First Evil [NOOK Book]

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442407459
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Series: Fear Street Cheerleaders , #1
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 277,392
  • Age range: 14 years
  • File size: 780 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:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Fear street

    I did not read the whole book yet i only read the sample but it is AMAZING!!!!!! I have always been a fan of fear street and all of R.L Stine's books and im only 11!!! :) i recomend it to fear street fans or anybody who is up for a good scare!!! Luv ya R.L. Stine! Keep on writing!!!!!! :) :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2004

    r.L. sTiNe yOu rOcK Mi sOcKs!!!!!!!

    *First things first RL STINE YOU DA BEST AUTHOR IN THE WHOLE FREAKIN WORLD U KNOW HOW TO MAKE SOMEONE HOOK ON READING* then the book...hmmm....how can i explain it? I FREAKIN CANT!!! its so interesting funny scary and made me cry my eyes out i dont want to ruin it for the other readers but RL STINE YOU SHOULDNT HAVE KILLED OFF BOBBI BOBBI ROCKED!!!! anywayz...everyone read this book its worth the time and read the rest of them 1-6 thats all love ya lotz StiNe

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 31, 2012

    A creepy terror A terrifying mystery

    I miss reading the Fear Street series and The Cheerleaders chronicles was a series I never had a chance to read. I was not expecting the ending... A great page turner. Ready for the next book.




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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2012

    Read this series when i was younger

    I absolutely loved this series when i was in the fourth amd fifth grade!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2011

    SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't imagine losing a sister like Corky did!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2011

    it was ok

    u could tell who kinda did it

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  • Posted September 4, 2009

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    Thriller!

    I love R.L stine books! I can't even compare his books to any author aurthor on the planet.I loved the ending but someone died.The chracter the was left alive thought the evil was over but its gonna come back in the next book.

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  • Posted April 10, 2009

    AWSOME

    this is a great book. i have all 3 of the series and there awsome i could'nt put the books down.

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  • Posted January 25, 2009

    Awesome!

    I loved the whole series!

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  • Posted December 21, 2008

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    Dated...but still fun

    Bobbi and Corky join the Shadyside cheerleading team, much to the chagrin of all the other team members, and accidentally unleash an ancient evil. It's Fear Street, for crying out loud. What else could happen?<BR/><BR/>The first time I read this series, I was eleven and whoa, did I love it. Fifteen years later, it's showing its age. I didn't expect I would be wowed again, fifteen years later, but I didn't expect I would cringe with regret, either.<BR/><BR/>Don't take that the wrong way. The book isn't bad. But with the quality of work available to young adults and tweens nowadays, it simply can't stand as high as it used to. The characters are flat, the plot is benign, and the style was apathetic and cold this time around. <BR/><BR/>Bottom Line: It's not good. It's not bad. It's average, but in a 1992 sort of way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2008

    One of my favorite series as a young girl....

    I was an avid reader as a young girl and read nearly all of the Fear Street novels. This series was always one of my favorites. By far, it is one of R.L. Stine's better books. I really recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2008

    I lUV this book

    this was an outstanding book. with a wonderful suprize ending. a perfect book for a person who loves thrilling murder mysteries.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2007

    Scary Story!

    I hate cheerleaders, so I found this story very amusing and very good at the same time. I liked all of the characters, and I liked the supernatural part of this story. This was a very good beginning to the Cheerleader books, so if you liked the other Fear Street titles, than you should give this one a try. This story was very surprising and scary! A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2006

    A thrilling novel!

    this book is about a girl named Corky Corcoran. And Corky has lots of talent for cheerleading. so does her older sister Bobbi Corcoran. if you love stories about cheerleading and horror, Read this book! you won't regret it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2005

    the story

    Terror strikes the cheerleaders in this three part story. Jennifer is thrown from the bus and the evil terrorizes the cheerleaders.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2005

    Good

    This was a good book. It had me guessing

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2004

    The silver pendant

    This story gave me the creeps, but somehow it was sad. I am realy happy that they had made this series, but if you do not like scary stories then if I were you I would not go near SCARY STORIES LIKE THIS.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2004

    Who is after the cheerleaders?

    Bobby and Corky join the squad .But then strange stuff happens. If you want to know read the book to find what the evil does to the cheerleaders.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2003

    It was the best

    i just loved how it was the cheerleaders that were getting totured that made it more interesting!!! fear street rocks!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2003

    The Evil Has Begun!

    The new girls Corky and Bobbi become cheerleaders and an evil spirit comes to life! I just bought Cheerleaders 2 and 3. Wow! I can't wait to see what happened.

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