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Fear Street: First Date (Fear Street Series)

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Fear Street — where your worst nightmares live...

Chelsea is the typical shy girl. Always home on a Saturday night, she would give anything to have her first date. Finally, Chelsea's luck begins to change when two new guys move into town and both ask her out.

Too bad that one of Chelsea's new boys has a terrible hobby — murder. Now Chelsea may be looking for love, but he's ...

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Overview

Fear Street — where your worst nightmares live...

Chelsea is the typical shy girl. Always home on a Saturday night, she would give anything to have her first date. Finally, Chelsea's luck begins to change when two new guys move into town and both ask her out.

Too bad that one of Chelsea's new boys has a terrible hobby — murder. Now Chelsea may be looking for love, but he's looking for a new victim.

The Fear is Catching.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416908197
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 12/20/2005
  • Series: Fear Street Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 393,437
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.30 (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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Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    I love all fear street books

    If youve never read one of R L Stines fear street saga books you havnt lived yet and this is a VERY good one

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2012

    Click to read

    The writer , R.L Stine has wrote snother super chilling book. This is amazing. But kids undrr the age of 10 shouldn't read it, because of brutal murders and some romance. But overall, it was great.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2014

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    I Also Recommend:

    Another A+ book for R.L Stine. Keep reading them teens; they hav

    Another A+ book for R.L Stine. Keep reading them teens; they have suspense, horror, and creepiness all jam packed into one book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2013

    Angel

    Im soooo sorry, i fell asleep in real life

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    Nighthawk to Scarletstar

    Name: Nighthawk
    Looks: pitch black, white tail tip and ear tips
    Gender: she-cat
    Personality: happy, bouncy, sometimes short temper
    Mate: Birdtail
    Kits: Streampaw, Treepaw, Clawpaw, Pinepaw, expecting second litter

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2013

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    Cool

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    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2012

    Great!

    Hi. Poop. Hehehe.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Scarletstar -Cat book.

    This is the cat book. If you wish to be part of this clan, you most have a post in the cat book.
    Name: Scarletstar. Description: a small golden she-cat with red patches over her nose/hind legs/tail with green eyes. Shes very playful, but can be serious when needed. Shes rather quirky and a tad sarcastic. Mate: Shadowscar. Kits: Violetkit (deceased)

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2012

    Anonymous

    This book was ok...i absoulutly adore some of Stine's work but this one wasnt as good as i hoped for. If you would like a selection like this by R L Stine, i suggest reading Beach House. Its a wonderful thriller about a girl who developes a major crush in a boy during their summer break.But this boy is trying to murder her and she doesnt suspect until they go for a swim in the ocean in a foggy afternoon. He has a pocket knife and he knows a couple sharks are near by. It truly is an excelent reading and i recomend it much more than this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Awesime

    This is an awesome book from wt i have read so far. I just cnt put it down. I mean its like 11 i should b goin to bed but i just cnt stop reading!!!! I defintly recommend this book. They are very interesting reads. They might not always get your attention in the begining but dont just give up on the book there. Keep reading!!!!!!!!!!! Who ever reads this book i hope yew enjoy it as much as i am!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2011

    M Boorr-ing!!!!!!!

    I loooove rl stine books.....but this one wasnt the best.it was really boring at the beggining....then it got a little bit more interesting towards the end.i would definetly not recommend this book to....ANYONE!!:(

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2011

    YeaH

    I love this book. Its one of my favorite fear street books!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2011

    Astonishing!

    The fear street novels are amazing and would reccomend this book to anyone. Oh and the fear is definitly catching.Beware!

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  • Posted October 16, 2011

    Bad

    Bad bad bad bad bad bad bad bad.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2011

    I am a 11 year old boy

    This book is frekn awsome i havent finished it yet but i no whats gonna happen the new guy at scholl is the killer not the other guy

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  • Posted May 2, 2011

    Dont Know What To Do!!!! :(

    I dont know if i should get it looks good!!! :)

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  • Posted March 24, 2011

    kreepy but gud

    dis book iz kreepy and gud cuz itz skary and stuff nd that y i like it dowg

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  • Posted January 19, 2011

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    Very Good!

    This is a very good book! Suspensful and Funny!

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  • Posted June 10, 2010

    Great!!!

    Chelsea has never had a date and one day, as if by magic, she is asked out by two guys. Lea is super excited about this, not realizing that one of them is a killer.

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