Review: The Lost Girl By: R.L. Stine
Author: R.L. Stine
Published: Sep. 29, 2015
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Review: ebook provided by NetGalley and publisher
Generations of children and teens have grown up on R.L. Stine's bestselling and hugely popular horror series, Fear Street andGoosebumps. 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.
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
I have always been a huge fan of R.L. Stine's so to be approved for this title I was extremely happy. I don't think I had read this one growing up so I knew I had to read it. This book is no different than the rest of his Fear Street books. There isn't really anything scary about them unless you are a young kid now I read the stories and I am like oh wow and this freaked me out when I was 10. In Lost Girl we go between the 1950's and the present time they both go together and it all makes sense towards the end though you may start understanding it a lot earlier.
In Shadyside in the year 1950 Beth and her family were happy her father was starting up his own stables so it was a good time for the family until something tragic happens. Fast forward to the present here we meet Michael, Pepper and their friends. When a new girl named Lizzy comes to Shadyside High Michael seems to like her even though he is dating Pepper. Lizzy is the character that is very beautiful and you can see Pepper getting very upset with Michael over the way he acts with her. Lizzy shows up everywhere it seems and she is fascinated with Michael even though he doesn't see it. When a fatal accident happens weird things start happening to those that are friends with Michael and it seems that Michael is in the center of it all.
Who is Lizzy and what does she want? What does the past have to do with the present?
The plot is good the characters act like teenagers (which they are.) Yes some of their actions don't seem right at times especially in the case of Michael but it works for this story line.
If you haven't read Fear Street books I have to recommend them to you. They are just classic regular stories that will have you wanting to read more by this author. I did enjoy how in this book he did really good descriptions of things.
One of my favorite descriptions is as followed this is only part of it. " Her skin began to peel. Patches of skin dropped off her forehead, her face, and I could see her cheekbones. She tried to scream but uttered only a hoarse croak. I uttered a horrified cry as her tongue fell out and hit the cave floor. A pale blog of meat, it wriggled for a few seconds, then went still."
Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.
R. L. Stine began his writing career when he was nine years old, and today he has achieved the position of the bestselling children's author in history. In the early 1990s, Stine was catapulted to fame when he wrote the unprecedented, bestselling Goosebumps® series, which sold more than 250 million copies and became a worldwide multimedia phenomenon. His other major series, Fear Street, has over 80 million copies sold.
Stine has received numerous awards of recognition, including several Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Awards, and he has been selected by kids as one of their favorite authors in the NEA's Read Across America program. He lives in New York, NY.