into an Ivy League college and one day become a celebrity chef. He is still smarting from being dumped by his beautiful, tennis star girlfriend Winnie, and decides to seek a little revenge on her, her friends, and the dumb soccer jock named Josh that she left him for. Cole and his stereotypica ...more
Alyssa Pritzl
Oct 23, 2015 Alyssa Pritzl rated it it was ok
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Jul 08, 2014 OutlawPoet rated it it was amazing
Takes No Prisoners

When you start reading this, it seems like a tame YA mystery. Don't be fooled. This is teen slasher fic territory. Wickedpedia is sharp as a well-honed knife. It's clever, modern, and yes, violent.

Now, I did figure out the villain in the story (sort of), but there were so many twists and turns that the author had me second guessing myself time and again. The story takes absolutely no prisoners and leaves you stunned over and over again.

Is it a popcorn read? Sure it is. But it'
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