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Caroline B. Cooney
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Freeze Tag (Point Horror)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  1,117 Ratings  ·  68 Reviews
When Meghan and West first played Freeze Tag with Lannie, it was no ordinary game. Because when Lannie tagged someone, they really froze. Icy blue and cold. Like death.Now Meghan, West, and Lannie are in high school, and Meghan and West are in love. They're the perfect couple. But Lannie is determined to have West for her very own... and if she doesn't get her way, she'll
Paperback, 192 pages
Published November 19th 1999 by Scholastic Point Horror (first published 1992)
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Viktoria Jean
Oct 28, 2007 Viktoria Jean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: the coldblooded
When Meghan and West first played Freeze Tag with Lannie, it was no ordinary game. Because when Lannie tagged someone, they really froze. Icy blue and cold. Like death. And she wouldn’t unfreeze them until West promised to always like her best, no matter what. Now its three years later and Meghan has forgotten all about Lannie and the promise she extracted that day. Meghan and West are in high school and they’re the perfect couple. But Lannie hasn’t forgotten, and she’s determined to have West f ...more
Apr 27, 2008 Katie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It is a story about a girl who can freeze people by touching them. It creates a creepy aura of something not so creepy. It over dramatizes freezing to the point where almost everything in the story is cold and icy. It is too much and there is not enough story. I wouldn't suggest it and it made me feel depressed.
May 04, 2008 Hailey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lannie is that scary little girl down the street, the one no one likes to play with. But one evening, she does get to play her favorite game: freeze tag. But when Mehgan is tagged, she really freezes---like ice. Lannie tells West that she wont unfreeze Mehgan unless he swears to love her forever---and he does.
Years later, that promise has been forgotten by West and Meghan. They are young and in love---but Lannie remembers perfectly well. And she'd do anything to keep West for herself.
May 28, 2008 Debbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teen horror/suspense fans
Meghan admires the Trevor family--the way they are so warm and welcoming, and the way the three kids (West, Tuesday, and Brown) all get along. Every chance she gets, Meghan hangs around. Even at nine years old, she has a crush on West and believes they will be together someday. When Meghan, West, Tuesday, and Brown play Freeze Tag with Lannie, a neighborhood girl who nobody likes, they discover that when Lannie touches you, you really freeze. Lannie refuses to unfreeze Meghan until West makes a ...more
Alexandra Revilla
In the horror book Freeze Tag by Caroline B. Cooney there is a girl named Megan, she lives in a neighborhood with her two friends West and Lannie. Lannie is a special gift given girl she has the power to freeze anyone whom sh touches. When the three where very young they made a promise that West would always like Lannie better than Megan or else Lannie would freeze Megan to death. Years later Megan and West and Lannie fall in love and forget the promise they made to Lannie. When Lannie reminds ...more
Meghan Moore and the Trevors’; West, Tuesday and Brown, played with Lannie Anveill but weren’t friends with her. None of the kids who lived on Dark Fern Lane were truly friends with Lannie, they only would ever invite her to occasions because their parents urged them to. That was before high school. That was before Lannie started demanding that West go out with her instead of Meghan. That was when Lannie started to scare people, more class mates than just the neighborhood kids; scared stiff, sca ...more
Sep 29, 2009 Aurora rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Lynne plays freeze tag, you will actually freeze when she catches you. When a girl named Lisa plays freeze tag with Lynne and Wednesday, Lynne freezes her. The only reason she did was because Lisa promised she would not go out with Wednesday. 17 years later, Lisa has forgotten her promise. Lynne remembers it very clearly. But what will happen to Lisa? Read the book to find out.
Wayne Huerta
Nov 12, 2010 Wayne Huerta rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
i jst started reading and i'm on page 45 right now i feel sorry for meghan because that evil thing lannie stole her boyfriend and lanmnie seems like a very mean little person so far i like the book it is pretty good
Nov 22, 2010 Darcey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 19, 2016 Jessie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Well what can I say about this book? I found Meghan to be annoying. I remember Caroline B. Cooney as one of my favorite authors growing up. I had loved her characters. Meghan on the other hand? No. She was in a relationship and basically that was all she was. Was there really nothing more to her? And the ending? Oh come on. Am I to believe that Lannie changed because she was stuck in a car for a few hours? Really? Yeah, I don't think so.
May 17, 2011 Ana is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
Meghan was anxious to know what had happened with West and Lannie. She decided to call West. They met at his truck like they have done before. West had told Meghan he didn't make anything clear about them going out to Lannie. Meghan tried to get out but couldn't. They hugged and when they were about to kiss, Lannie freezed them. Lannie stood in the door swinging laughing. Tuesday and Brown then went and tried to make a deal with Lannie by inviting her to a slumber party. Lannie wanted West becau ...more
Veronica Rivas
Aug 03, 2011 Veronica Rivas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say this book has one of the best ending and one of the most surprising ending of all, for me at least, and I won't spoil it but it just made the the book in general- which the middle part had me bored with the cookie cutter villian of the girl who just enslaved this boy- shot up fiffty point with the ending.
Back when they were kids, Meghan Moore and the Trevor kids played a deadly game of Freeze Tag with their neighbor Lannie. Lannie said she could actually freeze them. The price for unfreezing Meghan, who Lannie hated, was for West Trevor to promise that he would always like Lannie best.

Years later, Meghan and West are in high school and in love with each other. That game of Freeze Tag is a distant memory, until Lannie returns wanting West to deliver on his promise.

