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During a round of Truth or Dare, Abby Miller confesses her crush on Jake Chilson. The only people who know her secret are her friends at the sleepover—and whoever sent her a text message in the middle of the night warning her to stay away from Jake…or else!
But Abby isn’t going to stay away from Jake, especially not after he asks her to the school dance.
As the night of the dance comes closer, some very creepy things start happening to Abby. Someone definitely wants to keep her away from Jake. Is it a jealous classmate or, as Abby begins to suspect, could it be a ghost?

142 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 2011

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P.J. Night

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Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?
A. Reading, writing, and scaring up new ideas!

Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. There are mysteries everywhere . . . you just have to know where to look.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. Sitting with my cat on my lap and reading a book I just can't put down.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Flowers and teddy bears :)

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. At some very old and very haunted place. Transylvania or the Tower of London, anyone?

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Psychic powers

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?
A. A black cat

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Nancy Drew

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. The Wicked Witch of the West

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. Ghost hunter

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Profile Image for Wendi Lee.
Author 1 book470 followers
July 29, 2017
*3.5 stars*

This is a fun start to a scary late elementary aged series. I never read the Goosebumps series when I was a kid, but I imagine this is similar, only geared more towards girls. There's a lot of talk about crushes and hotties, so I don't think it will appeal to my eight old son at all ... but my daughter might like it in a few years. I also liked the scary, but not too scary vibe. Perfect for its intended demographic.
Profile Image for Shubba The Emo Reader.
409 reviews49 followers
March 30, 2012
I am not the target age for this book. It's aim at young girls between 9-12 but I have to say I really did enjoy it and looking forward to reading more of the Creepover books.

Truth or Dare is about Abby, a young girl who at a sleepover plays truth or dare with friends and she picks truth and ends up revealing to her friends who she has a crush on. However, in the middle of the night she receives a creepy text message telling her to stay away from her crush, Jake. Soon Abby feels like lots of creepy stuff is happening around her. Is Abby being tormented with someone playing a prank? or is she being haunted by a ghost?

I decided to pick this up to read last night because I have been feeling weird not reading, but I just haven't been well enough to read a big book. So Truth or Dare was calling to me. I curled up in bed in the dark, reading with a torch just to set the mood. And it worked. It was the perfect choice. I devoured this story within an hour. It really keeps you interested all the way through and keeps you guessing. My only negative is that I had no idea what age the characters were. I am guessing at between 12-14 but I am not really sure. And the setting is never clear. I wasn't sure where the book is set but guessing by some of the words, somewhere in the UK.

As I said I am not the target audience for these books. But I enjoyed it alot. For young girls (preteen) I think will adore this series. It's fun, quick and has just the right amount of creepiness to give you chills. I can see this being a book read at sleepovers to try and scare each other.
Profile Image for Alex (The Bookubus).
386 reviews435 followers
November 10, 2019
Most of the children's books that I read as an adult are ones from my childhood era of the 1980s and 1990s so it was interesting to try something more contemporary. So while this didn't have a nostalgic aspect for me it was a cute and fun read. This series seems like a great entry point for kids who would like to dip their toes into spooky stories.
Profile Image for Carly.
420 reviews
April 6, 2012
You're invited to a creepover and what a chillfest it was. I loved this book, I'm not the intended audience but that didn't matter at all. What an all round fun, girly read. If you are a fan of the old Goosebumps series, like me, then you will probably enjoy this.

Abby Miller and her friends have a sleepover at Abby's house. In a game of truth or dare Abby admits to having a crush on a guy called Jake. From then on in very creepy things start to happen to Abby. One text message to Abby's phone warns her to stay away from Jake.

When Jake asks Abby to the school dance the weird happenings turn up a notch. Abby needs to be careful, could it really be some jealous class mate, who fancies Jake. Or is something more sinister at work, like a ghost as Abby suspects.

The ending was great, I really wasn't expecting it to play out the way it did. Truth or Dare has a great plot, fun characters and had the right amount of creepiness to have you hooked to the pages. I would of liked a little bit more info on the characters ages and the setting of the book though.

I cannot wait to read whats in store for future books from P J Night, like the chillfest continue. I dare you to pick up Truth or Dare today.

