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Killer Pizza (Killer Pizza #1)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  1,451 Ratings  ·  286 Reviews

Pizza you’ll die for!

Toby McGill dreams of becoming a world-famous chef, but up until now, his only experience has been watching the Food Network. When Toby lands a summer job at Killer Pizza, where pies like The Monstrosity and The Frankensausage are on the menu, things seem perfect. His coworkers, Annabel and Strobe, are cool, and Toby loves being part of a team. But n

Paperback, 368 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Square Fish (first published May 26th 2009)
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Dana Davis-avants
Feb 13, 2010 Dana Davis-avants rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teen-fiction
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Apr 01, 2013 Treyb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is my new favorite because it has action and violence and a good story line and actions of characters. I could not put it down after read half of it. Hope you read this 5 star book!
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Jeanine Allen
Jeanine Allen

Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor is a book about a boy named Toby dreams of becoming a chef one day even though he has had no experience. He starts working in a pizza parlor in his small Ohio home town. He soon finds out that he pizza parlor is also used as an organization to hunt and kill monsters. Soon he is being recruited to work as a Monster Combat Officer. He works with Annabel who is one of the most popular and prettiest girls in school as well as a guy named Strobe. Their j
Arsh M
Dec 13, 2012 Arsh M rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I am currently reading Killer Pizza by Greg Taylor.I'm at the part were a guy from the Echo 8-Plex movie theater is about to leave but a monster stings him and makes him faint. I think the author dose a good job of putting a lot of details like the place was at a dead end and it hodgepodge of business. I think me and Toby have things in common like we both like comics and we both see things like shadows and creatures.Each time I open up this book and imagine the Killer Pizza restaurant I
Oct 17, 2014 Max rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this book was good at times but it was also sometimes a bit boring. I think this happened because when it was good there was action but when there wasn't action it was boring. I also thought that at times the book was a bit confusing because the setting was changing so quickly or because the author wasn't describing the characters in the book. This happened near the end of the book when they were all fighting the alpha guttata and the author didn't describe what the alpha guttata ...more
Melissa McShane
May 04, 2012 Melissa McShane rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: reluctant teen readers of horror or action
This book has a fun premise: three teens are hired by a local pizza delivery place, only to discover that it's a front for an international monster-hunting organization, and their jobs were just a pretext for recruiting them into the group. The (probably) main character, Toby, is sort of a drifter in his own life: he starts things, then gives up before he gets very far, mainly because there isn't anything he really cares about...except cooking, which he's too shy about to admit to anyone. Workin ...more
Toby McGill doesn't ask for much. He'd like to get a summer job. After all, he's 14, he doesn't have many friends and he's very bored. However, Toby has plans of becoming a celebrity chef, so he just needs some practice. Enter Killer Pizza. It's the only place to hire Toby, where he works with Annabel (a beautiful, smart and rich classmate) and Strobe (an angry older boy).

However, all is not as it seems at Killer Pizza. Instead of a pizza place with a monster theme, it's actually a front for a m
Ernesto Valenciano
Do you like Horror Books like World war z and the walking dead because if you do you will like killer pizza.Killer pizza is a Horror book the book is about a boy who dreams of becoming a world famous chef and his name is Toby McGill. Toby only experience to become a famous chef has been watching the food network. When toby gets a summer job at killer pizza he doesn't know that monstrosity and the frankensausage are on. I like the book it was a cool and horror book because none of them is prepare ...more
Mar 26, 2009 Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hope the author writes a few more.

This book was a blast with just the right amount of tension and fun and intellectual type stuff and I can safely recommend this book to the young people I volunteer with as there is no objectionable material in the book - unless you count murderous monsters...

Toby is an aspiring chef and gets a job at the latest branch of Killer Pizza. Just as Toby is enjoying the pace and flexing his chef pecs in the kitchen at Killer Pizza he finds out that the pizza gig i
Preston Stell
A little creepy, but anything with R.L. Strine's recommendation on the cover probably isn't going to scare the daylights out of you. What is lovable about the book is the characters, but they are also predictable, as were the resolutions to conflict throughout. The idea is fun, and makes you want to be young again...back to the time where we actually believed in stuff.
I'm going to DNF this. BUT I think this is a good scary book for young readers.
Mar 11, 2010 Raufil is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
I am one the part when Toby hears a noise from the woods but does think it is just an animal. when he go to his work called killer pizza he is cooking Fangtastic Hawaiian.
Debra Gastelum
Jun 21, 2011 Debra Gastelum rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ssyra-titles
I really enjoyed this book. If you like scary Goose Bumps type books, you'll really like this. It's all about monsters! The next one is available in the book fair and I think I'll get it.
Oct 01, 2014 Ari rated it really liked it
I thought book was a very good adventure. It's like reading the story mode of a video game.
Samuel Currier
Sep 05, 2014 Samuel Currier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book i would recomend it any day 5:5
Mar 24, 2010 John rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty darn good awesome
Bethany Ainsworth
That sound is my hopes dying in a bitter fire of disappointment.

