Wickedpedia (Point Horror #123)
Cole and Gavin love playing practical jokes through Wikipedia. They edit key articles and watch their classmates crash and burn giving oral reports on historical figures like Genghis Khan, the first female astrona ...more
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I just finished the ending of this book and boy, its one twisted, (sorry, funny at times) mystery killer reader...I think your question is a…moreHey Evie,
I just finished the ending of this book and boy, its one twisted, (sorry, funny at times) mystery killer reader...I think your question is a good one...I do think this is a play on words though...Do you remember how Winnie gets killed at the end? She's actually at her own computer at her home and then something happens where she's sitting in front of her computer seemingly staring at a picture of herself and her boyfriend Josh... her nails have all been cut off and she dies because of her vanity...so says the killer in her Wickedpedia page...This book was fun to read but kind of out there in the killings of students and teachers...(less)
I read Wickedpedia after Followers, and definitely think it was better. And by "better", at least I mean I wasn't flinching at the intense weirdness or mistakes. This one is actually grisly. Blood everywhere, style. Horrible? Yes. Scary? Not really. Most of the deaths were i ...more
I was really looking forward to this book, sadly it was just not meant to be.
*The blurb is a lie. A lot doesn't happen in the book. Which is really a shame, the blurb (and also the cover) were things that got me to want to read this book. I do hope this gets fixed for the official book, otherwise I fear more people will be angry/not amused. ...more
When I first read the 'description' of this book written on a book club catalog that I got from my brother's school, I was excited and I instantly knew I had to buy it. It somehow reminds me of the currently-hyped-about movie, Unfriended. But hell, was I lied to, the 'description' is nothing like I imagined the story to be like. After reading the whole thing I must say that it is quite disappointing. The storyline is too absurd in my opinion. I found myself saying "What?!" through ...more
I was quite bored of this one from the very start unfortunately, and it got worse as the story progressed.
I kept on thinking "when is someone going to get killed?" throughout the beginning, but when it did finally happen at 27%, I didn't find it to be worth the wait. It was rubbish, and so were the other deaths.
Overall, A boring read. I'm glad it's over.
This is one of the most asinine, contrived books I've ever read. It's almost too pulpy and airplane fiction-y to be worth talking about, but seriously, I have to give a brief couple of sentences to how the conflict is set up. Cole and Gavin are mad, and they want a way to take revenge on their classmates who have wronged them. So their solution is to make Wikipedia articles on them that say embarrassing things about them.
I've been reviewing on GoodReads for years, and I'm rarely at a l ...more
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As you can probably tell already, I don't read horror. I tried my hand at it once and I just couldn't get through the book. And when I say horror, I mean like Stephen King style. It just doesn't grip me for some reason. Give me action any day!
When this book arrived unsolicited, I was intrigued however. It seemed like the perfect Halloween read, so I've been holding off my review until now. Sorry if I get some facts wrong here and there ... I read this back in early September so my...more
Unfortunately, while the idea for Wickedpedia was intriguing, it failed to capture the essence of Point Horror fiction f ...more
From the get go, I wasn’t enthused about any of the characters. Cole and his friends are seniors in high school, so around 17/18, but from their conversations, they could be in middle school. They’re all incredibly whiny and melodramatic and causing fights over nothing.
The storyline itself sta ...more
The plot had holes. The characters were not well developed.
The saving grace of this book, for this middle school librarian, was that the lesson of Wikipedia not being a reliable source (for middle school kids) is reinforced by reading this thing. That is the only reason I am g ...more
So when I read the synopsis of this book, I really wanted to get my hands on it because it sounded like it could be somewhat like the horror films in the 90’s, which I absolutely loved. Although the premise of this book is really cool, the execution was not so great. There were a lot more things I disliked about this book than liked, which in the end, made this a not so enjoyable read.
The first problem I ...more
R.L Stine was one of the first authors who really got me into reading when I was in middle school. Till this day I absolutely LOVE the Fear Street series! But besides his Fear Street books, I've also read some of his other books, including a couple of Point Horror ones. So this is what prompted me to request this book. I like Point Horror :) I like horror, period! The concept of Wickedpedia really intrigued me and it definitely sounded like something I might love. ...more
And it was an easy read. Maybe I'm being too harsh on this book, as it was most likely directed towards a middle school audience and I'm a high schooler. At the same time though, just because it's a middle school book doesn't give it an excuse to have ...more
It starts out a bit slow but once the killings begin it starts to pick up and ended up being an okay horror novel. I was a little impressed that for a YA horror it was slightly gory compared to the other YA I have read. Kudos to the author. In all retrospects it reminded me of a B rated horror film especially the ending.
What I thought about it.
Wickedpedia goes just like one of those cheesy teen horror flicks that even though you know it's going to be bad you still watch it. You ha ...more
So I have to comment on two things first: I absolutely loathe the cover and the summary is flat-out wrong. It doesn't actually tell what happens in the book and gets key information completely wrong. Not really the best way to go about selling your book... As far as the plot goes, the concept is cool and put a new twist on the creepy death prediction subgenre. However, the actual execution of the idea was utterly off and really not very entertaining. The deaths were definit ...more
I will never look at Wikipedia the same again. Ever. Chris Van Etten has crafted twisty murder mystery that threw me a curve ball I didn't see coming at the very end. To quickly sum up the plot: in order to get revenge on Josh and a few other students, Cole and Greg create Wikipedia pages for said enemies, including how they died. Everything's fun and games until the deaths actually start to happen in real life...and nobody seems to know who the killer is ...more
Oh, how you pulled me in with your beautiful cover and show stopping blurb, and oh how you crashed and burned.
I guess in all honesty I'd give this 2.5 stars, but since I don't seem to have that option, I'll just be nice and give it three stars.
Wickedpedia is a short book that focuses on two high school students, and the murder of their peers. Cole, soon to be valedictorian, amazing cook, perfect life. Perfect until his girlfriend, Winnie, dumps him for Josh, the school's star ...more
Everyone knows that Wikipedia is awesome! If you need to get some information for a report, start with Wikipedia. And if your teacher isn't very tech savvy, you can even lift information straight from the site and into your paper.
When Cole catches his rival (and ex-girlfriend's current boyfriend), Josh, cheating, he decides to play a little prank and make sure that his ex can see what a cheater Josh is. By simply adding a few paragraphs to an entry on Amer ...more