4/5 Stars

*Special thanks to Atom books for the review copy*

Carly :)
2 reviews
November 9, 2012
Abby Miller is having a sleepover with her friends,at the sleepover they play truth or dare. Abby gets dared too tell her friends who she likes and she told them she liked Jake. Then later in the night she gets a text from an unknown number.The message reads "STAY AWAY FROM JAKE OR...ELSE".Abby can't explaine what's going on because who else would hear Abby say she like Jake beside the girl's at the sleepover.She talk's to them and they all say the told "NO ONE" so who could it be?. Abby starts to wonder about the supernatural thing's that have been going on. Then she start's too think if it's Jake's EX girlfriend but...she's dead.

Abby Miller is my favorite character because she is the one who is shy around people and can only be her self if there's something she need's help with.And or if there's something wrong like when she gets those weird text messages.

I would recommend this book too people who like mystery

Profile Image for Bookish Devil.
445 reviews72 followers
March 2, 2019
I'm really starting to enjoy this series. This book isn't limited for the middle-grade children alone. Even Young adults would find this one to be entertaining. There is never a dull moment and the scary turn of events in Abby Miller's life will definitely keep you on the edges. You will find yourself immersed in the story and will be as focused as Abby to find out root cause of the mystery. Each book of this series is a standalone. There is no connection whatsoever between the books (except for the chills). Fans of Goosebumps will find this one to be a good read. But unlike the former, the 'scary elements' in this book pops out at unexpected places which makes it more fun to read.
Profile Image for Matthew.
1,032 reviews23 followers
May 5, 2018
I thought this was really well done. It’s reminiscent of Goosebumps and other Point horror novels from the 90’s. I grew up on those books and still love them to this day. The main difference being the contemporary setting and technological advancements as well as being targeted toward young girls. The writing was solid and the plot was effective. I also enjoyed the ambiguous ending. I’ll definitely check out some of these in the series. This was a very pleasant surprise.
Profile Image for Kasha's Book Sematary.
668 reviews280 followers
June 4, 2021
A great spooky story that also had a lot of heart and explores loss and grief.

Abby and her friends are planning a Sleepover with snacks, movies and a game of truth or dare that will have consequences. When Abby chooses truth she confesses her crush on Jake. After that she starts getting threatening messages by an unknown number. If Abby does not stop seeing Jake, there will be consequences.
Profile Image for Hayley.
9 reviews
January 5, 2013
I thought it was AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I couldn't put it down. I read it EVERYWHERE!!!!! It's about a girl named Abby Miller,she is being haunted. She recognized she was being haunted at her sleepover.Her first suspect is one of her friends,then she begins thinking could it be a ghost?After Jake Chilson, Abby's crush asks her to the school dance. When they arrive at the school dance they recognized it was a memorial to Sara. Sara is Jake Chilson's old girlfriend but she died after being hit by a car. Then Abby and Jake went to St. Raymond's Cemetery where Sara was buried. They saw a pale hand sticking out of the ground. Suddenly a girl named Samantha appeared behind them .She told them she was Sara's cousin. She also told them that she was haunting Abby. I'm looking forward to my next review.
Profile Image for Mehsi.
12.3k reviews374 followers
October 26, 2022
The You’re Invited to a Creepover is getting a graphic novel treatment and HECK I am in for that!

In 2016 I discovered the You’re Invited to a Creepover series. The first two books were released in Dutch (hilariously, after that none of the books got out in Dutch) and that is how I came across the series. What followed was buying the rest of the series and then waiting and waiting. Because as the series progressed the books got out less and less. SO that is why I am so happy that the books are getting a new treatment in the form of a graphic novel. Now, I am not sure if I will be buying all the books in the series in this format, I mean, I already paid for 22-ish normal novels, I am not sure if I want to go through that again and this time for double (since the GNs are 10 euro each). Maybe I will just buy my favourites!

Meet Abby. She and her best friends are having a great time, there is a sleepover, friendship things, and more! She has kind parents. A boy she is interested in. But what happens when she expresses that interest during a sleepover? Things got quite scary at times. From being pulled under the bed, to spooky things in the garden, to finding objects and scary texts. There was a lot happening and it definitely held my attention. It’s been long enough that I didn’t know all the details so it was mostly all fresh to me which is a delight.

I wasn’t too happy with one of the reveals, I won’t spoil it, but I think I would have rather gone a whole different route.

