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The Dark

(Point Horror)

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  69 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Bianca is terrified of the dark - but this is no stupid, childish fear. Bianca knows what the dark can be hiding. Two years ago she was the only witness to a brutal murder, a murder that's still unsolved. Bianca was so traumatised that she has no memory of that night at all. But she knows one thing - if her memory ever returns, the killer will too. ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published September 19th 2003 by Scholastic Books (first published September 2003)
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Rachel Brand
Jun 22, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2003
I remember buying this book from the huge Waterstone's shop in Edinburgh and being in total suspense and fear while reading it. I devoured every Point Horror book I could get my hands on when I was a teen but I think this is the only one which I ever bought. ...more
Ava Haine
Feb 12, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Jonathan Currinn
Mar 30, 2013 rated it it was ok
I initially rated this book 5 stars when I first read it in 2009 - when I was 16 years old. It's surprising how much 10 years can change my perspective on this book, as reading it for the second time, I realised that this didn't grip me whatsoever.

I believe it's a matter of writing style. Well, I sure hope so, because I used to love the Point Horror novels and I believed this was one of the better ones, but now I'm worried that I over-rated all of them and my 16-year-old-self were naive enough t
Jan 24, 2014 rated it did not like it
I've been reading a while range of books lately to look at different writing styles and this was one of the teen books that I decided to read. Unfortunately for me, I hadn't bothered to read any reviews about this book beforehand which would have saved me wasting a few hours of my life.

This book is terrible.
It's poorly written, unrealistic, predictable and in my opinion insulting to people with mental health conditions. This also rings true for The Dark 2.

Aug 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
Read my review of the second book - sadly this is where it all started.
I enjoyed this. Stalker mystery. Predictable but decent enough. Bianca could be a bit of an idiot but what teenager isn't. And there was a touch of romance. ...more
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Linda Cargill likes to pack up her minivan and tour the country every summer. She explores locales with ghostly or supernatural connections. She listens to local legends and lore. She investigates mysteries. Then she shares her findings with her readers in each new young adult suspense novel. Once in awhile she even pens an historical! All her books are pictured on her website http://www.edwardwar ...more

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