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House at the End of the Street

3.58 of 5 stars 3.58  ·  rating details  ·  1,012 ratings  ·  152 reviews
Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah and her daughter Elissa find the house of their dreams in a small, upscale, rural town. But when startling and unexplainable events begin to happen, Sarah and Elissa learn the town is in the shadows of a chilling secret. Years earlier, in the house next door, a daughter killed her parents in their beds, and disappeared - leaving ...more
Paperback, 188 pages
Published August 21st 2012 by Poppy
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I normally don’t do the horror genre; films or books, gory themed ones I can cope with but the ones that mess with your head? I’m the first one out of the room. I blame it all on my cousin who insisted on us all watching a Stephen King film when we were younger late at night. Of course me being the youngest I didn’t want to be known as a chicken for the rest of my life, so I forced myself to watch it, occasionally having a peek through my fingers. Although I acted all brave I was a quivering mes ...more
Summer Lane
This was just about the shortest book I've read in a looooong time, which was fun. I really felt that I was reading more of a short story than anything else. I thought I'd try reading a "horror" novel just for kicks, and it turns out that this book was more a murder mystery than anything else, with some creepy characters, which was just enough scary for me. I don't like the supernatural horror stuff - it's just...horrifying!

Anyway, this book was fun. Kind of reminded me of a Jane Eyre plot twis
Jenni Arndt
You can read all of my reviews at Alluring Reads.

While perusing Chapters this past weekend I came across House At The End of the Street, and seeing Katniss on the cover, I was immediately sold. I had never heard of the movie before but upon seeing the perfect horror movie cover and the eerie premise I knew this book was right up my alley. Now, one thing that did deceive me a tad was the "Now A Major Motion Picture" on the cover, I figured that this was a novel that was made into a movie after pu
Brienna Evans
Elissa and her mother Sarah move to the suburbs of Seattle from Chicago. Elissa's father left them a while ago and moving away would help them with a fresh start. Within the first few days Elissa makes a new friend who invited her to a party where a series of traumatic events took place. As she was walking home her creepy neighbor Ryan offers her a ride. People had told her about Ryan, they say that when he was a kid he and sister Carrie Anne were playing on the swings. Carrie Anne fell off and ...more
I severely disliked this book. From the numerous grammatical errors (I counted over 9 and probably missed more because I was too busy freaking out over the ones I caught) to the rushed plot, this book could have been better.

The story was not as scary or intense as I thought it would be, but I thought the twist was pretty interesting. Ryan was somewhat of a deep character, and even though (SPOILER) he ended up being the bad guy, I could accept that because of his traumatic past. The truth about w
Rahma Hassan
ليس كل سطح هاديء يعبر عن باطنه.. وليس كل بحر هادر.. يختصر حقيقته..
البشر عوالم سرية..
عصية على الدراية والفهم..
تصنعها الظروف والاقدار والاستعداد الشخصي..
وفي خضم ذلك تتعدد الملامح وتستعصى على الحصر..
هذا ما اكرره دائماً..
وهذا ما قلته لنفسي مجددا بعد مشاهدة الفيلم..
If you're one of those people who must read the book before seeing the movie, this is not the book to do that with. I have yet to see the movie, but I think it would have been better if that was the way I learned the story. The book just seemed way to short. even some of the intense scenes were only a couple pages long before the story moved onto something else. It felt like I was reading the movie in book form. The story is not too original; after seeing so many horror movies it is kind of hard ...more
Ashlee Telschow
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Yolanda Sfetsos
A few months ago, I really enjoyed reading Lily Blake's Snow White & The Huntsman so I was looking forward to getting stuck into this book.

Elissa Cassidy and her mother Sarah have moved to a new place away from the pressures of the city. Their new house is pretty big for the two of them and the only reason they can afford it is because the house across the way has a horrible history attached to it. The teenage girl who lived there was brain damaged and killed her parents. No one knows exactl

I was right! It was exactly the same as the movie, well except for this one insignificant part. So if you're the type of person who'd rather watch the movie than read the book then this is the book to do it! It followed absolutely everything!

But I still enjoyed reading it... There's something different about reading it that watching it. When you read it, it's sort of magical (even if I watched the movie first, I found myself wanting more from the book than when I watched
Feb 03, 2013 Sylvia rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: 2013
I was really looking forward to reading this book. I searched everywhere for it for a month! My local bookstore had sold out and my library system didn't have the book, so I had to resort to SearchOhio, which found the book from a different county and allowed me to check it out.

Anyway, when I heard about the plot for the book, I was hooked! When I started reading it, however, I was disappointed by the lack of description. While House at the End of the Street was a good, quick definitel
This was really really really good. I saw the movie though, and the movie was a ton scarier than the book. The end of the book was a little spooky, but it wasn't as gruesome as the movie, which is why i like the book a lot more. I love how it was suspenseful though. This book was great.


