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The First Horror (99 Fear Street) [Kindle Edition]

R.L. Stine
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The first book in a scary new trilogy contributing to a series with more than 8.5 million copies in print. Here begins the terrifying story of a family who moves into the house that even their neighbors on Fear Street are afraid to enter. Twin sisters must learn the secret of the evil or be the next victims.

About the Author

R.L. Stine is the massive bestselling Young Adult horror writer, and with over four million copies in print of Fear Street titles, he is often attributed with inventing the teen horror genre. His hugely successful Goosebumps series became a worldwide multimedia phenomenon, and has sold more than 250 million copies. R.L. Stine lives and works in New York.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 275 KB
  • Print Length: 164 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0671885626
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (14 Jan. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #300,988 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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R.L Stine's books are read all over the world. So far, his books have sold more than 300 million copies, making him one of the most popular children's authors in history. Besides Goosebumps, R.L Stine has written the teen series Fear Street and the funny series Rotten School, as well as the Mostly Ghostly series, The Nightmare Room series, and the two-book thriller Dangerous Girls. R.L. Stine lives in New York with his wife, Jane, and Minnie, his King Charles spaniel.

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5.0 out of 5 stars OMG 10 Jun. 2001
I read this book a while ago. At times It had my heart beating out of my chest. ESPECIALLY what happens to the little boy It was BREATH TAKING!!! I definately reccomend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! 3 Nov. 2000
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Once I'd read the first page I could not put the book down! It read it without a break then moved on the 2 sequels which were equally as good. I would recommend this book to anyone that likes the series or books by RL Stine. This book is AWESOME!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good 12 Jan. 2013
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I was looking for this film for a long time. Very good purchase. Matched perfectly my expectations. Arrived on time
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4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly Scary 5 Sept. 2009
By Lisa Schensted - Published on
in a sentence or so: the frasier family moves into what may be the creepiest and dingiest house ever. much scariness ensues.

i checked this out on an impulse during my last trip to the library. i thought, R.L. Stine? Fear Street? yes please! i anticipated a cheesy joke of a horror book that resolved itself and everyone was happy in the end. that's how i thought i remembered them being from when i read them 15 years ago. apparently, i need to get my memory checked.

Cally and Kody (twins), their brother James, and their parents move to 99 Fear Street, Shadyside. not only is the real estate agent a super-creep, the house is a total wreck and it appears to be haunted right off the bat after nearly decapitating Cally the first time she steps on the porch. but, Mr. and Mrs. Frasier (that's right, we never learn their actual names) insist that this will be a fresh start and lots of space for the former New York residents. but as things get weirder, and they discover attacking rats, ceilings dripping with blood, and green vomit coming from the sink...the Frasiers decide to do a little research about what they've gotten themselves into.

what they discover about their house on 99 fear street is unnerving, surreal, and downright creepy. let me tell you, R.L. Stine packed more horror into this book than i thought possible. granted, my bar was set pretty low to begin with, but i was pleasantly surprised by the creepy scenes he was able to create and the fear i felt.

this felt a lot like a script for a horror movie. while there are no token sex scenes (this is the mid-90s and a book for teens after all), there is a long drawn out kiss with the neighbor boy, working in a boutique in town, and hitting up a coffeehouse amongst the stabbings and disappearances. while the distractions may be fun in cinematic form, i found them to be dated and obnoxious in written form. i wanted more action! or suspense. or at least mystery...not wondering what high school was going to be like for them or if Anthony really liked Cally.

this book, while at times horribly dated and a bit hokey, was genuinely frightening. particularly near the end. i went through the first half with few surprises, but by the time i finished, i had to stay awake an extra hour doing other things to distract myself from the creepiness! as if the mere 150 pages wasn't enough to make this a quick read, the fact that every chapter ends in cliffhanger makes it almost unputdownable.

fave quote: "she had no way of knowing she would never see her brother again" (115)

fix er up: okay, i am a total sucker for being scared. so while this isn't the highest quality of literature, it gets the job done. the job being scaring the reader and making me want more!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Ooooh, creepy! 27 Sept. 2012
By D. Phan - Published on
I found this book laying around and figured it might be cool to pass time with this, especially because it would remind me of my childhood! I finished the book in about an hour or so and even though I'm 21 years old, I still found this book pretty scary! I swear I am not easily frightened either, I love horror movies, ghost stories, and Stephen King books! After I finished this book, I was pretty hesitant to turn off the light to go to sleep. I'm thinking about buying the rest of the trilogy now.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WONDERFUL YET A CASE OF DEJA VU 5 April 1999
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I loved this book when I first read it. IT was wonderful in the sense that it kept you on the edge of your seat. I currently own the entire trilogy of 99 Fear Street. But I could not help to notice how much I have heard this story before. Then it dawned on me. The Amityville Horror. The plots are the same. The types of home are the same. And.....if you look at the house on the cover of the book and at a picture of the Amityville can't help but notice how much they are the same. Overall, I recommend this book to everyone.
5.0 out of 5 stars Best of the Lot! 1 Oct. 2000
A Kid's Review - Published on
This was the best of the trilogy. I loved this one, especially when James goes missing (to find out what happens to him in the end, read 99 Fear Street: The House of Evil - The Second Horror!) This one didn't hold back the gory stuff, especially the blood dripping from the ceiling and the garbage disposal scene. Cally and Kody rocked, although I didn't like how one of them died, it was way too short, and there wasn't much detail. All I have to say was this is the best of the three, and you have to read it, for sure!
4.0 out of 5 stars the scariest stine book written really 26 Sept. 2003
By xcorp - Published on
this story is a must for any stine fan like me. the book is gory scary and it actually involves the whole family instead of just one teen. the book can also be sad sometimes but is totally unpredictable. sure its just a haunted house taken to the extreme but this house was so evil in the book that it was indeed sad. but even though it ended with a not so wonderful ending (like most stine books.) but its an awesome book and a must for any stine fan.
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