“Jessica Hart and her best friends invited dozens of people to their “get to know each other” party. But some people came who weren’t invited. And the evening ended in horror. Most figured it was a suicide. They figured wrong. Reissue.”
‘The Party’ is the first book from the ‘Until The End’ series by Christopher Pike. This book is kinda of old but the drama and mystery is very youthful.
All the characters were different and unique in their own way but each character started off as being cliché. The pretty rich girl group, the genius nerds and dumb jocks. There were a lot of main characters in this book so I’m only going to talk about my two favorites.
Bubba, the curvy genius who spends his time investing in stocks and flirting in with girls. One of the reasons why I liked Bubba is how different he was from everyone else. He’s a player, a genius in school and has a sarcastic attitude.
Alice, the rich girl who isn’t bratty. Alice is an artist who lives with her older sister and aunt in a huge mansion. She’s always smiling and happy and overall is a good person. She’s nice to everyone and she’s really passionate about her art.
The whole book is pretty much getting to know all the character and there back stories. Some of the characters were just meeting each other and there isn’t much action until the last chapter. At first I thought the party and murder would happen in the beginning of the book but it didn’t but I think the Christopher Pike did a really good job of building up the tension that lead to the party.
Overall, I rate this book a 4.5 out of 5. The writing was good and descriptive. It made me feel like I was watching a TV show. The drama in the book was pretty realistic for a teenager in high school like relationship problems, friend’s argument and SAT stress. The begging was a little slow but once the party actually happened it sped up and the book became more compelling. I liked the character’s even though they were a little stereotypical each character was different in a way to define stereotypes. Unlike the one of the genres its put in ‘The Party’ is not a horror in my opinion. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a book with a drama and a little mystery.