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Bury Me Deep

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  5,277 ratings  ·  135 reviews
THE DEAD BOY WOULD NOT GO AWAY. Jean is on her way to Hawaii for a week of fun in the sun. But the vacation gets off to a gruesome start. The boy sitting beside her on the plane suddenly chokes and dies. Jean tries to push the incident out of her mind when she arrives on the island, but that's impossible. Part of the reason is because Mike keeps coming back to her in her d ...more
Paperback, 189 pages
Published March 18th 1993 by Hodder Children's Books (first published August 1st 1991)
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May 06, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childhood
O Christoper Pike, how my 12-year old self loved thee.
May 24, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
First we have to talk about the cover of this book. You guys, the tombstone just says "Mike." No last name, no date of birth, no date of death. Just "MIKE." You know, like actual tombstones. MIKE.

Oh Christopher Pike, you disappoint me with this one. I was going to give it one star, but then it would have been rated the same as the Twilight series, which is in a category all to itself. This book is simply ridiculous. The basic story is that an 18-year-old girl named Jean goes on a trip to Hawaii
Ah, early nineties nostalgia! This takes me back to when I was just an awkward, braces-wearing, boy-crazy tween. Oh, Christopher Pike! R.L. Stine had nothing on you, baby.

Why this wasn't as good as my favorite CP book, Remember Me, or some of this other oldies, this was still a fun ride into the past. Oh, the cheese! The fashion! The murder! The random, 40 page info dump on scuba diving! The gravestone that just reads "MIKE" across it! (because duh grave stones come that way).

I'm reading this w
Paul Baribeau
This was my first Christopher Pike book. Will probably be my last. Thought it would be fun and easy to read. In truth, this book was a real drag. I did not read it for nostalgic reasons or ironic reasons. Was just interested in reading some popular young adult fiction. The main problem was the repetition of certain events. If you cut out the parts that are repeated over and over again the book would be very short. The book contains about 7 full pages of text about a skull with a hole in it. Ever ...more
I don't remember much of this one, and even skimming it isn't bringing much back. Seems decent enough, though - a supernatural/mystery set in Hawaii. Not as horror-based as the cover makes it look.
Lance Dale
80s and 90s young adult horror books are like 80s hair metal bands. You know they're not winning any awards, but every now and and then you have to shut your brain off and have some fun.
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"Bury Me Deep" is the first Christopher Pike book I've ever read when I was 12 years old. It then started the Pike-reading frenzy of my early teens.

It begins with Jean Fiscal on her way to Hawaii for spring vacation. She's going to meet her two friends in Maui, who have already started their vacation a couple days earlier. Jean is expecting to have a great time there, but she doesn't even leave the airplane before her vacation is changed for the worse. The young man, Mike Clyde, who was sitting
Apr 01, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Christopher Pike, I loved you when I was a pre-teen... and now I'm not sure why. The plot was decent but nothing spectacular but it was the characters who turned me off the most to this book. I'm starting to suspect that Pike just doesn't know how to write females because the first thirty pages of any of his novels seem to contain self centered monologues from the female character about how ugly they are and how they want a guy to notice them but they won't but hey, don't worry about it because ...more
Bonnie G.
So Christopher Pike once went on a scuba diving excursion once and created a whole horror story regarding his family vacation recreational activity and kudos to him.

