The Perfect Date (Fear Street Series)

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Fear Street — Where Your Worst Nightmares Live...

After his girlfriend's gruesome death one year ago, Brady is finally ready to get on with his life. He's met Rosha and he's fallen hard.
But he's also fallen into trouble. Terrible accidents seem to happen whenever Rosha's around. And a strange figure with a scarred face is following Brady ...

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Overview

Fear Street — Where Your Worst Nightmares Live...

After his girlfriend's gruesome death one year ago, Brady is finally ready to get on with his life. He's met Rosha and he's fallen hard.
But he's also fallen into trouble. Terrible accidents seem to happen whenever Rosha's around. And a strange figure with a scarred face is following Brady everywhere he goes.
Is Rosha really Brady's dream girl? Or has she brought his worst nightmare back to life?

The Fear is Catching.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416903239
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 5/17/2005
  • Series: Fear Street Series
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 346,152
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.90 (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 November 2, 2006

    Good

    it was ok i really liked it @ the begining but at the end it was really sick and twisted

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2000

    Really Gruesome, Perfectly Evil, Very Cool!

    Brady Karlin decided to get on with his life. His girlfriend was killed in a really ugly sledding accident the year before. Now he's got a new girlfriend named Rosha Nelson. Every time he's with her, something bad happens to him. Something bad happens to his best friend and Brady wants answers! So he meets Rosha somewhere and he's in for a surprise!

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 4, 2013

    Love this book

    I thought this book was a great book it wasnt really scary it was more like suspense. Overall it was worth finishing.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2002

    this is a fear street classic

    if you are deciding on buying this book it is a must. i though it was a twisted love story with a lot of thill. the book was great until the end. READ THIS BOOK IF YOU DARE

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2013

    S

    I am in love with this book;)

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2014

    To: perfect.... perfectlr ( something)

    Well im lad you didnt like it. If you dont know this is a good book then go away. Cause no one carreeesssss

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2012

    Anonymous

    Dear R.L. Stine,
    This book was creepy but interesting, like most of your books. I was noticing that every time Brady was with Rosha something horrible happened! Then there's this really weird girl following him. When Rosha asked him to met her there was a suprising twist! I recomend this book to people who like books that are creepy yet interesting! I love R.L. Stine's books!
    Sincerely,
    Ashlee

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2012

    Beasty

    I love this book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Awesome

    First fear street book i ever read and the best!!!! It makes yew not wanna put it down!!!! I felt very bad for brandy in the begining and the end sorta relates back to the beging . Overall the best fear street book out there . Definatky five stars(:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    Super good

    I absolutely LOVED this book but the ending is a bit gruesome! Overall, GREAT BOOK!!!;)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2011

    Good

    This is a good book i like it but im not finsh so ill give it a 3stars overall rating

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2011

    Awesome!

    Sooooo good.

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  • Posted July 27, 2011

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    Great

    1 of my fav of fear streat

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    Great

    Amazing stupendous and awesome

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  • Posted January 29, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Where are the reviews??.???????????????????

    WHERE ARE THE REVIEWS

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 24, 2009

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    My review

    Krista Puite
    Ms. Rogal
    Strategic Readings
    23, February 2009
    Final assignment
    The book that I am reviewing is the perfect date by R.L Stine from the fear street series. The author wrote this book to show how bad grief is and how you should believe things your eyes see. The author is intending to draw in the teens to this series. The author choose this age group because of the vocabulary and context in the books. This book is written in 3rd person limited omitted view. The 3rd person but I don't know the name of the person who is telling the story. It's important that this 3rd person is telling this story to get all the characters view of what happens.
    The author made it so it was in a tragedy and then scary in a way. I don't believe it is, but it could be. Yes, because the main characters girlfriend dies and she ends up coming back as a real person. I don't see people who died walking around telling me to beware of someone or something. I could connect with Rosha, because I am clumsy and I have a lot of things that happen to me in my life.
    I believe that the author has a success at his goals in this book. Yes I did learn what the author wanted me to learn in this reading. An example would be the car crash that the main character gets into and the police ask the main character if he is all right after the crash. This book would be compared to the book called the secret bedroom by the same author R.L Stine. In the secret bedroom this girl moves to this new house on Fear Street ave. the house has an upstairs bedroom and the bedroom has someone in the room, but she is dead and living. You don't expect something bad to happen and the "Hooking up can be murder." I would recommend this book to any teens who love horror and scary books, maybe a little mystery.
    I love the book so much that I have read it maybe over five times. Yes this book keeps your reading and thinking about what is going to happened. I did agree with this message that the author is trying to get across. I was surprised about this ending; it's something that you wouldn't want to put it down the closer you get to the ending. I would rate this book a 5. I would give this book a 5 because I loved it and it was so easy to read. I would think the book is something that a teen would love to read.

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  • Posted January 25, 2009

    Awesome!

    This was sooooo cool.I mean the part where...never mind.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2008

    My favorite

    This book is my all time favorite. It was a total suprise at the end. I think they should make a movie of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2007

    A reviewer

    The book I¿ve read is The Perfect Date, Brady Karlin has fallen in love with Rosha but he has a girlfriend. The book is about how Brady has been spending time with Rosha and every time he is with her horrible stuff appeal to happen. This book reminds me of a movie I¿ve seen called The Hills Have Eyes II. In that movie horrible things happen a lot like in the book. I thought this book was the prime book I¿ve ever read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2007

    Perfect....Perfectly Pathetic

    This book was just plain horrible. Not only was the beginning and middle completly predictible, but the ending was just sad. I was actually laughing through the entire thing.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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