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The Boy Next Door (Point Horror)

3.33  ·  Rating Details  ·  109 Ratings  ·  7 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
Jul 06, 2014 Jolene Haley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark-ya, 2014-reads
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
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Michelle Toy
2 out of 5 Point Horror Book Stars!

(I rate these books compared to other Point Horror Books Only)

I read this as part of the #pointhorrorbookclub that I run monthly!

You can read the post here http://talesofyesterday.co.uk/2015/09...

This is more of a discussion than a review with highlighted areas of the book and has a comedy feel to the discussion to. Please be aware that as this is a discussion there will be spoilers.

Want to know more about #pointhorrorbookclub - check this out http://talesofye
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C.M. Maria
Feb 16, 2015 C.M. Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A thrilling, fast paced read that keeps you on the edge of your seat; what a real classic Point Horror book is meant to do.
Nattie
Feb 25, 2015 Nattie rated it it was ok
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?
Sam
Jun 09, 2009 Sam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror, teens
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
Aug 06, 2010 Priscilla VdL rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the Dutch version..in 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
Oct 30, 2010 Tara Calaby rated it did not like it
Shelves: ya-fiction, thriller
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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