About the Book

Title: Die Softly
Published: 1991

The Deal:

Total skeezeball Herb sets up a camera in the girls’ locker room. When he retrieves the film, he discovers that he inadvertently captured…A MURDER! (duh duh DUUUUUUUNH!)

Christopher Pike’s Favorite Literary Devices:

  • Arson
  • Creepy Siblings
  • Detective
  • Dream Sequence
  • Drugs
  • Group Secret
  • Illicit Sex
  • Revenge
  • Shootout
  • Villain Monologue

Can I Guess the End?

You can sort of guess the end, but not all of it.

How Fucked Up Is This Book?

It’s pretty fucked up.

Does the Cover/Title Accurately Represent the Story?

The title makes no kinda sense. The cover is fairly representative of Herb’s pervy sensibilities.

Should I Read (Or Re-Read As an Adult) This Book?

Do not read this book. It is stupid.

FTC Full Disclosure: I received neither money nor cocktails for writing this review (dammit!). Die Softly is available now.

Meredith Borders is formerly the Texas-based editor of Fangoria and Birth.Movies.Death., now living and writing (and reading) in Germany. She’s been known to pop by Forever Young Adult since its inception, and she loves YA TV most ardently.