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She's bad. So bad... Scotty has the perfect life. And the perfect girlfriend. But one weekend while she's away, Scotty goes just a little...astray. Suddenly he has a new girlfriend. One who won't go away. His one wild night has become a nightmare. Because his new girlfriend has decided that she loves Scotty...to death.


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She's bad. So bad... Scotty has the perfect life. And the perfect girlfriend. But one weekend while she's away, Scotty goes just a little...astray. Suddenly he has a new girlfriend. One who won't go away. His one wild night has become a nightmare. Because his new girlfriend has decided that she loves Scotty...to death.

30 review for The Girlfriend

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ken

    Scotty cheats on hes girlfriend Lora whilst shes away on holiday with Shannon. The only problem is Shannon soon becomes totally obsessed with Scotty, what price is he about to pay? This is the first Point Horror title that Ive come across which has a male as the main protagonist of the story, which really helped it stand out! Scotty cheats on he’s girlfriend Lora whilst she’s away on holiday with Shannon. The only problem is Shannon soon becomes totally obsessed with Scotty, what price is he about to pay? This is the first Point Horror title that I’ve come across which has a male as the main protagonist of the story, which really helped it stand out!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Erika

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I read this for the nostalgia factor, but I didn't really enjoy it like I remember enjoying Stine's books in middle school. I kept thinking that Scotty really should tell someone that he's being stalked/etc., especially after she broke his hand--and ESPECIALLY after she blew up his car. The end was unrealistic to me, where Lora takes Scotty's unfaithfulness in stride, saying something like, "Maybe we're just moving too fast and acting like an old married couple." Really?

  3. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Stagg

    I really loved this book. I grew up reading R.L. Stine books. I couldn't wait to get to the ending to see if Shannon the stalker got what she deserved. She really messed up Scotty's life. I can't wait to read more books like this.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lucy (Talk Less, Smile More)

    As a child/younger reader, I loved anything R.L. Stine wrote. As I've gotten older and experienced different writing styles and different authors, from time to time I like to go back and read authors that I loved back then. R.L. Stine is one of my favorites, but nowadays his books can be a hit or miss with me. I've loved some of his books I've read recently, but not this one. My Rating: 1.5 stars I don't want to start this review out negative so I'll give some positives about this book. For one, I As a child/younger reader, I loved anything R.L. Stine wrote. As I've gotten older and experienced different writing styles and different authors, from time to time I like to go back and read authors that I loved back then. R.L. Stine is one of my favorites, but nowadays his books can be a hit or miss with me. I've loved some of his books I've read recently, but not this one. My Rating: 1.5 stars I don't want to start this review out negative so I'll give some positives about this book. For one, I really liked the relationship that Lora and Scotty had. I actually liked the book's premise, I just wasn't a fan of the book's execution. (Well, this turned negative quickly) But as I was saying, I didn't like the book's execution. I would've liked Shannon to have said more than the three phrases: "You've hurt me, Scotty." "You're my baby now." "You have to break up with her." I understand that Shannon's character is supposed to be totally unhinged, but I wanted more dialogue from her. We've seen all the crazy things she's capable of but I just wanted more from her. I can't really explain it. And let's talk about that ending. I'm not one of those people who constantly says "It's not realistic" when talking about books, movies, etc. I'm pretty open-minded and understand that books aren't always meant to be realistic. I have my limits. (view spoiler)[So let me get this straight. You're throwing a surprise birthday party for your boyfriend. All the guests are hiding, and he waltzes in with a unconscious girl thrown over his shoulder, wrapped in his jacket. He admits that he thought he killed her. She wakes up. She tries to kill him with the gift you got him, and he finally admits to cheating on you, after also admitting that she sliced his pet snake in half and killed your cat. And what do you do? You laugh it off? You tell him that he "sure knows how to pick 'em." Your boyfriend thought he killed someone and you joke with him as you walk him out to his car? Your boyfriend brought what he thought was a dead body to your house. (hide spoiler)] This was too unrealistic, even for me. All in all, I wanted to enjoy this book, but I didn't. This still doesn't take away my love for R.L Stine's work, though. I'm really interested in reading more Point Horror Books.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca McNutt

