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Halloween Party by R.L. Stine
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really liked it
Read 2 times. Last read September 29, 2019.

I read Halloween Party back in '90 when it first came out, but when I joined GR and started rating everything I could remember reading throughout my life, I couldn't remember its exact details. So I decided to dig it out of storage and re-read it. Fast forward 8 years and I finally re-read it. Thus, I'm rating it how I would've rated it as a 12-year-old (die-hard) fan of the Fear Street series.

One detail I didn't remember from my first reading almost 30 years ago: Niki Meyer is deaf. (view spoiler) She's also average, yet her boyfriend adores her and there's even a bit of a love triangle. Niki is the most relatable, likable person in the entire story. And I love that she refuses to let the men in her life act as if she's property to be owned. Where many YA romances make a man's jealousy attractive, Niki's not having it. For a book that's outdated in many ways, this non-ableism was a welcome variance to some of the 80s and 90s paperbacks I've read in the last couple years.
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1990 – Finished Reading
September 29, 2019 – Started Reading
September 29, 2019 – Finished Reading
September 30, 2019 – Shelved

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