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My Secret Admirer (Point Horror) Paperback – 20 May 1994

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  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Point (20 May 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590558986
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590558983
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 1.3 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 809,626 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Aug. 2001
Format: Paperback
This book took time to get into but once I had I couldnt put it down. It was fun trying to guess who liked her and who obviously didnt and I was Shocked when I found out. The plot is great, easy to follow and although its not the best book Carol Ellis has written its perfect for days when you have nothing else to do (boring holidays).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By alicia on 11 Aug. 2014
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Had these books as a child, and they were accidently given away. I loved going into the shop to buy them, so many memories created from reading them, so its great to have them back.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Nov. 2003
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This was the first ever point horror book i read! and it became the first of many. It created this fantasy world of intrigue and helps your mind become more imaginitive and creates a fantasy world. its a must read but read it along time ago! so it is ideal for teenagers who have just started school and its helps build an interest in reading books!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Is Jenny's Secret Admirer Trying to Kill Her? 8 Jan. 2002
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Sixteen-year-old Jenny Fowler has just moved to Rimrock with her parents, but she's soon on her own when her parents leave town for a couple weeks on business. In the meantime, Jenny has no problem making new friends and is invited on a scavenger hunt with a few other high school students. However, the event turns near-fatal when one of the teens falls off a cliff and ends up in a coma. Jenny can't believe it was accident, although everyone claims it was; she clearly remembers hearing an argument followed by a scream. Yet when she admits to hearing something, her friends are either skeptical or suspicious. She doesn't know which is worse: not having anyone believe her, or having everyone believe she pushed the girl off the ledge?
The incident is then complicated when Jenny starts receiving anonymous phone calls from a secret admirer, while at the same time, being harassed by someone else who wants her dead. Will she ever discover who either stranger is before the threats escalate to murder?
If you're a fan of Point thrillers, then you should definitely read this one. Recommended for ages 12 and up.
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"my secret admirer" by Carol Ellis 21 Sept. 2005
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Format: Paperback
"My secret admirer" is based on the story of a 16 year old girl named Jenny. Her and her parents move to a place called Rimrocks, a small village. Both her parents leave for business they will be gone for a few days. She meets her neighbour Sally. Sally is the same age as Jenny. Sally introduces Jenny to all the other teens. They all go on an anual scavenger hunt, Jenny pairs up with a boy, David. They hit it off from the moment they meet. They climb the Rimrocks looking for an empty bird nest when it all goes wrong. A huge storm breaks loose David is Jenny's only hope for getting off the mountain alive! They get separated and Jenny is left in the cold, rainy storm. She calls out to David but he doesn't return her call. Whats that! She hears shouting and arguing followed by an ear pearcing scream. she makes her way down the mountain where she meets up with David. The next day they find out that a friend, Diana was found unconcius on the Rimrocks, she was in a coma. Every thing goes wrong for Jenny she finds a dead rattle snak on her doorstep, some one tries to kill her dog and she is almost killed by a maniac on a moter bike. At the same time she also gets a secret admirer he leaves her gifts and messages on her phone. At the end of each day she longs to here his voice but still she does not know who he is. She wants to run to some one for help but who. The only person she trusts is her secret admirer but who is he. She also needs to know who is trying to scare her, why are they trying to scare her, does she know to much about the accident on the Rimrocks!!!

I loved this book, it is so thrilling. All the twistes and turns make it impossible to put it down after you start to read the book. I feel that Carol Ellis would be smart to turn the book into a series for I feel that there could be more to the story. This book is perfect for that cold, rainy day when there is nothing better to do than sit down with a cup of hot chocolate and read a book.
Why did I bother? 1 Jun. 2011
By Aletheia Knights - Published on
Format: Paperback
It was just a few weeks ago that I read and reviewed "The Stepdaughter" by Carol Ellis. I didn't feel entirely right giving it just one star. Previously I have reserved my one-star ratings for books that I have found offensive as well as uninteresting - but "The Stepdaughter" just let me down on so many levels. I suppose I would have given it 1.5 stars if I could.

Perhaps it was this lingering feeling of guilt that compelled me to pick up "My Secret Admirer." Perhaps it was simply curiosity as to whether Ms. Ellis was capable of better.

Judging from this novel, she is - but not by much. "My Secret Admirer" embodies all the cheesiest and most cringeworthy teen-horror cliches: the girl staying all by herself in an isolated house, the trumped-up ominousness of the setting, the cast of vaguely suspicious characters (Ellis tries so hard, actually, to make everyone a suspect that she succeeds only in making them all distinctly unlikable), the assertion in the end that the antagonist needs "psychiatric help," even though the person was clearly motivated by selfishness and acted with a coldly calculated indifference to human life. The writing regularly crosses the line from mediocre to bad. ("Maybe that mass of rock that loomed over her new home had somehow worked its way into her sleep, hovering there until she woke up and faced it" had me rolling my eyes, while I laughed for all the wrong reasons when Jenny tells herself, "Be logical. Organize your ideas. That's what teachers were always saying, not to mention her parents. Of course they were talking about research papers, not hate-filled maniacs, but that was beside the point.") The timeline of events is shaky, and the climax unfolds in a perfect avalanche of unoriginality.

All of this might have been forgivable, however, if only Ellis had given me some reason to care what happened in the end. I simply didn't care about Jenny. Introduced as a responsible, if unadventurous, young woman, Jenny is in fact by turns neurotic and impulsive, based simply upon what suits the author's purposes of the moment. She's terrified to be alone in the house at night even before she has any real reason to be - not just a bit spooked, but so terrified she sets up stacks of cans at every door and sits there holding a poker just waiting for someone to break in - but she never calls the police, even when her life is directly threatened, or even asks her parents to come home early. In the end, she's so terrified she decides to camp out in the airport overnight to wait for her parents where she won't be alone, but she decides she'll just make a nice little detour on the way to meet up with a stranger at a remote location that has always unnerved her before. For crying out loud! The only character in the novel with any real personality, the only one that inspired any affection or interest on my part, was Jenny's dog Peaches, who, despite her advanced years and pudgy figure, consistently displays more enthusiasm and ambition than Jenny, to say nothing of common sense.

"My Secret Admirer" represents two hours of my life that I'll never get back. I won't be reading anything by Carol Ellis again.
Ever read The Stalker by Carol Ellis? Me too, not much more offered here. 2 Feb. 2014
By Supercalafragilisticexpealadocious - Published on
Format: Paperback
The main problem with My Secret Admirer is that it reminded me of the previous book by Carol Ellis I read called The Stalker, which was far better than this book I thought. What happens to the "stalker" in the end of this book is ridiculously unrealistic, the he motives of the stalker in this are ridiculous, with all this aside, it is a relatively interesting book for what it is, just very disappointing, I'd only recommend reading it if you have time to waste and can get it at a library. The book is slower than I would have liked, or because I didn't really have much time invested in it due to lack of interest. The characters aren't particularly interesting, the main character is fine, this book HAD potential, but fell so short, real this authors other book The Stalker instead.

My Secret Admirer **1/2 out of *****

Violent Content: 2/10 - Mild Violence and Some Blood.
Descriptions of Sexual Content: 0/10
love this book 31 Oct. 2012
By M. Agendia - Published on
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
The quality of the book was good and it had a wonderful twist at the end. you will love it. gosh i love r l stine books.
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