What Scares You the Most? (Nightmare Room Thrillogy #2) [NOOK Book]

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Twelve ultra-smart, ultra-competitive kids have been selectedto take part in a survival competition called Life Games.

Not only will they have to overcome the dangers of life on atropical island, they'll also have to face the evil presence thatlives there ... waiting for its next victim.

What Scares You the Most?

April is stranded on the island! She's desperate to escape and get back to her normal life. But ...

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What Scares You the Most? (Nightmare Room Thrillogy #2)

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Overview

Twelve ultra-smart, ultra-competitive kids have been selectedto take part in a survival competition called Life Games.

Not only will they have to overcome the dangers of life on atropical island, they'll also have to face the evil presence thatlives there ... waiting for its next victim.

What Scares You the Most?

April is stranded on the island! She's desperate to escape and get back to her normal life. But April's life will never be normal again. Because someone -- or something -- evil will follow her home, using her deepest fears against her.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In this Thrillogy #2, an evil witch follows April home from the Life Games competition. Although April wins a $100,000 prize with her group, she continues to have terrifying visions and nightmares from the tropical island adventure. This action packed horror novel will appeal to reluctant readers and should be read with the other books in this "Thrillogy" series. The story travels back in time to explain why the witch is on the island, but the final confrontation between April and the witch does not occur in this volume. This is a good purchase for libraries serving older elementary and junior high school students who are R.L. Stine fans. 2001, HarperCollins, $3.99. Ages 10 to 14. Reviewer: Wendy Pollock-Gilson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061904820
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/18/2009
  • Series: Nightmare Room Series
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 882,377
  • Age range: 8 - 14 Years
  • File size: 340 KB

Meet the Author

R. L. Stine

R.L. Stine began his writing career at the age of nine and has been at it ever since, becoming a bestselling author several times over. Among his many groundbreaking credits are Fear Street, the first young adult horror series, and Goosebumps, the bestselling series that made Stine the #1 bestselling author in America for three years in a row. He lives with his wife in New York City.

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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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Chapter One

Hugging herself tightly, April Powers stared out at the tossing ocean waves. A bolt of jagged lightning flashed on the horizon. in the sudden light, the water flared green, bright as day.

Thunder crackled in the distance. Lightning flickered, closer this time.

Shivering, April turned to her three friends. "That storm is heading this way," she muttered.

"Perfect," Kristen Wood said, shaking her head bitterly. "We're abandoned on this empty island. And now we're going to be washed away."

"Marks will come back for us," Anthony Thomas said. He pulled a beetle from his red hair and crushed it between his fingers. "He has to come back. This is probably some kind of test."

I don't see any boats in the water," April replied, shivering again. She felt a heavy raindrop on her shoulder. Another one on the top of her head. "They took the boats and left us here. They're not coming back."

"It's a survival game," Anthony insisted. "Marks is the director of The Academy. He's a businessman, right? He's not going to abandon four kids on an island."

"But ... what if something went terribly wrong?" April asked. "What if it was some kind of emergency? And he gathered up everyone he could-and split?"

Marlin Davis had been silent this whole time. He was hunched beside the others on the small dock, watching the waves grow higher, watching them crash onto the rocky shore.

He pulled off his baseball cap and scratched his head. "They did leave in an awful hurry," he said softly.

"But they took everything with them," Anthony said. "That means their escape was planned."

He brushed a raindrop off hi's forehead."I'm telling you, guys, it's a game. Part of the Life Games. This is the bravery competition. So ... don't panic."

"Don't panic?" April's words came out shriller than she had planned. "Don't panic? We have no food. No phones. No way to contact anybody — "

Kristen placed a hand on April's trembling shoulder. "Are you sure there's no food?" she asked.

A- deafening boom of thunder made all four of them jump. The rain came down harder, pattering noisily on the planks of the dock.

Marlin jumped to his feet. "Let's go check. Let's see what they left us."

Ducking their heads against the pouring rain, April and her friends ran off the dock, across the shore, and to the cabins and huts of The Academy Village. By the time they burst through the open mess hall door, they were soaked.

Marlin tried the light switch. He clicked it several times. "They must have turned off the generator," he said.

"Oh, great," April moaned. "No power at all."

Lightning flickered outside the window. April could see that the tables had been pushed against the wall. The chairs were all overturned.

"Did they leave anything in the kitchen?" Kristen asked. She was already halfway there, her wet sneakers sliding on the wooden floor.

April shook out her short brown hair as she trotted after her friend. This isn't happening, she thought.

It's the middle of the night. And I'm having a nightmare. I'm dreaming that Donald Marks took his assistants and the other kids and roared away on the only two boats.

Wake up, April, she urged herself. Please-wake UPI

But no. She joined the others in the dark kitchen. Anthony had found a flashlight and was sending a darting circle of light around the room.

"Oh, wow. The shelves are bare," Kristen murmured.

"Try the fridge," Marlin said.

April pulled open the heavy metal door. Anthony beamed his light into the big refrigerator.

"Oh, gross!" April screamed. "I'm going to be sick!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2001

    The thrilling second book in the Nightmare Room thrillogy.

    April and her teammates in the Life Games have been deserted on the island. The adults and the rest of the kids have sailed away, leaving them with no food and no way off the island. But they are far from alone. An evil presence is with them. In 1680, a young girl named Deborah was banished from her English village to the very same island after her evil mother framed her for witchcraft. But through a deception of her own, Deborah managed to trap her mother on the island and return to England, although never to the village of her birth. Now, her mother lives on, staying alive through the life forces of others, determined to have her revenge for what her daughter did to her. Not only are April and her friends stranded on the island, but their very lives are in danger from the evil witch. This was a thrilling continuation of the Nightmare Room Thrillogy, as begun in book one, Fear Games. I can't wait to read the third and final book, No Survivors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2013

    hello

    This book is a must read type.If you like RL Stine,youll love this book.It is ment for you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2004

    Nightmare ROOM #1

    April gets the chance of a lifetime when she sent an invitation to the acadamy, where she will enjoy a stay at a tropical island - It'll be fun, plus she'll be able to get back at her enemy. - But when she arrives at this mystical island, things are far from ordinary...A curse is cast on the island, and April must survive along with several other competeters.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2013

    Bla

    Bla not scary come on rl stine u can do much much better

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2011

    Hey

    Hey all you flopers this book is so flopety flope

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