The Watcher is the fourth book in the Roswell High book series written by Melinda Metz.

Synopsis Edit

Official synopsis:[1]

Life will never be the same . . .
Max is dying. No one wants to believe it, but he knows it's true. And as the end grows closer, he can only think of one thing: Who will protect Liz if he's not here?
Liz can't stand watching Max suffer. She's determined to find some way—any way—to save him. But the only way to help Max is to risk her own life. Is she willing to die for the one she loves?

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Characters Edit

Main characters:

Other students:

  • Stacey Scheinin, head cheerleader
  • Tish Okabe, a cheerleader and Isobel's friend
  • Corrine Williams, a cheerleader, she's having a party Friday
  • Doug Highsinger, he dances with Stacey at the party

Other characters:

  • Ray Iburg
  • Elsevan DuPris
  • Mrs. Hardy, Liz and Max's biology teacher
  • Mr. Manes, Alex's father, a major in the air force
  • Mrs. Manes, Alex's mother
  • Harry Manes, Alex's older brother, he joined the air force
  • Jesse Manes, Alex's older brother, he joined the marines
  • Mrs. Ortecho
  • Mr. Ortecho
  • Mrs. DeLuca
  • Mrs. Evans
  • Mr. Evans
  • Sheriff Valenti
  • Towner, a guard


  • Nikolas Branson
  • Robert Manes, Alex's older brother, he joined the air force
  • Lucinda Baker, student, she keeps a website that "ranks the kissing technique of every guy in school"
  • Rick Surmacz, student, he's on Lucinda's list, he's also in a relationship with Maggie
  • Maggie McMahon, student, in a relationship with Rick
  • Craig Cachopo, student, he's on Lucinda's list
  • Rosa Ortecho, Liz's deceased older sister
  • Kevin DeLuca, Maria's younger brother
  • Kyle Valenti, Sheriff Valenti's son

Images Edit

Releases Edit

Type Publisher Released ISBN
Paperback Simon Spotlight Ent Feb 1, 1999 0-671-02377-2
Paperback Pocket Books 1999 0-7434-0881-0
Paperback Simon Pulse Feb 1, 2000 0-671-77463-8
Library Binding Turtleback Books Feb 1, 2000 0-613-17586-7
Audiobook Tantor Audio Apr 2, 2019 978-1-5159-4342-6

Trivia Edit

Navigation Edit

Roswell High (1998 - 2000)
Book 1
The Outsider
Book 2
The Wild One
Book 3
The Seeker
Book 4
The Watcher
Book 5
The Intruder
The Outsider 1998 original cover
September 1998 November 1998 January 1999 February 1999 April 1999

Book 6
The Stowaway
Book 7
The Vanished
Book 8
The Rebel
Book 9
The Dark One
Book 10
The Salvation
April 2000 May 2000 June 2000 July 2000 August 2000

References Edit

  1. Tantor Media: The Watcher (audiobook)
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