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The Rich Girl (Fear Street #44)

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  993 ratings  ·  75 reviews

Fear Street -- Where Your Worst Nightmares Live...

Emma and her best friend Sydney always share their secrets. And now they have a big one: They found a duffel bag filled with cash and swore never to tell anyone. But Sydney broke her promise -- she told her boyfriend, Jason.

Now Emma is terrified. She doesn't trust Jason. She knows he would do anything to get the money

Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Simon Pulse (first published 1997)
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Good old Fear Street series, how I loved thee! In fact, me and my three besties loved it so much we turned one of the books into a radio show for an English assignment back in high school. I can't remember which one it was now, but it was about a psycho and someone who gets put into the boot of a car and everyone elses' generic description is just "scared follower sheep".* I know that could potentially refer to at least 30% of the Fear Street installments... but it isn't this one.

This one is abo
Oh my god, you guys. The most epic Fear Street so far. I tore through this in about an hour, from 9:30 to 10:30. Wow.

Moral of the Story: RL Stine is a fucking badass.

Gaping Plot Holes: Who the fuck cares? This one is amazeballs.

Body Count: 1 : Jason, Sydney's boyfriend

Usual Suspect(s): Jason

Actual Suspect(s): I can't spoil it here this time!! Read on below.

Plot: Meet Sydney and Emma. They are best friends who work at a movie theater. I don't know if RL Stine has ever worked at a movie theater, b
Jul 14, 2009 Karina added it
This book is about two best friends named Sydney and Emma that find a bag full of money abandon in a trash can. They both promised each other that they wouldn't tell anyone that they had found money. But Sydney broke the promise and told her boyfriend Jason. Ever since Sydney told Jason he tried to kill Emma in order for him to get the money.At the end Emma ended up dead and Sydney and Jason decided to get all the money. That same day they went shopping and Sydney got an expensive coat. She went ...more
Sandy Wang
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I am not going to write a review for R.L Stine's books because I would never want to spoil it to anyone. Just know that this is brilliant, like every other book that he wrote. His own version of horror stories is unlike every other story out there that frightens their viewers by creating monsters with vicious faces who eats people’s faces and stuff. He creates dread and terror by making situations that you would never want to occur. Real scenarios that would make you writhe in your seat with jus ...more
There's always an unexpected ending in r.l Stine books but all of them would be a surprising ending but when i found out the money that they found was fake it just made me laugh.
This is a very classic Fear Street book in that it’s crappy characters being crappy to each other as the big twist at the end. Everything seems okay aside from Jason appearing to be a little murderous over money and he’s coming off as the driving antagonist in the book but the “twist” comes and it’s SURPRISE. All a ruse and no one’s really friends after all. It’s kind of shitty, really.

The plot seemed like it was heading in an okay-enough direction as the girls find this money and decide to bury
Jared  Deocareza
"Would you kill to be rich?"

Yes! I will kill a cockroach, a fly.. just not a person! *looks up innocently*

Meet Emma Naylor, the pretty blond girl in the cover who happens to be the poor girl in this book. She works a lot and even studies really hard afterwards, making her life slightly miserable and not having that life usual happy chill party all night teenager life. Her opposite/best friend Sydney Shue, is well.. rich, who happens to be working with her for her parents doesn't want her to be s
Patricia (Patricia's Particularity)
The premise of The Rich Girl is much better than the actual book. I love R.L. Stine and his Fear Street books, as you know, but this was not his best - at least in my opinion. It was over dramatic to the point of annoying actually. The way the plot moved along was completely unrealistic to me. Emma and Sydney find a duffle bag full of money. While Emma wants to keep the money, Sydney is hesitant but finally gives in and agrees to keep it, on one condition: they must bury it and not spend any of ...more
Charlee Alsup
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Trevor Wells
I read this book earlier this year, and let me just say: This book has the best ending EVER! I won't spoil it for anyone, but it was nothing less than shocking and satisfying.

The plot is that teenage girls Emma and Sydney have discovered a duffel bag filled with money. They decide to keep the bag and swear not to tell anyone. But Sydney quickly breaks their promise and tells her boyfriend, Jason. Now, Emma is fearing for her life. Will Jason kill for money?

