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Spring Break

(Point Horror)

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  188 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Angie Hendrix and her friends plan the best spring break ever--until they discover that their rented beach house holds a deadly secret. From the author of the bestselling Dreamstalker comes a gripping new thriller--just in time for spring break.
Paperback, 202 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by Scholastic
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Young-adult mystery thriller about a group of school friends staying at a house on the beach (that is said to be haunted) during Spring Break (because all the hotels are full.) While they stay at the beach house they hear noises upstairs…music, a child crying. They investigate to see where the noises are coming from and discover a hidden old ballroom which appears to still be set up for a party (streamers, decorations). And one by one the friends start mysteriously disappearing…

At first, I found
Apr 28, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Angie and her friends are so excited for spring break, they end up staying at a creepy old beach house as The the other hotels are full.
The group start hearing noises from upstairs: music and a child crying. When they investigate they discover a hidden ballroom.
Not long after Angie’s friends soon start mysteriously disappearing…

The plot is quite slow in this one, the weird noises that the group hears help keeps the story interesting.
A nice idea with a strong ending.
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was ok
Teenage its worst. This YA thriller from '96 is apparent of the downhill slope that the Scholastic horror/thriller line was taking. 4th grade writing, cheesy plot.
Mar 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: point-horror, vintage
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Emma Kelly
I don't remember this book (or this entire series) being this bad, but those are the clouds of nostalgia, I suppose
Stefanie Stokes
A bit slow going but I liked the end.
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-books
I used to love reading Point Horror, Fear Street, and well, mainly anything that R.L. Stine and Christopher Pike wrote. I still revisit some of these books from time to time, to see if it spooks me on re-reading it. While some of the books manage to give me the shivers even now (like the Babysitter book by Stine), I thought “Spring Break” was extremely boring.

Firstly, I found the main character of the book, Angie, to be very annoying. Throughout the book, I only got to see Angie getting jealous
Melanie Scalera
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
I really enjoyed this book as haunted houses are one of my favourites.
Sydney Bollinger
OF COURSE *spolers*val is a sketchfest*end spoiler*

--thanks teen creeps pod for the recommendation, a good read nonetheless
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Hmm, what to say here? First off, that description is a lie. Nobody goes missing until the very end; everybody is convinced the house is haunted; and the guy who owns the house is named Eldon Minor - Val is a random guy Angie meets on the beach. Having said that, this book is terribly written - Steiner apparently doesn't know how to write description, so she has her characters describe things to each other, often when they're all look
Paul Kim
I sort of liked the premise of the book. Teens being isolated from civilization in a haunted house with aura of mystery surrounding it? This sounds like the book is gonna scare.

What I got instead: Not much terrifying because most of the time, as there's nothing much happening as the scares consist mostly of characters hearing strange sounds. and the few scares that aren't sounds were mostly bland and not scarring. Even then, there are quite some parts of book where no danger occurs which dampers
Aug 27, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: juv-horror
I know that I've aged beyond the age group that this book targets, but I read it anyhow. It just reminded me a lot of the books that I used to read when I was a teenager. I found this in my garage and thought it would be a fun quick read for nostalgia sake.

I'd like to hope that even if I were a teenager, I'd recognize that this book is just not very good. I remember reading a lot of Christopher Pike and RL Stine, and this book just seemed like it was a similiar type of book. It doesn't seem that
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very creepy!!
Peggy Schuster
Stilted language, somewhat misogynistic, yet strangely captivating.
Robyn Drummond
Aug 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In all honesty I figured it out way before the end. But it's still an awesome book!
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