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Remember Me (Remember Me #1)

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  9,206 Ratings  ·  475 Reviews

When Shari Cooper awoke at home after being at her girlfriend's birthday party, her family acted like she wasn't there. They didn't hear a thing she said. They wouldn't even look at her. Then the call came from the hospital. Her father and brother paled. Her mother started to cry. Shari didn't know what was wrong. Not until she follo
Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 4th 1990 by Hodder Children's Books (first published April 1st 1989)
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Sarra Cannon
Oct 30, 2010 Sarra Cannon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I was teen, Christopher Pike was the first author I searched for in the book stores. If he had a new book out, I would do anything to make sure I had it. In fact, years later, I still have those books. Remember Me, though, stands out among his books. Just the idea of a girl telling her story as a ghost who was murdered. I loved it. When I think about Pike's books, this is the first one that comes to mind. I know they recently re-released this book, and I think even though it's an old book, ...more
Laura Braun
Mar 23, 2010 Laura Braun rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this book more than half of my life ago, but it still haunts me as one of the best books I've ever read. For a thirteen year old girl interested in "the other side", this book was the cat's pajamas. I don't remember much about it despite the main character Shari's plea not to forget (har har), but I do remember reading it multiple times and feeling a little like I could cry when the book was over. I will always have a soft spot for this book, and for Christopher Pike.
Veronica Morfi
Nov 09, 2014 Veronica Morfi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rating: 4.5/5

Remember Me is the story of Shari, and it all begins the night she falls of a balcony. Shari was at a firends house for her birthday party. When most of the guests had left the remaining kids decided to call up the dead. Everything liked they were actually talking to a spirit when all of a sudden Shari decided to break the connection and walked to the balcony for some fresh air. A few minutes later she was found lying at the ground, two floors beneath the balcony. Was it murder or s
May 12, 2013 Antonia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Rebecca McNutt
Remember Me puts the "normal" back into "paranormal" with its main character, an average girl murdered and left seeking revenge. This book has its good and bad points but overall I really enjoyed it.
Dec 04, 2013 Leks rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Paula  Phillips
Jan 14, 2011 Paula Phillips rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Do you remember what the supernatural used to be like before the world of Vampires and Werewolves and even Zombies took over our world of modern day literature ?
Ghosts were the scary thing, things going bump in the night, spirits being summoned out of Ouija Boards and seances occuring. In Christopher Pike's Remember Me, it brought back some good memories of a time when scary stories just had ghosts and a simple storyline-nothing more as according to the cover, at the time released this book was
Catalina Sennett
ummm okay. I found this book at walmart and reading the back cover, it sounded like a good read. It is a reprint of Pikes Remember me, but it is an omnibus, containing the entire trilogy in one. But sadly the omnibus isnt listed on goodreads so ill review them all here.

The first book, Remember me, was real good. It's about a girl, Shari who falls off a balcony and dies, and comes back as a ghost I guess you would call it. She doesnt know she is dead. I dont wanna give too much of the story away
Jun 16, 2012 Molly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm pretty sure I read this for the first time in about 6th grade...and hundreds of times since then. I haven't read it in years (sold my original at a garage sale I'm guessing), but I realized as I re-read it that I still have huge chunks of it memorized. Yikes.

Happily, I feel like the story still pretty much holds up. I remember loving it as an 11-year-old, and I love it still as a nostalgic not-so-11-year-old. This was my favorite of the series. I liked the second one (The Return?) okay, but

Jun 08, 2012 Mixedbagreader rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, horror-thriller
BOOK OF MY CHILDHOOD. Explaining the appeal of Christopher Pike novels to someone who never read them as a preteen is, I find, much like trying to explain the awesomeness of something like Grease 2 to a 30-something adult who never watched the movie as a child. It's so wrapped up in nostalgia and how unique it felt like when you were young, sheltered, and hyper-emotional.

