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The Wrong Number (Fear Street Superchillers) [Kindle Edition]

R.L. Stine
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Book Description

It begins as an innocent prank: Deena Martinson and her best friend, Jade Smith, make sexy phone calls to the boys from school. But Deena’s half-brother, Chuck, catches them in the act and threatens to tell their parents—unless the girls let him in on the fun. Chuck begins making random calls, threatening anyone who answers. It’s dangerous and exciting. The teens are even enjoying the publicity and the uproar they’ve caused.

Until Chuck calls a number on Fear Street.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1060 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reissue edition (4 Dec. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #231,527 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Maybe the best fear street book yet 5 Oct. 2008
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I read this a few years back and, although I was always a great fear street series fan, none of the books scared me or glued me to it as this one.
As you turn the pages, you notice the many twists within the plot and the ending is just amazing...

Read this, you won't regret it!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Phone trouble 1 Aug. 2009
By Artemis
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Best friends Deena and Jade are having fun making prank calls. Deena's half-brother joins them and starts making threatening calls. The joke is over when murder is on the line. Now they are the ones targeted for he knows who they are.
Another great novel by Stine.
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars No one to call for help - when murder is on the line! 28 Feb. 2001
By E. Conforti - Published on
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To Deena and her best friend, Jade, making sexy and innocent phone calls to the boys from school was their idea of fun. But Deena's half brother, Chuck, decides to take the game one step further: making dangerous threats to those who answer their phones. That's when he calls the wrong number on Fear Street, a number where the gruesome murder took place. Now, the person knows who they are and where they live, but could all three of them call for help? There's nowhere to go when murder is on the line.
With great suspense and wonderfully written, "The Wrong Number" will have you gripping on the edge of your seat! A book that you will not put down until it's read from cover to cover.
I love reading the Fear Street books, and I'm 22 years old. Hey, I know you're laughing at me! I bet you there are people my age or older who read R.L. Stine.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!! 11 Aug. 2005
By Raj - Published on
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One night, Deena Mertinson and her best friend Jade Smith start making prank calls to people from their high school. Whether it's the school's biggest nerd or the most popular guy, Deena and Jade have fun calling and teasing them. Now Chuck, Deena's half brother is coming to stay with them in Shadyside because he got into a lot of trouble in Central City (where he lived before). At first, he is totally rude to Deena and her dad, and also starts causing trouble at his new school. One night, he discovers Deena and Jade making prank calls to some students, and blackmails to let him in on their game. Deena gets scared when Chuck starts making threats in his calls. In fact, things become worse when, one day, to prove a point, Chuck calls a random number and they all hear a woman about to be murdered! From this point on, the story turns into a murder mystery, where Deena, Jade and Chuck have to find out who the killer is, and which one of them is going to be his next victim!

Author R. L. Stine has he nicely put all the right elements to make this a good murder mystery book, containing moments of horror and suspense throughout. Once you start reading this book, you will find yourself turning the pages to see what happens next, and won't be able to put the book down at all. As the story progresses, you will find yourself at the edge of your seat, anxiously figuring out as to whether everything will be ok in the end or not.

This is one of the best Fear Street books that the author has written, and I would recommend it to anyone who likes reading horror/mystery books.
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Book! 27 Dec. 2007
By Menchu Fernandez - Published on
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Deena has a new phone so she and her best friend use the phone to make prank phone calls. But Chuck finds out that Deena and Jade are making phone calls. He insists that they let him join or else he'll tell. So Deena and Jade let him join. Then Chuck calls a house on Fear Street and interrupts a murder. Deena, Jade and Chuck go to the address to help the woman screaming. But it's too late because the woman is already is dead. A masked man chases the three warning them to mind their own business. One day after, the police drag Chuck to jail, now that everyone at Shadyside knows that Deena, Jade and Chuck are the ones behind the prank phone calls. The police say that someone saw Deena, Jade and Chuck that night. It was Mr. Farberson. Deena and Jade know that Farberson is wrong so they decide to find out more about him. If you want to find out more, read this book.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Bit Outdated, Still Good for Tweens 18 Jan. 2015
By Auggie - Published on
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Oh Nostalgia.

Of course I didn't find this book nearly as fascinating as I did when I was a tween, but that probably has a lot to do with the change of times as well as my change in age.

It was quirky getting to read about the joys of life before caller ID. Since this book was first published in 1990 our characters are enthralled by a housephone that actually allows you to program speed dial numbers!

Aside from that and a bit of dated language, I still think the book would be a pretty fun read for a youngin' especially if they're into mysteries.

Truthfully, though, the story fell a bit flat and was completely unlikely without the joy of being paranormal. The Police officers were infuriating and these teen girls (17 or so) read like 12 year olds, which is probably why it still appealed so much to me before I was a full-fledged teen reader.

I'd say that for a series directed at tweens/teens Fear Street is still a contender for a mystery series despite some of its dated content.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "The Wrong Number", Fear Street #5 by R.L. Stine 20 Aug. 2013
By Andrea - Published on
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"The Wrong Number", Fear Street #5 by R.L. Stine. I absolutely loooooved this book! I enjoyed it so much!!!! If I had of known how good the book was, I probably would have read it a lot sooner. It has been sitting here since my oldest daughter's junior high days. She looooooved R.L. Stine books, and always got the most reading points because of those books. She got me hooked on R.L. Stine's Fear Streets. I also enjoy them. Thank you so much, R.L. Stine!!!!

Now on with the review of the book:

This book is definitely a horror!!!! Of course, it is a teen horror, but a horror none the less. It will have you gripping the edge of your seat! Anyway, Deena and her best friend Jade make a few "innocent" (are any prank calls innocent?) calls to guys. Deena's brother, Chuck, overheard the calls and told them to make some "real" crank calls. Chuck then made some more "serious" prank calls. Anyway, to make a long story short (and to not ruin the book), the prank calls lead them to an old big house on Fear Street (you have to read the book to find out how the calls lead them to the house). After they get to the old creepy house . . .

I don't want to tell you what happens next. But I will tell you that there is a murder, and Chuck gets blamed for it. Deena and Jade are determined to find the real killer and prove it so that Chuck can get off. They go scouting for clues and evidence, and it is a fun & thrilling ride: through a garbage can, interviewing people, B&E, etc.

I love the feel of this book. It had that creepy feeling and the cozy feeling all wrapped up together. I guess you could say "creepy, cozy feeling?" I especially love the rain (makes Fear Street creepier and cozier at the same time!) I love rain, and to me (as long as I am not driving in it), it is cozy. I love the mention of the soup. (Soup on a rainy day is cozy.) And to me, rain in the woods and near a big old creepy house is also cozy. The rain made the atmosphere of the book for me!

This was definitely a fun and good thriller. I was determined to find out how they were going to prove who the real killer was. I couldn't put the book down after I got to a certain point!
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