A New Fear (Fear Street Sagas Series #1)

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The Fear name brings fortune...and doom.
The dark power of the Fear family consumes all those connected with it. The Fears. Those they love — and hate. The entire town of Shadyside. All are tainted forever by the evil of the family's curse.
No one can escape.
Nora Goode and Daniel Fear hoped to end the curse of the Fear family. But on their wedding day, a horrible fire swept ...

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Overview

The Fear name brings fortune...and doom.
The dark power of the Fear family consumes all those connected with it. The Fears. Those they love — and hate. The entire town of Shadyside. All are tainted forever by the evil of the family's curse.
No one can escape.
Nora Goode and Daniel Fear hoped to end the curse of the Fear family. But on their wedding day, a horrible fire swept through the Fear mansion, taking the life of every member of the doomed family.
Except one. A new Fear. The child of Nora and Daniel. Will he be able to live his life untouched by the evil of his family? Or will the dark forces claim yet another Fear for their own?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780671529529
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 3/1/1996
  • Series: Fear Street Saga Series , #1
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 642,588
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Really

    Oh my gosh, R.L stine, you are a geniuos! How do you come up with all of these ideas?!?!?!? They should make movies out of these!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2001

    New Fear: (Fear Street: Fear Street Sagas Series #1)

    It was wicked!He tried to poision her.Whoops I almost gave it away.Believe me when I say it's WICKED!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    IMPORTANT

    Will anyone roleplay with me...if you want to then just title your review as I WILL ROLEPLAY VIVIAN.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Good book

    I rember reading this book.i love r.l

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2006

    I Loved it!

    This book is about how Nora Goode's love is gone. And how the new fear is Nichlos Fear. At first Nichlos doesn't know he is a fear. And soon he finds out.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2005

    love every R L Stine books

    I love the book the title gave the creep i had bad dream for a week.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2003

    good book

    this was a great book and it left off with daniel and nora fear. now that her love daniel is dead, Nora is confined to a mental institute with her newly born son nicholas. she has been committed to the institute for 10 months but tries to escape so she and her son can start a new life and forget about the Fears curse. this was a great book but too short. excellent work!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2003

    Great beginning, stupid ending!

    Wonderful beginning! Couldn't put the book down! The beginning may have been the only good part. Everything else is depressing. With all the sagas, there's no connection with each book. They should be individuals not a series!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2002

    very scary yet has its moments

    when i say it was scary then i mean it. It was so detailed in the grusome description of people when they died that makes it feel your seeing them in person! it has its moments, but thats a good thing because there are some romantic and happy parts, dont want to say to much. trust me on this, read it and you'll love it. I dont recomend it to people who dislike horror or series books, because after you read this first one, you'll have to read the others.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 22, 2001

    New Fear: (Fear Street: Fear Street Sagas Series #1)

    It was great.I read it when I was in 5 grade and now I'm going in to 6 grade.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2001

    New Fear: (Fear Street: Fear Street Sagas Series #1)

    It was great.[Okay,the first five chapters.] It made my stomach turn when I read the part where Nora began ripping out her hair and blood started flowing down her face.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2000

    outstanding

    this book leaves you wondering what will happen next. it makes you not wanting to put it down. this guy loves a girl and he and her family are from different worlds and family's are enemies and they marry have a kid and it's only all in the first chapter. it starts as a romantic then it gets scarier. read it!!!!

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