Broken Hearts [NOOK Book]

Overview

There’s someone out there, someone who kills on Valentine’s Day. Josie and Melissa are scared, especially when they receive threatening valentines. Then the murders begin. Who is sending these horrible valentines to the girls of Shadyside High? And who will be the next to die?
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Overview

There’s someone out there, someone who kills on Valentine’s Day. Josie and Melissa are scared, especially when they receive threatening valentines. Then the murders begin. Who is sending these horrible valentines to the girls of Shadyside High? And who will be the next to die?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442481176
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 10/9/2012
  • Series: Fear Street Superchillers
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 383,741
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 665 KB

Meet the Author

R. L. Stine
R.L. Stine, author of the multimillion-selling Goosebumps and Fear Street series, lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, an editor and publisher, and their dog, Minnie. Visit RLStine.com.

Biography

Goosebumps cast a spell upon children by transforming even the most reluctant students into avid readers. Despite the fact that almost every book has a different collection of characters, the series has one common element that kids can't get enough of: the author!

However believable his plots seem to his readers, Stine insists he has never lived one of his stories. "I've never turned into a bee -- I've never been chased by a mummy or met a ghost. But many of the ideas in my books are suggested by real life. For example, one Halloween my son, Matt, put a mask on and then had trouble pulling it off. That gave me the idea for The Haunted Mask."

Although he never experienced terror first hand, he did enjoy reading about it. "When I was a kid, there were these great comic books called Tales From The Crypt and The Vault of Horror. They were gruesome. I discovered them in the barbershop and thought they were fabulous. I used to get a haircut every Saturday so I wouldn't miss any of these comic books. I had no hair at all when I was a kid!"

His ideas came from two sources: his memory and his imagination. "When I write, I try to think back to what I was afraid of or what was scary to me, and try to put those feelings into books." He also keeps a tribal mask and a skeleton hanging in his writing studio to provide eerie surroundings. Although he handles the writing by himself, Stine says he gets "lots of help from my editors, my readers, and my friends."

Kids reading Goosebumps may be looking for a scare, but the laughs they get are no accident. Before he was R. L., he was Jovial Bob, author of such works as 101 Silly Monster Jokes, and Bozos on Patrol and editor of Bananas magazine. His ability to know what kids will laugh at , as well as what will frighten them, makes the Goosebumps series all the more enjoyable for his readers.

Stine started writing when he was 9 years old! He would write stories and jokes on an old typewriter and hand them out at school. "The teacher would grab them and take them away," Stine says, "but I kept doing it." He wrote for his high school newspaper in Columbus Ohio. After graduating from Ohio State University, he moved to New York City, where he worked on a variety of writing jobs.

Although his books are fun and exciting, writing them is serious stuff. He treats writing "...like a job." To unwind after work he enjoys playing the pinball machine conveniently located in his own apartment.

For aspiring authors, Stine feels reading is as important as writing. He offers this advice: "If you want to be a writer, don't worry so much about writing. Read as much as you can. Read as many different writers as you can. Soak up the styles. You can learn all kinds of ways to say things." As a boy he read Norse legends, Greek myths, Edgar Allan Poe and baseball stories. "And Mad Magazine changed my life." Author biography courtesy of Scholastic, Inc.

Good To Know

In our interview with Stine, he shared some fun and fascinating facts with us:

"My first job in New York was making up fake interviews with movie and TV stars for a group of six movie magazines. I never spoke to the stars I wrote about. I wrote three-to-four "interviews" a day, all out of my imagination."

"'I've written over 300 books but I never learned to type. I use only one finger, the pointer on my left hand -- that's all. Three hundred books on one finger! The finger is very ugly now -- completely bent and curled and callused. When I show it to audiences, they can't believe it! This is my sacrifice for my art!"

"Sometimes kids show up at my country house and ask if my son Matt can come out and play. That's because they saw him mentioned in the back of my books. But they're very disappointed when he comes to the door -- because Matt is in his mid-twenties now! They were reading very old books! Matt is a musician, composer, and sound designer. You can hear his music at my web site, www.rlstine.com."

