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Bury Me Deep

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  4,968 Ratings  ·  116 Reviews
Jean is on her way to Hawaii for a week of fun but the vacation gets off to a gruesome start. The boy beside her on the plane chokes and dies. Jean tries to push the incident out of her mind when she arrives on the island but it's impossible. Part of the reason is because Mike keeps coming back to her in dreams; horrible dreams filled with blood.

Two of Jean's friends are a
Paperback, 211 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Pocket Books
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May 06, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: childhood
O Christoper Pike, how my 12-year old self loved thee.
May 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
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
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.
Paul Baribeau
Jan 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
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
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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
Nov 22, 2010 rated it liked it
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
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
Another throwback. A guilty pleasure read. This is the book where I first learned about the bends!
This could also be called "A Tribute to Christopher Pike's New Scuba Diving Hobby." The 90s were certainly a simpler time, and the bar for YA-lit was undoubtedly lower, but this was weirder (and more boring) than I remembered it. Pages and pages of details about how scuba tanks work, and then, oh yeh -- Ghosts! Murder! Cute boys who end up being evil! Pagers! Phone booths!

Not a "good" read by any stretch, but the nostalgia factor earned this an extra star from me.
Lexie Spiewak
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing

All in all, this book Bury Me Deep by Christopher Pike is a very good book. Each chapter just has you craving more with its gruesome details. Death after Death, Jean is left to cope with the pain of losing her friends, while on what is supposed to be a fun vacation. It all starts with Jean having to change her flight because she was called home from school to help her mom deliver puppies.

Jeans gets on her flight Monday morning instead of Saturday. On her ride, she meets a guy named Mike, and t

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
Filthy Little
Apr 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: ms-read
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Oct 27, 2013 rated it liked it
This book was ten percent horror/suspense and ninety percent an instruction manual on how to scuba dive. (Disclaimer: please don't use this as a manual on how to scuba dive. I'm pretty sure some things have been updated since this book was published.)

The few elements of horror were pretty creepy, such as the dream of the guy in the plane underwater, but in between those elements, I read everything there was to know about how to scuba dive, how to make sure the hose was clear, how to keep your go
Jan 01, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty standard Pike supernatural thriller. Initially the abrupt sentences and flittering narrative annoyed me until I realised that was more about the personality of the protagonist, and then it seemed more natural. There was nothing special or unique about this story, but it was gripping enough for me to read it in only a couple of sittings and it lacked major plot holes which so many stories of this genre don't seem to care about. What I loved the most though was the scuba world. As scuba div ...more
May 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
A classic Pike story. Jean is going to Hawaii with her friends, and she's a typical Pike heroine - brown hair, lush bod, unaware of exactly how sexy she is. She's vacationing with her friends Mandy and Michelle - both of whom have met guys who scuba dive off the islands.

On the way to Hawaii, Jean sits next to a young man named Mike Clyde, who has won a trip to tropical paradise through a contest. He's never seen the sea before, and his innocence wins Jean over. Unfortunately, midway through the
This book is (As far as I know) one of Christopher Pike's most popular books. Now, after reading I can understand why. Jean is diffrent than his other protaginists. She was smart. Not "in-the-moment" smart, but just smart. Christopher Pike really is the master at horror. I loved the epilouge to this book. It was so touching and lovely. I just don't understand why she had such a hard time figuring out whodunit. But to give her credit, it was not easy to figure out. I loved the idea for this book. ...more
Oct 11, 2014 rated it liked it
t's that time of year when all I want to read is spooky books that give me the shivers, so who better than the master of teen murder himself, Christopher Pike?? Bury Me Deep was the first book I picked up from my stack and it was just kind of an okay read. Not as great as Master of Murder (but what is?) or Die Softly (which I realized I haven't reread yet!), but not as horrible as Monster. It pains me to write this, mostly because I skinned my elbow and can't lean on the desk, but main character ...more
Nov 23, 2009 rated it it was ok
This was the first Christopher Pike book that I read. I picked it up when I was about nine years old, on vacation, while the adults were doing something in the other room. I needed something to read, and this was on the bookshelf.

