Series: A Trip Down Fear Street

A Trip Down Fear Street: It All Began at the Book Fair

I was in the fourth grade; it was the most magical time of the school year — The Book Fair. My mom had given me some cash, and I squirmed all morning with anticipation until my home-room’s turn to head to the cafeteria/auditorium where the stage housed the movable bookshelves just brimming with entries into new worlds. Finally, it was our turn. I subtly (at least in my mind) elbowed my way to the front of the line. I always ensured I was the first one to set foot on stage for The Book Fairs. This really wasn’t all...

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A Trip Down Fear Street: The New Girl, Fear Street #1

Welcome to the first review in the Fear Street reread project in celebration of R.L. Stine rebooting the series! You can read the introduction to the series here. Tagline He had to learn her secret or – die trying. Synopsis Originally published in 1989 then re-released in 1991, The New Girl is the first in the Fear Street series. High-school boy, Cory Brooks, meets a mysterious new girl who enraptures him. Is she dead or alive? Cover Fear Street has delightful covers so, first, let’s judge a book by its cover: We see a thin blonde hurrying down a...

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A Trip Down Fear Street: The Secret Bedroom #13 (contains gifs)

Welcome to the second review in the Fear Street reread project in celebration of R.L. Stine rebooting the series! You can read the first one here. Tagline Don’t open that door! Synopsis After the lackluster The New Girl, I decided to revisit a Fear Street that I knew was a favorite of my younger self. Turns out, The Secret Bedroom, is also a personal favorite of Mr. Stine’s. Apparently, he wrote it in 8 days. (On average, he says it takes him about 2-3 weeks to write a Fear Street book.) Anyway, Lea Carson moves into a creepy, old...

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A Trip Down Fear Street: The Sleepwalker #06

Welcome to the fourth review in the Fear Street reread project in celebration of R.L. Stine rebooting the series! You can read more about the project here. Tagline She isn’t safe – even in her dreams! Synopsis Mayra Barnes has been sleepwalking ever since she started working for weird, old Mrs. Cottler. Is Mrs. Cottler…a witch?! Cover The cover artist for this one is Gabriel. This is currently the only cover I have by him so I can’t cross-compare. I mean it’s no Bill Schmidt, but not bad. It’s feeling a little Carrie with the red hair and taut...

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A Trip Down Fear Street: Lights Out #12

Welcome to the third review in the Fear Street reread project in celebration of R.L. Stine rebooting the series! You can read the previous review here. Tagline It all happens in the dark… Synopsis Holly Flynn is cajoled into being a camp counselor for her uncle’s struggling Nightwing Camp. Unfortunately, it’s not a camp for superheroes, but murder and intrigue do occur! Cover Another Bill Schmidt cover, it has the usual scared, pretty young female, but I find this one disappointing. There’s nothing particularly cheesy about it, and anytime I see a full moon in the background, I expect...

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