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The Girlfriend (Point Horror)

3.59  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,394 Ratings  ·  85 Reviews
Scotty has the perfect life. And the perfect girlfriend. But one weekend while she's away, Scotty goes just a little... astray. Suddenly he has a new girlfriend. One who won't go away. His one wild night has become a nightmare.

Because his new girlfriend has decided that she loves Scotty... to death.
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 1st 2004 by Turtleback Books (first published December 1991)
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Rebecca McNutt
Interesting and chilling little novel, a quick read but a good story.
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Nicki Perro
Aug 11, 2011 Nicki Perro rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It`s turning out to be a great, exciting, and seat jumping book and i cant wait to get to the end.

Im finally done with the book and it was soooooooooooooooo good i wish i could read it again but time to move on.
Source: I read this book online via Open Library.
Cost: Free

Title: The Girlfriend
Series: Point Horror #19
Author: RL Stine
Overall Rating: 3 stars

The Girlfriend is one of the more classic Point Horror books, and it's understandable, it's got drama and suspense and the story line is very Fatal Attraction-esque. I think this one was okay, it didn't scare me as much as the other ones have and it was almost predictable.

Scotty was a bit of a sleeze for going on a date with another girl while
Oct 02, 2008 Ayssa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Girlfriend is about a girl named Shannon who convinces a boy named Scotty, that she just meets, to be unfaithful to his girlfriend of many years while she is on a trip. After Scotty's girlfriend Lora returns from her trip he begins to ignore Shannon to keep Lora from finding out about the things that happened with Shannon. Shannon continues to stalk Scotty and starts hurting the things most important to him until he gives in to her. The theme i noticed in the story was betrayal, Scotty wasn' ...more
Patrick Ellard
Jul 18, 2012 Patrick Ellard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: point-horror
Excellent entry into the series that tells the story of a crazed girl stalking a young man called Scotty. Scotty is one of the towns supposed perfect couple but when his girlfriend goes travelling for a week Scotty decides to play the field. He picks the wrong girl because after he feels guilty and breaks it off she refuses to leave him alone and begins stalk and threaten violence against him. It excellently written and is quite gritty and realistic. Perhaps the ending is a little out there but ...more
Sebastian Vandergriff
Again r.l. Stine writes a thrilling and weirdly entertaining novel.This makes people want to go back for more. This story follows a young teenage boy and his problems.

a boy named Scott is a great student,an Allstate quarterback,and a great girlfriend. The best life right? Well in the book,the girlfriend his girlfriend leaves for Paris and he stuck without a date for homecoming. While he leaves he meets a girl named Shannon and starts to hang out with her. There is one problem though. she just wo
Nov 12, 2007 Allison rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2007-2008
The Story is based on a boy in high school named Scotty who has a rich girlfriend named Lora. They have been a couple since when they were in sixth grade. While his girlfriend went for a trip for a whole week, he cheats on his girlfriend. Now, there is a new girl named Shannon in his life who loves him, but is not willing to go away. Shannon loves Scotty to death, she would destroy his life if he doesn't break up with Lora. The story is telling is you play, you will need to pay with your life.
May 31, 2014 Lara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Awful book I love point horror I have 105 been collecting since I was 9 I'm now 23 they were a huge part of my life growing up been re- reading the ones I've forgotten the storyline to. This one is good at first it has a good storyline but then ending is sooooooo rushed it literally explains what happened in a page and not in detail at all //** SPOILERS**\\ so Shannon's crazy and recently out of Juvy for manslaughter trying to convince her parol officer she's now sane but this detective thinks s ...more
Oct 30, 2014 CC rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The girlfriend is a story about a boy named Scotty with a girlfriend named Lora who goes on a trip for a week. When Lora leaves Scotty is lonely he goes for a drive and runs into a girl named Shannon who needs help with her bike. Scotty takes Shannon out to eat food he drives her home and she takes his friendly ways the wrong way and decides to kiss him and from their on she decided that he is her boy friend after noticing he may be in danger he tries to reject her before Lora comes back. Lora c ...more
Axel Kim
Nov 25, 2014 Axel Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Girlfriend was a kind of a weird story. The book is about a guy who cheats on his girlfriend with a girl named Shannon while she is in Paris, France. Shannon then does whatever she can to get him back even if that means murdering somebody. I may recommend this book to anybody who likes psychopaths. The girl kills the guy’s pet snake and his new girlfriend’s cat. In my opinion, I would never want a girlfriend like that. This books greatest strength is its ability to capture the reader with it ...more
Sati Marie Frost
Not much to say about this. I seem to remember it as being quite good, yet this time I found it barely readable. There were things that I liked about the book - I liked Scotty and Lora's relationship, and the way they were different from your average teens, and I like the premise of the novel - but it was let down by Scotty being such a...well, I was going to use an alternative word for "cat" but I'll stick with "wimp".

