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Stine, R. L.: Fear Games

The book Fear Games by R.L. Stine is a really thrilling and shocking book. It’s about a girl named April and eleven other kids, who have been selected to take part in a survival competition called “Life Games”. In order to win the competition and receive a prize of $ 100,000, the children have to survive the dangers of life on a lonely tropical island.

But there are not just ordinary dangers. What these kids don’t know, is that an ancient evil witch will be playing in the games, too, and that April and the other kids don’t just play for the $ 100,000 prize, but for their lives. There are three books of April’s story, because it was too long and too frightening, to tell it in one book.

I liked this book very much, because I prefer shocking or thrilling books. First I wasn’t really enthusiastic, but after some pages, I couldn’t put it down. It’s a real page turner. From the time, when the kids are on this tropical island the book is really good, because then the evil witch comes and plays with the kids. I read it in one day and one night.

The language is very easy and at the right level for 14 year-olds, but I had to look up some words in the dictionary.

I learned a lot of new words and I learned that I shouldn’t often look up words in the dictionary, because you can guess a lot of words from the context.

I chose this book, because the cover of the book is very good and the title sounded very interesting. On the book cover there is a girl who has red eyes and she hides behind a palm tree. In the background there is a beautiful beach and the sea and lots of palm trees, and there is a beautiful sunset. In fact the girl looks like a maniac. I think, this cover fits the story perfectly and it is very impressive. I liked Fear Games very much and I recommend this book to anyone, who likes mysteries or adventure stories and to people who are interested in thrilling, exciting or shocking books.

R. L. Stine: Fear Games:

Run for your life

145 pages

Signatur: FE.J/STI

Rating: ****


© By Ines Tischler, 5B (September 2008)

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