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When two new guys start at Jess's high school, she thinks the year is really looking up. What she can't know is that there is a connection between them. One has been given a new identity by the government. The other is seeking revenge. Jess doesn't know whom she can trust. Will she be the next victim?...

Title : Don't Scream
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ISBN : 9780613035859
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 165 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Don't Scream Reviews

  • Michelle
    2019-03-19 05:46

    So when I was younger I used to looove Joan Lowery Nixon. I found this book at a used book store, and got really excited about rediscovering my love. Even though it's for a younger audience, a good book is a good book, a good writer is a good writer, etc. I was pretty disappointed, though. You knew who the bad guy was the whole time. It wasn't suspenseful when the bad guy finally revealed his true self to the main character and tried to kill people. The main character is such a goody-goody it made me want to scream a little bit. The book was just kind of lame. I'm pretty shocked. Does this mean Joan Lowery Nixon is not awesome, and I was just young and silly to think she was? Or is this just one of her bad books, and all of the others are great? I'll need to read some more to find out...

  • Ngoc
    2019-03-29 23:46

    Don’t Scream by Joan Lowery Nixon is another enriched mystery book. The novel itself has had many reviews and ratings. It’s no wonder especially when she is a four-time Edgar Award Winner from the Mystery Writers of America that honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction, television, film, and theatre published each year. She also was a winner of the California Young Reader Medal. Don’t Scream is a thrilling masterpiece filled with suspense that is filled with drama. She turns guilty secrets into an unraveling page-turner to satisfy the hunger of a mystery book seeker! This novel is about a girl named Jess who is any other girl minding her own business, living her life to the fullest, and enjoying everything as it is until new faces start to appear while cats disappear. Her mind is tricked into trusting the wrong people which will lead her into a direction she never saw coming. So will she choose wisely to keep the good guy alive?I recommend Don’t Scream to any young adult females. They would be more interested because the main character is also a girl, and they could somehow relate to it. I feel like a guy would not be intrigued by the book because it falls under a life of a girl. It has 165 pages but the context is easy to read and comprehend. I recommend it to any young adult female who is ready for a shivering mystery thriller!

  • NikkiKing
    2019-03-21 00:56

    I have no idea how she does it but Joan lowery Nixon has successfully written ANOTHER short thrilling YA mystery! So far, all of her books that I've read have been unique, interesting and very entertaining. I love her as an author and can't believe she's come up with all of these different plots! Don't Scream was about a high schooler named Jess in the state of Texas. Two new boys move into town, Mark and Scott, and everything about them isn't as it seems. There's a connection between them, and they act strange. Jess is suspicious of Scott and Mark is her next door neighbor. At the very beginning of the book it shows a letter with a court recording of someone named Wayne Randell. With the jury's consent he was given a new identity! Jess doesn't ever catch on to them but the reader does. Which one of them is Wayne? Who's the sociopath and who's seeking revenge? Why are cats disappearing and who's behind it? It's all in this short 165 page book.

  • Cindy
    2019-03-22 07:45

    As a teenager, I read pretty much everything Joan Lowery Nixon ever wrote. She was one of my favorite young adult authors. She wrote fun mysteries that were short, light reads but that had enough twists and turns that I couldn’t always figure out who the bad guy was.Don’t Scream was published in 1996, so it will probably seem a little dated to today’s teens, but I think they would still find it an enjoyable read. The character development is thin, but it typically is in this genre. At less than two hundred pages, there really isn’t time to do much character development.This genre of book always reminds me of the awesomely cheesy 80’s movies that I love; The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, for example. Like those movies, the book is a little fluffy but a good, quickly told story. Overall, a pretty nice way to pass the time.

  • Emily
    2019-03-30 05:56

    I must say, I thought it would be a lot worse; but it still wasn't that great. Especially since the guy I liked turned out to be the bad one... It was a very suspenseful book, but at some times it went exceedingly slow so I would have to put it down from pure boredom. I really did think Scott would be the bad guy, and Mark would be trying to protect Jessie. Boy was I wrong! He was so evil! I wished it could've been a bit longer. There's not much I liked about this book; I could go on and on about how much errors contained in it, and how much I thought that Mark was the good one. It saddened me when he killed those cats, and Mr. Chamberlin.I don't recommend this to people unless they like wasting their time. In all I gave the book 3 of 5 stars because it didn't fully meet my expectations.

