Book Review: The Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine
The Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine did not disappoint me in my attempt to reread my way through my childhood. I vaguely remembered the storyline as I was reading this book but not enough to remember exactly what happened, so it was like reading it for the first time. When I was a tween and teen, I read the Fear Street books out of order and loved this horror series. As an adult, I'm reading them in order, and I'm seeing connections with each book that I didn't see when I first read them.
As I was reading this book, it vaguely reminded me of the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer. I won't go into details as to why as it will ruin the storyline if you decide to read it, but I think those who have read it and will be reading it will see what I mean. It made me feel like I was visiting with an old friend.
I loved most of the characters and felt like most of them had some character development, which you don't always see in a young adult book that is fewer than 200 pages. The only two featured characters that I didn't care for were Ricky, the class clown, and Della's best friend Maia. Ricky was just annoying, and Maia was a whiny little baby.
This is a perfect read for kids between the ages of eleven and eighteen, especially those who love spooky books. Like all his other books, R.L. Stine ties up all the loose ends, which I personally enjoy in a book. I had a blast rereading The Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine and gave it five out of five stars. So far, it's my favorite in the series, and I can't wait to read the next book, Missing (Fear Street, #4).
If you liked The Overnight (Fear Street, #3) by R.L. Stine, you may like Trick or Treat by Richie Tankersly Cusick.