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Beach House (Point Horror)

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The author of the popular Fear Street series presents a spine-chilling story of terror on the beach. The sun is hot. The water's cold. And the kids are cool. Too cool to live. For a killer stalks them--one by one--never leaving a clue. A killer who disappears as completely as footprints in the sand.
Paperback, 210 pages
Published August 1st 1992 by Scholastic Paperbacks (first published 1989)
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Amara
R.L. Stine YA books disturb me. No, not for the reason you’re thinking. They’re not “scary”. At best, they’re mildly entertaining. At worst, they’re ludicrously moronic. I find a significant number of R.L. Stine books disturbing because half of his teenage female protagonists are in obviously abusive relationships.

I don’t know. Maybe it’s an eighties thing. But it seems like at least half his books, including this one, feature a main female character, high-school age, who is in a steady relation
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Da-jo'el
Have you ever was teased and felt like you needed to do something?
Well this boy name Buddy did somehting cruel. Something so cruel you couldnt imagine.
Bully have you ever hurt someone in a way that they might get even with you. You might say no but berfor you say that let me tell you this story about Beach House and you should probaly think before you hurt someone in any type of way.

It was the nicest day of the summer. Maria and her friend Amy was relaxed when they heard a cry gor help. Mar
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Cindy
This book sets in two different settings- in 1956 and in 1996 and in perspectives of teenagers in 1956 and the present. Each story or chapter talks about the characters experiences. But each character leads to one death, one by one, being stalked to the beach house. And one by one, no one ever comes out of the beach house. In the present, these 4 teenagers, Lucy, kip, Ashely, and Ross hangs out in the beach. When one day, they noticed this beach house that no ones lives there, but when a guy com ...more
Melissa Namba
This has been one of my favorite of the revisited R.L. Stine books. I had to laugh because the good looking guys were described as looking like Vanilla Ice! People on the beach were wearing hammer pants. I love it!

The plot was basic but was better than most of the Fear Street stuff. There are two story lines in different times that converge at the end.
Precia Kalam
This book is really old and frankly still has an old scare attached to it! I had goosebumps and it felt so creepy reading this book in the dark! Gosh, if your looking for a great scary book, these are one of them!
Chandra
Who do you root for when the heroes are utter pricks and the villain is a whiny bitch?
No one. The answer is, you root for no one. You just hope that the book will be over as soon as possible.
Kaitlin Mills
I recently pulled this back off of my bookshelf because I'd been talking about R.L. Stine books with a few friends. I read this, as well as many other R.L. Stine books, when I was young and I was really interested to see if I would still like it and appreciate it as much as an adult, as I did as a child.

I probably didn't enjoy the ending as much as I did when I was young because it was a little far fetched for me as an adult, but this book was still able to keep me guessing (since I didn't remem
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Felicity
this book is crazy ! it was soo fun to read ! this is not one of the books that you will forget all about and even forget wat page your on ... you will always remember what page your on 1
Whitney Price
Mar 20, 2008 Whitney Price added it
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English 425 Submitter’s name _Whitney Price______
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Reference information:
Title Beach House
Author R.L. Stine
Publisher Scholastic Year 1992
# of pages 210 Genre Fiction
Reading level Interest level 14-17 boys and girls
Potential hot lava:
Murder, gore & violence

General response/reaction:
I thought it was a typical teenage horror book. It was an easy read yet interesting. I read it in one night so I thought that adolescents would have an easy time rea
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Sati Marie Frost
Strange book here. Hard to rate. It gets four stars from me for a weird and cool plot idea, and three stars for characters that I didn't hate but couldn't really empathise with, and two stars for a confusing narrative - so averaging out at three, I guess.

I can't really say much about it without giving everything away. It tells the story of two sets of four teenagers, plus a fifth wheel with each set, that lived forty-ish years apart. In the past, the teenagers are being murdered one by one. In t
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Future Slayer Girl (aka: kitten)
This is the man that started it all…