For some reason, after that, I became a huge Christopher Pike fan. I have no idea why, because this book scared the daylights out of me, especially the parts about rotting corpses and people getting the Bends. I devoured all of his other stuff, reading the ones I liked
Valerie Rios
Dec 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I wouldn't really say that Christopher Pike is a horror themed writer, I would say he has more of a mystery and suspense tone. This was the first Christopher Pike book I read, now he is one of my favorite authors. When I read Bury me Deep, it didn't hit me as "scary." But I still got chills when i was reading it. Pike put so much detail in too it! He still has ghosts and killers ect. but to me it's more of a mystery. He is great at plot twists, you don't see them coming. Christopher Pike is a gr ...more
Oct 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: book
I have a like/dislike relationship with Christopher Pike. You never now what kind of book you are going to get from him. I enjoyed "Bury Me Deep" because it was one of his more straight forward thrillers with a little supernatural mixed in. The characters were okay. The story was interesting but I could predict some of what was going to happen. I also felt there was a bit to much detail in the beginning about scuba diving however it did play a role in the story so it was forgiven. I do not know ...more
Jan 05, 2012 rated it liked it
I stumbled across this while at a used bookstore and since it was the only Pike they had i could not resist. The story is a simple mystery like his early work but is also the begining of his obsession with the occult and paranormal which makes this a strong mix... The only thing I didn't like was the lack of development of the secondary characters--I didnt care about anyone besides the lead and that's sad because Pike has created so many characters I loved
Jul 13, 2008 rated it liked it
Was this the one where they go scuba diving, and someone dies? Scuba diving is one thing I'm afraid to do, underneath all that water is so claustrophobic. Anyway, I'm not sure if this is the same book, since the cover art is pretty non-indicative. I don't even need to see the closeup--I laugh just remembering how the tombstone's inscription says, "Mike." As if that really identifies someone's grave!
Aug 26, 2012 rated it liked it
This is pretty standard teen scream "horror," but that's what makes it fun. I really enjoyed Christopher Pike's books when I was a kid and it's nice to revisit them once in a while. I didn't remember this one so I'm not sure if I read it when I was younger or not, though it's not really a big standout among his books. It's worth reading if you are or were a die-hard fan, but it's probably not Pike's best work.
May 26, 2008 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: odd book lovers
Recommended to Sarah by: myself
To tell you I didn't like this book that much. It didn;t scare me at all and it just it was different.

When a girl goes on a trip to hawii she thinks it will be fun and games. She meets up with her friends there. They meet to islanders who they end up becoming more than friends with. But when one of her friends pluges to her death off of their hotel balcony and she has weird dreams that seem to be to real this could turn into a real nightmare for her.
Oct 08, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
This was one of my favorite authors when I was younger. Rereading it as an adult, I'm not as impressed with the writing, even keeping in mind that it is a youth book. However, the storyline is pretty good. I probably won't be reading it again, but I would recommend it for young fans of horror and thrillers not yet old enough for the more mature authors.
Apr 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
i rated this book so high because when i was a kid i used to love love love christopher pike. i havent read any of his books in probably 15 yrs or more so i cant say whether this is a good book or not, at the time i read it i thought it was. would i recommend this to anyone?? no it wouldnt be fair to. maybe someday ill re read a few and see
Nathan Burgoine
Mar 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Solid effort by Christopher Pike, who was one of my faves in my younger years. A girl on a trip to Hawaii has her trip start terribly when the boy next to her on the plane chokes and dies. But is he haunting her thereafter? Trying to show her who killed him? And is she with the murderer right now, and in line to be the next victim?
Oct 03, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Fear street lovers
One of my first attempts with Christopher Pike books. The truth is I was looking for a fear street substitute and this delivers the same. Somewhere along the lines I forgot that I was not reading a fear street. But as all books of this genre the ending was predictable and dull. Should have started with a more interesting book.
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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.

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

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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