The Dead Boyfriend
By: R.L. Stine
Reviewed by: Gray
Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed. I felt like he tried too hard to relate to teens, and in trying to make his characters realistic, he ended up making them dull. I also could not stand the extreme mushy and over-the-top romances that EVERY SINGLE book had! But his newest book in the series has given me hope.
The Dead Boyfriend is still a bit mushy, but it's better. R.L. Stine seems to have realized that even teens enjoy his cheesy charm and puns that he sprinkled in his Goosebumps series. Instead of being super annoyed with the characters as I usually am, I found myself liking them, and even relating to them in some ways.
Caitlin lived an average life as a tenth grader in her small high school, but then she met Blade. Obviously meant for each other, the pair hits it off and begins to date right off the bat. Despite her friends warnings that she is going to fast and that Blade might be a phony and that she might be taking things to seriously, Caitlin becomes completely smitten. But when Blade betrays her, she loses it. Caitlin snaps, and everything turns red. When she wakes up, Blade is dead-lying on the ground in a puddle of blood with her knife that she bought for self-defense when she walks home from her part time job laying beside him.
But then, if Blade is dead how does she keep seeing him staring at her from the shadows? And why does he keep following her??
Rating: Four Stars. It was interesting to say the least.
If you read this book be warned; the plot twist will leave you stunned...