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Fear Hall: The Beginning (Fear Street: Fear Hall #1)

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Hope couldn't wait to get to college. She was going to share a dorm room with her three best friends. Even better, her boyfriend, Darryl, would be living on the boys' floor downstairs. Fear Hall was going to be a blast!
Hardcover, 165 pages
Published July 1st 1997 by Turtleback Books (first published January 1st 1997)
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Alex
I've been having so much fun reading my old "horror" series, and this is unfortunately the last Fear Street book my library has. What happened to all of them!? I wasn't ready to stop taking this trip down memory lane yet, dang it!

I've only read this book once, but I remembered the big twist at the end. It made it a lot more fun to read this time around since I was looking for the clues to support that ending. I don't remember the second book at all, which sucks since my library doesn't have it.
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MorteTorment(Unofficial World's Fastest Reader)
The author's best book, tied with the carnival trilogy.
Mehsi
This book was difficult to find, and I can't find the second book at all. I guess I will never find out the truth. Yes, even though stuff is revealed (things I already suspected from the beginning and around chapter 15 started seeing more clearly), there is still a chance that R.L. Stine will make something up, will get a nice twist and do something. Bleh, bleh bleh. Hopefully one day I will find the second book. And yes, I knew there is a second book, I just didn't think it was this necessary ...more
Indah Threez Lestari
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Cindy
May 23, 2008 Cindy rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone!!!
when i first started this book, it was kind of boring, but as i went on, it seem interesting. this book was divided into different parts, based on the characters point of view. it was kind of scary because it talks about this girl, name Hope, and she really like her boyfriend, name Darryl. then one night, when Angel, Hope's roommate and also bff, borrow one of her shirts, and was going on a date with a boy, Darryl cut the poor boy into pieces. this was a really disgusting part. Hope and her ...more
Maisya Farhati
Jun 30, 2007 Maisya Farhati rated it it was amazing
Even though it's been long time i don't read R.L. Stine's books, but this book still remains in my head. The story is really really unpredictable. It's about four roommates who live in a dormitory. R.L. Stine divided the story into 4 parts, in different point of views from the figures. The four point of views are like puzzles and actually give us some clues about what really happen. But if we do not really pay attention, may be we can't see any awkwardness. In the last part, i just realized ...more
Tamikia
Jan 02, 2014 Tamikia rated it really liked it
Reading R.L. Stine's books you will know that the killer is either not the person who you think it is or the main character is just nuts which is the case with this novel. I was surprised at the end at first but upon rereading it all makes sense, like why the nosy girls across the hall are always staring at Hope and her friends strangely and even a couple of times called one of Hope's friends "Hope", why Jasmine couldn't recall a whole day resulting in her losing her job, why Hope was enrolled ...more
Jinbin
Jun 08, 2008 Jinbin rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: advisory-books
This is about Hope and her roommates, Angel, Eden and Jasmine, that live in Fear Hall. The girls live on the girl floor where the boys are not allowed to go in. However, it turns out that someone is out there to kill the friends and horrible things start to happen.
I was lost when I first read it because it was told from 4 different point of views. I was confused who was telling the story unless I have to look back to the beginning of each part. It is really easy to miss a hint if you are not rea
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Dong
Jan 19, 2010 Dong rated it it was amazing
I learn that you should never protect someone when they kill someone because it will lead to more people dead. In the book The Beginning by R.L.Stine, Hope protects Darryl and don't tell anyone that he killed someone. He killed someone because he thought Hope was with that person which isn't correct. And later he kills more people, and Hope decides to tell the police of what Darryl did. All Hope's roommates know that Darryl killed someone, but they know Hope won't let them tell anyone, so they ...more
Drucilla
Jan 17, 2012 Drucilla rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fear-street
This book really deserves 2.5 stars. I couldn't give it 3 because this book is so frustrating. All the way through, the reader is thinking that these girls are SO STUPID! Just turn in the murderer! No don't vote on it, just do it! *sigh* The only reason I gave the book 2 stars instead of 1 was the ending. It's really good. It makes you want to re-read it again ((view spoiler)) despite the craziness of the girls.
Melissa
May 09, 2011 Melissa rated it it was amazing
The end was such a twist! HOPE IS FIVE PEOPLE AT ONCE! She made up her roomates and her boyfriend... But the boys that were murdered arent fake, does that mean she killed them? I think so, thank goodness theres another book. If this story were to end the way this book ened I would be really upset, it was such a cliff hanger if you know what I mean.
Lucas
May 21, 2013 Lucas rated it liked it
I thought this book was a decent book. The whole story was confusing up untill the very end then I started to understand more. I would tell people to read this book but I would warn them about the people changes. Each chapter it changes who's point of view it was wrote in.
Brittany
Jul 25, 2011 Brittany rated it really liked it
I read this book while in middle school. I was a HUGE R.L. Stine fan and like most of his other books, I couldn't put it down.
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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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