Book Review: The Wrong Number (Fear Street, #5) by R.L. Stine

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The Wrong Number (Fear Street, #5) by R.L. Stine is about best friends Deena Martinson and Jade Smith being typical teenagers and playing pranks on their classmates. When Deena's half brother Chuck catches them in the act, he gets involved, and things go horribly wrong when they call the wrong number and overhear a crime taking place.

In rereading this book for the first time since I was a teenager, I only vaguely remembered the plot of The Wrong Number, so it was like reading it for the first time again. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the story and had moments where I felt uneasy, I was disappointed in the fact that there weren't really that many twists and turns.

Additionally, it didn't age quite as well as some of the other books just because not many people have landlines anymore. Those who do still have them, have caller id now, so it's quite difficult to prank call someone now. In this day and age, people typically don't answer the phone if they don't know the number or if it's blocked. It's crazy that there used to be a time when we'd answer the phone without knowing who was on the other line!

All in all, The Wrong Number (Fear Street, #5) by R.L. Stine is an enjoyable young adult book, and my reread of this book was a great blast from the past. I give it four out of five stars.


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