    Interesting and chilling little novel, a quick read but a good story.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kirk

    It was fun, and short enough to not be a drag. The stakes are very low. Anything of consequence is, as is often the case with these YA and juvenile horror books, reversed or reversible by the end. I still had fun with it, and reading a book that takes place in the fall during the fall is always fun. I knew what I was getting into when I started it, so Im not going to bash the common tropes. It delivered pretty much exactly what I expected, and it did so well enough. It was fun, and short enough to not be a drag. The stakes are very low. Anything of consequence is, as is often the case with these YA and juvenile horror books, reversed or reversible by the end. I still had fun with it, and reading a book that takes place in the fall during the fall is always fun. I knew what I was getting into when I started it, so I’m not going to bash the common tropes. It delivered pretty much exactly what I expected, and it did so well enough.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Trisha

    I spent most of this book chortling to myself, noting down every time Scotty says something is "bogus!", and shaking my head at Scotty continuously digging himself deeper down in his hole. Then I got to the really disturbing part of the story where Scotty goes all toxic masculinity on his stalker's arse and thinks (view spoiler)[he's killed her (hide spoiler)] . Yeah, I'm not kidding about that part. Pages 149 - 157 were just creepy and disturbing, with Scotty's stream-of-consciousness (view I spent most of this book chortling to myself, noting down every time Scotty says something is "bogus!", and shaking my head at Scotty continuously digging himself deeper down in his hole. Then I got to the really disturbing part of the story where Scotty goes all toxic masculinity on his stalker's arse and thinks (view spoiler)[he's killed her (hide spoiler)] . Yeah, I'm not kidding about that part. Pages 149 - 157 were just creepy and disturbing, with Scotty's stream-of-consciousness (view spoiler)[post-violence (hide spoiler)] freakout. More notes about these scenes with Scotty and Shannon: (view spoiler)[This would have probably been something to shrug off back in the early 90s, but these days with violence against women so in the spotlight and rightfully so, it was really quite a troubling experience reading those pages. Even if some of my notes say that that chick needs to be taken out because of how she killed Ernie and Fluffernutter. Not cool, chick. Not cool at all. (hide spoiler)] Anyway, this book was a mix of hilarious, disturbing, absolutely not PC in any way, and gasp-worthy. I actually physically clapped a hand over my mouth at the moment when Scotty arrives at Lora's house with his cargo and turns the lights on, and gets a surprise. What can I say? Scotty is lucky that Lora forgave him. But what I want to know is, what exactly DID Scotty and Shannon do? Was it just making out, or was it a full on love fest cheating session? Either way, he's lucky on many counts. Here are my notes jotted down while reading (I noted every mention of the word 'bogus', and added one myself for posterity): (view spoiler)[p.2 - “so bogus” (Scotty) p.3 - “a young Christie Brinkley” p.4 - Scotty’s sad family story, another single mum p.5 - green velvet party dress ... and Scotty’s mum’s dress, yikes!! Fuchsia and electric blue, and platinum hair p.6 - cat Fluffernutter 😃 and Bender’s lame joke re the caviar tasting “fishy” p.7 - bogus p.11 - Scotty’s pet snake is called Ernie p.13 - Scotty’s hairdo 😂 (it’s a classic mullet) p.15 - bogus and nerdy p.16 - totally bogus p.24 - bogus p.28 - total dweeb 😂 p.31 - really bogus p.32 - "I'm Shannon Smith." not just Shannon p.33 - "I was bogus. Totally bogus." and this chick is a wheewer p.34 - sign of her being cray - "I will" p.35 - days before social media - word won't get back to Lora TOO quickly 💁‍♀️ p.42 - Scotty has a foggy mind - is Shannon a witch or sommat? p.45 - Ernie's "neat" cage p.49 - "you're *my* baby now!" creeeeeepy p.55 - Scotty on Denny: "he's really bogus." p.59 - "they're so bogus." p.61 - " it was really bogus without you around." p.66 - "I'm going with someone." e.g. going steady. p.69 - Scotty, don't lie to her. It's not going to end well p.72 - "he wanted to hit something. he wanted to hit *her*." Really not cool, Scotty p.82 - so bogus! p.83 - poor Ernie ☹️ pp.85-86 - don't be an idiot, Scotty. Call the cops p.96 - "clumsy clod" p.102 - singsong psycho! p.107 - "so bogus of me" p.108 - "it's a riot" - Lora. What kid says that? p.113 - this fuckin wheeewer has killed a cat? That's it, she's goin' DOWWWWWN p.117 - fucksake Scotty, just TELL p.123 - that's totally bogus p.124-125 - so tacky... Neat p.126-127 - FFS Scotty, you're pissing me off. Say NO right away oookkkk? p.136 - reedy, high voice - roids? p.138 - way to go full pessimist, Scotty! p.140 - holy shit, Scotty. Lying till the bitter end eh? p.141 - oh Scotty, you're really in it now. It's your birthday!! You're actually like a goldfish, Scotty. Doing the same thing over and over!! p.142 - there he goes, blaming Shannon for everything! "... what shannon had forced him to become." p.143 - Gray and cold. Of course! p.145 - he finally blames himself... Sorta p.146 - a lot of perfume. Is she a zombie trying to cover up her undead stench? p.149 - wow Scotty, you suck. And also, this is disturbing to read! p.153 - "She couldn't be dead. He was too young." disTURBing ... and yet freakishly familiar these days with "good guys who aren't usually killers but happen to kill women" using it as a defence all the time. p.155 - possibly your stupidest idea ever, Scotty. Majorly bogus!!!! (he didn't say it this time, I did) p.157 - oh MY GOSH!!!! p.160 - a really bogus thing Wow!!!! I don't really know what to say ... or think ... or do. (hide spoiler)]

