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Wickedpedia (Point Horror #123)

3.31  ·  Rating details ·  386 Ratings  ·  104 Reviews
It's the return of Point Horror for the Internet generation! Don't open the door. Don't answer your phone. And whatever you do, DON'T turn on your computer. . . .

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
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Scholastic Inc.
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Traci Powell Hey 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…more
Hey 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)

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Cait (Paper Fury)
The blurb doesn't sum up what actually happens. That really bothers me, okay?! Blurbs aren't supposed to lie! Cole and Gavin do get payback on a bully with Wikipedia...but they do it once. For payback. Not a practical joke.

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
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Mehsi
Just a warning to all: This book is not really good for those who are squeamish or can't handle gore. There are a few parts that are really gore.

I was really looking forward to this book, sadly it was just not meant to be.

Things wrong:

*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.
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Dania
Jan 22, 2015 rated it did not like it
I feel cheated.

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
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Abbie
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
None of the characters in this were likable, and I didn't feel anything for them when they died.

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.
Carina
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
The book was overall well-written and was a good thriller. A little predictable at some point, but maybe to others it won't be. It was creative and certainly a page turner.
Mike
Jul 24, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf, fantasy
DNF at 36%

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
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Joy
Sep 06, 2014 rated it it was ok


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2.5 stars

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

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Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
I, like many, grew up reading the Point Horror books from Scholastic. I have fond memories of staying up late into the night reading books by R.L. Stine, Caroline B. Cooney, and Diane Hoh just to name a few. Naturally, when I heard that Scholastic was bringing back the Point Horror books I was excited. When I heard of Wickedpedia, I knew it was one I'd definitely have to read.

Unfortunately, while the idea for Wickedpedia was intriguing, it failed to capture the essence of Point Horror fiction f
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Zachary Robbins
Oct 26, 2016 rated it did not like it
So in the beginning Cole just lost his girlfriend (Winnie) to the soccer star Josh, and Cole is trying to get her back. So he tries to find a way to set Josh up to make Winnie not like him. so when he found a way to set up Josh, Josh got put second string on the team. Then Cole and Gavin made a Wikipedia account and say false stuff about people that they don't like, just messing around they said that whoever they were talking about would die and then some how it would come true. And the person ...more
Ms. Yingling
May 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
Cole is upset over his breakup with Winnie, especially since she dumped him for dumb, soccer playing Josh AND is now doing better in GPA than he is. Cole's best friend, Gavin, commiserates with him, and the two pull a prank on Josh, editing a Wikipedia page on serial killers so that Josh gets incorrect information and fails his project, thereby disqualifying himself for soccer. Cole and Gavin get the bright idea to make Wikipedia pages for their classmates and teachers, having them meet vague de ...more
Mandy
Sep 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed, arc
There are a few different covers out there for Wickedpedia, and each one creepier than the last. It had the promise of a real Goosebumps-style thriller and the perfect fall read, but it wasn’t mean to be.

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
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Marissa
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was amazing!!!!!! This book was about two guys named Gavin and Cole. Cole's ex-girlfriend Winnie dumped him for the star soccer player, Josh. Cole and Gavin discover wikipedia pages about people that go to their school. After school, a guy named Scott from the soccer team goes to the soccer field and hears someone talking to him. So when he walks to the edge of the woods and then turns around someone runs up to him and wraps him up in a soccer goal, and drags him into the boy ...more
Sara
Feb 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Bleh. That's the best I can say. I think what may have annoyed me most is that the description on the back of the book was not accurate. Who does that? It's almost as if the description was written before the book itself.
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
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Jessica Yee
Jun 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
I didn't think this book was the best choice for me. There was too much violence and none of it made sense. Even at the end, the murders were not explained very well and left me a little confused. Also, the characters that were killed weren't very likable, so I had a hard time sympathizing with their deaths.
Orchid
May 23, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Yeah, I'm just annoyed from the very beginning by the writing style and characters. Cutting this one free and moving on.
Ryan W
Dec 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It is a great book. Lot of suspense. Point HORROR
Liz's Book Bucket List
{Thank you Scholastic Inc. and Netgalley for providing this in return for an honest review}

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
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Verity Anderson
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Raiting

This book was a very exiting thriller. I would recommend it to anyone that enjoys school thrillers. Their wasn't a dull moment.
Liliana
Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book

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.
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Michelle (Pink Polka Dot Books)
Cole and his best friend Gavin do not think too highly of soccer-star Josh. For one thing, Josh "stole" Cole's girlfriend Winnie, which they constantly rub in his face. To show the school (and Winnie) that Josh is a loser and a cheater, they mess with some Wikipedia pages, which Josh ends up repeating word for word in a history report. Not satisfied with just that though, Cole makes up Wikipedia pages for everyone he has beef with... complete with fake death details. But soon the fake parts of t ...more
Kyrie
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
I picked this book up a year or so ago, thinking it sounded interesting. But then I had better books to read so it sat untouched on my bookshelf. The only reason I read it recently is because it's short and looked like an easy read for a plane ride.

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
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Carley Beeson
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was ok
Read it for school. I found It to be very gory and thought the story line was boring.
Amanda
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
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Magg {Morgan} Paukner
Feb 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Pretty "meh" writing but the ending surprised me, so I'm happy.
Alyssa McPhetridge
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Wickedpedia by Chris Van Etten is a dramatic horror book about the strange things that began to happen to at Cole and Gavin's high school. Cole is competing for the top of his class. Even though his on top of the academic world, in the social world, things are not to great. He recently broke up with his girlfriend and she started dating the most popular jock in school who is not to fond of Cole at the moment. Cole, with the help of his best friend Gavin, wants to get back at all of his enemies h ...more
Stormi (Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
First thoughts:

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
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Bnbookblog
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
Beth says 2.5 Stars...
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
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Tina
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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
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Elise
Sep 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Ahhh, Wickedpedia.
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
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Seanean
May 12, 2014 rated it liked it
http://librarytalker.blogspot.com/201...

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
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