Into the Dark [NOOK Book]

Overview


Being blind doesn't stop Paulette from falling in love with Brad Jones. But after her friends see Brad commit a horrible crime, Paulette insists that he would never hurt anyone. Is Paulette right about Brad? Or has love put her in terrible danger?
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Overview


Being blind doesn't stop Paulette from falling in love with Brad Jones. But after her friends see Brad commit a horrible crime, Paulette insists that he would never hurt anyone. Is Paulette right about Brad? Or has love put her in terrible danger?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439116395
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Series: Fear Street Superchillers , #50
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 569,633
  • 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 April 4, 2012

    Awsome book!

    I have read almost all his books and this was the best i have read. This book was good but i still perfer the cheerleader seires because there were three books in it and it was fun to guess who was the one under the evil's control. Hope who ever is reading this, read R.L Stine's cheerleader seires.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2012

    Book

    This book is so freaking good just like all the other books
    R.l. stine writes!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Good book!!!!!!!

    Paulenna ( or whatevr her name was) is very very smart!!! Im not gonna give anything away but som1 was stalkn her n stealing from a restrunt.different ppl thout it was da boy she liked but she wanted 2 prove them wrong.even though she is blind and cant c she uses her other cencs 2 figur ir out and she dus u wil b saprisd!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2012

    Awesome

    Best book ever i love r. l. Stine but now i love him even more

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

    Nered

    I wana read it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2011

    Great!

    Paulette kind of reminds me of Jenna Cavanaugh from Pretty Little Liars!

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2000

    GOOD BOOK!

    This is another one of R.L. Stine's great ones. I enjoy this book because I can take R.L. Stine book and my friends think I'm crazy for reading R.L. Stine.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2014

    Leader's Den

    &hearts Stoneclan &hearts

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Im new to reading R.L. Stines books

    Well I hear that rl stines books are good and I might start reading his books so can you guys tell me any good books that I should read that he made? I also think I will enjoy it.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2006

    Average

    This book was ok... It definity wasn't one of my favorites. I didn't like the protagonist. I thought that she was too whiny throughout the whole story. The twist in the end I thought was too predictable... Like I have said with the other Fear Street books that I have reviewed, I would recommend that you read it if you are a fan of the series, but other wise, it wasn't the greatest...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2005

    a deadly attraction

    paulette fox refuses to let her blindness stop her from living a full life. but one thing shes never done is fall in love-untill now. paulette knows brad jones is the only guy for her. even when her friends see brad commit a horrible crime, paulette is sure that hes innocent. her friends tell her hes out of control. that she will be his next victim. but paulette knows he would never hurt her. is paulette right about brad? or has her love put her n a terrible danger?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2002

    R.L Stine i can put my self in all of his books

    This book is one that most peole would love to read my friend thinks i'm crazy but i cant help it most peole in my school wont even go never his books i think they are crazy. This book is one of his best yet. You shuld read the cheerleader ones all of his books are great. I like to be diffent and his books are!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2000

    A Deadly Attraction!

    I loved this book. I like scary stories and stories that keep you wondering. I really liked the part when . . . . . . oh well, I guess you gotta read it to see.

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