Most of the book is major extra descriptive pages about scuba diving and how it ties into death, betrayal, gambling addiction, teen romance, and treasure. Oh and ghosts.
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
god wtf mike
*hand gestures*
i vaguely remembered this book from when i first read it around age 12
i learned in extreme detail how to scuba dive
i predicted pretty early on what happened
i was actually really bored reading this and it was more of a fun joke to continue on and laugh at internally at some parts because of how ridiculous it was
but the part that explained a death was actually extremely sad and made me feel strange inside, felt too real.
overall i didn't hate this, it just was really sl
My first foray into Christopher Pike or into this zone when I was a teen. I may have read one or two fear street novels but they are honestly a step down in creep factor from Pike. I bought this one myself when it was brand new out. I looked for the creepiest one there and said, okay— knock my socks off.
So I have to say, Thank you, Mr. Pike. Still loving creepy books all these years later.
P.S. Winn
A horrible death gives Jean nightmares in this thriller. To add to the problem, in Hawaii, Jean also finds a dead body or so it seems. Twisted horror.
Erin *Proud Book Hoarder*
Christopher Pike has an amazing endowment for winding together complex, deep plots, especially for young adult tales. Bury Me Deep isn’t the most composite of the lot, but it still harps an intriguing tale that’s a mystery from day one. Jean gets on a plane headed for Hawaii , to meet two other teen girl friends for a week of paradise. Next to her seat is a boy, Mike, who never reaches his destination. Instead, he starts to mysteriously suffocate, and then falls away dead, in front of Jean’s hor ...more
I give this one 3.5 Stars. Bury Me Deep was a good Spring Break beach read (especially when commuting back and forth between Pennsauken and AC.) Of course there was a strong female lead in Jean, which I tend to gravitate towards and so does Christopher Pike with the majority, if not all of his YA novels. It took me a long time to pick this up and actually finish it because of a review I had read somewhere a long while back that basically complained about the many details of deep sea diving and s ...more
Tara Paes
Jun 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this in 2006. Surprisingly stumbled upon it in an obscure little library down the street from where I lived in Dubai. I don't know what it is about Pike and his aura of mystery just makes his books all the more intriguing. I seem to relate to each one of his stories on a personal level that I've never had with any other writer. Almost like a spiritual awakening triggered by words.
another Pike that I really liked as a pre-teen. I'm still slightly terrified to go scuba diving because of this book.
Feb 26, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another throwback. A guilty pleasure read. This is the book where I first learned about the bends!
Jennifer Jensen (Literally Jen)
Christopher Pike was my main go-to author in my tween and teen years, and even as an adult I still revisit his books. I picked up BURY ME DEEP at a used bookstore, and after starting it last night, I'm not sure I read this one as a teen or an adult.

As is common with Christopher Pike's teen characters, there is very little involvement with parents, and the teens act pretty grown up. The opening of BURY ME DEEP gives a short background on Jean, who is an 18-year-old flying by herself to Hawaii to
Avery Barber
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Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a good book and it has a good little twist at the end. If you enjoy a quick chiller/mystery then this is a good book for you. I enjoyed Christopher Pike as a teenager and I still enjoy reading him from time to time.
In this story, you find a young girl who finds out that her dreams are actually becoming a reality. The ghost of a boy comes to her to help her reveal the truth behind a big secret of a scuba diving instructor. The story will keep you on your toes and because of the detail,
Hew J France
Having read a couple of Pike's other books, I was really looking forward to reading this one. But... I was severely disappointed in it. The plot description on the back on of the book is not at all a fair representation of the book's plot at all.
On an amusing note, on the back of the book, the main character, Jean, is said to be vacationing in Hawaii with her friends Mandy and Jill.... but then you read the book, and Jill is actually named Michele...
Noelle Kelly
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm on a total nostalgia buzz at the moment so I checked this out of the library. This is slightly dated but is actually a great little mystery in the wonderful setting of Hawaii. This is not as scary as some of Christopher Pike's other books but definitely has a dark tone to it.
Kristin El
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-novels, horror
My first Christopher Pike book. R. L. Stine watch your back. I was fascinated by the info dump about scuba diving. The killer I guessed way in the beginning. But I thoroughly enjoyed this ghostly romp set in Hawaii.
Stacy Simpson
Dec 27, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wasn’t impressed with this book like i was the last one. I don’t like books with catty bimbos find that boring.

If u like scuba diving or Hawaii u might like this novel but otherwise don’t pick it up.
This book reminds me that I must always take time for the scuba.
TamaraLynne Stewart
I read this quite awhile ago but I enjoyed it very much he's a great author
Nicholas J Evans
Good ending but sloooooow build up
Nov 11, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018-books-read
Jean and two girlfriends are on vacation in Hawaii. Is this the paradise Jean expected or is it a nightmare for her and her friends?
Kristin Bateman
Oh Christopher Pike...this was my very first taste of 90s teen horror and I didn't look back.

Yeah, rereading it now, it didn't hold up well. Still it was a fun trip down Nostalgia Lane.
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Christopher Pike is the pseudonym of Kevin McFadden. He is a bestselling author of young adult and children's fiction who specializes in the thriller genre.

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McFadden was born in New York but grew up in California where he stills lives in today. A college drop-out, he did factory work, painted houses and programm
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