Monday, April 26, 2010

The Face

Author: R.L. Stine
Title: The Face1

Series: Fear Street (book 35)
Publication Date: 1996
Number of Pages: 172
Genre: Fiction/YA
Synopsis: “They say something horrible happened that day. But Martha can't remember any of it--not the smallest detail. They say it will come back to her in time. But someone wants her to remember now. She draws his face, over and over--the face of a dead boy. She can't control her hand. And she can't remember how he died. But she's going to find the answer."

I seem to be going through a bit of an R.L. Stine kick this year. But I’m happy to say that so far out of the books I have read (for the first time) or re-read I haven’t been disappointed yet.
The best thing about The Face would have to be how you learn about the accident and what happened at the same time as the main character, which makes it seem almost like your part of the story.
While the story was quite interesting, I didn’t care for the main character or any of her friends in the book.
My favorite part of The Face is how Martha begins to suspect that she is going crazy because she keeps drawing the face of a boy that she can’t remember having ever met.
My only problem with the book would have to be that the end kind of reminded of Eye Candy, which a bit backwards considering The Face came out years before Eye Candy.
The Face was an extremely quick read with just enough suspense to keep you turning the pages. Given the chance I would definitely re-read or buy it somewhere down the road.

The Face earns 4 out of 5 pineapples.
1. The Face was borrowed from the library.

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