The characters are likeable, but much of the dialogue falls flat. She makes a friend with a handsome new neighbor named Collie but comes close to falling apart when Barry is lured away from his frat house by a telephone call and shot. The characters themselves were flat and shallow and I didn't like any of them or care if when they died. Okay guys, I read this book when I was in fourth grade when the movie came out so my recollection will be a little bit foggy. It's a quick story, with solid characters. It is actually worse than the movie. Ray called the police and reported the accident and Julie sent yellow roses to.
So basically, a group of four teenagers are driving late one night when they hit and kill a kid riding his bike home. But we can face it. Ray calls the hospital and learns that since Barry was shot in the spine, he's paralyzed and it may be permanent. On their way back home, Ray hits a fisherman with her car. Barry refuses, lying that the shooting was a robbery that had nothing to do with the accident.
The mysterious clues come in a year after the accident. Barry does not tell Ray his former best friend the truth about the stalker which shows that he is insensitive. But, driving recklessly after a night of drinking and cuddling on the beach, they run over a stranger. In 1965 she married Don Arquette, and had two more children with him. Comments Like to comment on this review? I'll update with results as I get them.
Furthermore, it's not even clear if the film's intended audience -- teenagers, that is -- really would listen to or. Julie's old boyfriend was Ray but after that one night she broke up with him. As such, the style and content of each review will vary. High-school seniors Julie Jennifer Love Hewitt , Barry Ryan Phillippe , Ray Freddie Prinze Jr. Julie may have had it right all along; perhaps the only way for any of them to ever move on from the horrible mistake they made that night is to own up to the disgrace and take whatever punitive measures await.
By now, both Helen and Ray have received ominous messages as well. I think the only reason I even continued reading this book was because I had seen the movie and loved it. The story unfolds in a more relaxed manner, less like it's actually happening to the reader and more like he or she is watching a scary movie from the safety of home. Someone knows what they did last summer. Helen is not comforted by this. A perfect I didn't even know the movie was based on a book until the author died a couple years ago. Helen is tricked by the stalker along with her former best friend Julie.
I looked into Lois Duncan's bibiography and found a back catalogue of thrillers like this that I now want to read. An incident left to decay in the uncertain ether existing between four guilty teenagers is thrust back into the light of day when Julie reads the note, proclaiming that someone knows what she did. For a movie that came out when I was barely 10 years old, I think about I Know What You Did Last Summer a lot more than I should. After promising to never tell anyone, they drift apart: Barry goes to the local college, Helen drops out of school, Ray goes to California, and Julie continues at school. Added to which, the book itself was written in the 70s and set around that time, making the 1997 movie completely out of range. The Development is a page turner, but I think it is very predictable since the middle of the book, at least for me, even though I read it till the end because I wanted to know what would happen.
What we did last summer is done. At the Greggs', Ray and Julie use the excuse of car trouble and Megan Gregg lets them in. I never like those kinds of books. Now, having received the note, Julie fearfully visits Helen. One year later - they've almost forgotten the incident - they're reminded of it via mysterious letters. Immediately, Julie knew that someone has figured out her secret, a deadly secret. The Silence of the Lambs, Scream, I Know What You Did Last Summer, The Faculty, The Sixth Sense, Tremors, Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, Bride of Chucky, Interview with the Vampire, From Dusk Till Dawn.
They hit the boy, and kept right on driving to save their own necks. In my experience, horror stories do not transfer well to film sometimes, so I thought I would see if the book is any good. Thus, the pact was sealed, but no agreement can assuage the suffering of guilt laid upon a stricken human heart. Last summer, for instance, there had been a time when she could have sworn that she felt something terrible approaching. Small details were changed to include references to modern tools such as Google, cell phones, and clothing choices. The plot twist here was great - I didn't see it coming at all.
My main problem is having seen the movie multiple times, I couldn't help but see Buffy as Helen and Jennifer Love Huge-Tits as Julie. The dangers to her characters don't feel as intense or physically sickening, stress building until the immediacy of the coming crisis sits as heavy in the reader's stomach as if it were actually happening to him or her. Hothead Barry, perceiving their bright tomorrows in jeopardy, has them dump the body in the sea and swears them all to secrecy. Duncan does a wonderfully subtle job of generating tension with characters who've committed an irrevocable crime and are wrapped so tight with guilt that the slightest tug might force them to snap. The nature of their crime is relatively predictable, it was no surprise that the author chooses to reveal this early on, and the plotting isn't particularly intricate or sophisticated. After having a pretty meh time with during Banned Book Week, I set my expectations super low before starting this one.