Point Horror. Two words which, for a certain generation of readers, conjure up memories of browsing libraries and bookshops for these nineties American teen horror stories. The quality of the books was variable. Some authors were a lot better than others.
I don’t think Peter Lerangis was one of my favourites. This particular book, which I read in July 2002, draws a blank. It was published in 1995 by Scholastic. When the random number generator pulled this book out of the hat (as it were), my first thought was ‘this title sounds like a Point Horror’.
Here’s the blurb (and a grainy picture) from Amazon:
Somebody at Wetherby High school has a morbid sense of humour. Nasty poems have appeared next to some students’ photographs in the yearbook. David Kallas thinks it’s just a twisted joke, until his friends start disappearing – one by one.
I don’t remember the series well enough to guess whether the evil events are likely to have supernatural causes or if they’re the work of jealous boyfriends etc. The picture on the front cover looks like a giant squid bursting from under the Earth’s crust, but maybe that’s just for show. Does anyone actually remember the plot of this book?
Thanks for reading the second instalment of my rebooted ‘time-travelling bookworm’ series. You can catch up with the first instalment here.
2 thoughts on “The time-travelling bookworm: ‘The Yearbook’ by Peter Lerangis”
That’s a weird cover for a book! Great post 🙂
Thanks… I’ve got a feeling there wasn’t even a monster in it, but I’m not going to read it again so I’ll never know!