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This summer's going to be a real killer...

Sand, surf, sun...Roxie lives for the summer. But this year things aren't going the way she planned.

Because when she breaks into Lee Blume's house just to win a stupid bet, she saw something she shouldn't have seen. And now she's the only witness to something she can't forget.

But someone's looking for Roxie. Someone who wants to sp
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Paperback, Point Horror, 179 pages
Published March 17th 1995 by Scholastic Children's Books (first published July 1994)
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Michaela
Jul 23, 2012 Michaela rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Roxie breaks into Lee Blume's house to win a bet and witnesses a murder. She doesn't know what to do and her fear builds when she realizes that the murderer saw her too.

A quick read, it took me about an hour. Somewhat predictable and the characters are a bit bland. I used to like it more, when I was younger and hadn't read as many genuinely scary horror books. This is kind of tongue-in-cheek horror.
Ray`nee
Aug 27, 2016 Ray`nee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought I read all of Stines but I guess I missed this one.....actually I saw this once on a book shelf but walked past it because it looked dumb. Years later I was browsing the internet and came across a site that had this book on audio. I decided to listen......WOW!!!! The people who acted this book out did a good job, they had sound effects and everything. This book was good!
Sally
Sep 21, 2012 Sally rated it liked it
This book was good and got me wondering what I would do if i was stuck in a similar situation, and then it made me realise how glad I am that I'm not in a similar situation, but that i can feel like I am just from reading a book...!
Jodi-Lee Kaemingk
My first (an only) R.L Stine Book. Yeah, yeah I know, that makes me a bad child of the 90s.
Christopher Fulbright
This was pretty good. It was a fast read, with enough mystery and suspense to keep you going. I lovced the setting with the teens living in the town near the beach and ocean, which makes for a little more fun reading, I think ... kind of like you get to go back to being a teen, and go on an imaginary vacation at the same time! My only complaint about it was that there were really only two suspects in the book, so there wasn't much guessing to do, and there were "false hooks" at the end of the ch ...more
Alex
Feb 07, 2014 Alex rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read all of R.L. Stine's Fear Street books as a kid, but read very few of his stand-alone books. (Probably because my library didn't carry many of them except for the Babysitter ones.) I had never even heard of this book, but I saw it at Half Price Books and it was cheap so I picked it up.

This was classic R.L. Stine, with twists at every turn. I thought I had the ending solved, but got thrown for a loop about halfway through. I like being surprised!

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Leona
Mar 31, 2014 Leona rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a very huge fan of R.L Stine, and the other point horrors written by him, however, this book was not one of my favorites. Although I liked the story line, the constant chapters ending on slight cliff hangers grew to be irritating. Many of them worked, but some were just infuriating to continue reading on with. However, I did enjoy the story line, though I feel the ending was clipped into shorter chapters than usual.
Megan
Oh, so cheesy! I am pretty sure I read this thriller novel before when I was a teen (I loved those RL Stine books!), but I read it again and derived much amusement from it. Teen girl thinks she witnesses murder and becomes a wreck over it.
Jaime
Apr 13, 2012 Jaime rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was a huge R.L. Stine fan in my early teens! I loved all the fear street books! They are what got me into reading again! :)
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Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.

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