The legend…

The Master…

The inspiration behind my need to write and the man that made me a book hoarder…

R.L. Stine…

This was the first book I ever read by him. I didn’t realize there were books out there that were for my age group that had some kissing, heavy petting, and a totally crazy psycho serial killer. Not to mention the beach house built on a time warp! Hello! For a twelve year old that was pretty amazing and graphic. In this story we follow two groups of
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Codie
The beach house focuses on two different plots.One take place in the summer of 1956,the other one takes place in 1992.Each summer has two different groups of teenagers,they do what teens do,have fun,date,drama,gossip,and die.Buddy is a character who you see in the summer of 1956,in this summer Ashley,Ross,and Brad are the main character, everyone else dies.All the teenagers starts dying due to peer pressure of something like that.I wanted to read an awesome ending.The book does not disappoint,in ...more
Rosie Jean Jenkins
The book is talking about like, there is this abandoned beach house and there are some teenagers that swim by the beach house, and a girl gets killed because she gets stabbed, and then the guy who killed her laughs and starts yelling "SHARK FOOD!" He got really mad at her for cheating on him. The police found no evidence until later on in the book, they found out who did kill the girl and no one wanted to be the guys friend anymore because they found out that he was a murder who lives in the bea ...more
V H
Another book that I thought from the cover would be scary. It was a bit creepy, but I wouldn't call it scary. It was a weird book in a way, it was okay but not great. I used to love to read the Goosebumps books by R. L. Stine when I was a young teenager, and I think I would have enjoyed this book more back then as well, I would have probably even thought it was scary then.

It's a bit confusing as it changes between 1956 and "current" time (early 90's), and keeping track of who's who and what hap
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Susanna
This book is by R.L Stine, hearing that name reminds you of an author who wrote horror books. This book isn't an exception, this book is mystery and horror. This book has two different time periods about Buddy killing a group of his friends back in 1956, but one survived, Maria. Maria did the same as Buddy, using the time traveling wardrobe to get to Buddy so she can get revenge for doing this to her back then. Ashley, the girl Buddy is trying to get in his own time finds out the secret and is i ...more
Julia pemrich
I really liked beach house because it was a horror book. I love horror movies but I never tried a horror novel so I thought I would try, and I really liked it. It was a different book by how it was set up, it had two time periods but they mixed them together with a horror novel. People who like a good mystery would be perfect for this book, it gets your heart racing and you want to keep reading more and more! I guess this book is targeted for teens but people of all ages should read this book.
Michelle
another read about 20 years ago. I wonder if it would still hold the same thrall for me now as it did back then.
Lottie
Feb 28, 2014 Lottie added it
Shelves: point-horror
This is my favourite out of all the point horrors really different I loved it
Kelly
I loved everything about this book except for the silly ending, lol (although young people would probably appreciate the ending more than I). Back when I was in middle and early high school, I devoured every single R.L. Stine book that I could get my hands on. I remember buying huge stacks from the bookstore at the mall, and being so excited to get home and start reading. Ah, good memories. I don't recall ever reading Beach House, as I would have been in the 10th Grade by the time it was even pu ...more
Frankie Yates
Absolutely loved this book when I was a kid. R.L Stine is a genius.
Tara
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Leys
I almost forgot how ridiculous Stine's books were. Geez...
Mav Skye
I like to read RL Stine when I feel like I’m over-complicating my plots and my life. What I’ve learned from this book is that every time I come up with a plot issue (or life issue), I need to insert a time warp. And that will solve everything.

I wonder if I can hire someone to install a Time Warping thingy in my closet? Anyone have a number for that?

Needless to say, despite the surprise ---Guess what? The murderer was time warping!!!! --- ending. I really enjoyed the book.

RL Stine rocks.
Saviourofmusic
I read this book when I was 9, almost two decades before it actually came out. It was sitting in the classroom bookshelf with "THRILLER" marked on the side as the genre. It was supposed to be the class's "scariest" book. I can't remember much of it. Apparently it's a young adult book, but I enjoyed it and didn't find it too scary as a 9 year old. So if you're looking for something to scare you don't read, unless you're really prone to fright. But if you're looking for a mystery you'll enjoy this ...more
Watermelon Daisy
FIRST IMPRESSION:
R.L Stine is one of my favourite authors, so I knew I wouldn't be disappointed.

WRITING STYLE:
His writing style in this book was more elegant.

PLOT:
The plot is so... creepy. Just like any other of R.L. Stine's book, it's wacky and gives you
AMOUNT OF STARS: thrills. But not scary.

CHARACTERS:
Though a little far-fetched, I loved the whole idea of Maria.

OVERALL:
A kind of weird, strange novel. But it's bound to get you feeling uneasy.

RATING:
3
Matthew Lafrance
Not a bad entry in the Point Horror series from R.L. Stine. A much longer entry, The story hops back and forth from 1956 to 1992, teenagers being killed in both times.
There is one element brought up towards the end of the book that I think, had Stine explored it more, he could have gone for some more emotional appeal with two characters, and more suspense with another... but still, not a bad story.
Scruffles Jehovah
One of the few books I remember reading as a child
Drucilla
Aug 21, 2012 Drucilla rated it 3 of 5 stars
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I loved the back and forth narrative between 1956 and the present. I think it adds a lot to the story. The story is cool although the pop culture references make it dated. (view spoiler) There were quite a few unanswered questions at the end like where various characters are/end up, but it's a good read.
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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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