  8. 4 out of 5

    Nicki Perro

    It`s turning out to be a great, exciting, and seat jumping book and i cant wait to get to the end. Im finally done with the book and it was soooooooooooooooo good i wish i could read it again but time to move on. It`s turning out to be a great, exciting, and seat jumping book and i cant wait to get to the end. Im finally done with the book and it was soooooooooooooooo good i wish i could read it again but time to move on.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sutton

    Book: The Girlfriend Written By: R.L. Stine Genre: YA Horror (but the spine of my copy says thriller) Rating: 5/5 stars Recommendation: I would recommend buying this book instead of borrowing it. Would you read another book by this author?: Stine is a staple from my childhood, so of course! Who might enjoy this book?: Someone looking for a quick read during the spooky months. Fans of movies like Swimfan, You Get Me and The Roommate Overview: Fast paced and intriguing, I didnt want to put it down. Book: The Girlfriend Written By: R.L. Stine Genre: YA Horror (but the spine of my copy says thriller) Rating: 5/5 stars Recommendation: I would recommend buying this book instead of borrowing it. Would you read another book by this author?: Stine is a staple from my childhood, so of course! Who might enjoy this book?: Someone looking for a quick read during the spooky months. Fans of movies like Swimfan, You Get Me and The Roommate Overview: Fast paced and intriguing, I didn’t want to put it down. This is a story you’ve probably seen in movies a million times. Boy makes mistake of giving girl attention (or cheating with her), while he has a girlfriend. He tries to keep it secret but then- the girl goes crazy. But Stine makes me generally interested in what is happening. I can feel my heart beating faster wondering what Shannon is going to do do Scottie when she doesn’t give him the attention she wants. The book starts off with Scottie and his girlfriend Lora at a party thrown by her parents to celebrate their acceptance to Princeton. Scottie is sad that Lora is going away to Paris for a week with her family and will miss his football game as well as the Homecoming dance. Lora jokingly tells him ”I think it would be really funny if you got a date to the dance.” The irony strikes when Scottie meets Shannon after his football game. Being the friendly guy that he is, he offers her a lift home because she got a flat tire on her bike. He finds his mind wondering at how attractive he finds her, so he decides to take her out to dinner to spend more time with her. [image error] As the story progresses and Scottie tries to cut ties with Shannon, she becomes very upset and starts to threaten him. Scared his girlfriend will find out, Scottie tries to handle the situation himself instead of going to the cops. Without spoiling anything I am amazed with the description of panic that Scottie goes through near the end of the book. I felt fearful as if I was Scottie. Such amazing writing and descriptions for a YA novel. Issues while reading: - While my copy was produced in 2004, I am reminded that this book was written in the 90s when Stine describes things such as clothing. The only person I can picture in a velvet green dress is a toddler around Christmas time. - Scotty is a pig who got himself into this mess.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Antonio Alexander

