Midnight Games

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Overview

When you can't sleep.

there's always NIGHTS.

Dana Fear isn't thrilled about spending her senior year at Shadyside High. The Fear family history goes way back in this town, and she's not so into lugging around the baggage.

But then she gets in with the Night People. Shadyside's pretty cool when it's 3 A.M. and you're chilling at a bar called Nights with your new best friends....

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Overview

When you can't sleep.

there's always NIGHTS.

Dana Fear isn't thrilled about spending her senior year at Shadyside High. The Fear family history goes way back in this town, and she's not so into lugging around the baggage.

But then she gets in with the Night People. Shadyside's pretty cool when it's 3 A.M. and you're chilling at a bar called Nights with your new best friends.

Until the evil returns, and the Night People start mysteriously disappearing one by one. Dana swears she has nothing to do with it. But all fingers point in one direction. Because there is, after all, a new Fear in town....

Things go bump in the Night...

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781424211197
  • Publisher: Fitzgerald Books
  • Publication date: 1/28/2005
  • Series: Fear Street Nights Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 183
  • Product dimensions: 4.25 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

R. L. Stine
R. L. Stine
Robert Lawrence Stine began career as an author writing short stories and joke books -- but in the early 1990's, he introduced the wildly popular Goosebumps series. The books sold millions of copies, and made reading frighteningly fun again for kids.

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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  • Posted March 26, 2009

    Fear Street Nights: Midnight Games

    © Fear Street Nights: Midnight Games
    Erica Stenstroem #35
    The novel Midnight Games by R.L Stine was so hard to put down. It grabbed me into the book and the details were so clear. When I was read this at night, it really scared me, because the author wrote so vividly and imaginatively. This book talks about a girl named Dana Fear that moves in with her cousin and faces all these problems and accusations. During this novel, she feels very left out and all she needed was a friend to talk about everything but she couldn't even have that one thing.
    Dana Fear was a girl that moved in with her cousin because she had problems in her own family. Although the two cousins were enemies in the past, somehow, Jamie welcomed her into family. Through this novel, Dana faces all the problems that lead to being accused of being a murderer, a fraud, and a horrible friend. Although Dana knew the truth, she couldn't get past all those angry faces of her friends' families. She has some welcoming arms of her cousin Jamie and her "close friend that's a boy"; Nate, but soon or later, they all turn her down. At one point, all fingers point to Dana Fear; the girl who lives on Fear Street. "Just because I'm a Fear doesn't mean I'm cursed," but the others think differently JUST because she was a descendant of Angelica Fear. Angelica Fear wanted to live forever and used witchcraft to curse people. "Everything happened because you were a FEAR DANA," "It's all because of you." One night, she sees her only best friend; her cousin Jamie, doing something mystical in her room. And when Jamie turns around she sees.

    This novel was very simple and easy to read and anyone from age 10 should try reading it. When I read this novel, the time just flew by. I couldn't put the book down and I really recommend this book to anyone that loves suspense and horror. It would really be a great way to just get rid of any spare time you have.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2008

    pass it on

    this book was totally asome i couldn't put it down especilly the ending to be continued.... all of my friends want to read it and they all love it all three books are great

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2006

    New Fear Street!!!

    This is the second book in the new Fear Street Nights triology, and I loved it! This new series is fresh and up to date with our times. It is also very scary and clever. I couldn't put it down!!! If you are a fan of the series, than you must read these new books!! They are awesome!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 7, 2005

    Yes!! Fear Street is back

    well all I have to say is that this book was better than the first one I cant wait till the thrid one comes out I bet its going to be great. I did not give it a five because I already knew the ending but it was definatly scary. For those of you who dont read a-lot of R.L.Stine books I bet you wont guess the ending. This book was great and at the very end it really spooked me out.

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