15 Reasons Why Christopher Pike Was The Best YA Horror Author Ever

by franck - Il y a 2 années dans Non classé

SEXY LIZARD TEENS.

Let’s face it: R.L. Stine usually gets all the glory when it comes to YA horror of the 1990s. After all, everybody and their dog read Goosebumps in their youth.

Let's face it: R.L. Stine usually gets all the glory when it comes to YA horror of the 1990s. After all, everybody and their dog read Goosebumps in their youth.

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Or, if you were a little bit older, you probably ditched Goosebumps and read Fear Street instead.

Or, if you were a little bit older, you probably ditched Goosebumps and read Fear Street instead.

And why not? They were scary as hell.

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But let us not forget that some of the best YA horror of the ’90s also came from none other than Christopher Pike.

But let us not forget that some of the best YA horror of the '90s also came from none other than Christopher Pike.

(And yes, the « Christopher Pike » pen name comes from the Star Trek character.)

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Pike’s novels felt like they were for the slightly more ~mature~ YA reader, because they frequently included references to people (gasp!) having sex and doing drugs. The books were also, without a doubt, COMPLETELY BONKERS (in the best way).

Pike's novels felt like they were for the slightly more ~mature~ YA reader, because they frequently included references to people (gasp!) having sex and doing drugs. The books were also, without a doubt, COMPLETELY BONKERS (in the best way).

And Pike often doesn't get the credit he deserves.

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