I'm trying to remember the name of a book I read as a kid. The story was about a bunch of kids who get invited to a party (I think at some rich girl's house) and dying one by one.

The only specific plot point I recall is that one girl buys a dress that she's very excited about but her sister spills purple nail polish on it. The girl then has to borrow an outfit from her mom. That's all I have.

  • You don't remember what killed them? – Molag Bal May 21 '16 at 2:37
  • No. I don't think it was anything supernatural, more slasher-like, but I'm not even sure about that. – Hawk_ayame May 21 '16 at 2:38
  • @Hawk_ayame - If the killer wasn't supernatural then this isn't on-topic here. We deal in scifi and fantasy. – Valorum May 21 '16 at 10:11
  • I did say I wasn't sure. I can't remember the plot, so I can't remember if it was supernatural or not. – Hawk_ayame May 21 '16 at 14:28
  • Maybe something by Pike or Stine? It sounds familiar. – Aaron Gullison Aug 13 '16 at 23:45

I remember reading this as well ... nice detail with the nail polish! Is it Christopher Pike's Slumber Party? It's not supernatural, more a slasher book.

Six friends go on a ski trip. One friend, Nell, is scarred facially from a fire years before. Celeste, the newcomer to the group, asks if anyone else was hurt in the incident. She's told no, but the reader learns through an internal monologue that Nell's sister, Nicole, died in the same fire.

As the plot progresses, Dana disappears, leaving behind only melted snow and ash.

Eventually, we learn that Celeste is actually Nicole, previously thought to have died in the fire, with facial reconstruction and a taste for revenge on the friends she believes betrayed her memory (or something similar).

Hope that helps!

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    Welcome to Science Fiction and Fantasy Stack Exchange and thanks for posting an answer. Could you add a quote or description indicating which details match? – Adamant Sep 5 '16 at 21:46
  • Hi @avp, it looks like you've created two different user accounts. You might like to follow the instructions here to get them merged; this will make it easier for you to edit your own posts without needing your edits approved by others. – Rand al'Thor Sep 9 '16 at 12:57
  • Done and done. Sorry, and thanks for the tips! – avp Sep 9 '16 at 22:19

The Invitation by Diane Hoh. I was trying to find the answer too!

  • Why does this book match the OP's criteria. Consider reading this post for guidance on how to improve this answer – Jason Baker Nov 3 '16 at 1:44

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