Give Me a K-I-L-L

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At Shadyside High, cheerleading can be a scream!

For the first time since the original series, R.L. Stine brings back his most beloved characters―the cheerleaders of Shadyside High.

The cheerleading squad at Shadyside has always been strong, but now there are rumors that lack of funds may mean the end of cheerleading at Shadyside. That would be a shame for Heather Wyatt, who has just transferred from her old school, where she was a star, and is eager to join the squad. There’s only one other girl who stands in her way―rich, spoiled Devra Dalby, who is also trying out for the one open slot. The competition to join the squad is anything but friendly―and it ends in murder. Will Heather make the squad―if there’s even a squad anymore―or will she end up dead?

Packed with screams and guaranteed to send a shiver up your spine, Give Me a K-I-L-L is a terrifying installment in Stine’s bestselling Fear Street series.



R.L. Stine’s Fear Street novel, Give Me a K-I-L-L is the perfect book for reluctant readers.  It is a fast paced novel with relatable characters, high school storyline and gore.

Gretchen Page is a new student at Shadyside High School and wants to make a good impression.  She was the best cheerleader at her old school and is hopeful to make the squad.  Unfortunately, the squad is small and her competitor, although not as good a cheerleader as Gretchen, is filthy rich.  Devra Dalby’s father owns the mall in Shadyside and has made generous donations to the high school.  Factor in that Gretchen is also making a play for the head cheerleader’s boyfriend, Sid Viviano… things aren’t looking good for her.

When Gretchen starts receiving prank phone calls and becomes the target of some pretty nasty pranks, she immediately blames Devra Dalby.  But things don’t stop there, nasty pranks turn into vicious attacks and murder and now Gretchen doesn’t know who to trust.

The suspense and plot twists in this book keep the pace going, and I enjoyed reading it.  I am glad that R.L. Stine is relaunching his Fear Street series.  As a reading teacher it can be difficult finding high interest, low reading level books and this series is a perfect fit for some of my students.


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