While this might seem like an overused
i Think this was a great book for anyone who likes drama & mystery . This book was about a girl named emma and her friend Sydney who found money , ALOT of money ! Even though Emma told Sydney that they wouldnt tell anyone , Sydney told her boyfriend anyway . After telling her boyfriend Jason , Emma eventually finds out he knows , he starts to act suspicious ! Weird things start to happen to Emma . She got pushed down the stairs and much worst ! Emma starts to realize and think that jason wan ...more
Fen Fen
I love the beginning & the half of the story, but very dissapointed with the ending :(
however, this book had a very good moral story :
Don't be too trusting & too kind to everyone near you,
include your bestfriend & boyfriend.
Because they can backstabbed & utilize you without your knowledge
This book was...omg...there's no way to explain it whatsoever. The book is just...amazing. It's quite interesting going back and reading these type of books. BUT you get a taste of expecting a LOT of things, but realizing, that your expectations aren't exactly what happens.
A three way love triangle, with a duffel bag of money... Who will end up with the garbage bin duffel bag, filled with money? Why would anyone throw away money anyways. I knew right away what was up, not one of my favorites and really short.
There are only two good things about this book. It's a great read from a psychological point of view and I like how it's the main character's boyfriend that's untrustworthy. Usually, it's the 'friend's'. Other than that, this book just made me depressed. First off, the description on the back of the book makes it hard to determine who is the main character in the beginning. Secondly, I wish we learned something about where the duffle bag came from. Most of all, the book's ending is just depressi ...more
Emma and Syndey are best friends for a while. One day they find a duffel bag filled with money. The may seem like a good thing at first. It cause many problems towards them. They swear to each other never to tell anyone. Syndey told her boyfriend. Later we find out Syndey's boyfriend Jason was having an affair with Emma. Jason acts very greedy and does many things. Emma's mom needed an operation so they got the money away from Syndey but the money was fake.

This book was a good book overall but I
This book I read many years ago and let me tell you it was just awesome! The suspense had me shiver and I couldnt put it down!
Asti Harahap
Mystery stories always attract me. This novel tells about friendship between Emma and Sydney. They are bestfriends. But sometimes...yeah, money can change everything. Even friendship. When Emma and Sydney accidentaly found a bag contained with thousands of dollars, they swore to each other to not telling people about their finding until they heard news about whose the bag belonged to. Sydney got very anxious because of their finding and finally she told this to her boyfriend, Jason. Actually, Em ...more
idk why this is called the rich girl she isnt rich. anyway. not one of my fav fear street but one of the best endings.
Ending ny twisted bnget! Sampai terbengong-bengong... Sejauh ini seri fear street yang paling nampol...
Emma and her friend Sydney found a bag full of money in a dumpster. They promised to keep this a secret. But Sydney told her boyfriend. Emma didn't feel comfortable about this. Strange things were happening to her and Sydney. They almost got into a car accident after Sydney's boyfriend, Jason fixed Sydney's car. Throughout the book, Jason plot schemes to take all the money for himself.

This is a great book for horror fans. I liked this book because the ending is very surprising and very unpredi
I really enjoy reading this book. It got a very interesting storyline. There are some part that is scary and some part that is about romance and love.
I still couldn't believe it!! Just because of money, Emma could turn her best friend into a metal person. At first, I could tell that Jason is not dead yet but I couldn't believe the fact that Emma helps Jason to scary Sydney like that. I finished the book last night and I couldn't sleep until hours later. I really like all the books from R.L.Stine, even thought that I freak out every time I read her book but I still like it. Even thought this book is really good but I think Baby Sister is still ...more
I remember this not being a favorite of mine as a kid, but I actually enjoyed reading it now. Some of the Fear Streets I've been re-reading lately are almost painful to read because of the constant repetition and crappy writing, but this one wasn't nearly as bad. It didn't have stellar writing by any means of course, but it was decent.

I've always loved the ending of this book! Fear Street books had some of the best twists and this one is no exception.
It's amazing how this man can take one little issue that happens to teenagers and create a whole scary showdown involving ghosts and blood and death. It's like, jeez. But I guess rich girls are to be envied by many people. Especially if they are snobs. Then we want to see something bad happen to them because they are rich and selfish and don't give anything to anyone because they don't think they have to. Whoo....little bit of a rant there.
May 01, 2008 Sammy rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anybody
One day Emma and Sydney found a bag full of cash. They always kept this secret to themselves, but then Sydney told her boyfriend Jason. Jason now wants all the money and he will do anything to get to the money. He nearly kills Sydney. But Sydney's quick thinking had only kept her running for a little bit. She hits him in the back of the head with a shovel. She think hes did, but the truth is that he isn't.
TheReadingKnitter/ Kasey
I started reading this book on 08/20/2009. I finished this book on 08/21/2009.

Yes, going back to my teenage years. I use to love R.L. Stine and I really wanted something light and easy to read and this was definately it. I read it all in 1 day! I loved it when I was a teen but now it was predictable. I still liked it though. And I'll read more of his books when I want something light and easy.
Victoria Renne
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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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