  • Tony
    2019-04-15 00:48

    This short thriller/mystery was very enjoyable. I thought the pacing for the book was done very well, leaving the major climax to the extreme end of the book. However, the climax was far from the only exciting part. Author Joan Lowery Nixon keep the book exciting and interesting the whole way though, with pretty much no area where i felt that something too extraneous was added. She lets the reader know some key information right off the bat, while withholding this information from the main character the entire book. This allows for quite some frustration (in a good way) as you read, as the main character brushes off things she notices that mean so much more to you as a reader. The book had me on edge all day, and i loved every minute of it.

  • Brian
    2019-04-13 05:37

    I thought this book was mediocre. Jess, the main character, was kind of weird to me, and very stressful. She had so much stress in the book, from her job, honors classes, boys, volunteering at the children’s hospital, and other things, that it made me stressed out. The last thing I want to feel when I’m reading is stressed out. I didn’t really care what happened next because it really wasn’t entertaining. For me, I knew the book wasn’t going to be good after I read through the first big climax/problem. This problem of course was the crazy old neighbor’s cat has gone missing. I hate cats.This book just really didn’t do anything for me. I think it was more for a teenage girl than guy. The mystery part was ok, but I could mostly predict what was going to happen.

  • Kayla Mccain
    2019-03-25 00:50

    In the begging there was a neighbor that was very weird and mean, he was so nice to his cat but not his family and or friends. jess is the main charter in the story and he is on to a mystery that will be solved. jess has a friend and they solve the mystery of his annoying friend. Mr. Chamberlin is the neiboors name and he is the victim in the crime. jess has some friends and they will help him to do what ever they can do.

  • Edy Gies
    2019-03-25 02:49

    This was one of the free books given to my by the library. I picked it up to read and consumed it in almost one setting. The story was good and free of objectionable elements. It is fast paced and compelling. It would be great for a student looking to read a mystery or something quick.

  • Da'Yonna Gunter
    2019-03-19 07:40

    This book...AMAZING! im glad it was written exactly how it was because it was kept me guessing. i liked the fact that i didnt know who the bad guy was and every time i think i knew, some small detail in the story would change my mind

  • Jennifer
    2019-04-19 04:52

    Love this author, she's a great young adult mystery novelist. I recall her being very popular in high school. Although she gets a bit predictable in her books and they're all somewhat similar, they're still worth a read.

  • Kelsey Mills
    2019-04-16 05:32

    all of joan lowery nixons books are amazign! they keep you on the edge of your seat and guessing what will happen next! thi sis one of my favorites because while i was reading, it was like i was in the book and got so freaked out

  • White Witch
    2019-04-04 05:34

    It's a thrilling book!!Mark was totally wacked. If I were Jessica, I would have suspected Mark not Scott.. anyway I guess it depends on how you see it.This book was awesomeeee!!!!I'd recommend it to everyone

  • Brittany
    2019-04-13 02:48

    Like the other books I've read by Joan Lowery Nixon, the suspense is great, you can't put them down!

  • Kerry
    2019-04-15 07:57

    So if i'm not mistaken, this is my first Joan Nixon book i've read and it wasn't that bad. a good summer read. not all that complex and had a happy ending... well as happy and these books get lol

  • Elizabeth
    2019-03-22 03:33

    This book was okay. I predicted who Wayne was from the very beginning. However I thought the end was good and had a lot of actions. I just wish there was more mystery and suspense in the book.

  • Marissa
    2019-03-31 03:39

    good mystery book!

  • Hanna
    2019-04-15 04:46

    I have to read this for summer reading. It looks kind of cheesy, but it never hurts to read a book you don't like, right? So once my order from amazon comes in, I'll read it.

  • Mikayla
    2019-04-10 03:43

    i think the book is a good book but it has some hard words

  • Jasmine
    2019-03-27 03:00

    alot like real girls lives in the begining

  • Natasha ♥ Semi-Hiatus
    2019-04-08 01:37

    HOW? SCOTT? MARK? JESS JUST NO WAY! My beautiful review for now.

  • Laura
    2019-04-06 06:47

    Some books I loved from childhood hold up over time but this was not one of them.

  • Marc
    2019-04-01 04:58

    I thought that this was a great book filled with mystery, action, and a little adventure. It was very suspensful all the time and I would reccomend this to anyone.

  • Jessie
    2019-04-15 23:35

    I usually enjoy Joan Lowery Nixon but Don't Scream was not my cup of tea.

  • Ashley
    2019-04-18 01:51

    #CompNtBkBorrowed from library.FS: "New York: Stavros Grasso, top boss of one of New York City's largest crime organizations, wars convicted today on three counts of felony."LS: