Generations of children and teens have grown up on R.L. Stine's bestselling and hugely popular horror series, Fear Street and Goosebumps. Now, the Fear Street series is back with a chilling new installment, packed with pure nightmare fodder that will scare Stine's avid fan base of teen readers and adults.
New student Lizzy Palmer is the talk of Shadyside High. Michael and his girlfriend Pepper befriend her, but the closer they get to her, the stranger she seems… and the more attractive she is to Michael. He invites her to join him on a snowmobile race that ends in a tragic accident. Soon, Michael's friends start being murdered, and Pepper becomes convinced that Lizzy is behind the killings. But to her total shock, she and Michael are drawn into a tragic story of an unthinkable betrayal committed over 60 years ago. Frightening and tense in the way that only this master of horror can deliver, The Lost Girl is another terrifying Fear Street novel by the king of juvenile horror.
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This is the first Fear Street novel I have read since the mid nineties. I used to read all the Fear Street and RL Stine books when they came out for about 6 or 7 years. I loved them! I was super excited to read this new one to see how they are now that I am an adult and have read some terrifying novels. I still love RL Stine books. The authors writing doesn't really feel like it has changed from what I remember except its moved along with the times of cell phones and such.
This novel starts off in 1950 and then flashes forward to present day. It feels like you are reading two different stories until you start to put two and two together. The books are still scary (not as much now that I am not a preteen but I still really enjoyed it). There are some gruesome sections that had me cringing at the thought and they are really well described so you can really picture the events happening. The author does a great job with developing his characters and describing the scenes that are taking place. I really like Michael and found him to be a pretty smart teenager for a boy but really wanted to smack him upside the head when they wanted to brush aside an incident that really needed to be reported. That's a horror story for you.
The ending was a little off from what I was thinking it was going to end like but I did enjoy how the author wrapped the 1950's story and the present one together.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~