Of all of his novels, though, I think that Remember Me still stands up the best (alongside Fall Into Darkness and Last Act), a
Oct 29, 2014 Dreamer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I've read this book like years was a good one !
One thing I learned from my Christopher Pike obsession was several ways to kill people. For example, this book taught me that if you inject an air bubble into a vein, it'll stop your heart. ***The more you know***

This is the story of a ghost trying to solve her own murder. She can't remember how she died--did she jump from the balcony, or was she pushed? She tries to recreate the events of the party that led up to her death, going over and over who was in which room, who had the opportunity to k
Remember Me by Christopher Pike is a book about a girl named Shari Cooper. Shari is a seventeen year old girl who believes she has evrything. She has wonderful parents and a great older brother, Jimmy, and she even has a best friend Jo. Shari attends a party at her friends house one night. She goes to the party happy and complete, but she leaves the party angry and wanting revenge. Shari goes on a journey to find out what happened to her that night and comes out finding things she didn't expect ...more
Paul Hamilton
Continuing my foray into Christopher Pike's young adult novels so beloved by my wife, I picked up Remember Me because the back cover copy sounded intriguing. The premise of the story is that it is told from the perspective of Shari Cooper, an eighteen year-old who is dead and wanders the world as a ghost, following the friends she left behind, her family and the world-weary detective assigned to her case who doesn't seem to believe she actually committed suicide.

Remember Me is fabulously paced;
Roberta R. (Offbeat YA)
Excerpt from my review - originally published at Offbeat YA.

Pros: Likeable lead. Interesting set of characters. Emotions ring true. Story sucks you in.
Cons: Not the glamorous, imaginative afterlife you find in nowadays novels, since lead still walks the Earth. Very small action (if you prefer a faster pace).
WARNING! Moderate sex references (if they upset you at all).
Will appeal to: Everyone who doesn't care for very fast-paced books or romance-centered ones.

First off, RM was published long bef
Mar 05, 2012 Dana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this when I was younger and remembered liking it but didn't remember much else about it. I was hesitant to read it simply because all I could think was that it was no going to live up to my memories of it. However, this book had stood the test of time.

I've got to say, the first couple of chapters are rough, mainly because you go into it realizing what a self centered and stuck up individual the main character is and since it's told from her point of view, this is a bit bothersome. Howeve
There are two things holding this book back from being 4 stars:

This first was when Shari wakes up after the accident, not realizing she's dead. It's supposed to be a highlight sequence and had the potential to be powerful but because there's been so much leading up to this point, I wasn't feeling it.

The other thing is that ending! The motive for Shari's untimely death was flimsy and quite frankly stupid.
Apr 14, 2011 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Remember Me by Christopher Pike is still my favorite book by him. I read the book when it was originally released and recently found a new copy that contains this book and the two stories that followed. Even on re-reading the book, I found that I still enjoyed the story as much as I did the first time. The book tells the story of Shari Cooper who went to a party at a friend's house and woke up the next moring dead. The police and her friends and family believe that she killed herself but Shari k ...more
Jul 30, 2011 Merredith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids age 10-adult
Recommended to Merredith by: My 6th grade teacher
Did you ever read Christopher Pike as a kid? When I was in 6th grade, my teacher, Ms Gamage set up a book swap in class for our group called the Dweebs (a name i LOATHED) & i got to read all the christopher pike and similar horror/mystery book sale books my parents couldnt afford. LOVED. I particularly remembered this one, a story about a teen who was killed and spends the whole book as a ghost, trying to figure out who killed her. I decided to reread it all these years later, and it didnt d ...more
Aug 21, 2011 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen, wrote-review
When I was a teen, many moons ago, I was a Christopher Pike addict. This was one of the best ones. I quit reading Pike’s books once they hit a point where it was sequel after sequel. (Remember Me was fine being a lone book and not the first installment of a trilogy.) This is one of the few “teen” books that I kept once I outgrew that phase. Twenty years later and I still have it packed away in a box of books that I don’t want to part with because I’ve enjoyed rereading them but don’t have room o ...more
Nov 02, 2011 Kricket rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kricket by: Lindsaygail
one morning, shari cooper wakes up dead. she remembers the party where her boyfriend kissed another girl in the hot tub...and she remembers falling from a balcony. but did she jump or was she pushed?! with the help of another dead ghost friend, shari is determined to find out.

