Party Games by R.L. Stine
In the book, Party Games by R. L. Stine, everything seems weird when the main character, Rachel Martin, was invited to her crush, Brendon Fear’s birthday party on his family’s private secluded island called Fear Island. Weird events start occurring the day before the party before the guests left the town of Shadyside. Rachel finds a dead rat in her bed as she is going to sleep. As the guests start heading to the island, scary things continued to occur. At the party Brendan and Rachel were partners for the scavenger hunt. This was not the type of game Rachel expected as her friends started dying. However, at the end Rachel learned that it was just a game Brendan made up and her friends were in on it and were acting. The book took and even weirder turn when Rachel’s ex-boyfriend’s father kidnapped Brendan and Rachel.
R. L. Stine was successful in making the book a mystery. The story continued the suspense until the end of the book. The writing flow of the book was easy to read and follow. The content of the book of the book outweighed the flaws as you were always trying to figure out what would happen next. The book appeals to middle school aged teens. Teens can relate to the feeling of doing things for their crush’s attention and the excitement of going to parties. This title is definitely worth having in a book collection. Connor H.; Teen Reviewer