Book Review–Dangerous Girls by R.L. Stine

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This is the 74th book from my 200 Book Reading Challenge.

Picture Source: Goodreads.com
Picture Source: Goodreads.com

Dangerous Girls by R.L. Stine
Published May 1st, 1998

 

Destiny Weller and her twin sister, Livvy, return from their summer vacation with an overpowering thirst –– an inhuman desire to drink blood.

Have they turned into vampires?

How will they keep their horrifying secret from their family and friends?

And can they find a way to become human again … before it’s too late?

 

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I’ve been a fan of R.L. Stine and his work since I was nine years old. I’ve been a vampire fan even longer. I finally got around to reading this one.

I liked this, but I didn’t love it. The characters themselves are okay, but a little two-dimensional. The writing was definitely Stine’s, but there were also some problems with it. Mostly with the dialogue. It seemed that the characters said one another’s names way too much, enough that it felt unrealistic.

The story itself was interesting, though I would have liked to know even more about Renz. I did like the twin aspect as well as the twists at the end. It was also neat (and at the same time, strange) to see Stine giving the book a more modern feel with the teens–I don’t ever recall him using curse words or mentioning drugs, sex, and alcohol.

Overall, I enjoyed this. There are plenty of faults, but for a vampire story, I liked it. I may even check out the sequel now.

 

3stars

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