this book was recently re-released in a fancy new omnibus edition, but i was reading a sweet paperback from 1989. the main character wears slacks and says "he's so neat!" as a compliment. it's pretty awesome. perfect hallow
Feb 24, 2013 McKayla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember the first time I read this book. I was in the fifth grade and all I know is that this book scared me so much that I would read it out in the hallway with the lights on. This was my very first scary book and I loved it. This book introduced me to the the likes of R.L. Stine and other Christopher Pike books, however none are as ever good as the first you read. There were some pretty strange stories out there by those two. I always loved reading but this book introduced me to a whole oth ...more
Jun 11, 2009 Rujeko rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
really this only deserves two stars, but nostalgia is a powerful thing and nothing brings middle school rushing back like a good christopher pike read! in my old age, i am a little shocked that these books, rife with underage drinking and sex not to mention murder, the supernatural and dubious plot lines, were/are so widely read by impressionable tweens. however, all of that is INFINITELY preferable to the twilight-type moralizing tweens are subjected to nowadays.. INFINITELY. oh c pike, how i'v ...more
Nov 08, 2012 Vanessa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very first book I read in the YA genre, back when I was only 12 years old. I remember completely devouring this book! Oh the mystery, the suspense, the tragedy of a heroine being murdered in the prime of her youth. Suffice it to say, Christopher Pike holds a warm place in my heart as his books furthered my love of reading and I steadily read his books from the start of junior high, until my college years.
I like the idea of this story. A girl who is murdered and becomes a ghost and tries to find her murderer. I think I would've liked it a lot better if I got to know more about the characters and if the person who murdered the girl (Shari Cooper) had a better motive... It wasn't terrible, I did enjoy reading Shari as a ghost, but I don't think I will continue with the series.
May 05, 2009 Kathleen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book. I read it when I was around 16 and have read at least a dozen more times since then. My heart breaks for Shari and the loss of her life at such a young age. However in death she truly learns that she accomplished much more than she thought and learns how much she was and is truly loved by those she left behind and those she meets in the afterlife.
May 01, 2015 Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I was in 7th-ish grade, I spent pretty much all of my allowance money on New Kids on the Block merchandise and Christopher Pike books. I would go to Waldenbooks and scan the "P" section, hoping that something new had come in. And this one was my absolute favorite. I read it over and over. So when I saw on our "Reading Challenge" thing that one category was "a book from your childhood," I knew this had to be the one.

This book is told from the perspective of Shari, a high school senior (now a
Three Stars

This is the first of three books in a Christopher Pike trilogy. To be able to really review the books, I'm going to need to describe the plots, which means the next two reviews at least will likely contain spoilers.

I have been looking for Christopher Pike books for a while. I was fairly obsessed with his books when I was in high school; they weren't horribly written, they were quick reads, and the characters (as I recall) were pretty interesting and dealt with some odd stuff. They wer
This book awfully reminds me of Before I Fall, even though this one was published earlier. I just read the former first.

One thing I do like about paranormal and thriller books is its ability to make me reflect on my own life, about dying and the fact that I'm definitely scared of it. I hate dying - imagining my own, but worse imagining others', especially innocent children and young people who have their lives planned out in front of them.

This book was a really good one. Shari is an absolutely
Back when I was a youngster, the big YA craze was horror. Even though I wasn't a teenager during this huge craze of FEAR STREET and the like, I still read R.L. Stine like my life depended on it. The FEAR STREET Series was my literary jam, and I would spend a lot of time in the fourth and fifth grade classroom devouring all the drama and horror that Stine threw my way. The other big name during this time period for YA horror was Christopher Pike, and I wasn't really a Pike girl. It was Stine or b ...more
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Christopher Pike is the pseudonym of Kevin McFadden. He is a bestselling author of young adult and children's fiction who specializes in the thriller genre.

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

McFadden was born in New York but grew up in California where he stills lives in today. A college drop-out, he did factory work, painted houses and programm
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Remember Me (3 books)
  • The Return (Remember Me #2)
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- Jo, Remember me.
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