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Only bestselling master of horror R.L. Stine could think up a chiller this thrilling . . . a macabre love triangle involving a boy, a girl, and an ex-girlfriend who just happens to be dead.


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Only bestselling master of horror R.L. Stine could think up a chiller this thrilling . . . a macabre love triangle involving a boy, a girl, and an ex-girlfriend who just happens to be dead.

30 review for The Dead Girlfriend (Point Horror)

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jerricasalazar

    I. This book. Oh my. I just remembered the plot the other day and I started freaking out because I couldn't remember what it was called. I used to LOVE this book. It's so crazy that I found it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Katherine

    Wow!This was such a great book. I have been reading a lot of R.L Stine's books and I had high hope for this one as well.It was not a disappointment. Annie,the new girl moves in the new Town with her family mid term. She goes off exploring the town and the famous falls she heard from the real estate agent.There she meets Jonathan who holds a reputation and recent tag of being the boyfriend of the girl who died by falling to her death. Strange things started to creep in Anne's life as sh Wow!This was such a great book. I have been reading a lot of R.L Stine's books and I had high hope for this one as well.It was not a disappointment. Annie,the new girl moves in the new Town with her family mid term. She goes off exploring the town and the famous falls she heard from the real estate agent.There she meets Jonathan who holds a reputation and recent tag of being the boyfriend of the girl who died by falling to her death. Strange things started to creep in Anne's life as she gets closer to Jonathan where she gets late night threatening calls,bizarre occurrences and an extremely creepy wannabe who wants her to be her best friend.Up till the end you would think you got it all figured out because that's what I did too but I was so wrong,so freaking wrong about who killed Louisa(Jonathan's dead girlfriend) Although the title of the book might mislead you thinking that this would be a stalker-ish sort of dead girlfriend seeking revenge or so but it's not,it's more like a thriller with actual living person who is sick and twisted in one sided love. Anyways, this a quick and easy read and I wasn't sure if I was excepting that much twists and turns(I know I said high hopes but not heavy stuffs like....... it's a spoiler so can't say) but this was definitely one of best R.L Stine I read so far.If you want a quick and really short but creepy suspense you should definitely check this out. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    This is your typical R.L. Stine novel. New kid comes to town, mysterious person, mysterious history, oh wow, someone else did it. This isn't gonna be an eye opener. It's not fantastically written (and while Stine isn't the best author, he's got some good books for kids), but this is quite poor. There's no reaction to action, there's a lot of repeated ideas, sentences, phrases, and the characterisation is nonexistent. The ending bothered me the most. Character A pushes Character B over This is your typical R.L. Stine novel. New kid comes to town, mysterious person, mysterious history, oh wow, someone else did it. This isn't gonna be an eye opener. It's not fantastically written (and while Stine isn't the best author, he's got some good books for kids), but this is quite poor. There's no reaction to action, there's a lot of repeated ideas, sentences, phrases, and the characterisation is nonexistent. The ending bothered me the most. Character A pushes Character B over a cliff to their death, and then character C admits they killed Jonathan's girlfriend. When the police turn up, only character C is arrested... and then there's a romantic moment? I am so confused. No. Go away, stop now.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Namba

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. So I was thinking that this was one of the better R.L.Stine books until I reached the end. And then I had to laugh. What kind of morally depraved people feel OK about pushing a girl off a cliff as long as she doesn't die? The fact that Annie fell into Jonathan's arms with a smile and full of relief was absolutely ridiculous!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mehsi

