It is that spooky time of the year ~~~
I used to love getting spooked. By stories. By films (does anyone else's neck prickle at the mention of Carrie, the Prom Queen? And Freddy Kreuger?). By tales we told one another in school. I still seek the thrill once in a while.
And recently, I came across this interview with horror writer, R. L. Stine.
Don't know who he is?
Gasp! Oh, the horror!
R. L. Stine is the author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series. I haven't read the former, but I was a huge, voracious fan of the latter.
When I was around 10-12, I quietly struggled with reading. Stories were often too wordy and my confidence in English was at an all-time low. R. L. Stine gave me many reasons to regain the pleasure of reading. Through his Fear Street stories.
Here are some I loved dearly:
His storylines were appealing, his characters we could relate to or secretly befriend in our head and his rhythm in making dreadful things happen to his protagonists (our dear friends!) is a trait I have learned so much from.
Here's the saga that gave the infamous street its name:
These were what held me captivated in my tweenhood. Have you read the Fear Street series? Do you have a favourite, or a horror story/series by another author? Happy Halloween!
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