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Friday, August 8, 2014

YA from R.L. Stine - he should stick with the younger audience


A Midnight Night's Scream

By: R.L. Stine

Genre:  YA Horror

Pages: 250

Published: 2013

Audiobook: 4 discs (5 hours)

Read: August

2.5 out of 5

I am sure it was a coincidence, but as I was listening to this and driving to Chicago I continuous saw flashes of car accidents in front of me. It was so horrific I almost felt the need to turn around and stay home for the day. Keep in mind, there isn’t a single car accident in the book. My point being the story may have freaked me out a little, however I still believe it was too juvenile for YA. Stine is better known for his upper elementary/middle horror chapter books. I felt the only reason this could be classified as a YA novel is because the characters are high schoolers and there is a little drinking. As far as the actual horrific events, middle schoolers could handle it and I would think older teens may find it cheesy.

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