The Confession (Fear Street Series)

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Fear Street — Where Your Worst Nightmare Lives...
Julie's friends couldn't stand Al. In fact, they all wished Al were dead. But that doesn't mean one of them killed him. Julie knows her friends. She knows they're innocent...until one of them confesses to the murder.
Julie and her friends make a pact to keep the killer's secret. They're sure it was a one-time thing. It will ...

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Overview

Fear Street — Where Your Worst Nightmare Lives...
Julie's friends couldn't stand Al. In fact, they all wished Al were dead. But that doesn't mean one of them killed him. Julie knows her friends. She knows they're innocent...until one of them confesses to the murder.
Julie and her friends make a pact to keep the killer's secret. They're sure it was a one-time thing. It will never happen again.
...Will it?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416903222
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 5/17/2005
  • Series: Fear Street Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 381,089
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.19 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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:

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  • Posted March 8, 2011

    Highly recommended- Loved the suspense have to read it

    Fear Street The Confession was an incredible book about five friends who have to deal with the guilt of having the knowledge of a murder of one of their friends. The victim was Al. Everyone hated him because he used to ask everyone for money and blackmailed his friends if they wouldn't give it to him. One day when vincent, one of the five friends was blackmailed into letting Al use his parents car, when Al came back and vincent's parents car was totaled. He was the most hated friend of them all. Then one night at the skating rink, outside was lying Al's body. The body was found by Julie the main character. Julie told her friends Taylor, Hilary, Sandy, and Vincent. Then on the day of the funeral, a confession was made. Sandy was the one that killed Al. Or was he?. My opinion of this book was that I enjoyed the drama and the relationship between the friends. This book shows how friends can go through alot and still be the best of friends through thick and thin. I usually don't read books until my lovely english suggest that we have a free read period. I highly recommend this book because its full of suspense and thriller

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Awesome

    Good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2013

    Shelby

    So good i could not stop reading it!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2013

    Rating

    This is an awesome book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2013

    Nice

    You like this, try the rest of the series

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Confession

    It was suspenseful it was a real twist at the end. This is the kind of book to read in the dark

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2012

    The Confession By R.L. Stine

    Full of mystery and suspence!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2012

    Goosebumpsfan

    This story is great it has a twist u will never seee comeing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2011

    It Was OK.

    I think this book was very predicting. It wasn't hard to figure out... who killed what person. Don't get me wrong it was still a great book. I enjoyed it... just to burn time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Book is in a series and this one was Confession

    I bought this book for my granddaughter to read. She really enjoyed the book, kept her attention and finished it in just a few days.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2008

    Boring

    i thought the confession was a bit to predictable and thats why i did not really like the book

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2008

    By: Katiee && Taylor

    WE LOVED IT! It was so good. We both read it together and it was amazing. Taylor read it in one night! I ,Katiee, read it in 3 days. (im a slow reader lol) But any way we loved it so much it was outstanding. READ IT !!! NOW!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2008

    The Confession

    The book I read was from the Fear Street series, The Confession, by R.L. Stine. The Confession was a thrilling book that kept me guessing. When you finally think that you got everything figured out, the book sends you for another twist. In my opinion I feel that R.L. Stine wrote an excellent book that was unlike others I have read. For example, he would tell you what happened at the end of a chapter, but not tell you all the details until the end of the next chapter. At the end of chapter 12, it stated that Sandy killed again, but did not explain until a later chapter. R.L. Stine really knows how to keep the reader's attention and make them want to read more. On my Christmas break, my family and I went to visit some family, and while we were in the car I read this book aloud, and my sister wouldn't let me stop reading. Though I enjoyed this book, I do not feel that it deserved a five star rating, due to the fact that there were a couple slow parts. I guess though, that a book can not have an exciting event happen all the time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2007

    AMZAING =]

    WOW! The ending was AWESOME! I read this one in one whole night. It was very addicting! I recomend this book to anyone who loves a shocking ending!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2007

    Awesome

    I Loved this book it was a terrorizing game till the end it kept me wondering the whole time through !!!! R.L Stine fans will enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2006

    Very Good!

    I liked this book a lot because it kept me guessing until the very end. You think that you have it all figured out, but as with all other Fear Street books, it turns out to suprise you in the end!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2006

    The best book ever!

    I think anyone who likes R.L. Stine books would LOVE tis book. I kept guessing who the murderur was. I love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2005

    Good

    This was an okay book. I liked how the book kept me guessing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2003

    So good it had me truning the pages all night!!!

    This book was so good. If R.l Stine writes more books like this one their going to be flying off the self and its nice to have a book like this from R.l Stine besides Ghoosebumps!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2002

    Great Book

    I may be only a 12 year old, but I thought this book was GREAT. It always kept me guessing. Right when I thought I figued it out, it wasnt them! I recomend you read this fabulous book.

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