Thursday, June 18, 2009

The Girlfriend by RL Stine

Title: The Girlfriend
Author: RL Stine
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Sub-Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Scholastic
Original Publication Year: 1991
ISBN: 059044333X
Format: Mass Market Paperback, 165 pages
List Price: $3.99US
Character(s): Scotty Singleton

Synopsis: Scotty Singleton finds his hands full fending off a psycho girl who won't take no for an answer.

What I liked: The 'cozy memory' feeling this book gave me. I read this when I was a teenager. I loved RL Stine's books and read them constantly. Things have changed a lot since then but I still got a chill at certain points in this story.

What I didn't like: Honestly, I found the characters to be a little flat, even Scotty. It wasn't so bad that I was bored or even disinterested. It was just very, very different from what I'm used to or how I remember this book. Of course, if I'm totally honest, I have to admit that I always did enjoy the Fear Street books far more than the “stand-alones” that Mr Stine wrote.

Overall: 3.8 stars. This will be added to the books I'm saving for my daughter. (She's 5 now.)

Note: The book I read is an older printing. The one currently available has a different cover, is 176 pages with a list price of $6.99US.

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