A Fate Totally Worse than Death
"This takeoff on teen horror novels is funny, mocking, and a surefire hit. . . . Should have teen-horror fans screaming with laughter." — SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (starred review)
In Paul Fleischman’s hilarious parody of teenage horror novels, Danielle and her friends from Cliffside High’s cruelest clique — the Huns — set out to crush a ravishing exchange student from Norway.
If you enjoy a mystery yet humorous book, I would totally recommend this book. Now don't get me wrong, the first few chapters lacked int ...more
A Fate Totally Worse Than Death involved three girls who were the most popular in their school: Tiffany, Brooke, and Danielle. The girls had murdered a former classmate who was attracting the attention of one of their boyfriends, but no one knows about it. A new girl, Helga, from Norway, comes to the school and all of the girls boyfriends like her, so the group sets out to get her to leave. They try cutting her hair and attacking her mentally but it backfires and Helga says they ...more
Snarky privileged mean girl YA dramas are usually so over the top that it is hard to imagine what room is left, exactly, for parody. Well, Fleischman has the answer.
This book isn't manic and it doesn't go for overblown, broad parody. It is almost surgical in the way it focuses on all of the little tics and tells of mean girl high school stories and YA horror, and then exaggerates them just enough to really bring the joke home. The book opens with a tracking sh ...more
For anyone who enjoyed Scary Movie with it's over-the-top humor, sarcastic wit, dry parodies, and unrestrained juvenile one-liners, A FATE TOTALLY WORSE THAN DEATH is a must read.
The plot revolves around three girls, Danielle, Brooke, and Tiffany, who are members of the Huns--the absolutely only clique to belong to at Cliffside High. The Huns believe in one rule above all else--the Hun boys belong to them, and them alone. When Helga, a Norwegian exchange stude ...more
adventure, romance, suspense, horror
i recommend this book because it has a very good story line and has an amazing ending it is the best book iv ever read.
A foreign exchange student from Norway named Helga takes all the attention and gets the attention of the boy in school that everyone likes and thhey become jealous and say Helga is a ghost because of her white skin and light hair while trying to get their attention back the girls think up many ...more
I won't spoil any of the plot, but I will say it keeps you turning pages wondering what will happen next to the protagonists. (or are they antagogists?)
The plot is clever and unique. Cliquish behavior, jealousy and irrational decisions abound. If you are in high school, have a child in high school, remember high school--whether fondly or not, you should read this book. You won't be dissapointed!
A horror fiction with a shock ending.
Three girls who killed another girl suddenly have strange things start to happen to them...
and you know what, they deserve it!
I listened to this one, and the voices were great.
The characters were funny,
and I wanted to keep listening to know what would happen next!
Paul followed in his father's footsteps as an author of books for young readers, and in 1982 he released ...more