    The Girlfriend by R.L. Stine The Girlfriend by R.L. Stine is a really enjoyable book to read. I think it contains all the tip-top categories that a book should have: action, romance, suspense, and thriller. I love how Stine can turn a book from love and happiness to thriller and suspense just like that. I actually was surprised when I found out that Stine was the one who wrote this book. I didnt think he wrote anything else but Goosebumps. When I read the ending, I was surprised the way he ended The Girlfriend by R.L. Stine “The Girlfriend” by R.L. Stine is a really enjoyable book to read. I think it contains all the tip-top categories that a book should have: action, romance, suspense, and thriller. I love how Stine can turn a book from love and happiness to thriller and suspense just like that. I actually was surprised when I found out that Stine was the one who wrote this book. I didn’t think he wrote anything else but “Goosebumps”. When I read the ending, I was surprised the way he ended the book unlike his “Goosebumps” books. I do really love this book. I would recommend this book to anyone who likes reading R.L. Stine, but I would recommend it for kids who are in high school because there is some cursing and adult commentary in this book. The age limit in this book is about 13-14 so if you are this age, you’re good to go.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Ryan McAulay

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. First things first, never date a crazily obsessed chick like Shannon. There was so much suspense in this book. She really went to crazy lengths to have Scotty. Cutting his pet snake in half , killing his actual girlfriends cat. Yeah all that probably would have pushed me over the edge. In the end I honestly was expecting everyone says surprise!!!! Then Shannon was in on the joke that Lora May have put together. But again... The bitch chopped a pet Snake in half and killed a cat.. No joke, lock First things first, never date a crazily obsessed chick like Shannon. There was so much suspense in this book. She really went to crazy lengths to have Scotty. Cutting his pet snake in half , killing his actual girlfriends cat. Yeah all that probably would have pushed me over the edge. In the end I honestly was expecting everyone says “surprise!!!!” Then Shannon was in on the joke that Lora May have put together. But again... The bitch chopped a pet Snake in half and killed a cat.. No joke, lock her up please and thank you 😊 4/5 Stars

  12. 5 out of 5

    Connie

    Source: I read this book online via Open Library. Cost: Free Title: The Girlfriend Series: Point Horror #19 Author: RL Stine Overall Rating: 3 stars The Girlfriend is one of the more classic Point Horror books, and it's understandable, it's got drama and suspense and the story line is very Fatal Attraction-esque. I think this one was okay, it didn't scare me as much as the other ones have and it was almost predictable. Scotty was a bit of a sleeze for going on a date with another girl while Source: I read this book online via Open Library. Cost: Free Title: The Girlfriend Series: Point Horror #19 Author: RL Stine Overall Rating: 3 stars The Girlfriend is one of the more classic Point Horror books, and it's understandable, it's got drama and suspense and the story line is very Fatal Attraction-esque. I think this one was okay, it didn't scare me as much as the other ones have and it was almost predictable. Scotty was a bit of a sleeze for going on a date with another girl while his girlfriend was abroad. But I suppose he was manipulated by a crazed, obsessed girl. The writing as usual was brilliant, a bit gritty and interesting. I just think the story was too much like Fatal Attraction for me.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Patrick Ellard