And I wasn’t too happy with one of Abby’s friends, the red-head girl. She was just way too over the top at times and didn’t understand that her friend wasn’t always too comfortable with things. And maybe she should have believed Abby a bit more. I get things are hard to believe, but if my friend came to me, confessing several things that had happened to her? I would have definitely talked to her and helped her out.

I loved that Abby did try it with Jake despite all the things that happens in her life now that something knows of her crush. I was a bit frustrated with Jake though, how he was willing to just break it up with Abby when things really got scary. I mean, I can understand it. Things are scary. But boo, do you really think that the ghost or whatever is stalking you will stop? Do you want to have a life full of nothing? You gotta fight boy! Stand up.

The ending was a bit of a disappointment. I would have just liked a few more pages to just give it a bit more. Now it was here is something scary and boom, done.

I love that this book was diversified. As I would call it. Just look at the cover from the first book in novel and now in graphic novel. We went from 3 white (or at least white looking) girls and 1 BIPOC to 1 white girl and 3 BIPOC.

The illustrations/art of the graphic novel was really fun! I like the style a lot and it fits well with P.J. Nights story!

All in all, recommended to all! This was just way too much fun and I am happy this series is getting a revival. Now I would just like more normal novels again! That would be epic.

Review first posted at https://twirlingbookprincess.com/
Profile Image for Stephanie (Stepping Out Of The Page).
465 reviews221 followers
March 26, 2012
If I was younger, I would have absolutely loved this book. Even though I'm not in the target age range for this books (probably 8-12 year old), this was a guilty pleasure for me! This was a simple story with a hint of creepiness that would be fantastic for children, young teens or any reluctant readers.

When I was younger, I really enjoyed reading books such as The Sleepover Club and Goosebumps, and if the Creepover series was available then, it would've been a sure hit with me! Truth or Dare certainly reminded me of both of those fantastic series of my childhood. It felt like I was reading a combination of those books, but modernised. It had just the right amount of scariness - it wasn't horrifying, but there were small scares throughout which is enough to make you feel uneasy. There was also a realistic and fun friendship between the girls at the sleepover. The book is simple and easy to follow with a few mysteries to leave you wondering throughout. I read this book in a single sitting as it was so absorbing and well paced. It was certainly a page turner! I was eager to see what would happen with the ghost that our protagonist was seeing and I definitely didn't expect the ending - I'm glad that it wasn't predictable.

I think that this book would be an ideal starting point for any reluctant readers, children or otherwise. There is enough substance without anything becoming too complex and the writing style is simple but effective. I thought that the activities left for the reader to do after the story had finished were fantastic. I don't usually comment on additional content, but I thought that the invitation to write your own story was a wonderful idea and gave me yet another reason to urge younger readers to pick up this book.

I didn't expect to enjoy this one as much as I did, simply because it's children's fiction, but it was actually a really enjoyable quick read. I enjoyed the paranormal aspect of it and it also reminded me a bit of Pretty Little Liars. This is definitely something I'd recommend to both reluctant and younger readers. If you're a parent or guardian, I'd certainly urge you to give this book to your child!
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68 reviews17 followers
January 14, 2023
I’ve had a bunch of books in this series sitting on my shelf for a few years now, been constantly saying I’m going to get to them and I finally picked one up.
These are definitely creepy little middle grade page-turners. While the stories are simplistic, they’re fast paced with no fluff and for sure have sone spooky elements, perfect for middle graders. I loved the stories of friendship, nostalgia from the sleepover element and the spookiness running throughout. I also loved how the author finished the book, it was totally perfect.
Perfect reads for those who love light, spooky stories who are young and young at heart. At 40 years old, I smiled the whole away through.
Profile Image for Alex | | findingmontauk1.
1,270 reviews94 followers
July 31, 2023
TRUTH OR DARE is my first foray into the Creepover books. While I am not the intended target audience nor do I have a nostalgic connection to this book/series, I still had a fun time with it and can definitely see this as some gateway horror. It was a ton of fun and brought in a lot of those spooky elements that I was starting to crave around this age. Sleepovers, pretending we were playing creepy games, urban legends, and all of that! This book navigates loss, pain, and grief here and there for an earlier age to become familiar. It has scares popping up left and right and is unpredictable at times. Definitely the start of a series that I can't wait to read more of and explore.
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820 reviews
May 3, 2011
**Disclosure** I read this book, for free, from S&S Galley Grab. While I always appreciate a free book for review, my opinions are in no way influenced by the free-ness lol**

Truth or Dare by PJ Night.

