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Trick or Treat (Point Horror) [Mass Market Paperback]

Richie Tankersley Cusick
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

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15 Mar 1991 Point Horror
The first time Martha sees the house, she knows it's evil. So she's not surprised when she finds out that someone was murdered in it. She also thinks that someone is watching her. Martha's pretty certain that this Halloween is going to be the scariest of her life, and possibly her last.
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Product details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Point (15 Mar 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590764217
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590764216
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 11.4 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 215,796 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE best Point Horror Book 25 Aug 2009
By GratuitousViolets TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Read this when I was around twelve or thirteen and it was THE book that got me not only into reading, but re-ignited my passion for horror stories.

Martha, a decidedly plain and homely blonde, moves to a new town with her father to live with her new stepmother Sally and her annoyingly aloof strange stepbrother Connor. Martha finds that trying to get used to her new home is increasingly unsettling when the curtains like to move on their own, and strange shadows lurk in her bedroom when she sleeps.

At the local hardware store, Martha meets and befriends Wynn, a friendly but traumatised high school girl who is still reeling from the death of her best friend Elizabeth only a year before. Wynn confides in Martha that Elizabeth had lived in the house that Martha's family have just moved into, and that the poor girl was killed brutally in Martha's very bedroom a year ago on Halloween by her boyfriend Dennis, a foul-tempered bad boy who disappeared after Elizabeth's death. Wynn is only reminded more of the fact of Elizabeth's death by Martha's uncanny resemblence to her.

As the dark shadows and strange sounds continue to manifest in the creepy old house, Martha begins to despair that either she is being haunted, or that Dennis has returned thinking Elizabeth has lived all this time.

I have to say this is definately THE best Point Horror book that was ever written, it has mystery, romance, suspense, and horror all wrapped up into one. The writing is great, it's a good un-put-downable read that is so vivid you could almost imagine it being a movie. Good for teens, but even as an adult I went back to reading it and it was still quite satisfying and good for nostalgia. Reminds you of the kind of stuff that really came before the craze of Twilight.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Trick or Treat ...Fantastic :) 14 Sep 2012
Format:Mass Market Paperback|Verified Purchase
Trick or Treat was the first Point Horror book i ever read, once I read it I could'nt stop reading them. I loved Point Horror as a teenager, I used to love shutting myself in my bedroom and reading them, they took me away from real life for a while.... at least :)
As I said Trick or Treat was a fantastic book and a while back I came across it here on Amazon, it made me smile and had to buy it again to take a trip down memory lane.
Wished I had kept all my original books but unfortunately somewhere from being a teenager to a mum in my thirties they went missing (I blame my parents lol)
So anyway I have had fun reading these books all over again, I recommend these to teenagers or people of my age who want to go back in time and enjoy their youth once more
They are a little dated (no mentions of mobile phones) but thats what makes me smile & reminds me thats what it was like back then "gosh I sound like I'm 90 " lol
Enjoy x
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book 23 Feb 2012
By Kate
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I loved this book i read it recently i still have a lot of point horrors i havent read yet and i wasnt disapointed it ist supper scary its defiently spooky a good read for halloween or a cold winter night
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 16 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is really great. It combines mystery with horror really well. Although not terrifyingly scary, sometimes you find yourself pausing before turning over the page and breathing in deeply because you think that something horrible is going to happen on the next page. And sometimes, it does. The conclusion is really unexpected, and even at the end, with only a few pages to go, you're still confused about who did what. However, all becomes clear to make this another excellent book in the Point Horror series. For anyone who doesn't want to be terrified but still pretty scared, this is a must.
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5.0 out of 5 stars this book is too hot to handle 3 Jun 2000
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
Trick or treat is easily the best Point Horror out there at the moment. The last two chapters just blew my mind. When i found out who the murderer was at the end i kept saying 'Oh my God'. It really is a shock when the identity of the murderer is revealed. I think this book would make an excellent film. Congratulations to Richie Tankersley Cusick for writing such a great book .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book 13 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
this is one of the best books I have read for a long time it keep me just wanting to read on more and more as I got through it a trully thrilling book lots of things that would appeal to anyone it has romance horror you name it I would recomed this as a five star must read try it now it cant be missed a definate as one of Richie Tankersley Cusicks best books
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definately a "Treat"! 23 Feb 2001
By A Customer
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Well, Richie Tankersley Cusick does it again with this spooky, romantic, and at times even actually scary, young adult novel. For those who enjoy Cusick's unique recipe of romance, mystery and horror, 'Trick or Treat' will not fail to tantalise the tastebuds, with classic trademark ingredients such as the irresistable yet doomed to be persecuted heroine, the two signature love-interests (one nice and wholesome, the other excuding mystery and danger, yet invariably attractive), enough suspects to form a football team, and, as always, a masterful, eyes glued to the page, edge of the seat ending that only Cusick, from all the Point Horror series writers, seems able to achieve. The relationship between Martha (the protagonist) and Conor (her new step-brother) is especially electric, if at times positively verging on the incestuous. Overall, I feel the mystery element works very well, and the reader is constantly unsure of who the perpetrator may be. One thing I love about Cusick's books is the fact that up until the very last second the reader is left in a state of uncertainty, with Cusick throwing red herrings at us left, right and centre. So, if you're looking for thrills, spills and chills (but not necessarily literary genius) treat yourself to this classic Cusick.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My fav
This is my favorite in the collection, I'm 28 and still love them. Recommend everyone read this book, great scare.
Published 8 months ago by wayne
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read!
I first read this book around 13 years ago when i was at school. Loved it then and still love it now, couldn't resist buying it when i saw it on Amazon! Read more
Published 12 months ago by vikkiifyable
4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely a treat
Not just for young adults believe me,i am 40 and loved it.
It is a well written story,with good characters and some heart pounding moments,i would recommend this to adults as... Read more
Published 15 months ago by Curly
3.0 out of 5 stars Dated, simple storyline, but still readable.
I never read Point Horror at the height of its popularity but decided to purchase this one now. I have to say I don't feel like I missed out at all, but I am also glad I read it. Read more
Published on 18 Dec 2011 by Luvzi12
5.0 out of 5 stars The first horror I ever read
This was the first horror I ever read, probably when I was about 9 or 10. I remember reading it under the covers at night with a little torch I had so my mum and dad wouldn't know... Read more
Published on 23 Jun 2011 by Dan Ormisher
5.0 out of 5 stars A Treat........to read
Although this is classed as a young adults book I found this book to be an excellent quick read. It had suspense and horror a little romance and was really quite chilling in parts. Read more
Published on 21 Nov 2010 by Mrs. P. J. Salsbury
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome!!!!!!!
I have to say that this is by far the best point horror book that i have ever read i just loved it coulnt put it down. Some people mayfind it scary. Read more
Published on 23 May 2009 by point horror addict
3.0 out of 5 stars So, So............
This was OK. Although the main character is quite over the top emotionally it's an alright read and has implied supernatural elements to it (which, of course, turn out to be... Read more
Published on 29 May 2007 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a great book
This book is a relly scary but involving books. You can't put it down and i would not recomend it to young children. I would recomend Trick Or Treat to 13+ year olds.
Published on 18 Mar 2006 by kirsty
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