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by Carol Ellis

  • ISBN: 0590447688
  • Category: Teenagers
  • Author: Carol Ellis
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks; Reissue edition (November 1, 1989)
  • FB2 size: 1787 kb
  • EPUB size: 1185 kb
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 184
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My Secret Admirer book. I found this book rather dull, although Carol Ellis is a solid writer and doesn't seem to drop as many clangers as some of the other writers in the series.

My Secret Admirer book. Jenny is new in town. Her parents go away, leaving her all alone. The protagonist was OK, my main problem was I just didn't care all that much about any of the characters or what was going on. I did, however, learn what a 'bluff was.

I’ll call MY SECRET ADMIRER one of the better old school YA horror books. Solid characters, an unreliable narrator, good scene-setting, a pretty decent plot.

Chalk that one up to the invention of the internet and becoming less tolerant of stalkers. I think the notion of a secret admirer used to be wistful and desirable but now it’s off-putting and sometimes terrifying that someone’s creeping around, watching your every move, leaving gifts for you on your doorstep. I’ll call MY SECRET ADMIRER one of the better old school YA horror books.

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Book in the Point Horror Series). This is truly an outstanding book. I never read, and once I picked it up, I couldn't put it down. It is about a new girl in town, that has a secret admirer, but she also has just the opposite

Book in the Point Horror Series). It is about a new girl in town, that has a secret admirer, but she also has just the opposite. Someone who is after her trying to scare her off. She is alone in her house for the weekend.

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Jenny is understandably confused and scared when she simultaneously receives anonymous love letters and is the object of some very cruel pranks, and she is determined to find the culprit or culprits
Reviews about My Secret Admirer (5):
Uste
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.
Llallayue
I liked MY SECRET ADMIRER despite the fact that I think an anonymous someone leaving messages on a machine about watching them and liking them is incredibly creepy. Chalk that one up to the invention of the internet and becoming less tolerant of stalkers. I think the notion of a secret admirer used to be wistful and desirable but now it’s off-putting and sometimes terrifying that someone’s creeping around, watching your every move, leaving “gifts” for you on your doorstep. *shudders*

What I liked most about this book was the setting. It reminded me of some kind of Sedona hybrid with how the rocks were described as glowing red when the sun was setting and how intimidating they were yet still beautiful. I couldn’t get a visual layout of how Jenny’s house was set up, though. It seemed like the rocks were pretty much in her backyard but I had a hard time telling if they were cliffs going up or canyons going down. Or both. It seemed like both sometimes. And apparently everyone in that little down is a good climber and thinks nothing of just crawling up the rocks when they need to. Yeah, let’s just go for a picnic at the bottom of the cliffs that we’ll have to climb down to. Pass.

But yeah, the way Jenny viewed them, since it was from her point of view, was as being intimidated by them and it really came through. They were these looming objects in her peripheral that everyone seemed to want to be involved with but her latent fear of them kept her at arm’s length, making her an even greater target for this secret admirer. Add in the exceedingly small town feel and how isolated her house was it was a good backdrop for something terrifying to happen.

As the story went on Jenny became suspicious of everyone and that came through in the writing. People she’d gotten close to in such a short amount of time appeared standoffish and anxious to get away from her or seemed to be hiding something. That subtle level of paranoia worked itself nicely into Ellis’s words. Everyone was a suspect because that’s how Jenny came to look at them and I think Ellis did a good job of portraying that.

For all the build-up the ending was kind of lackluster, not all that big of a reveal or a surprise. I think the perpetrator was made a little too obvious throughout the book so it was just a matter of waiting for the truth to come out as opposed to finding out who did it. So the ending left me wanting but short of that I don’t really have any other complaints (aside from Jenny not thinking to put her secret admirer and her assailant into the same basket, or just standing down the motorcycle that attacked her because . . . it’s a motorcycle, there isn’t much a driver can do to someone or something without causing themselves a lot of harm but whatever).

I’ll call MY SECRET ADMIRER one of the better old school YA horror books. Solid characters, an unreliable narrator, good scene-setting, a pretty decent plot. I liked it.

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Worla
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.
Connorise
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

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