I admit, first off, that I opted to read this selection from Galley Grab because I liked the cover once I looked it up here on Goodreads. It's cute, youthful, fun, and hints at spookiness, like an updated Fear Street or Goosebumps from back in the day. (Speaking of which, I really loved that one where the dad was a plant... Goosebumps... anyone remember that one??)

In Truth or Dare, a girl named Abby confesses at a sleepover game of Truth-or-Dare that she has a huge crush on a boy at school named Jake. While Jake seems like the perfect catch, Abby is hesitant to make a move because she knows he still hasn't fully recovered from the loss of his beautiful ex-girlfriend, who died in an accident.

Eventually, though, Jake seems to be sending signals of his own, and he ends up asking Abby to the school dance. Of course, she accepts. But, soon, weird things start to happen. Abby starts getting threatening text messages from an unknown number, advising her to stay away from Jake. She feels watched, and notices things being moved without explanation.

Although Abby doesn't believe in ghosts, she starts to wonder if the ghost of Jake's ex-girlfriend has returned to stop her new chance at young love....

Truth or Dare was actually a pretty cute book. I found myself interested in the storyline and I'm sure that I really would have connected with it even more if I'd read it when I was 10 or 12. But, even in my 20's, I wanted to get to the last page to see if we were dealing with a ghost or a vengeful classmate.

I thought the ending would be disappointing, but I felt pretty redeemed in the end.

This is listed as a "Middle Grade" novel, and while I don't have a lot of experience with this age bracket of reading, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this title to young readers, and I'd definitely check out similar books in the future.
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14 reviews
October 29, 2013
This was an awesome book!You should read it when you want a good little scare.I like how on the back of the book it has a "scare-o meter" and on the meter it has things like sleep like a baby, hide under the covers, sleep with the lights on, sleep with one eye open, and never sleep again.This one was rated sleep with the lights on.I just loved this book and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a good little scare.Again I say that this book is awesome and Iwould like to read the rest of the series.
7 reviews
January 30, 2015
This was a great book. It was about this girl named Abby Miller. She had a sleepover at her house with her friends. In the part when they where playing truth or dare, Abby confess her crush was Jake Chilson. After that creepy thing stared to happen to Abby like her phone was by her when she went to sleep but when she woke up in middle of the night she got creepy text message and the creepy part is when her phone was by the stairs. It gets a little bit creepy when you start to read the book.

I recommend this book to people who like creepy and scary things.
2 reviews
June 4, 2012
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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28 reviews
October 10, 2019
I didn't think it was very scary personally, but it was really easy to read and I thought it was a good book.
Profile Image for Tatum.
111 reviews
June 20, 2021
4 ⭐️

This book is targeted at pre-teens (Ages 9-12, I believe). It is an absolutely adorable spooky (but not too spooky) read.

Abby Miller confesses to her friends that she has a crush on Jake. She wanted to keep it a secret, but during a truth or dare session at her sleepover, she had chose truth. Later that night, Abby receives a text message from a number that she doesn’t recognize. The message tells her to “stay away from Jake… or else!” But Abby isn’t going to let some text from some unknown number stop her from living her life. When Jake asks Abby to the dance, she says yes. Leading up to the date of the dance, things start to get strange and spooky. Abby begins to suspect paranormal activity. Could she be right?

On the back of the Creepover books, there is something called a “Creep-O-Meter” that indicates how spooky the book is in relation to other Creepover books in the series. This one is rated 3 on the creepy scale, which suggests it’s a “hide under the covers” level of spooky! This is probably going to give many pre-teens some shivers up their spine, but probably isn’t going to keep them up all night. I believe that’s a great level of scary to start off the Creepover Series.

There is a good little twist at the end that I enjoyed. There is also commentary on friendship, love, memory and values. The covers are so awesome and the writing is engaging/flowing. I can’t wait to read the other ones in this series. This is such a creepy cute book that made me feel like a kid again for a little bit.
Profile Image for Jess - The Hexed Library.
822 reviews98 followers
July 15, 2018
4 Stars

This book was so darn good. I have been reading more and more mid-grade (I share books with my nieces and I won't let them read it unless I have first, they're 10-13) and this one was just scary enough to make it fun.