    Not really the best R.L. Stine book, I had expected lots of excitement, lots of horror or creepy things. Sadly, the cover is pretty much the only horrific thing, that and some event that happens near the end. Other than it, it is a pretty tame and calm story. Sure there are some events happening that could give you a case of small goosebumps, but mostly I was wondering when the real excitement would start, and as the pages went by, the end was coming nearer, I wondered if a few threat Not really the best R.L. Stine book, I had expected lots of excitement, lots of horror or creepy things. Sadly, the cover is pretty much the only horrific thing, that and some event that happens near the end. Other than it, it is a pretty tame and calm story. Sure there are some events happening that could give you a case of small goosebumps, but mostly I was wondering when the real excitement would start, and as the pages went by, the end was coming nearer, I wondered if a few threats, a few arguments here and there would be all to the story. Sure, it kept me excited to find out who did it. I had a list of people who could be possible suspects, but I can say that finding out who did it for real was quite a twist for me. I didn't have that person on my list. I didn't think that person would be capable of this, and even looking back on the book, I don't think I could ever have known. Maybe there were hints, maybe they are quite obvious, but it wasn't obvious to me. I didn't like Jonathan or how he acted around Annie. They were together, yet also not. I get, he lost his girlfriend, but really, he was mostly just being quite weird, with mood spells even girls would be jealous off and I didn't feel any romantic sparks coming off him. None at all. The only thing I felt coming off him was moodiness and also a bad case of Hey-this-girl-is-hot. Annie. *sighs* Annie. Urgh, I just didn't know what to do with the girl. All kinds of stuff happens, but as is typical in these kind of books, she just jumps around like nothing happens. I also really, really got tired of her: Oh I don't know how a PC, sorry a Mac works thing. Yes, I can imagine it is really hard, but then just ask for help, from either a teacher or someone else. I know this book was written during a time that computers weren't that common place as the current time, but come on. Also her constant: I am such a jerk, or I am acting like a big jerk got soo frustrating. It didn't sound like a girl saying it, it sounded more like a guy saying it. And she said it soooo often. I was wondering what was wrong with her. The plot, as I said, was pretty boring. I was expecting lots of ghosts, lots of horror and hauntings, but well, meh. The ending was pretty decent, but it felt like it was cut off short. I won't spoil anything (of course), but it was just a shame. It was all kinds of awesomeness and then bang, over. I also feel that that one event (near the end, after the birthday party), was just too much and I felt like it wasn't even needed to add that, it was beyond disgusting and sick. Would I recommend this book? On the one hand, yes. But it is also quite a bit of boring and blandness. If you are looking for a scary book, I would recommend other books by this author. He has written some amazing stuff. Review first posted at http://twirlingbookprincess.com/

  6. 4 out of 5

    Javiera

    this was my favorite book of R.L.Stine

  7. 5 out of 5

    Robyn Drummond

    A really good story! Once again he is a master of the creepy.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Matt Micucci

    Really it's just one of those low suspense books written for chirlden, and it's just like all of the other r.l. stine books written in, like, two seconds.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    One of my childhood favorites.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Karla

    thE bOoK iS reAlLy sCaRy

  11. 5 out of 5

    kylajaclyn

    There are four things that R.L. Stine loves the most, whether he is writing Point Horror or Fear Street: fake-outs, killing family pets, an evil gal pal, and skeletons. So, as you can imagine, all of these things are included in The Dead Girlfriend. It's gotten to the point where I was just flipping pages like, "Oh, Annie has a cat. Let's see how long it survives." "Oh, Annie has several friends, and only one is acting nice and the rest are being suspicious, so it's obviously the nice There are four things that R.L. Stine loves the most, whether he is writing Point Horror or Fear Street: fake-outs, killing family pets, an evil gal pal, and skeletons. So, as you can imagine, all of these things are included in The Dead Girlfriend. It's gotten to the point where I was just flipping pages like, "Oh, Annie has a cat. Let's see how long it survives." "Oh, Annie has several friends, and only one is acting nice and the rest are being suspicious, so it's obviously the nice friend who is guilty." "This book is supposed to be about the supernatural, so of course it won't be." "What is the point of Ryan? Why is he never revisited in the end?" Seriously, I am so pissed about the cat dying. Stine watched Fatal Attraction one too many times. And I'm not normally annoyed when something supernatural turns out not to be, but the whole fucking TITLE of this book rests on the fact that there is a dead girlfriend come back to life (says so on the back). Two characters are never revisited. The first is Ryan, who wants to be with Annie and tries to kiss her, but she isn't having it. After he shows up at her birthday we never hear from him again. Then, towards the end, we finally think Annie is meeting the "dead girlfriend," but it's actually just Louisa's (the dead girl) sister. WTF? Apparently they look so much alike as to be twins, only... they're not twins. Annie talks with Danielle (the sister) once, and we don't hear about her again by the end of the book. So, was Danielle really Louisa come back to life? Did Annie make up Danielle in her head? Did Louisa even have a sister?! Stine, how can you leave such critical questions unanswered?!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    I listened to an audiobook version of this book and I think that was part of the reason why I liked this book less than I would have. The audiobook had a lot of soundeffects and the actors' renditions of the characters annoyed me. Well, their voices annoyed me. I like my narrators to be calm and preferably British ^_^. The story itself was not bad though less scary than I would have hoped from a R.L. Stine book. There were a few instances where a scary situation was hinted at (especially noticab I listened to an audiobook version of this book and I think that was part of the reason why I liked this book less than I would have. The audiobook had a lot of soundeffects and the actors' renditions of the characters annoyed me. Well, their voices annoyed me. I like my narrators to be calm and preferably British ^_^. The story itself was not bad though less scary than I would have hoped from a R.L. Stine book. There were a few instances where a scary situation was hinted at (especially noticable in the audiobook since they included a sound effect) and that it turned nothing especially creepy was happening (e.g. Caleb and the oncoming truck). I though this a bit cheap since often these scenes didn't add to the story at all and it seemed they were just inserted to keep the reader on their toes while actually the atmosphere of a book should do that (and in my opinion there was enough "atmosphere" to drop these fake-scares). Same with the character Ryan. I was hopin ghe had some ground breaking information but he turned out to be nothing more than a molesting, egocentric freak. I will keep reading R.L. Stine's stories, just not in this format.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jessica

