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BOOK REVIEW

A ROAD BACK FROM SCHIZOPHRENIA by Arnhild Lauveng
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 2012

"Emphasizing a personal approach to clients is not unique to Lauveng, but this chronicle of her specific experiences carries extra weight."
A "former schizophrenic" now working as a clinical psychologist describes her experiences and treatment. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WORLD OF RICHARD STINE by Richard Stine
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 26, 1994

Popular greeting-card illustrator Stine (Off to Sea, not reviewed) showcases his seductive full-color drawings and pithy texts, which give the subject of metaphysical angst in the '90s a decidedly mass-market spin. Read full book review >

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IT CAME FROM OHIO! by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 28, 2015

"For Stine fans, this new edition is a must, especially with that movie on the horizon. (Autobiography. 9-14)"
The king of chapter-book chillers updates his 1997 autobiography. Read full book review >

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PARTY GAMES by R.L. Stine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"More of the same—yet here, that isn't necessarily a bad thing. (Horror. 12-16)"
The teens of Shadyside are in for more scares now that Stine has returned to his beloved franchise. Read full book review >

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REFUGEES by Catherine Stine
FICTION
Released: Feb. 8, 2005

"However, memorable characters and sudden rare beauty make it impossible not to care about Dawn and Johar's world. (author's note, Afghan-Persian glossary, Afghanistan update, Manhattan update) (Fiction. YA)"
Affecting characterizations and situations bring warmth to this tale that weaves together September 11, 2001 in Manhattan and the recent history of Afghanistan. Read full book review >

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SLAPPY'S TALES OF HORROR by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Nothing new and nothing too scary, all frights in good fun. (Graphic horror. 9-13)"
Four tales sure to give goose bumps…told graphically. Read full book review >

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WANTED by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2012

"Pure, Goosebumps-style terror-by-formula, polished through use to such a high gloss that it slides along frictionlessly—a worthy celebration of the series' 20th anniversary. (reversible dust-jacket mask [not seen]) (Horror. 10-12)"
Making its fourth appearance and by now practically a recurring character in Stine's creep-show opus, the evil mask with a mind of its own kicks off a new Goosebumps spinoff—the first to be originally published in hardcover. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

SUPERSTITIOUS by R.L. Stine
Released: Sept. 14, 1995

"With zillions of aging young readers awaiting his newest work, Stine's may be just the fresh-flowing jolt of harmless horror pap to turn cash registers rhapsodic. (Film rights to Miramax; author tour)"
First adult novel by a children's author who already sells better than Stephen King, with 45 million copies in print of his 56 titles: a serial-killer suspense story that turns into romantic horror. Read full book review >

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SLAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"Disposable paperback chills from Jovial Bob Stine. (Humorous horror. 6-10)"
Stine's Slappy returns to sneer and scare. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE LOST GIRL by R.L. Stine
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Sept. 29, 2015

"Good as a nostalgia trip for the original fans of Fear Street—but it will probably leave their children cold. (Horror. 12-16) "
A tale of revenge on Fear Street—nothing new there. Read full book review >

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DON'T STAY UP LATE by R.L. Stine
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 7, 2015

"Despite a strong start, the book doesn't stick the landing, but it's still suitably scary for fans. (Horror. 10-14)"
A teen babysitter encounters monstrous demons as the nightmares on Fear Street continue. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FEAR by R.L. Stine
FICTION
Released: Sept. 1, 2010

"Fast-paced, shuddery-scary fun. (Horror/short stories. 12 & up)"
Thirteen highly suspenseful short stories, well selected by none other than R. L. Stine, who contributes the first tale, have the power to attract and delight many stouthearted young readers. Read full book review >