In The Girlfriend, Scotty - the boy next door with the perfect life - has the
Sep 20, 2011 Rosy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: school-books
This book was so mysterious, it caught my attention at the very first instant. From the "Flat tire?" Scotty asked. "Yeah." She made a face. to the whole " I didn't kill Shannon, he thought." to the very very end. Those were the moments that made you think about all the books you've read paranormal,YA fiction and all of those, WHAT THE HELL IS SHANNON?!. Well, let me tell you shes a little cuckoo. Lora, I think is a selfish kinda of character, well because, she thinks that Scotty is her possessi ...more
Nov 17, 2013 Chris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read this book a while back, and it's definitely a favorite of mine. So, it's about this guy named Scotty, who has it going pretty good for him; he's the quarterback of the football team, has a rich girlfriend who is a cheerleader, he's going to a good college, and seemingly has the perfect life. However, all goes downhill when his girlfriend Lora goes away on a trip for a week and he meets this new girl named Shannon. He ends up having a one-night stand with her, but he doesn't tell Lora a ...more
Audrey Malo
Oct 10, 2013 Audrey Malo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Like a previous commenter said, I've read this for the nostalgia factor. I like to think that these stories are metaphors for common fears that lives within adolescent's minds. When you read a Point Horror book as an adult, it all seems so banal and funny and you don't actually believe that anything that is happening is paranormal or strange. Just kids being confused and going through puberty. "The Girlfriend" is bad in many ways. The stereotypical storyline of the quaterback dating the cheerlea ...more
Ravenne Cooper
Jun 05, 2014 Ravenne Cooper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Girlfriend" was definitely an intriguing book to read.
It is about a boy in high-school named Scotty who is dating an wealthy girl named Lora. One day Lora leaves to go on a trip and Scotty meets an attractive female named Shannon. Scotty has internal conflicts with himself over Shannon and Lora. Shannon flirts with him and succeeds in getting Scotty to be unfaithful. When Lora finally comes back, Scotty ignores Shannon in order to preclude Lora from finding out the truth. Shannon becomes h
Ike Iloka
Jun 05, 2014 Ike Iloka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a crazy love story between Scotty, Shannon, and Lora. Scotty is an unfaithful person as his original girlfriend leaves to go on a trip with Shannon. As Scotty's girlfriend gets back it is confusing for him and decides to cut off Shannon, but it just messes up everything and it ends up ruining Shannon's life. I would recommend this to anybody who loves tragedy love stories
Synopsis: Scotty Singleton finds his hands full fending off a psycho girl who won't take no for an answer.

What I liked: The 'cozy memory' feeling this book gave me. I read this when I was a teenager. I loved RL Stine's books and read them constantly. Things have changed a lot since then but I still got a chill at certain points in this story.

What I didn't like: Honestly, I found the characters to be a little flat, even Scotty. It wasn't so bad that I was bored or even disinterested. It was jus
Amanda Hendsbee
Feb 03, 2015 Amanda Hendsbee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really wish this hadn't ended in such an anticlimactic way, because I would have rated it five stars. I really enjoyed revisiting this book for the first time since middle school, but I had forgotten how much of a non-ending it had. It's always fun to go back to an old R.L. Stine book, though, and it's still a fun read.
Ruka Idowu
Dec 29, 2013 Ruka Idowu rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is the definition of freaky creepy stalker girlfriend madness. In the Girlfriend Shannon who is deeply in love with Scotty starts become a little bit obsessed and wants him to spend all his time with her. Scottys old girlfriend Laura comes back to town. Laura's return makes Scotty start to question him and Shannons relationship therefore him spending more time with Laura, making Shannon jealous and makes go a little volatile. Scotty cheats on Shannon with Lora, Shannon fins out and she ...more
Lesly Marroquin
Apr 06, 2016 Lesly Marroquin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who doesn't like a book about a boy cheating on his girlfriend and then being turtured by a girl. R.L Stine's fear street books are classics that anyone would love becasue his ending are never "and they lived happily ever after!" Ha!
Cameron Roubique
Enjoyable R.L. Stine as usual. I liked this one because I could relate to it, I've had my fair share of crazy ex girlfriends in the past and it is not fun. Although this one had me asking too any "Why doesn't he just do ... ?" questions. Still overall it was a page turner.
Jackie Arias
Jan 30, 2015 Jackie Arias rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2nd-quarter
I'd say that this book is interesting because it talks about a boy that has perfect life and everything but while his girlfriend was out of town with her parent he went to ball and got a new girlfriend but his new girlfriend doesn't want to go away that she took it far...
Dec 03, 2015 Brooke rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I read this book because I loved reading R. L. Stine as a kid, but this book was relatively disappointing. I was frustrated with Scotty's stubbornness in refusing to go to the police and a lack of development and relationship with other characters. This book seemed old, as well. It was also darker than I expected for a children's novel.
Sarah Wright
Jan 21, 2008 Sarah Wright rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: EVERYONE.
Recommended to Sarah by: Kendal
I thought this book was absolutely fantastic, It was so interesting and easy to get in to. To start with the writer made her sound really nice, the perfect girlfriend! Maybe to perfect? She started to get nasty and a little freaky! My friend told me about this book she said it would be a good one to read... She was right.

I would recommend it to anyone that likes horror cause it swaps the plot around a lot and it makes you go woah! at the end not giving to much away though!

Although the end is so
Ema Maxilla
Jul 26, 2012 Ema Maxilla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It sound crazy when a girl scotty just met on their only 1st and last date, love him to death. She dont even want to let go scotty. shannon just a psiko & crazy. i'd kill her if i were him.
Michelle Toy
3 out of 5 Point Horror Book Stars!

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Emily Marie
May 09, 2014 Emily Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book a lot. In the beginning it was a little boring but as you kept going it kept getting more and more intense. I didn't want to put it down. The ending of the book was nothing like I expected it to be.. so it really shocked me. I really like reading the, R.L. Stine's books. This was the second one I finished and now I will be starting "The Snowman," another one of his.
Alisha Kennedy
Perfect for young readers. I was a big fan of all of Stines books when I was a pre-teen.
Sep 29, 2010 sariah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book could be for boys and girls but girls will enjoy it the most. Its about a teenage boy that learns that every action has a consequence. This book is one of my favorites because Scotty the main character gets in trouble. He has a perfect live and a perfect girlfriend until he mets Shannon. When Im reading this book, i cant stop. It has a perfect plot (climax) and you will love it so much.My favorite character was Shannon because the author explains how she is and i can infer that she is ...more
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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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