    (view spoiler)[Someone watched Fatal Attraction. (hide spoiler)] It was fun, but (view spoiler)[I was kind of disappointed by the end. I liked that Dawn seemed like a good friend. Also, nothing happened with Ryan. (hide spoiler)]

  14. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    3 stars cause, c’mon it’s RL Stine, but honestly 5 stars for the Teen Creeps genre. This was actually kind of a roller coaster. Had me feeling genuinely tense and spooked in the end. There were about 2 too many red herrings for such a short read, but I definitely enjoyed it.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Bea Chase

    This book leads you through all sorts of twists and turns. The killer is not easily known, and there will be different wrong guesses throughout the book. Super great. Definitely recommend!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sati Marie Frost

    Another book that I can't quite work out my feelings for. R.L. Stine is probably one of the most popular YA authors, and I attribute this to the powerful - and sometimes horrific - images that are so prolific in his novels. While I didn't really remember the plot of this, several of the scenes - the waterfalls, the electric keyboard, the spaghetti pot - were embedded in my memory without being attached to any book or plotline. That kind of heavy-handed imagery is a little too clumsy for my adult Another book that I can't quite work out my feelings for. R.L. Stine is probably one of the most popular YA authors, and I attribute this to the powerful - and sometimes horrific - images that are so prolific in his novels. While I didn't really remember the plot of this, several of the scenes - the waterfalls, the electric keyboard, the spaghetti pot - were embedded in my memory without being attached to any book or plotline. That kind of heavy-handed imagery is a little too clumsy for my adult self, but very effective on teens and preteens. In this novel, we have Annie, who has just moved to a new town. The first person she meets is the mysterious, attractive Jonathan, and she is immediately interested in him, an interest he seems to return. However, at school she finds out that his last girlfriend died (either a few months ago or a year and a few months ago, it's not clear - although I assumed the latter) when she fell off the cliff at the waterfall. Her death was ruled an accident, but rumours fly that Jonathan had something to do with it (he was there that day, and allegedly left her alone for a few minutes, which is when she fell). Annie starts having some nasty tricks played on her, ranging from the mild (erasing a disk containing a research project) to the really awful (killing her cat), and she has no way of knowing if it's got anything to do with Jonathan and his dead girlfriend or not. This isn't Stine's best. Nor is it his worst. Annie is kind of a blank canvas, neither particularly likeable nor loathsome. Jonathan is kind of interesting - I'd like to have seen more of him. I didn't guess the killer, although I probably should have. Verdict: Lightweight fluff that I enjoyed while reading - and will most likely forget in the next couple days.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Autumn G

