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Mr. Griffin is the strictest teacher at Del Norte High, with a penchant for endless projects and humiliating his students. Even straight-A student Susan can't believe how mean he is to the charismatic Mark Kinney. So when her crush asks Susan to help a group of students teach a lesson of their own, she goes along. After all, it's a harmless prank, right?

But things don't go according to plan. When one "accident" leads to another, people begin to die. Susan and her friends must face the awful truth: one of them is a killer.

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.

©1978 Lois Duncan (P)2010 Hachette Audio

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Classic thriller for young adults, updated for '10

I remember reading this book almost 12 years ago in Middle School and falling in love with it. I've looked for it on audible before, and it is finally available. It's truly a great book, and only reminds me the butchery that Hollywood has done to the likes of Lois Duncan. Of special note; this audiobook performance has a few updates that I feel were a little unnecessary to appeal to younger audiences: they mention googling, iPods and other modern references that surely were not even conceived when this book was written in '78. But it is still a great book! Give it a listen!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Simply Astonashing

Even if you arent the type to like this type of book (which i wasnt), the storytelling, build up, climax, resolution, and narrorator, made this the ULTIMATE BEST BOOK IVE EVER READ.

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Waiting for the good parts

I decided to take a chance on this book since a lot of the reviews were quite positive. I HAVE NO IDEA WHY! Very predictable and quite blah. I think it had potential to be good but just didn't ever get there for me. The story is cut off very quickly with a very bad bad ending! Don't waste your credit!

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AMAZING!

I understood everything in the story. I hope to read all series. Thank you for the book Lois Duncan. ★★★★★

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I liked it but some of the names were wrong, but that's fine for me.

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Extremely interesting

This is about some teenagers who try to scare their English teacher into being nicer. It all goes terribly wrong. The author did a good job with character development of each person. I couldn’t stop listening. The narrator did a great job. You won’t regret buying it.

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Good book/story

Good reader but kind of slow, but really easy to get lost in his voice (no homo).

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Good short listen!

Good solid book with interesting characters and storyline. The narrator did a good job with the different voices, sometimes that can be distracting.

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Predictable

This book was a little predictable and I wished the reader read with more expression. It was a story I’d expect one of my English students to write.

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Omg

This book is one of the best books I have ever read. I almost cried and no one will guess the ending. Is there a 2 book? There should. E this book is so good there HAS to be a 2 book.