Beach House

A Point Horror Novel by R.L. Stine

Synopsis: Swim. Sunbathe. Die. It’s 1956 and four kids are hanging out on the beach. Little do they know that a killer has begun to stalk them, one by one. Now, on the same golden sands nearly 40 years later, Ashley, Ross, Lucy and Kip are enjoying the same beach. Until history starts to repeat itself. Don’t go near the water!

I had so much hope for this book! The beginning chapter or epilogue or whatever it was… It was so creepy, like beyond eerie with the whole shark food scene! I had shivers, so I expected the rest of the book to live up to that.

Unfortunately, it did not. The story kept flipping back and forth between the 50’s and the 80’s —which does get explained at the end of the book— but still, it did it in such a way that was so confusing. Because of how it flipped and how many kids and people were involved in this story, I found it so hard to keep track of who was who, and what was happening with each person.

The kids in this one were just as insufferable as half of the goosebumps kids, I don’t actually think Mr.Stine knows what kids are even like, he really must not have known any kids if he thinks this is how they act. The 80’s parts were okay, those ones weren’t super painful..probably because they just had normal goosebumps vibes to them. but the 50’s chapters! Ouch, Those were rough. They had so much ‘50’s lingo’ that it was cheesier than a seven cheese grilled cheese and not in a good way.

The big twist, if that’s what you want to call what clearly was supposed to be the shock moment at the end. Was just so underwhelming and rushed. I just, wasn’t a huge fan of this one.

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  1. I had such high hopes for your review. I saw “horror” and wanted a book to get me out of my comfort zone. I’m so sad that this book didn’t live up to your expectations! Maybe next time 🙂

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      1. I don’t have Netflix. May get it soon, because I want to check out Shadow and Bone. I’m excited about the new season of The Orville coming to Hulu in Oct

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