"I hope my readers get a chance to see my 4-D movie, R. L. Stine's Haunted Lighthouse. The movie stars Christopher Lloyd, Michael McKean, Lea Thompson, Weird Al, and others. You can find it playing at four parks: SeaWorld San Antonio, SeaWorld San Diego, Busch Gardens Tampa, and Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Virginia. Watch out -- you might get very wet!"

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    1. Also Known As:
      Robert Lawrence Stine; Jovial Bob Stine
    2. Hometown:
      New York, New York
    1. Date of Birth:
      October 8, 1943
    2. Place of Birth:
      Columbus, Ohio
    1. Education:
      B.A., Ohio State University, 1965
    2. Website:

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2007

    Good book!

    At first, I didn't think I would like the book because it was kind of boring but, once I started reading it more it got really good. Especially the part where they didn't know who the killer was, and it was the sister all along. I recommend it to everyone.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2008

    Broken Hearts,one of my fav books

    What a wonderful book this is.With a wonderful surprise ending,one of R.L. Stines greatest work of art.I just couldnt put it down!I recommend this book 2 any person with a spine tiggling thriller on the mind.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2006

    it was good

    i liked this book. it was one of the first fear street books i've read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2005

    Very Good Book!

    This book was so amazing, I read it twice. It kept me guessing until the very end. Those are the types of books I love to read. I started reading R.L. Stine books when I was 14, and I still read his books once in a while. His books are a huge success with middle school and high school students. R. L. Stine is the reason I like to read horror and suspense books now.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    wow thanks for ruining this book for me

    wow thanks for ruining this book for me

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2013

    Loved it

    It was sssssooooo good!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2013

    Z

    She is just protective... she saw me crying and i told her that you ran away from me bc i was pregant...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Broken Hearts By R.L. Stine

    The girls are always boy crazy all the time.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2005

    good, sad and scary

    the reason I put two stars is not because of the whole book, because of the end of part one. I loved it at first,... LOOOOOVED it, until Josie got murdered. I was sad about that, but the rest was totaly AWESOME!!!!!! And if R.L. Stine can read this, I'm saying sorry, but that part was to sad. I mean, she got stabbed in the back with ICE SKATES!!!!! But the rest I totaly LOVED, I'd give it 5 stars except the part where Josie was killed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2005

    I is good

    It is about a killer that kills people on valentines day he is going to kill her and b.f. On her locker it sade you`re dead. In the book it saderose are black violets are gray on valentine`s day youll start to decay and more things like that.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2005

    Suprisingly Scary

    This book is very good i recommend it to anyone who loves R.L Stine books. This book keeps u guessing so much your brain hurts. Trust me at the end there is a very Suprising ending u r not going to believe!U should especially read it around valentines day!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2004

    I LOVE DAVE!!

    OMG! I loved this book! I loved Dave SoOoO much too! He didn't deserve to die like that! He's gotta be the hottest book character I've ever read about! Great book too! I thought it was...i tres manufique!(sp?)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2004

    Super Freaky

    Great,I couldn't put the book down.You need to read this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2003

    A good book

    I though this book is good, the story has a great plot, great characters. I would recommond this book to anyone who enjoys great mysterys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2003

    The best book ever!

    This was one of my favoritest books ever. i'm not just talking about the fear street series either. I mean my fav. of all time. It is so extremely awesome!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2003

    The best horror book of all time

    It was shocking! I couldn't put the book down! I could practicly feel the chills running down my back!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2002

    It's Awesome!!

    This book was the best!! You'll never want to put it down until you read it all!! There's lots of twists and turns and it's sooo cool!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2002

    Wonderful Book

    This book was totally awesome, I have read it three times. My daughter started checking the books out from the school libary and now I think I'm hooked on them also.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2001

    This book was pretty good.....

    I thought this book was interesting, and the ending was totally shocking! I thought the Valentine's Josie got were creepy. It was hard to put down once I picked it up and began reading it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2001

    Awsome

    The book was one of the best books I've read Actually i read it in one night and its so good you dont even get tired of reading it there so many conflict in the story that you cant stop reading it it was one of my first book that I 've read in one night and i should Know it because its hard for me to read a book and if i do the book has to be about horor and i really enjoyed it

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