The Lost Girl: A Fear Street Novel by R.L. Stine
Geared Towards: Ages 12+
Published By: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
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.
When I was a girl I loved reading R.L. Stine's Goosebumps and Fear Street books. Now a parent myself, my oldest daughter (11) sometimes enjoys the Goosebumps ones and the old TV show. So having the opportunity to read a new release in the Fear Street series was almost like taking a trip down memory lane.
It may be years later in a series reboot, but we have another knock out from YA Horror master, R.L. Stine. The Lost Girl was a dark and twisted story from the very start. Brutal and gory too. So, young readers should approach with caution. But, you know you'll read it anyway. Who am I kidding?!
Excellent and full of scary, good fun.
OUR RATING: 5 hearts