by R.L. Stine
Book Review by Lafayette Frazier
Are you dying to play? That’s a question you must ask yourself before you begin to read the book “Party Games: A Fear Street Novel” by R.L. Stine. This book tells the story of Rachel Martin and how she has a big crush on Brendan Fear, Rachel gets invited to his party but is warned not to go by many other people. Rachel ends up going to the party but when Rachel and the rest of the guest arrive, they stumble upon a horrifying surprise of a game of murder. Rachel Martin and Brendan Fear were the main characters. The characters in the book were credible, the book was in the point of view of Rachel, but Brendan had a crucial role in the story. The main characters in the story tried their best to survive the horrible game of murder once they were on the island. The main characters ran into multiple problems as the story went on, they didn’t know who the killer was, and later they were kidnapped. My favorite character is Brendan Fear, I like his attitude about things. He is very suave and soft-spoken. He was a character who got what he wanted. I can’t relate to any characters in the story, but if I was put in the same situation as them, I would have reacted the same way they did. I haven’t done anything the characters did in the book, but I have felt the same thing as them before and that is fear. My favorite part of the book I can’t say, it gives away too much of the story, but I can say it is a crazy plot twist. I don’t have a least favorite part of the book, the whole reading it had my attention. If I could I would change the ending, it wasn’t a bad ending but it wasn’t the best one either. One thing I did like about the ending is that it wasn’t expected. I recommend this book to anyone who is into scary books. Anyone who has read Goosebumps by R.L. Stine would love this book, it is a major upgrade in subject matter for him. This type of writing touches an older audience. While, the Goosebumps series is a good classic series of books, I feel like it appeals more to a younger audience. The Fear Street Novel actually surprised me a bit once I was able to finish this book, it is definitely an upgrade from the material he wrote about in Goosebumps. Additional information for this title include: The publisher, St. Martin's Griffin. Publication date, September 30, 2014. 277 pages. Edition and special features not included. Price, $16.14 (brand new on Amazon.com) ISBN-10, 1250051614 and ISBN-13, 978-1250051615
Rachel Martin is a seventeen year old who works an after-school waitress job at Lefty's. Lefty's is a hangout a few blocks from the high school she attends. This is also where Brendan invites her to his party.
Rachel's best friend Amy warns her about going to the island right after Brendan invites Rachel. Mac, he ex-boyfriend also runs into her and warns her about the party. Despite the multiple warnings, she goes to the party anyway.
Brendan Fear is pale and serious looking with wavy black hair. He has a shy smile which isn't seen often and he speaks very quietly. He's also the school brainiac.