I’ve been thinking about Christopher Pike lately. Maybe once or twice in a blue moon, Christopher Pike and his YA suspense/horror novels of the ’80’s and ’90’s pop into my head. When I was a tween, C. Pike was the man and his books were everywhere. Nowadays, when I stroll through the YA aisles at my local B&N or Borders, I don’t see Pike anywhere. Naturally, this makes feel sad…and old…and cranky…so then I try to drown my sorrows with a slice of cake…and my ass gets bigger…and I’ll probably die early on account of all the cake and pie and cookies I stuff down my throat because there are no more Christopher Pike books on the shelves.
What’s my point? I don’t have one. I just miss Christopher Pike, that’s all. So I have a solution: suppose they reissue his books and package them into pretty covers that will appeal to tweens and teens today!
Look, they’re already doing it with the Sweet Valley series!
Observe: SVH in the late ’80’s-early ’90’s.
Um, dude with sleezy mustache mawing Jessica ‘All Night Long.’ Let me speak on behalf of everyone when I say this cover gives me the willies. Someone tell that gigolo to get his paws off Jessica Wakefield!
and SVH today.
The new cover doesn’t exactly scream ‘Read me!’ but it’s the lesser of two evils. For those of you who care, I recognize the model as that autistic girl on All My Children. Right on!
If only these Christopher Pike books could receive a similar make-over.