    Excellent entry into the series that tells the story of a crazed girl stalking a young man called Scotty. Scotty is one of the towns supposed perfect couple but when his girlfriend goes travelling for a week Scotty decides to play the field. He picks the wrong girl because after he feels guilty and breaks it off she refuses to leave him alone and begins stalk and threaten violence against him. It excellently written and is quite gritty and realistic. Perhaps the ending is a little out there but Excellent entry into the series that tells the story of a crazed girl stalking a young man called Scotty. Scotty is one of the towns supposed perfect couple but when his girlfriend goes travelling for a week Scotty decides to play the field. He picks the wrong girl because after he feels guilty and breaks it off she refuses to leave him alone and begins stalk and threaten violence against him. It excellently written and is quite gritty and realistic. Perhaps the ending is a little out there but it's a good read and well worth your time.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ayssa

    The Girlfriend is about a girl named Shannon who convinces a boy named Scotty, that she just meets, to be unfaithful to his girlfriend of many years while she is on a trip. After Scotty's girlfriend Lora returns from her trip he begins to ignore Shannon to keep Lora from finding out about the things that happened with Shannon. Shannon continues to stalk Scotty and starts hurting the things most important to him until he gives in to her. The theme i noticed in the story was betrayal, Scotty The Girlfriend is about a girl named Shannon who convinces a boy named Scotty, that she just meets, to be unfaithful to his girlfriend of many years while she is on a trip. After Scotty's girlfriend Lora returns from her trip he begins to ignore Shannon to keep Lora from finding out about the things that happened with Shannon. Shannon continues to stalk Scotty and starts hurting the things most important to him until he gives in to her. The theme i noticed in the story was betrayal, Scotty wasn't honest with Lora or Shannon resulting in everyone being hurt in some way.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Allison

    The Story is based on a boy in high school named Scotty who has a rich girlfriend named Lora. They have been a couple since when they were in sixth grade. While his girlfriend went for a trip for a whole week, he cheats on his girlfriend. Now, there is a new girl named Shannon in his life who loves him, but is not willing to go away. Shannon loves Scotty to death, she would destroy his life if he doesn't break up with Lora. The story is telling is you play, you will need to pay with your life.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kirsty

    Just re-read this for Episode 5 of the Teenage Scream podcast (lovingly dissecting the best and worst of 90s teen horror). Listen here, or subscribe on your podcast app: https://soundcloud.com/teenagescream

  17. 4 out of 5

    April Jade Burgener

    This book was so fun and outlandish. I especially got a kick out of the description of Scotty, Scotty had straight, light brown hair that he kept short on top but down to his collar in the back... So a mullet then, Scotty has a mullet. This book was so fun and outlandish. I especially got a kick out of the description of Scotty, “Scotty had straight, light brown hair that he kept short on top but down to his collar in the back...” So a mullet then, Scotty has a mullet.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Ella

    Read this with my mom! Its from her old collection of fear street books. Was so good and scary! Cant wait to read more with her! Read this with my mom! It’s from her old collection of fear street books. Was so good and scary! Can’t wait to read more with her!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Caroline Bennett

