I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Lost Girl (Fear Street Relaunch, #3) by R.L. Stine
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on September 29th 2015
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Also by this author: Zombie Halloween, Don't Stay Up Late, You May Now Kill the Bride , Welcome to Dead House, Revenge of the Lawn Gnomes
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.
What I remember most about that afternoon was the shimmering scarlet and yellow of the sky, as if the heavens were lighting up to join out family’s celebration.
What I thought of this book
The lost girl is mostly told in the present day from Michael’s point of view but there are a few flashback chapters to 1950 and I knew that the past and present would come together. I knew that Lizzy had something to do with the past but I for the life of me couldn’t figure out what Michael had to do with it till the end.
It starts out with a horrific event in the past and then goes to the present with Michael. He meets a new girl at school and she is really strange but it is like he is mesmerized by her. Which frustrates his girlfriend Pepper. The girl always seems to be lost. She can’t find the classroom she is suppose to go to, so Michael helps her. She gets “lost” and finds herself at Michael’s house. She invites herself to his snowmobile party where something tragic happens.
It’s after this event that horrible things start to happen to Michael and his friends. I can’t say any more about it without giving away plot points.
I can’t really say that I connected all that well with the characters, but I was still intrigued with the story. I do think that this could be read by 12-14 year olds and enjoyed much more than older teens.
The Lost Girl was an interesting read. I was so curious as to why Lizzy was targeting Michael, who Angel was, etc. It was a quick read as even I read it fairly quickly and I am a slow reader. Out of the two Fear Street relaunch books that I have read (I missed book one) I liked this one the best.
There was only one thing about this book that confuses me and I can’t really say anything about it without giving things away. It has to do with Lizzy and Angel, but other than that I really found it interesting. It’s great for Stine lovers and anyone who wants a light horror read for this Halloween!