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The Wishing Stone (Spooksville #9)

3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  245 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Be very, very careful what you wish for in this ninth book in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Pike’s Spooksville series—now on TV!

While hiking in the woods near Spooksville, Adam and his friends find a cube-shaped stone. It is clear, like a crystal, and seems to shine with colored light. To their surprise, they discover that if they hold it and make a wish fo
Mass Market Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 1st 1996 by Aladdin Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1996)
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Jan 14, 2011 Melanie rated it liked it
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I remember my best friend and I being addicted to this series. We "shared" a collection and spent most of our allowance on it. I loved it, and couldn't read each book fast enough.
Rebecca McNutt
Aug 21, 2015 Rebecca McNutt rated it liked it
Not bad, at least it was original, and very eerie throughout. It's a great book for kids who love horror stories.
Mar 26, 2010 Amanda rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: no one
This book was not what I expected. It turned into a sci-fi fantasy thing and I really didn't like it.

I have not read many Christopher Pike books. This one I was not impressed by. I think some of his other books look a lot better. That's it for now.

Apr 09, 2014 Matthew rated it it was ok
The Wishing Stone, laden with pop culture references and a truly abscessed premise, is passable. Just simply passable. There's no realistic characters(just annoying ones) and that unnecessarily villainous antagonist (a blooming space lizard described as ugly several times) annoys immensely. Therefore, it's an inconspicuous paperback from the 1990's that has no real reason to exist but be a perpetual all-time low for an apparently bestselling series (cough, cough...mammoth of a lie). The first fe ...more
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Dec 14, 2015 Cameron Stolfuss rated it really liked it
Over the past month I read The wishing stone by Christopher Pike. This is a horror book that contained tons of action as Cindy, Watch, and Sally go to all different kinds of dimensions. In this book sally one of the main characters is walking through the woods and finds a wishing stone. As the story progresses the wishes get way out of hand. I rated this book 4/5 cause it had tons of twists and turns with tons of horror around every corner.
Mar 14, 2015 Erin rated it really liked it
This was another great Spooksville book. I really appreciated the way that Sally's determined and slightly stubborn personality shined in The Wishing Stone and I hope that it will continue to do so in coming Spooksvilles. I also like the way that Christopher Pike writes his books in a way that is enjoyable even if you are not part of the target audience. Overall, a quick and fun read; can't wait to read number ten.
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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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