I thought this book would be maybe about pizza monsters. Maybe with legs and teeth going on a murder spree. Maybe some have wigs and teeth as well.

Well, not with this book. This book is about actual monsters, like vampires.

I gave it two stars, because it was actually slightly interesting despite the mistreatment of Toby's sister Stacey. Also, the boss's name is Steve Rogers, so that made me more interested in the book.
Mar 05, 2017 Justo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a review of killer pizza
This book will be great for young-adults and they will really enjoy it.13-17

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The story is based on a character named toby who is a normal kid but suddenly he finds that the pizza place he is working on is a secret monster hunting organizacion.He recieves training and transform into a monster combat officer.He finds himself on a battle against mythical creatures call guttatas.Toby and his friends strobe,Annabel are the over the top muscular guy and popu

Okay so I didn't know this book existed until I about 2 weeks ago. I was in class and was supposed to be reading but I left my novel at home and didn't really want to skim threw any of the poor selection of books we have in my classroom at the back. Since my friend had two books with him. Killer Pizza being one of them and The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan the other. He wanted to read The Red Pyramid and I'd already read it anyways (really good book by the way)so I decided to read Killer Pizza no
Viviano Vargas
May 06, 2016 Viviano Vargas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Jennifer Wardrip
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Toby thought he was getting a summer job and that it might conveniently give him some needed experience for his future dream job as a chef in his own restaurant. Little did he know what applying at and scoring a job at Killer Pizza would mean.

Two other teens, Annabel and Strobe, start training at Killer Pizza at the same time as Toby. A fourth teen, named Doug, seems like a reluctant future employee when he arrives to join their tea
Feb 20, 2017 Hallie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book! If you love the mystery genre and pizza then this is the book for you! I hope you enjoy reading this book if you decide to. I definetly think you should read this! This book is also funny!
Feb 21, 2017 Debra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent young adult story. I had fun reading it!
Corie Bocian
Jan 03, 2014 Corie Bocian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Megan K
Aug 03, 2011 Megan K rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: risk takers
Recommended to Megan K by: N/A
Shelves: favorites, fiction
You have just begun summer, cringing to get a job to please your parents, as you strive to achieve your cooking career at a pizza bakery. The rage of excitement bolts through your nerves when the ambition of accomplishment breaksthrough. Then, after a month of hard work, stress builds when one associate from the group has mysteriously disappeared. In the chaos, your hands start to lose feeling, the heart beat transfers from a drum beat to a stampede of worries, as the heat begins to clog your po ...more
Patrick D'Orazio
Nov 05, 2010 Patrick D'Orazio rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Toby is a fourteen year old kid in small town Ohio with a dream to be a chef some day. So in his efforts to find a summer job he lands one, at Killer Pizza, the new joint in town, which just happens to be a front for a monster extermination service that recruits kids his age to be trained to get rid of the baddies.
The baddies in what I guess is just the introductory book in a series is the Guttata, a gargoyle like creature that is like werewolves and vamps in that if you get bit, you turn into
Aug 02, 2010 Brandi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Toby badly wants a job. At fourteen, it’s a bit difficult to find anything worthwhile. When a new pizza place called Killer Pizza opens up in town, Toby jumps at the opportunity to fill out an application. When Greg gets hired, he can’t believe it. Not only does he finally have the summer job he has longed for, he also gets to work with food. Greg’s super secret dream is to one day become a world-class chef. Little does he know that he won’t just be getting experience making unusual food items l ...more
Dec 30, 2010 Karissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was one of those silly books that I just saw and thought "I have got to read that!" This book was better than I expected, not quite as silly, and more interesting.

Toby is kind of your typical geek; and with his best friend out of town for the summer, he feels like the best thing to do with his time is get a job. Well he gets one at Killer Pizza. When he shows up for his first day of training he is surprised to find that the most popular girl in the school, Anabel, is also working
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Greg Taylor is the author of the young adult and middle-grade novels The Girl Who Became a Beatle, Killer Pizza, and Killer Pizza: The Slice. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he graduated from Penn State University and started out his career as a professional drummer, before moving to Los Angeles to become a screenwriter. His screenwriting credits include Jumanji, Harriet the Spy, Prancer, and Th ...more
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