St. Martin’s Griffin, 2015
Audience: Adults, Older Teens
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.
Was the original series this bad?
The only reason I stuck with the slow-moving storyline was to see what in the world Lizzy was. Because she definitely wasn’t a ghost. After all, why would a ghost steal food? So the main character wasn’t interesting - he was hypnotized by a girl. He’s constantly reminding us of what he said before, which was annoying, because I’m smart enough to remember what he said before! And I’m sorry, but I found his remarks about majoring in creative writing off-putting. Honestly, his style wasn’t very creative. It makes me so sad to say that I didn’t like this book, but I have to be truthful. It wasn’t good. I absolutely LOVED the Fear Street series. I wish the reboot would have held up! I’ll try another book from the reboot again, in case it’s just this one that’s the problem. Fingers crossed!