In the story, this girl named Alissa moves to this house. coincidentally the house next door had this ha
Drake Hood
I gave this book five stars for multiple reasons. This book is well known for the movie. Elissa is the new girl moving next to a house where a dark secret is hidden and a guy named Ryan is in the middle of the dark horror secret. Elissa gets all tied up in the secret and her, ad her mom(Sarah) lives are in danger. This book I think was better than the movie because it describes the struggle and the fighting in very unique and clever ways. I found it hard to put the book down it was so inte4resti ...more
Angie Fehl
This is a novel based on the screenplay written by David Loucka, but the title page says the screenplay was based off of a story by Jonathan Mostow. I don't know if that means it started out as an actual short story or just a general story idea... at any rate, this is the novelization of the film, which I haven't seen just yet. I thought I had, but after reading this novelization, I think I must have had it mixed up with another film, because this storyline didn't sound familiar to me. But I now ...more
Dark Matter
C J Dee reviewed the Girl with All the Gifts; for more reviews by C J, see C J Dee on Dark Matter Zine.

Elissa and her mother, Sarah, have moved to a quiet country town, leaving behind the big city and the memories of Elissa’s estranged father. However, there is a catch. The reason Sarah can afford the big house is the double murder that took place next door.

Four years ago young Carrie Anne killed her parents then fled without a trace. Elissa soon finds out that Carrie Anne’s brother Ryan still
[..]Quella che all'inizio sembra una classica storia da "piccoli brividi", si è rivelata - grazie ai colpi di scena finali - un vero thriller, a tratti psicologico.[..] è stata una piacevole lettura, sicuramente non lenta, visto che il tutto si svolge quasi alla velocità della luce in poco meno di 200 pagine[..]

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3/5 Stars...
This book turned into a movie, and the movie was supposed to be scary... but the problem is I didn't get scared at all, instead the movie made me laugh. (I have no clue why) So, that means this book gave me a different message, instead of scaring me to death, making me grip the arm rests to sit still and not jump 7 feet in the air, I laughed at the shock of everyone's faces, and the expressions of the characters in the movie (because some of them were pretty funny) so I'm glad about
Helen Chandler

Doctor Sarah Cassidy, and her daughter Elissa move to a small town, where Sarah gets a job at the hospital. Sarah informs her daughter that their house is near the house where the massacred family lived. As told by the neighbors, Carrie Anne Jacobson killed her parents in the house then fled into the woods. Most townies believe that Carrie Anne drowned in the river yet her body has never been found, leaving others to believe that she lives in the woods. Carrie Anne's
Allyssa Bloomfield
It's not bad. Actually it's a really good horror story if you didn't watch the movie.
If you didn't watch the movie, go ahead and read this book. It's not too long and it has a great turn.
If you watched the movie, don't need to read this book. Nothing extra. Word by word exactly like the movie. I could recall every scene of the movie even when i watched it a long ago.

No es un mal libro. En realidad, es una gran historia de horror... Si no has visto la película antes.
Si no has
A short, simple thriller and only took a couple of hours to read but kept me interested til the end. Enjoyed the suspense, simple storyline but an easy read, didn't require much thinking which is ok if that's what you're in the mood for!
This was fantastic for a fast paced, quick read, but parts of the story seemed underdeveloped. I can't complain too much since I read the book in one sitting, but there was more about the characters' back stories I wanted to know.
Sarah Folger
I only read this book because I wanted to see the movie. I think it was written for 13 year olds.....
I ordered this book the day after I watched the movie for the first time, knowning that it was a book version of the movie and not an original novel. Took me a night to go through it, and I was surprised at how bad it was. This book is basically a fan fiction style, scene to scene reproduction of the movie, written by someone obviously inexperienced in the art of writing a story. The English is basic, the writing is empty and dumb and I kept reading just so I could get done with the book as soon ...more
First, I didn't realize this was a book based on the movie (I thought it was a book made into a movie). For what it was,it was good. I wanted something short and fairly easy to read since I am a full time college student and finals are coming up. The chapters are really short and the book moves at a pretty fast pace as well. There were two or three OBVIOUS revisions to the writing that should have been done but weren't. Where there were these errors, the sentence failed to be a complete thought- ...more
I've never seen the movie so I thought I'd pick this up to see what its all about and I knew I wouldn't spend the whole time comparing the two either.
House at the end of the street was a quick, enjoyable read but you could tell that it was a book of a movie, mostly because of how short it is, while there is some good character development, there isn't much in the development of the relationship with Sarah and Ryan, the pacing is all different to a regular book.
But the story is interesting and cr
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Ajali Harrison
Elissa is new in town and just wants to get used to her new life with a mom who works at a hospital all day and night and a father who is no longer around. She’s heard rumor’s about the house down the street, that the house was the scene of a double murder: a young girl killing both of her parents then running into the forest. Elissa becomes interested when she meets Ryan, the son of the murdered and the brother of the killer, and when she finds out he still lives in the house his family was kil ...more
01brittanyT T
This was a really good book. It is about a girl named Elissa. Her and her mom leave the big city to live in a quiet house in the country. The only reason they can afford to rent their new house is because of the house next door. The couple living there was murdered by their own teenage daughter, who then disappeared. Elissa has made lots of new friends at school and even makes friends with her neighbor Ryan. He still lives in the house where his sister killed his parents. Elissa connects with Ry ...more
Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
‘The House at the End of the Street’ by Lily Blake is a novelization of the movie starring the cute and quirky Jennifer Lawrence.

The novel starts with Elissa and her mother moving to a new town, into a house that happens to be next to one that went through something terrible quite a few years ago. The daughter killed her parents in their beds and then disappeared, assumed dead, leaving only her brother (who was away at the time) as the remnant of the family.

He seems nice, a little socially awkwa
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