From what I understand this series is similar to the Goosebumps novels of my childhood in that the characters will change with each novel. Which on one hand is good because there's basically 20+ books in this series and if that much creepy stuff happened to a group on young girls they'd probably be in therapy for the rest of their lives. On the other hand, is a little sad because I liked the main character here, and the two friends we didn't get to see much of and I would enjoy more from them.

The plot is good and just scary enough for the books target audience.

My main gripe with this is that I didn't see anywhere in the book where the ages of the characters was mentioned. They way they talked I felt like they were in middle school. Which is fine for what was going on in the story, except for the dating aspect. I don't think kids that young should date and definitely not when they're discussing that they felt like a character had been in a "serious" relationship the year prior. I don't know, that part just didn't sit well with me but if I knew the characters age for sure I would be able to judge it better.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and I will definitely pass it on to the nieces to read.
Profile Image for Ross.
146 reviews
May 6, 2021
I was in a reading slump before I decided to give this a shot when I saw it in my book club group. It was totally out of my current genre choice and reminded me of the R.L. Stine books I read during the 90s. And it was actually because of that that I decided to start this series.

The book is short, just a little over a hundred pages and I found it to be a light and easy read. Abby Miller had a sleepover with her friends and they decided to play Truth or Dare. She chose Truth and ended up confessing her crush on Jake. This led to some weird events that made Jake's ex seem to be alive and haunting her.

I did not expect the twist in the end. A different ending to the R.L. Stine books I used to read back in the day. It was actually a bit of a happy ending albeit a weird turn of events. Am now on to book 2, You Can't Come in Here!You Can't Come in Here!.
Profile Image for Hayley.
59 reviews
January 25, 2019
Wow that was lame. I'm way too old for this book but I don't think I would enjoy it even if I was in middle school. Why the helllll is a little girl doing a seance to try and talk to a dead girl? Also Leah seems to really suck as a friend and a person, Abby should probably not be friends with her, Leah is clearly a toxic friend. And that was probably the scariest part of this book, which is super disappointing. Abby is way too forgiving of everyone that did her wrong, like come on girl, you can't let people walk all over you like that and then reward them for their bad behavior! What is this book even teaching children?! NEXT. I won't be continuing with the series.
5 reviews
December 25, 2017
I read this book when I was about 10 but totally would read it again! I wanted to read the full Creepover series but got to finish maybe around 5 books in total. To me, the best part about these books were the twists that you knew were coming but never had any idea of what it would be. I feel like my most favourite one was the first book of P.J. Night's Creepover series because I could really feel, what they were feeling. I was addicted to each page and really didn't want to put the book down.
570 reviews
December 23, 2019
A good somewhat-scary story that's good for kids aged 7-12. The age of the main characters didn't seem obvious (or I missed the clues), but they seem a little young to already be having boyfriends or previously dating before the death of a classmate. If they're a little older, then the language is borderline elementary. But overall, interesting plot.
February 1, 2021
I read this book with my 11 year old daughter. It was definitely a little creepy but fun and age appropriate. There was a little twist at the end so that the story wasn’t super predictable. My daughter hates to read but there was a few times she pushed on to the next chapter to figure out what was going to happen. I gave the book 4 stars instead of 5 for some spelling and grammar errors.
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158 reviews
January 28, 2022
This book was awesome! It was funny, suspenseful, and kept you on the edge of your seat! I loved the characters and the major plot twist. However I didn’t understand how Sara had and cousin names Samantha who looked exactly like her! Aren’t cousins supposed to look different….? Anyways, this book was great 👍!
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377 reviews5 followers
August 17, 2019
This is the first Creepover book I've picked up. The series seems to be 'Goosebumps for girls.' Although I didn't particularly like this book, I'll read a few more before passing judgment on the series as a whole.
January 2, 2020
The book was great,The writing was great,And the storyline was great.I liked the part where they found out Sara was still dead and her English(England)cousin Samantha was haunting Abby.The best adjectives to describe this book are thrilling, romantic, and creepy
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
10 reviews
April 16, 2020
Who was your favorite character (and why)?
Abby Miller: she was fun and scary and not afraid she was mysterious.
and Leah: she was funny and kind and shy and cute.

What surprised you?
the end when they thought it was Sara who was
texting those creepy messages but it was...


Would you change the ending? Why/why not?
NO, Because I love creepy stories and the ending
was creepy.
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