Saturday, October 8, 2011

Book Review of #5 The Hidden Evil By R.L Stine

Name of book: The Hidden Evil

Author Name: R.L Stine

ISBN: 0-671-000292-9

Publisher: Parachute Press

Part of a Series: Fear Street Sagas: prequels: A New Fear, House of Whispers, Forbidden Secrets, The Sign of Fear, sequels: Daughters of Silence, Children of Fear, Dance of Death...all the way to The Hand of Power

Type of book: Young adult, 1847,1858, horror, Fier Saga

Year it was published:  February 1997

Summary:

Timothy has a story to tell. A dangerous story. A story that has power over those who listen to it. The power to awaken creatures best left sleeping. The power to summon the dead.

It is a story of evil. The worst evil imaginable-the evil in the heart of a child.

Come and listen to Timothy's story-if you are not afraid...

Characters:

If you read Chamber of Fear, this story is either an experiment or earlier version of it. There is the good guy and the bad guy, and of course let's not forget about the people that are supposed to fill in the quota for the slaughter and horror.

Theme:

Be careful of the feelings you inspire in others.

Plot:

It's in third person from Maggie's point of view. First it details how she got into jail and why and then takes place later on when she finally gets the governess position.

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:

While the story that Timothy has told is interesting, it was not memorable. This seemed kind of like an experiment, and many of the things are required by the reader to fill in the blanks for. As always, the reader is left in the dark about what happens to the characters next.

3 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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