Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The Dead Boyfriend by R.L. Stine #Review

ARC received from Netgalley

She’s dying to go out with him…

Caitlin has never had a real boyfriend before. When she starts seeing Blade, she throws herself into the relationship with fervor. She ignores her friends, who warn her that Blade may be a phony and that she is taking the whole thing too seriously. Caitlin is smitten. She doesn’t care if she loses her friends. All she wants is Blade.

When Caitlin sees Blade with another girl, she completely loses it. She snaps. Everything goes red. When she comes back to her senses, she realizes that Blade is dead—and she has killed him. But if Blade is dead, how is he staring at her across a crowded party?
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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.

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