I Know What You Did Last Summer

I Know What You Did Last Summer

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They didn't mean it. They didn't mean to hit the boy. There was a party, and it was an accident...that wasn't who they were. They were pre-law, a football player, bound for New York. No one could know, so Barry, Julie, Helen, and Ray swore one another to secrecy. But now, a year later, someone knows. Julie receives a haunting, anonymous threat: "I know what you did last summer." The dark lie is unearthed, and before the four friends know it they need to outsmart a killer...or they will be the next to die. Leave the lights on when reading this classic thriller! This new edition features modernized text and a new introduction by Lois Duncan, the master of teen horror.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010
Edition: Revised paperback edition
Copyright Date: 1978
ISBN: 9780329844059
Branch Call Number: YA DUNCAN
Characteristics: 200 pages ; 22 cm


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Aug 03, 2017

It was a good summer read, I went through it in two days. I wanted to like the characters, but didn't really connect with any of them. I found myself reading to get it done rather than feeling like I couldn't put it down. I figured out the ending half-way through, but still a good read if you need a filler novel.

KateHillier Jul 21, 2016

A classic summer thriller, redone for a more modern reader. We have updated language, technology, and political situations but it's the same story. Four teenagers are involved in a terrible thing, swear each other to secrecy, until one of them gets a letter with only the title's sentence on it.

Unlike the film this is no slasher. You have an all encompassing mystery involving four people who really don't want anything to do with each other anymore. Compounded in this is the pact of silence - there is nowhere they can turn. Instead they end up having to work with each other and really, really face the facts of what they did.

It's a quick read, the updates aren't all that jarring, and it's still a great bit of nostalgia for me to be reading these again.

Oct 21, 2015

First know that this is not the original text of the 1973 book, but an updated version from 2003.

Second, other than the basic premise, this is completely different from the movie. This is more of a mystery / suspense novel, not a horror novel. So if you're expecting blood and guts and a guy with a hook, you'll be disappointed.

I liked the (bad) movie better. There's not much action in the book. But it's a quick read.

Jan 29, 2014

This book was made in 1973
before the movie. The somehow they made a second and third movie based on 1 book!? Yet, Movies aren't similar to book AT ALL!

Apr 12, 2012

The book was good! I expected it to be similar to the movie but it was so different and had a much better plot. I guess it's always like that. Books are always better than its movie versions.


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Sumayah Briglio
May 20, 2010

Four teen-agers who have desperately tried to conceal their responsibility for a hit-and-run accident are pursued by a mystery figure seeking revenge.


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