ARC received from Netgalley
I couldn't resist re-visiting my teenage years by reading The Dead Boyfriend by R.L. Stine. Around the age of 14 I pretty much read only Point Horror, Sweet Valley High and The Babysitters Club stories. So was I glad that I took a trip down memory lane? Well to be honest the answer is on the whole a yes mainly because it had a nostalgic feel to it and the twists and turns were as ever present.
Caitlin is a pretty normal teenager who loves spending time with her friends that is until she falls for Blade. At first everything is great but then things take a turn for the worse and Caitlin's life gets very crazy. There is an element of supernatural which means that the story is pretty far fetched but also entertaining as I wondered where the story would go next. I think there were ways in which the story could have been better but that is from the view of a woman who is in her thirties. I'm sure my younger self would have loved the strange and twisty way the story unfolded.
A dark story from Fear Street!
Three stars from me!
With thanks to St Martins Press and Netgalley for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.