R.L. Stine’s Fear Street series is back, and in The Dead Boyfriend, he tells the frightening tale of teenage love―and how it can go terribly, murderously wrong. Caitlin has never had a real boyfriend before. When she starts seeing Colin, she throws herself into the relationship with fervor. She ignores her friends who warn her that Colin 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 Colin. When Caitlin approaches Colin with another girl, she completely loses it. She snaps. Everything goes red. When she comes back to her senses, she realizes that Colin is dead―and she has killed him. But if Colin is dead, how is he staring at her across a crowded party?
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Caitlyn and Deena's squabbling over Blade is relatable even if Deena herself is an over-the-top Goth character. Caitlyn's obsession is also right on task.
Readers who have outgrown the attacks by lawn gnomes and evil dolls that occur in the Goosebumps books will take well to the spine chilling, style of the Fear Street books. Just make sure to sleep with the lights on!