The Baby-Sitter

The Baby-Sitter

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by R. L. Stine
     
 

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An innocent baby-sitting job turns into a nightmare when Jenny discovers she's the next victim of a crazed attacker.

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An innocent baby-sitting job turns into a nightmare when Jenny discovers she's the next victim of a crazed attacker.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Readers may find themselves eagerly turning pages to determine the culprit who threatens the life of sophomore Jenny Jeffers. After she starts a new babysitting job, Jenny receives a series of nightmarish calls. At first it appears that six-year-old Donny is playing pranks with the phone, but tension mounts when Jenny hears strange noises in the yard, then discovers a menacing note. Newspaper reports of recent attacks magnify her fears. Jenny becomes suspicious of Willers, a prowling neighbor and Chuck, the reputed class clown. Discriminating mystery fans will find the horror elements of this novel old hat and may be disappointed by the contrived outcome. Nonetheless, Stine effectively builds suspense and creates an intriguing cast of characters. The secret of the book's appeal may be in readers' willingness to accept the improbable. Ages 12-up. (July)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590442367
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1989
Series:
Point Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
4.16(w) x 6.88(h) x 0.49(d)
Lexile:
540L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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