    I think there is a lot of detail in this book. I also like how R.L. Stine Layed the book out. It was heart-pounding but also kind of creepy at the same time. This guy, Jonathan, is going out with this girl he met, Annie. His ex- girlfriend died(not going to tell you how) and she's came back to haunt Annie. After Annie got all of these "presents"(notes) from his dead ex, she stops hanging out with him. She keeps coming back and she's done everything she cane to stop her from coming back. Read thi I think there is a lot of detail in this book. I also like how R.L. Stine Layed the book out. It was heart-pounding but also kind of creepy at the same time. This guy, Jonathan, is going out with this girl he met, Annie. His ex- girlfriend died(not going to tell you how) and she's came back to haunt Annie. After Annie got all of these "presents"(notes) from his dead ex, she stops hanging out with him. She keeps coming back and she's done everything she cane to stop her from coming back. Read this fiction story to find out what happened to Jonathan and Annie, and if they'll ever make it through this situation.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Daniel Kirijenko

    Wow, this was not what i was expecting. Hoping that this will leave me in shock and in horror, this left me with boredom and knowledge of whats to come. I was also hoping that the horror books will be my favorite topic to read; however, when i read this in 7th grade it did not pressure me to reading other R.L. Stine horror books. Maybe the book isn't as bad as i am saying it is, but as the book went on it seemed to me that the author could have done better and put more work into it, not the best Wow, this was not what i was expecting. Hoping that this will leave me in shock and in horror, this left me with boredom and knowledge of whats to come. I was also hoping that the horror books will be my favorite topic to read; however, when i read this in 7th grade it did not pressure me to reading other R.L. Stine horror books. Maybe the book isn't as bad as i am saying it is, but as the book went on it seemed to me that the author could have done better and put more work into it, not the best book I've ever read.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Bookfan53

    This was an old book of my daughter's that I came across and decided to read. RL Stine is an American writer whose books are for children and teens. He wrote the famous Goosebumps series along with many others. An immensely talented gentleman. I found this story good for a teenage read. Enjoyed it and would have been an easy read for teens. It's stories like this that would get young people interested in reading.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Fond memories of R.L. Stine. Even though many of his books had the same theme, I loved 90% of them, and this was no exception. The cover took me back to my childhood. I don't remember the plot or how it ended, and this might be out of print. Update: I found it in my stash of old Stine books. It was a pleasant surprise!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Bozz

    R.L. Stine & Point Horror are a great combo and this book is no exception. Very entertaining and laugh out loud funny in parts when you look at those parts which are meant to be horrific. Actually there are three or four genuinely horrible parts. If you are fond of cats you may want to give this a miss.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Pamela

    I'm just in love with all the R.L.Stine's books so I can't imagine me writting something wrong about him and what I love most is with his books you'll never predict the end you wanna resolve the mistery and you'll never be bored with the story. I read this book in 1 day and it was awesome like always.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Alishia

    This is one of the earlier R.L. Stine books. It is an easy read, really meant for preteenagers who are looking for a little scare. If you take it at face value, it is a very entertaining story about a new girl who comes to town and meets a good looking guy whose last girlfriend recently died under mysterious circumstances, and perhaps she is next.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    When I was 11/12, I loved Point Horror books and devoured the local library for the different titles. R.L. Stine was like a God. I read this for a bit of nostalgic fluff and for that purpose it was great. I can imagine the 11 year old me as declaring this as the best book ever. The 28 year old me though does think it's all a bit naff, but then who cares?!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Bex

    This seemed to be all set up and not a very big pay off. This is one tale where a longer format may have benefited the core story. I felt like it was developing nicely but then suddenly rushed to the end including no clues as to who or what the horror was. A phoned in effort from Stine.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Alex

    I vividly remembered the cover of this book, but not much else. I did remember (view spoiler)[ the thing with Goggles (hide spoiler)] though, and I still hate that scene. =( This was an okay book, with an ending that isn't explained well, but it was still fun to read.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marifer Montaño

    The Dead Girlfriend is a great horror story. It's pretty entertaining and throughout the book it keeps you engage with the plot. The characters are very well develop and the idea in general is pretty unique.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Fallen Angel

    Annie meets Jonathan Morgan. He's gorgeous, but very bad news. His last girlfriend died in mysterious circumstances. Annie becomes desperate to know what happened. Then terrifying things keep happening to her!! was his girlfriend really back form death ?!

  29. 4 out of 5

    Richard Cardenas

    love R.L. Stine but this book wasn't as good as most of his work.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    I saw this cover while browsing around for a book for the "What is the name of that book??" group and I definitely remember reading this!

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