Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror [NOOK Book]

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Turn the pages if you dare. . . .In this collection of thirteen fabulously chilling stories from thirteen true masters of suspense, including five New York Times bestsellers and a number of Edgar Award nominees, all edited by none other than R. L. Stine, nothing is what it seems. From cannibalistic children, to an unwitting date with a vampire, to a crush on a boy who just might be a werewolf, no scary stone is left unturned. A must-have for all fans of the genre!
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Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror

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Overview

Turn the pages if you dare. . . .In this collection of thirteen fabulously chilling stories from thirteen true masters of suspense, including five New York Times bestsellers and a number of Edgar Award nominees, all edited by none other than R. L. Stine, nothing is what it seems. From cannibalistic children, to an unwitting date with a vampire, to a crush on a boy who just might be a werewolf, no scary stone is left unturned. A must-have for all fans of the genre!
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Editorial Reviews

VOYA - Jamie Hansen
Vampires, aliens, mind creepers, demons, sinister swamp people, hungry shadows, or cannibals next door —any one of these would guarantee shivers, chills, and sleepless nights for avid horror fans. R. L. Stein, dean of the creepy-crawlies, has collected stories by thirteen authors to provide thirteen times as much of the right stuff, under the aegis of the International Thriller Writers. In "The Night Hunter," by Meg Cabot, there are no princesses, but rather a teenager with a typically boring job at the mall—boring, that is, until she witnesses a bank robbery and finds herself at the mercy of a strange young man called the Night Hunter. James Rollins's protagonist in "Tagger," Soo-ling Choi dreams of a disaster that destroys her city. Will the Chinese symbols she feels compelled to paint ward off her horrifying visions? Don't move to the strange small town of Entrails, Michigan, the setting for Jennifer Allison's chilling tale, "The Perfects," or you might find yourself with cannibals for next-door neighbors. To most people, geckos are just cute little lizards, but Raymond Gunstein, the hero of Tim Maleeny's story, "Ray Gun," learns that a very nasty alien can disguise itself in a tiny green body. It is rare for a collection of stories to maintain the same quality from beginning to end, but Fear succeeds in delivering all the suspense, terror, irony, and twisted endings that any horror addict could crave. Add this title to all library collections and watch it find its victims, uh, readers. Reviewer: Jamie Hansen
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Unlucky 13 sets the stage for this collection (Dutton, 2010) of spine-tingling, hair-raising, and heart-stopping short stories written by assorted young adult authors. The introduction, narrated by master of the macabre R. L. Stine, promises a selection of scary, surprising, and supernatural tales ranging from a haunting piece set in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey to the goings on in the home of a "perfect" family whose children's behavior is anything but stellar. Among the stories are "Tuition" by Walter Sorrells, "Suckers" by Suzanne Weyn, "Jeepers Peepers" by Ryan Brown, and "Shadow Children" by Heather Brewer. Each story is expertly narrated by a different voice, lending variety to the listening experience. Although the thrills and chills rating is higher for some stories than others, the overall collection will please listeners.—Cindy Lombardo, Cleveland Public Library, OH
Kirkus Reviews

Thirteen highly suspenseful short stories, well selected by none other than R. L. Stine, who contributes the first tale, have the power to attract and delight many stouthearted young readers. The man behind the Goosebumps and Fear Street megaseries enlists some of the best in the business, such as Meg Cabot and F. Paul Wilson, Walter Sorrells and James Rollins, who offer plenty of heart-throbbing supernatural horror, crime suspense, shockers and sometimes a mixture of all three. Babysitters may want to skip creepy "Jeepers Peepers" from Ryan Brown and a standout chiller from Jennifer Allison, "The Perfects," both of which offer little hope for their victims. Alane Ferguson pens the chilling "Dragonfly Eyes," which follows the feelings of a murdered girl as she strains to offer ghostly help to another endangered girl. Heather Brewer's "Shadow Children" brings to life those monsters that children know really are there in the dark. The editor pitches the collection to either middle- or high-school audiences with inventive but still easily understood stories. It's a winning set—there isn't a dud in the bunch. Fast-paced, shuddery-scary fun. (Horror/short stories. 12 & up)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101442654
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 9/2/2010
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 421,765
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 226 KB

Meet the Author

R. L. Stine
R. L. Stine is widely considered the king of children's horror writing. The author of such popular series as Goosebumps and Fear Street, he has sold over 400 million books worldwide. He lives with his family in New York City.
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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
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  • Posted November 10, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    Every story is a keeper in this collection!

    Ok, Goons and Ghouls. there is a new must have book for this Halloween Season..

    Fear. 13 stories of suspense and horror presented by R. L. Stine. Fear offers 13 original stories by 13 authors such as Meg Cabot, Heather Brewer and more!

    Filled with surprises, Fear takes the reader on a ride of twists, turns and all things that go bump in the night!

    This book is a real page turner and great for young adults who love stories that keep them on the edge of their seat. Filled with suspense, mystery, and some cliffhangers that leave the ending to the imagination, Fear is like The Twilight Zone for kids. So watch out for the monster under the bed or shadows in the dark! There is something slightly creepy around every corner!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2012

    Amazing

    I dont have anything to say other then WOW!!!!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 6, 2011

    tales

    what starts with f and ends with uck? firetruck! lol

    3 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2012

    A must read

    I have loved RL Stine since I was a kid, I still love it. This is a wonderful combination of spooky tales. Love It!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2012

    Roseblood

    Stands on the rivers side silently looking at the water keeping her shadow off the water. She sees a dark shape of a fish. Her paw flashed into water and pulled out a plump trout. She pinned it down and bit it. It flopped a secend but went still. "I dont know if anyone will enjoy it"

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2012

    Love it

    I Am nine its un scary

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2012

    Kalee probasxco

    Die or die so you want to live ib this book so i luv u like this book layne wilton

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    READ OR DIE

    I will take over the world! Mwa ha ha ha

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2014

    Ehmagod!!!!

    This a really awsome book!!! Love it!!!!! I am nawt a reader but i really gawt into this!!!! Thank you R.L Stine!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    Im five and its not scary

    Realy it isnt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Herobrine

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    FeAr fEaR feAr FEar FEaR fEAr fEar FEAr feaR...

    Madness.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    ?

    Ok so is this book really scary? Cus if its not than i wont buy it

    0 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 20, 2011

    gggggff

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