The Face [NOOK Book]

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They say something horrible happened that day. But Martha can't remember any of it--not the smallest detail. They say it will come back to her in time. But someone wants her to remember now. She draws his face, over and over--the face of a dead boy. She can't control her hand. And she can't remember how he died. But she's going to find the answer. ...

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The Face

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Overview

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

They say something horrible happened that day. But Martha can't remember any of it--not the smallest detail. They say it will come back to her in time. But someone wants her to remember now. She draws his face, over and over--the face of a dead boy. She can't control her hand. And she can't remember how he died. But she's going to find the answer. Original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439121573
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Series: Fear Street Superchillers , #35
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 886,644
  • Age range: 16 years
  • File size: 2 MB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2004

    Absolutely Thrilling!!!!

    This book was completely surprising. I would tell you all about it except I don't want to spoil it.Read it. I gurantee you'll love it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2001

    way cool book

    this book is the best book i have ever read from R.L. Stine. He is a great author and he makes everything real. What I like about this book is as this girl trys to regain her memory after not knowing what happend this one night last year R.L. Stine walks you through it and you emagion yourself everywhere that the story is taking place.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2012

    Loved it

    This book was an awesome thriller! I loved the detail and the suspense in the book. It was great. Totally reccomend to everyone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2001

    a reviewer

    This is an alright book, it could have been more detailed though...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2013

    Granja.fatima@yahoo.com

    Add me...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Wow!!

    This book was freakin amazing! A work of book art! A crazy twist... i hate it when he does that but at the same time i love it! GREAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Great Book!!!!:)

    I am still wondering where R.L Stine gets all these creepy stories from. I WANT MORE!!!!

    {P.S ,where doeshe get all the freaky endings. }

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Iceheart

    Scarletstar i think Whitepaw and Scarpaw should receive their warrior name...whitepaw scarpaw and me are in a prophecy...The heart of ice the white flame and the pelt that carries a red scar will rise together and save the clan of the evil that is rising...

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Scarletstar- Leaders den

    A decent size cave that lays further down the row of caves. This is where the leader sleeps and can usually be found.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Fearclan territory

    Leaders den

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    WOOP!!!!!!

    Absolutley awesome it is so scary

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    gghjk

    hbnnkk

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 1, 2011

    I have a question

    Can you be 8 to read it

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2001

    great

    this book is the best!

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 30, 2000

    WoW!

    The descriptions were the best!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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