A Fate Totally Worse Than Death

A Fate Totally Worse Than Death

by Paul Fleischman

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Overview

Welcome to Cliffside High, the school of your nightmares. It's run by the Huns, a ruthless clique of rich students—and, as poor Charity Chase discovers, messing with them can be murder. There's Tiffany, avid reader of every beauty magazine available; Brooke, desperate for a date; Danielle, Al Capone in Miss America's body, with her sights set firmly on a millionaire's son Drew.

Unfortunately, like every other boy at Cliffside, Drew only has eyes for Helga, the ravishing new student from Norway ... wherever that may be. As far as Danielle is concerned, Helga could be from another world. In fact, if she doesn't lay off Drew—she just might be. Getting rid of her ought to be as easy as taking candy off a helpless old lady. Only something weird is happening to Danielle and her friends, something much nastier than the horror stories she loves to read, something that can only be described as a fate totally worse than death.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161719947
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication date: 11/07/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Paul Fleischman has written more than twenty-five books for children and young adults. He received a Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise and a Newbery Honor for Graven Images. His novel Whirligig was named a Best Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Booklist. His Breakout was a finalist for the National Book Award.

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A Fate Totally Worse than Death 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hi! I read this book for school because we had to write a 'reading diary'.As far as I'm concerned the plot isn't very good and a bit pointless. The only advantage is that it has only ~120 pages. So I could finish it quickly. If this book fascinates you, you haven't ever read a really good book. It isn't too bad but there are many better ways for spending your time. I won't read it again. I have read a lot of books and nearly all were better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
For anyone who enjoyed SCARY MOVIE (one, two, or three!) with it's over-the-top humor, sarcastic wit, dry parodies, and unrestrained juvenile one-liners, A FATE TOTALLY WORSE THAN DEATH is a must read. The plot revolves around three girls, Danielle, Brooke, and Tiffany, who are members of the Huns--the absolutely only clique to belong to at Cliffside High. The Huns believe in one rule above all else--the Hun boys belong to them, and them alone. When Helga, a Norwegian exchange student, shows up, the girls begin to feel threatened, and decide to take matters into their own hands. They've had to take drastic action before, you see, when the boy Danielle is in love with, Drew, started dating Charity Chase, a girl who was definitely not a member of the Huns. The group of three committed an unspeakable act of horror--and now they're beginning to pay for it, in the form of Helga. Because once Helga showed up, and Danielle, Brooke, and Tiffany set about ruining her life, bad things began happening to them instead. As the girls struggle to get through the day, unable to understand why their bodies are betraying them, they come to the conclusion that Helga isn't a girl at all--but the ghost of Charity, come back to haunt them and exact revenge. A FATE TOTALLY WORSE THAN DEATH is definitely funny, outrageous, and a very quick read. For anyone who likes a dash of humor with their horror, this book is for you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is great, it gives you a little bit of a feel for how highschool will be and it has great twist and an un forgetable ending.
meggyweg on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I do not read teen slasher stories, but even I could appreciate this wonderfully done parody. It had me howling and all the girls were so bitchy it was beautiful. This is parodying at its very best!
cvlibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This humorous novel is about three girls who are avenged for their selfish, conceited even violent behaviors. It is written in third person omniscient so the reader can understand how these girls feel as they all face their tragic ends. Danielle, Brooke and Tiffany are the rich, mean high school girls who cannot stand anyone dating the ¿huns.¿ When a new girl moves into town from Norway, they are desperate to get rid of her. I would recommend this novel to female readers age sixteen and above. There is some subtle humor that can only be understood by mature teens.
Nikk.clan350 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Its an OK book, kind of strange. Gave me the creeps in a weird way.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
For anyone who enjoyed Scary Movie with it's over-the-top humor, sarcastic wit, dry parodies, and unrestrained juvenile one-liners, A FATE TOTALLY WORSE THAN DEATH is a must read.

The plot revolves around three girls, Danielle, Brooke, and Tiffany, who are members of the Huns--the absolutely only clique to belong to at Cliffside High. The Huns believe in one rule above all else--the Hun boys belong to them, and them alone. When Helga, a Norwegian exchange student, shows up, the girls begin to feel threatened, and decide to take matters into their own hands.

They've had to take drastic action before, you see, when the boy Danielle is in love with, Drew, started dating Charity Chase, a girl who was definitely not a member of the Huns. The group of three committed an unspeakable act of horror--and now they're beginning to pay for it, in the form of Helga. Because once Helga showed up, and Danielle, Brooke, and Tiffany set about ruining her life, bad things began happening to them instead.

As the girls struggle to get through the day, unable to understand why their bodies are betraying them, they come to the conclusion that Helga isn't a girl at all--but the ghost of Charity, come back to haunt them and exact revenge.

A FATE TOTALLY WORSE THAN DEATH is definitely funny, outrageous, and a very quick read. For anyone who likes a dash of humor with their horror, this book is for you.