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The Boy Who Loved to Read



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Once, there was a boy who loved to read. He read everything he could get his hands on, and loved going to his favorite book store. One day, the boy realized he had read everything the store had to offer. He confronted the owner, and asked him if he had anything the boy had never checked out. The owner said why, yes, I do, and pulled out a book called “Death”. He gladly sold it to the boy at a discounted price of 50$.

However, he warned the boy, never to read the front page. Well, the boy returned to his house and read the book, and he was content. However, he always wondered, what could be on that front page, it was always in the back of his mind. One day, the temptation was too much for the boy, and he flipped to the very front of the book, and dropped the book in HORROR.

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There, in bold print, was MSRP $7.99

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281 thoughts on “The Boy Who Loved to Read”

  1. Sophie Valinora

    EIGHT YEARS OF KNOWING THIS EXISTED AND STILL NEVER FOUND OUT IT WAS A JOKE UNTIL I READ THE COMMENTS. FUCK.

  2. Tabby DanDeleon (Blue Skylark)

    Now he just needs to find a book that’s titled “Note” and he’ll be all set to get revenge on the greedy book store owner >:P

  3. Then the boy discovered the library, and the greedy bookstore owner lost his best customer over $42.01.

  4. This one was Hilarius, but it would have been better if the words had been spaced out enough so that you couldn’t see the punchline by accident

  5. I have literally never been as terrified in my entire life. What kind of monster does that? I’m never going in a book store again.

  6. Haha I wasn’t expecting that at all. I was a bit curious about the first page as soon as it was mentioned. Mostly because of the book title. It didn’t help there was also a warning. So cleverly done.

  7. Ben
    June 3, 2008
    HAHAHAHA, that was GREAT!

    I agree. XD

    Dammerung
    July 1, 2008
    BUT WHO WAS BOOK?

    Who was book? Many things Dammerung, many things…

    Nice story there. X) I rate this 5/10 and will favourite.

    Sincerely,
    Grim Gamer

    Blood is red, corpses are blue, I like videogames…do you too?

  8. Ah, another micropasta.
    “pulled out a book called “Death”.”
    So, another one of THESE creepypastas…
    “One day, the temptation was too much for the boy, and he flipped to the very front of the book, and dropped the book in HORROR.

    There, in bold print, was MSRP 7.99$.”
    ROFLMFAO.

  9. Oh. Yeah because I’d soooooo payp for a book that was 50$. Wud u ? Cuz I don’t think I’d actually buy a book if I was told not to look on the front page… Bit creepy u know?!
    Ps it is funny

  10. Oh my god, I think I just died a little on the inside, that was the most terrifying thing ever! Never read this, i’m going to go die now…

  11. GODNO, never read these kind of stories in the dark. Seriously, I’m going to have nightmares.

  12. That’s not even fair. The boy bought 1 of each of his books for probably over $200, and he rips him off like that?

  13. Haha I was so scared I thought that there was going to be a terrifying picture or something. It`s hilarious.

  14. I no, that should be funny, but beside the fact that I already knew the joke, this is not the plattform for some jokes. What made this one funny is that you expect something scary, but overall…

  15. For some reason whenever I want to post something it automatically fills my name in as Liu. My name is Fernando and I have never gone by the name Liu. Am I jeff’s brother?

  16. SugarOnMyFruitLoops

    This is fucking hilarious! I showed all my friends and family and they all laughed. Except for one person. Stupid Carina. but I love this story! Bye!:D

  17. HawaiianRain04

    Oh great! Now everytime I walk into a bookstore I am going to be paranoid & check the price before buying the book!!!

  18. LOL!!! I thought Death was going to pop out of the book or something!! I died laughing in my car and my mom asked what it was, so I read it to her and she laughed too

  19. The Awkward Dancer

    I just read the story “LIARS” and was so freaked out, but when I read this, I feel 100 times better… :D

  20. bah. i’ve read this thousands of times before. even had the local priest and my english teacher joke about and or tell it.

  21. > That filthy son of a bitch store owner. I hope I never run
    > into him in a dark alley.

    If he pulled that scam on you, wouldn’t you hope you *do* run into him in a dark alley?

  22. Lol, I sort of love this creepypasta. I’ve been reading through the archives, and this cheered me up after reading the creepier ones….Guardian Angel is pretty fracking creepy.

  23. “When the boy went back to the store, he discovered that the bookstore owner had closed up and left town forever. The boy spent the rest of his life looking for the man.”

    -shot’d-

  24. XD Oh dear Lord, no! That would totally suck. I spend fifty bucks on a book, I better get my damned money’s worth! D<

  25. L.O.L. In the next installment of this series, you find out the kid’s actually a demon and he goes back and eats the store owner, taking back his lost monies, lol

  26. Guy With Teh Face

    THEN WHO WAS SCAM ARTIST BOOK STORE OWNER?

    I thought that was the most hilarious story ever. Awesome man, just awesome.

  27. That…was nice. xD

    I’ve been spooking myself all night on this damned site, and I think this is a nice way to end it–on a high note, so I won’t jump at every sound made in the place until sunrise. …Which is a good hour away now. :O

  28. at #25= I once had 200$ i spent the entire moneyz at the book store PLUS whatever extra i had …
    *nerd*

    GO READ MAXIMUM RIDE <3

  29. Pwnt.
    Seriously, who does what the store owner tells them to do?
    AND WHO FUCKING COMES TO A BOOK STORE WITH 50$?

    :-|

    1. Ever heard of college textbooks? $150 for a FUCKING BOOK! They must’ve removed the diamond lacing before putting it on display…

    2. Mrs. Slendy the Killer-ette Widemouth-Bigelsteine

      … (whispers) I come to a bookstore with $50…
      Reasons why I’m a fail! Yay!
      …and nobody understands the reference

  30. Funny…

    13>> MSRP = Manufacturer’s suggested retail price. IE the kid was horrified that the sneaky old bastard in the bookstore cheated him out of $42.01

  31. I’ve seen this in a Thai or Japanese horror movie where the book is supposed to have methods on summoning the dead.

    1. So did I
      I can’t remember the name, i came check the comments to see if someone mentioned it, i wanna watch it again :)

        1. A Zergling (missing his tophat)

          shut it jeff, go back to crappypasta where your fangirl volcano awaits

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