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Dec 20 2010

Fear: 13 stories of suspense and horror ed. by R.L. Stine

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Random House, 2010.
(Teenagers +) Fear is a great book. It has amazing twists that you won't see coming and each of the thirteen stories are different.
The story Suckers by Suzanne Weyn is about a boy named Phil. It's the end of his junior high year and his parents decide to move to the newly formed planet Lectus but then people start disappearing.
And then there's also the story Shadow Children by Heather Brewer. It is about a boy called Dax who misses out on going to his friend's party because he has to baby sit his brother (Jon). But when Jon's night light goes out and Dax refuses to fix it the shadows kidnap Jon.
Another story Tuition by Walter Sorrells is about a boy named Marlon. It's his 17th birthday and all he wants is a normal life, one that doesn't involve stealing. He is on what could be his last job if it goes successfully but if it doesn't he will go to jail.
I loved this book. As soon as I read the first sentence I couldn't put it down. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries, suspense and monsters.
Tahlia Kennewell (student)

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