    This one took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting to like it but I kind of had fun. Reminds me of: This is so close to Fatal Attraction it's almost like Stine took the entire plot and just shoehorned it into a Point Horror novel. Surely not, right? I'm sure he came up with the whole idea on his own. "It was probably just a practical joke" moment: (view spoiler)[ I can't remember this happening. "You probably just imagined it" moment: Again, not used, I kind of liked that it didn't follow the This one took me by surprise. I wasn't expecting to like it but I kind of had fun. Reminds me of: This is so close to Fatal Attraction it's almost like Stine took the entire plot and just shoehorned it into a Point Horror novel. Surely not, right? I'm sure he came up with the whole idea on his own. "It was probably just a practical joke" moment: (view spoiler)[ I can't remember this happening. "You probably just imagined it" moment: Again, not used, I kind of liked that it didn't follow the normal tropes. Innocent victims?: It is interesting reading this straight after The Boyfriend how much more sympathetic Stine writes his male unfaithful character than his female counterpart in that other book. Poor Fluffernutter was totally innocent, apart from the salmon mousse incident. How blindingly obvious?: It wasn't really supposed to be a mystery, but having read any Point Horror ever before it was super obvious that the huge brother wasn't going to be a brother. Plot holes / Unfinished plot lines: 1. "She's just crazy" isn't really enough of an explanation. It's lazy and insulting. 2. Why would you hold a surprise birthday party at a house your surprisee wasn't supposed to be going to? This made no sense, but I still really enjoyed the scene where he dumped the "dead" body in front of them all as they shouted surprise. 3. How did she have time to unwrap the ski pole to try to stab him with it? And ski poles aren't that sharp in my experience. She might have given him a nasty bruise on the sternum but that's about it. Inappropriate happy ending: Fucking hell! Seriously? It was ridiculous. I would have given this book four stars if it hadn't been for the last couple of lines, " 'This was one surprise party that was a surprise - for everyone.' They were still smiling as she walked him out to his car to say goodnight." REALLY!!??!! REALLY??!! Forget the cheating, forget all about that. If my husband, who I love and adore, thought he had killed someone by accident and instead of calling 999 for an ambulance took the body somewhere to dispose of, I would not be laughing about it. I would be getting a divorce. Overall though, it did keep up a good level of suspense and threat. I kind of enjoyed it. (hide spoiler)]

  20. 5 out of 5

    Cameron Mitchell

    The Girlfriend to me seemed like one of those old 80s movies with a mystery killer or whatever. When you begin reading youre pushed into Scotty Singletons life. Star quarterback for his high school. He has a perfect girlfriend, everybody in town loves them as a couple, and Scotty even states hes happy that people are in awe of their relationship. Lora, his girlfriend, goes on a trip to Paris with her family for a week, and Scotty was pretty much best described as being an idiot. While in his The Girlfriend to me seemed like one of those old 80s movies with a mystery killer or whatever. When you begin reading you’re pushed into Scotty Singletons life. Star quarterback for his high school. He has a perfect girlfriend, everybody in town loves them as a couple, and Scotty even states he’s happy that people are in awe of their relationship. Lora, his girlfriend, goes on a trip to Paris with her family for a week, and Scotty was pretty much best described as being an idiot. While in his car he met a girl whose wheel of her bike got flat, and he decided to help her. If only he decided to stick with just helping her, cause I’m sure you can guess what happens next. Lora comes back from Paris, Scotty missed her so much, and regrets the night with Shannon, the girl he met. The story progresses with Shannon stalking, threatening, pleading Scotty to break up with Lora and be with her. She threatens him with her three bigger brothers. I’m not for sure if she said all of them, but one of them was a pro-wrestler. She breaks his hand, lights his car on fire, and much more. Scotty does even notice the mysterious big figure stalking him whenever Shannon is around. Shannon is threatening his relationship with Lora, the job position Lora’s father promised him, his good life, all because of the stupid decision he made, and he can’t shake her no matter what, she really won’t leave him alone. While I really enjoyed the book, it took me like a week to read it, and I wasn’t even trying, I think the ending was bad. Of course, I’m not gonna spoil it, but I feel it was rushed and it should’ve been a bit better. There wasn’t a time where I was bored reading this book, it seemed to go at a decent pace to keep my attention. Scotty seemed like an ok character, too bad he was an idiot. I think he just got bored of his relationship, but just for a mere second, cause he did regret what he did, even before all of what Shannon was doing to him, but all in all, it was a good book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Christ Anne

