Secret Admirer [NOOK Book]

Overview

FEAR STREET -- WHERE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARES LIVE...

Selena has it all. She just scored the lead in her high school play, and everyone adores her. So when she starts receiving dead flowers from a secret "admirer" named The Sun, she just assumes it's a harmless fan.

But Selena soon realizes that The Sun is serious...dead serious. First, her understudy is injured in a ...
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Overview

FEAR STREET -- WHERE YOUR WORST NIGHTMARES LIVE...

Selena has it all. She just scored the lead in her high school play, and everyone adores her. So when she starts receiving dead flowers from a secret "admirer" named The Sun, she just assumes it's a harmless fan.

But Selena soon realizes that The Sun is serious...dead serious. First, her understudy is injured in a suspicious accident. Then, a speeding car almost kills her! Selena doesn't know what this psycho wants.... All she knows is that her number-one fan has become her number-one nightmare.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439115527
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse
  • Publication date: 6/30/2008
  • Series: Fear Street Series , #36
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 295,075
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

R. L. Stine

R.L. Stine invented the teen horror genre with Fear Street, the bestselling teen horror series of all time. He also changed the face of children's publishing with the mega-successful Goosebumps series, which Guinness World Records cites as the Best-Selling Children's Books ever, and went on to become a worldwide multimedia phenomenon. The first two books in his new series Mostly Ghostly, Who Let the Ghosts Out? and Have You Met My Ghoulfriend? are New York Times bestsellers. He's thrilled to be writing for teens again in the brand-new Fear Street Nights books.

R.L. Stine has received numerous awards of recognition, including several Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and Disney Adventures Kids' Choice Awards, and he has been selected by kids as one of their favorite authors in the National Education Association Read Across America. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, and their dog, Nadine.

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 February 5, 2010

    1,000,000,000 stars

    VERY GOOD BOOK!..I READ IT ALL IN 2 HOURS...I COULDN'T PUT IT DOWN!....i'v read several of the books in this series and this one is the best one by far!!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    I LOVE THIS BOOK

    I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!! ITS AMAZING!!!!! I LOVE R.L. STINES BOOKS AND SHOWS!!!!! I GOT SAD WHEN JAKE AND DANNY GOT K***** THO!!!!! I CANT BELIEVE **** WAS THE ***!!! THOS OH U WHO READ THE BOOK KNOW WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT WITH THE **** IM NOT SPOILING IT SO!!! ENJOY THE BOOK! I LOVE IT!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2008

    GREAT!

    i just finished reading this book about 15 minutes ago...and i cannot tell you how much of a thrill it was. once i started this book i couldent bring myself to put it down.i highly recommend this book to thrill seekers.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Awesome

    Awesome and really thrilling

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2011

    READ IT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I read this book a long time ago and it was one of the most scary suspensful books ive ever read and im ten!!!!!! Toatally worth the money so quit wasting time and click the buy button!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2008

    WOW!

    So it was Friday n my teacher took us to our school library n made us check out a book. I am not big on reading so i just took whatever was on the shelf. The book cover seemed ok and once i started to read it i couldnt get myself to stop. I read the whole book in a day n i do not regret it at all. This book captured me in such thrill n suspense i just couldn't get enough. Now i will look for books in this series. I hope they'll be as good as this one! I truly recommend this book to many young teen readers!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    Highly Recommended

    I enjoyed reading this book. It holds you in suspense and keeps you reading. I greatly recommend it

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  • Posted June 5, 2013

    Love this book...it's my 2nd favorite out of the series, so far

    Love this book...it's my 2nd favorite out of the series, so far

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 9, 2013

    Dxrxf

    Silverstar of FireClan

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2014

    I love it

    I knew it was katy from the moment the moment i started reading the book. Iy just all added up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Swager sssss

    Cray cray.............

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2013

    Best book

    Best book ever!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 13, 2012

    Fear street

    This book is amazing i knew who the sun was from the very start

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Shadowstar

    Congratuations Scarclaw and Whiteflame!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Scarletstar- medicine den

    This is the medicine cats den. Its found in a smaller cave near the warriors den and it has a small pool near the back. There is a large section of the wall where it seems almost carved away, perfect for storing herbs.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Scarclaw

    Yes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Ice/white

    Whiteflame:yes what.Iceheart:Scarclaw is expecting kits....and u r the father*smiles as her brother go wacko

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Nova

    (Lol) ok im better now

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2012

    Nice

    This book was coolllll!!!!!!! 5stars

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2012

    Whoa

    Im a ten yr old girl and thos book is just amazing to me right now. I cannot picture me without a book. WITH ME its all about TV but now i sit on the top bunk all dy after school just reaing and adding. OR figuring out this thing. BUT the book wa amazing.

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