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Jan 03, 2012 Kali rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I genuinely think this might be the best title Caroline B. Cooney ever wrote (and I'm a big fan of The Stranger). I read it when I was 12 and I reread it to my sisters as a bedtime story when I got older. They wanted the next chapter, and the next, just like me. It also has a good moral dimension to it, more akin to Christopher Pike's books than Point Horrors. I felt very satisfied with the ending and uplifted. Very good.
Kez Green
Dec 24, 2012 Kez Green rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this but felt like the ending wasn't really complete, I'm sure it was left that way on purpose but just thought for me, it could have teen a bit more defined but overall if you're a fan of caroline's books it's definitely worth the read
What a fantastic book. I highly enjoyed it. The details and the overall writing was poetic and amazing.

Now for the bad. I hated the heck out of Lannie, she made me so sick I couldn't see straight. There is no excuse for Lannie's behavior, and I got tired of Meghan trying to act like there was. Lannie was evil; too evil, and she enjoyed it.

Some of the chapters are basically the same chapters with the characters using similar words. Lannie gets mad at somebody, the others are scared of her, Lanni
Na'taia G.
Oct 20, 2013 Na'taia G. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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May 19, 2014 Keriae rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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John Neiro
Jul 10, 2014 John Neiro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I flew through this book, precisely because I found it to be so interesting, engaging, and thrilling. What is perhaps most unique about this book is that the reader arguably does not know whether or not they should hate Lannie, who is depicted as cold-hearted and manipulative, or feel sympathy for her - she has to go to such desperate extremes to feel loved in a world which has not given her much love. A great read.
Well, I did give this another try, after trying to read it sometime in the 90s. Much like then, I could barely get past the prologue (which did have potential), then I skimmed the rest and finally read just the last few pages. I really gave this 3 stars when it doesn't deserve more than a 2.5 because when I was a teen, I had memorized the blurb on the back of the book and used to write it all over my notebooks because I thought it was such a, uh, cool description. The novel itself, in my opinion ...more
Caroline Bennett
Wow! I can see why I kept this one for twenty three years. Genuinely good. This book breaks so many point horror cliches. There are no misleading cliff hanger chapter endings, no jumpy bits. Just a slow shivery crawl. The characters are not as shallow as the other books either. Does have some amazing descriptions that made me raise an eyebrow though. "The sun was going down like a circle of construction paper falling off the bulletin board."

Reminds me of: Nothing I can think of.
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Hew France
Jun 25, 2015 Hew France rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, horror, point-horror
In my experience, the Point Horror books not written by R.L. Stine were... substandard by comparison. This one, while still not as good as Stine's novels, was actually REALLY good. Still not my favorite Point Horror, but one I'd recommend.
True story: it is a more faithful adaptation of the story of the Ice Princess than Frozen was :p
Marnee Brower
Apr 06, 2015 Marnee Brower rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 430
An unfamiliar title from a nostalgic favorite author, I wanted to re-familiarize myself with this style of book. The plot was appropriately mysterious with deemphasized cliff-hanger chapters with a bit of paranormal thrown in. Not quite as exciting as other books of the same genre I remember from my own middle school years, but not a disappointment either.

This book does not fit into the list of what I would teach in a classroom, but it could safely have a place in my classroom library and be rec
Michelle Toy
5 out of 5 Point Horror Book Stars!

(I rate these books compared to other Point Horror Books Only)

I read this as part of the #pointhorrorbookclub that I run monthly!

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This is more of a discussion than a review with highlighted areas of the book and has a comedy feel to the discussion to. Please be aware that as this is a discussion there will be spoilers.

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Paul Kim
Feb 06, 2016 Paul Kim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is my first time reading caroline b cooney's book. My first thought is that she uses a lot of similes/metaphors.

I, however, thought this book is great.

The setting and minor characters were descriptive, making it fleshed out and interesting. In fact, the villain ,Lannie, is someone I'm not sure to feel sorry or hate on. On one hand, she pretty much doesn't feel sorry for the victims she freezes and she can use her power for the desires she wanted but on the other, there are some times when
This was a creepy book about a girl who can freeze and unfreeze people with the touch of a finger and uses that power to manipulate all the people who live close to her. (view spoiler) ...more
Fay Roberts
Caroline B Cooney dominated the YA scene in the 90's and after reading one of her books for the first time in 20 years (I'm so old :-() it isn't hard to see why.

In a market where authors churned out a book a month to keep up with demand, there were plenty of times when the writing was sub-standard or the plot ridiculous. Cooney wrote in a clear and distinctive voice - you always knew when you were reading one of hers. In short clipped sentences she was able to create a cast of characters that yo
Jul 13, 2016 Redfox5 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After you outgrew Goosebumps you turned to the Point Horror series. I re-read a few Goosebumps books last year and I mainly found them to only be enjoyable for nostalgic reasons. I don't even remember reading Freeze Tag the first time round but I loved it as an adult.

Sure the story was a little tame for a horror. Unloved girl has special Freezing powers and threatens to Freeze the girlfriend and family of the boy she fancies unless he goes out with her. And there is nothing really scary about
Paula Brandon
Oct 25, 2016 Paula Brandon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of those rare YA books that has stuck with me and haunted me long after I've finished it! Cooney's writing can tend to be a bit too flowery and metaphorical for me, but this (literally!) chilling tale had me hooked. It's a book that really does make you think, even if you're in your mid-30s and not the target audience!
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Caroline Cooney knew in sixth grade that she wanted to be a writer when "the best teacher I ever had in my life" made writing her main focus. "He used to rip off covers from The New Yorker and pass them around and make us write a short story on whichever cover we got. I started writing then and never stopped!"
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