Saturday, October 8, 2011

Book Review of #10 The Awakening Evil by R.L Stine

Name of book: The Awakening

Author Name: R.L Stine

ISBN: 0-671-00297-x

Publisher: Parachute Press

Part of a Series: Fear Street Sagas: prequels: A New Fear...The Hidden Evil...Dance of Death, Heart of the Hunter, Sequels: Circle of Fire, Chamber of Fear, Faces of Terror, all the way to The Hand of Power

Type of book: Young adult, 1898-1899, horror, Fier Saga

Year it was published: December 1997

Summary:

Everyone knows the story of the Evil. The Evil that terrorized Corky Corcoran and the cheerleaders of Shadyside High. The Evil that destroyed Sarah Fear one hundred years ago.

Everyone thinks they know the story.

But the true story has remained hidden. Only Sarah Fear knows where the Evil began. What it wants. And why it kills.

Read Sarah's story...and discover the truth at last.

Characters:

The characters seem to take much more of an interesting role beyond being killed or maimed. I do think that the relationship between Jason and Sarah is a tad bit neglected though, and that the author should have done more with it.

Theme:

Human beings don't really know how a dying person feels at the time of the death.

Plot:

This is in third person narrative, from Sarah's point of view. It's divided into two parts. There is one tiny part that I must complain about. In The Burning it was mentioned that Sarah Fear might have killed her in-laws, but this book fails to neglect that. (Honestly, please re-read previous books if you are planning on continuing the series.)

Author Information:

R.L Stine was born on October 8th 1943 and is most famous for other Fear Street series along with Goosebumps series and Nightmare Room. Goosebumps and Nightmare Room were made into TV series ages ago.

Opinion:

What I enjoyed most in this book is applying the psychology principles to the character of Sarah, and for some odd reason I keep thinking that there has to be more stories like this where somebody begins to copy somebody else. Also this doesn't leave any loose ends so to speak. You can start and finish with this book. (Although, wouldn't you want to pick up Fear Street Cheerleaders?)

4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

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