The New Years Party [NOOK Book]

Overview

Indirectly causing the death of P. J., who had a bad heart, the attendants at Reenie's Christmas party agree to hide the body and the truth until someone begins to hunt down and kill each in turn.

P.J. wasn't supposed to die. It was just a practical joke. The kids at Reenie's Christmas party couldn't tell the police what they'de done, so they hid the body--and then it disappeared. Now someone is killing them, one by one. Someone is taking revenge for P.J., but who? ...

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Overview

Indirectly causing the death of P. J., who had a bad heart, the attendants at Reenie's Christmas party agree to hide the body and the truth until someone begins to hunt down and kill each in turn.

P.J. wasn't supposed to die. It was just a practical joke. The kids at Reenie's Christmas party couldn't tell the police what they'de done, so they hid the body--and then it disappeared. Now someone is killing them, one by one. Someone is taking revenge for P.J., but who? At midnight everyone will know. Original.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439137031
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 9/9/2008
  • Series: Fear Street Superchillers
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 279,415
  • Age range: 16 years
  • File size: 3 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 February 22, 2013

    Shadowstar-A Memorial

    The silver tabby stared at the empy, broken camp. Her throat tightened as she remembered the once-great Clan. She remembered the founder of the Clan, Deathstar. She remembered feeling a great grief when Deathtar died, and her name changed from Shadowlark to Shadowstar. She remembered appointing Scarletclaw as deputy, who temporarily became leader when she became inactive, and who becme a rouge when Shadowstar came back. Shadowstar closed her eyes, a few tears slipping out. "Goodbye, FearClan. Goodbye friends. Goodbye to my old life." She whispered, a sob of despair in her voice. She padded to the tree that was located in the middle of camp and climbed to the single branch the jutted out. From her perch on High-Branch, the old meeting place, she cast one more tear filled glanced around the camp, then hopped down and padded away without looking back, though sobs could be heard coming from her.(if you were once a part of FearClan, go to 'black ice' resul one. Together, we can re-build FearClan)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2013

    Great!

    I loved thid horrific novel. It was highly entertaining. It was a brilliant nook.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    Awesoms

    Ive read one evil summer it kept u guessing cant wait to read this *-*

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Hdddy

    Dhhhf

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Darkkit

    Ya. Gts up and dances around like a boxer. I gtg mommy. Ill be back on tommorrow

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Mystery

    Hey can i join?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    A giant panther(sasha)

    Runs in and attacks* i will kill you all!!! Bigcat clan will rull the world!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Roseblood

    Sat and looked at the ground

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 25, 2012

    Warcat

    Its true... scarpaw is a good fighter. She almost had me.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2012

    Sweetmist

    *walks in* "What happened to the clan?!" *sighs* "It was too good to think that this clan would still be alive. Maybe...I could rebuild it..." *walks out*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    SHADOW

    THIS CLAN HAS BEEN MARKED FOR REMOVAL. SCEDUELED BY THE LORD.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    To vixentail

    I will. Go to under result one

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2012

    Scarletclaw to Shadowstar

    Im glad you are back because I decided I am done. This clan is crazy. I am officially a rouge again and I dont plan to return. Im so sorry to leave you like this but both my kit and mate are dead. You should have Whiteflame as your deputy. Hes a wonderful warrior. I wish you well Shadowstar.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Iceheart

    I dont...CAN SOMEONE MAKE MY ACCOUNT

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2012

    Hey everybody!!!

    Go to 'arby's' first results!!! SOMEONE CAME UP WITH THE IDEA OF OPENING A ARBY'S!!!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    TO ALL WHO CANT ACSESS THE FEARCLAN WEBSITE...

    You can join my new clan velvetclan its blackjack result one.
    Vixenstar(tail)

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2012

    Hrlp

    Mec.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2012

    Cyrostar

    Has returned!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Scarclaw

    Yeah. I spelled it right. Nothing came up. :(

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2012

    I love this book

    I have read this book at least about 80 times and i still don' t get tired of reading it and i guess i willvread as many times as i can while i am still alive

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