(I received a free copy of this book, through NetGalley, in exchange for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
I’ve read a lot of books by R.L. Stine, so when I had the opportunity to read one through NetGalley, I jumped at the chance.
I had a lot of sympathy for Lisa in this book. It was easy to relate to her as a character… especially after the accident. What she went through with losing her father was something I found really easy to relate to.
I did think Harry was quite a sweet boy… almost too good to be true. I had some mixed feelings about Lisa’s mother, I have to say. Even though I’m sure she was trying to do the right thing by her daughter, the fact that she refused to believe Lisa at all was really hard to read about.
There were a few moments where there was information dumped into the narration, or only just revealed before it became necessary.
I thought it was good to see Lisa having to deal with the car accident and the tragedy she was suffering. It came across as quite realistic, though I didn’t think her psychiatrist really did the right thing in keeping her off school so much.
I did find it a bit strange that Fear Street was apparently taught about in the school, which was something I would have thought Lisa would pick up on. She had been there a month, but if people thought the street was that dangerous, it would have made more sense to have it mentioned earlier on.
It was nice to see Lisa’s friendships with the other students in her school, even though Isaac was a bit confusing. The relationship between Lisa and Nat didn’t really seem to have a lot of depth to it. It would have been good to see more of Isaac and his feelings for Lisa expanded upon. I did find Saralynn to be an interesting character and one I would have liked to see a bit more of.
There was a good bit of mystery around this book, even though I did see quite a bit of the story coming. It has made me interested in reading more in this series in the future, though. It ended on a bit of a cliffhanger… but I didn’t really expect any different.