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R.L. Stine: Criticism and Reviews

R. L. Stine, Beware!: R. L. Stine Picks His Favorite Scary Stories is reviewed on this web site.

Kidspoint.org has a review titled "R. L. Stine - He'll Give You Goosebumps!"

KidsReads reviewed Stine's Nightmare Room - Don't Forget Me!

New Year's Party is reviewed on the Suite101 web site.

Additional criticism and review of R. L. Stine's works can be found at your local public library.

The following reviews can be accessed online only by an individual who has a current library card through this address.

"A Review of Cheerleaders: The Second Evil."
Critic: Caroline S. McKinney.
Voice of Youth Advocates, Vol. 15, No. 6, February, 1993, p. 360.

"The second in the Cheerleader series continues the battle of Corky Corcoran and the Shadyside High cheerleaders against an evil force that has already…"

"R. L. Stine: Overview."
Critic: Bennis Blue.
Contemporary Popular Writers, edited by Dave Mote, St. James Press, 1997.

"Elementary and middle-school teachers rue what he has wrought, but R. L. Stine's fans -- pre-teens and young adults -- seem spellbound by this Ohio-born writer's craft. Stine has penned more than 100 books for young people and is among the most successful writers in his niche…"

"R. L. Stine: Overview."
Critic: Patrick Jones.
Twentieth-Century Young Adult Writers, 1st ed., edited by Laura Standley Berger, St. James Press, 1994.

"Robert L. Stine is a publisher's dream: a prolific writer who turns out compact, marketable best sellers almost monthly."

"A Review of Halloween Party."
Critic: Penny Blubaugh.
Voice of Youth Advocates, Vol. 13, No. 6, February, 1991, p. 368.

"Terry doesn't really understand why he and his girlfriend Niki have received the black-bordered invitations to Justine's Halloween party. Justine is new at school and has been…"

"A Review of Broken Hearts."
Critic: Mary Jane Santos.
Voice of Youth Advocates, Vol. 16, No. 2, June, 1993, p. 105

"Violets are blue / Roses are red. / On Valentine's Day / Josie will be dead." So reads the Valentine that Josie McClain receives in the mail. But who would want to kill Josie? And why?..."

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