    The Girlfriend by R.L Stine, is about Love, secret and panic. The main character, Scotty Singleton is worried, terrified and hopeless. Scotty feels guilty because he didn't hesitate to cheat Lora, his girlfriend since seven grade. Now, they're in twelve grade and getting ready to go to Princeton together! they are everyone's favorite couple! No one knew what Scooty's situation was like since he cheated on Lora with Shannon! Shannon was ready to do anything to keep it! She loved him to death, she The Girlfriend by R.L Stine, is about Love, secret and panic. The main character, Scotty Singleton is worried, terrified and hopeless. Scotty feels guilty because he didn't hesitate to cheat Lora, his girlfriend since seven grade. Now, they're in twelve grade and getting ready to go to Princeton together! they are everyone's favorite couple! No one knew what Scooty's situation was like since he cheated on Lora with Shannon! Shannon was ready to do anything to keep it! She loved him to death, she broke his arm but Scooty loved only Lora. He tried to make her understand that it was a mistake what happened that night but Shannon couldn't hear reason because She was obsessed and half crazy! Angry, Scotty almost killed Shannon ...

  22. 4 out of 5

    Bea Tea

    Scotty Singleton (and here I remove my glasses, sigh, and massage the bridge of my nose between my thumb and index finger) is incapable of managing basic human relationships. After a one night stand he finds himself the victim of a child-like stalker. Now I'm not one to victim blame, and yet here I am laying the blame squarely at the feet of Singleton. He manages to take a mildly difficult situation and through a series of incomprehensible actions turns it into a burning dumpster fire. Do not Scotty Singleton (and here I remove my glasses, sigh, and massage the bridge of my nose between my thumb and index finger) is incapable of managing basic human relationships. After a one night stand he finds himself the victim of a child-like stalker. Now I'm not one to victim blame, and yet here I am laying the blame squarely at the feet of Singleton. He manages to take a mildly difficult situation and through a series of incomprehensible actions turns it into a burning dumpster fire. Do not give this man a plastic bag, because despite the many warning printed on said bag he will somehow find a way to get his head inside it. I'm not making any sense - but neither did this book so I absolve myself of blame and move swiftly on to my next Point Horror adventure.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Dawn Ferencz

    I used to love books like this one-- it is essentially a tale of fatal attraction for the middle school set. I'm not sure it holds up in 2019; the female characters lack agency, the stereotypes of high school cliques fall flat, and the ending doesn't quite make sense. I think the only aspect that still works is the fear that someone can ruin your social status and that economic differences seem very important in high school.

  24. 4 out of 5

    April Rhea

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. A quick R.L Stine read. The story is about a guy named Scott who seems to have it all - a college scholarship, a steady girlfriend and a popular guy un school. His girlfriend leaves town for a week long vacation in Paris. While his girlfriend was away, Scott dated a girl who have become so possesive . The book is an okey read but I felt that the ending was so abrupt though.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Lemuel CyroN Salubo

    A run of the mill story with a not so obvious way to how things would turn out. Not a bad read.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Lizzi

    Meh. It was ok.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    Ah I thought this was part of Fear Street. It's a pretty good book. It turns out that the 'girlfriend' is actually (view spoiler)[ a juvie who was charged with manslaughter (hide spoiler)]

  28. 4 out of 5

    Iliana

    Excellent book for someone in the 5th grade. As an adult it was ok.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Kiasia Saunders

    Quick read not the plot twist I wanted or though but still a fantastic read....!!!!!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    We reviewed this on Teenage Scream, the podcast that fondly dissects the best (and worst) of 90s teen horror). Listen here, or subscribe on your podcast app: https://soundcloud.com/teenagescream

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