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The Boy Next Door (Point Horror)

3.29 of 5 stars 3.29  ·  rating details  ·  65 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The bestselling author of Let Me Tell You How I Died delivers nail-biting new chills and thrills when a young girl discovers that the charming boy next door is really very dangerous--and that he's not really living next door. He's in the crawl-space under her house.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published February 1st 1995 by Scholastic (first published 1995)
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Jolene Haley
I really liked this novel. The entire time I couldn't figure out whether or not the main character, a girl named Randy, was a reliable narrator. I like it when I have to try and figure that out.

In fact, the entire way though, I loved the mental warfare that Sinclair Smith played with the reader.

If I could change anything however, I would change the ending. I did like the twist-- I didn't see it coming AT ALL. But the ending felt very rushed and all of a sudden the dialogue didn't seem to fit. It...more
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Stupid. Stupid. Stupid. That is all. Oh wait, wasn't the crawlspace in the attic, not under the house? It wasn't really a crawlspace, but it most assuredly was NOT under the house, unless you can get on your roof from under your house these days. I mean really, who wrote that synopsis?
Charlotte Munro
I love the Point Horror books; I can relive the good times of my childhood when I used to sit in the school library on my own and read during break times. These stories don't take much time and neither are they too engrossing. This one was full of twists and turns. Scary in the way that you really don't know what you are capable of until you try. Some rather amusing scenes but the typical fashion of older writing (which I though was frowned upon?) Show not Tell. Other than that was an interestin...more
A particularly chilling point horror book, this is a good read as it is quite subtle and not that scary when reading but it will play on your mind once it's finished
Priscilla VdL
I read the Dutch 2007 i think, like it!!...I finished rereading it today.

It's one of the first thrillers I've read so that awesome.
Tara Calaby
I kept waiting for the pay-off. There wasn't one. Poorly written, great chunks of capslock text and a vital thing left unexplained at the end.
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