Don't Stay Up Late: A Fear Street Novel
In the small town of Shadyside, don't stay up late, because horrible things can happen...
Both day and night, Lisa Brooks is plagued with nightmares and hallucinations. Could they be caused by the horrifying accident that landed her in the hospital for weeks? When Lisa finds out that a neighbor is looking for a babysitter for her little boy, Lisa jumps at the chance to ke...more
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Stine built his career catering to a very young audience--although I know adults who still indulge in Goosebumps every once in a while. It is appalling, really, to witness first hand how little he seems to think of his readers: if you put all the characters in this book in one room, they won't be able to collectively form even half a brain cell.
They're stupid beyond the most incredible re ...more
Lisa Brooks has the typical teenage life, friends, a boyfriend and overprotective parents, but all that changes one night when she and her parents are involved in a car accident which claims the life of her father. Suffering a severe concussion Lisa's world is forever changed with hallucinations that haunt on her on a daily basis. Looking for answers she starts seeing a psychologist to help her with the nightmares and visions. With the help of the psychologis ...more
In Don't Stay Up Late Stine returns to Fear Street, giving us a new story of terror. Between 1997 and 2014 Stine hasn't written any new F ...more
I used to read the Fear Street novels years ago and thought they were great!
Lisa takes a job babysitting Harry on Fear Street. Some of her friends tell her about Fear Street being haunted etc. But, after a horrible accident with her father she decided along with her counselor she needs to get out and do something.
She falls in love with Harry because he is just so precious. His mother, Brenda, needs her to watch him 3 nights a ...more
This was my first foray into R.L. Stine’s works and unfortunately, it wasn’t a very successful one. I feel like ‘it’s so bad it’s good’ would be applicable here but at the same time, my biggest problem with the book was not the story itself but the writing style.
The writing style just didn’t work for me. It wasn’t even that it was childish, it was just that it never seemed to flow. I never felt like I was reading a story, it was more like s ...more
Same name repetitions here: Brendan Fear, and Brenda Hart. Surname Martin, surname Martino, and town Martinsville. Would've thought an editor would've suggested name changes.
What I felt like I was missing with this book was the "campy" feel. Also there was nothing really scary about this book. While the monster in this story was not something I would want to me ...more
Still going to read the other two books in the relaunch series. Why? Because it's fucking R.L. Stine. I have faith that his new books can't be all bad....
*Genre* Young Adult, Horror
Don't Stay Up Late is the second installment in R.L. Stine's Fear Street Relaunch. 20 years since the original series was released, St. Martin's Griffin is releasing the Fear Street series to a whole new generation of young adult horror aficionados. Welcome to Shadyside, a ...more
While this was a somewhat creepy story (I would imagine) for someone younger, it just wasn't for someone my age. The writing was a bit stilted for me and very immature even for a YA read.
I can definitely see a preteen audience absolutely loving these though ...more
Lisa is a rather bratty high schooler, and her bad behavior results in her father's death in a car accident. Lisa and her mother are injured, but Lisa's injuries are more psychological. She hallucinates quite a bit-- seeing her dead father, her missing dog, and other odd things. She sees a therapist, who suggests that Lisa would benefit from constructive work, so Lisa ends up babysitting Brenda's son, Harry, at their house on Fear Street. Harry is a delightful child, but ...more
Don't Stay Up Late still has all the makings of a classic RL Stine novel-- the twists and turns of the story, as well as the cliffhanger at the end of each chapter.
The only reason I'm giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because the story is a bit more Goosebumps than Fear Street. Fear Street is supposed to be darker and scarier with all the murders and disturbing events in its ...more
Lisa's life is turned upside down by a terrible car crash that claims her father's life. There is so much healing to be done. But which scars are the worst... the physical, or the mental?
Lisa soon goes back to school under the watchful eye of her psychiatrist and worrisome mother. Lisa even retains a job as a babysitter. However she soon realizes the money isn't worth babysitting this 8 year old boy.
Something terrible is happening on Fear Street and it's claiming the live ...more
And this book was a fun return- a quick read with some unbelievably creepy characters/monsters and some brief mentions of the Fear family.
Obviously it lacks a lot for adult readers but adults are going to read these purely for the nostalgia and this was pure entertainment for a tri ...more
Shortly after moving to Shadyside, Lisa and her family were in a terrible car accident. Her father died and her mother got a broken arm. Lisa was in the hospital from weeks with a bad concussion. Now, she hallucinates and suffers nightmares. Sometimes she even has a hard time telling what's real. As she seems to improve, her psychiatrist recommends she take on a job. When Lisa says she used to babysit ...more
For those who don't know Fear Street has always had strange things happen to the people who live or visit there. The street is pretty much cursed and Do ...more
I used to love R.L. Stine so much as a kid. I read the books, I watched the shows. I just loved it. So when I found out that his Fear Street series was being re-launched I was super excited. What actually started my love of R.L. Stine was the tv show, "Are You Afraid of the Dark?" with the midnight society. I loved that show so much that I started looking for things like it, and I discovered the creepy magic that was ...more
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Like many of you all R. L. Stine's books formed a major part of my school years. Those were the years before I became the literature junkie today and they made for great spooky read too. I never preferred the horror paraphernalia much so Stine's brand of the scary appealed to me very much. Keeping that in mind and anticipating the same I sat down to read 'Don't Stay Up Late'.
Finishing it, I will only say .... I may have outgrown ...more
Being older I did not enjoy the book as much as I would have if it was still a child. The writing style disappointed me somewhat, but that is simply due to my matured taste. It’s a great read for children but if you’re looking to rekindle your lov ...more
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