Everyone at Shadyside High remembers when Corky Corcoran destroyed the evil spirit. The evil that attacked the cheerleaders. No one expected the evil to come back. No one knew that there was only one way to defeat it forever. No one knew that the answer lay hidden in Sarah Fear’s grave.
I considered waiting to read this book until I reread the rest of the cheerleader stories or at the very least, the beginning of Sarah Fear’s story. Turns out, I didn’t really need to wait. Though I have never read this book until last night, I could still clearly recall a lot of what had happened in the previous books that laid all of the groundwork for this book.
It’s a few years since Corky Corcoran drowned The Evil and there is a new group of cheerleaders pumping up the Shadyside High School spirit. When the captain of the squad discovers a mysterious box that proclaims to stay out and that evil lies within, she and the rest of girls fail to take it seriously. They even go as far as to “summon” the Evil in question, which turns out to be a huge mistake.
I almost feel as if this book was making fun of the situation at hand. After so many books that tried to be “serious”, it was almost as if this book was meant to provide a little comic relief. Especially in regards to the random deaths. Before, the person possessed actually caused the accidents that happened. But I don’t remember someone’s arms magically falling off or face exploding. Then again, I’m sure I don’t remember all of the details of the deaths caused by the Evil. Anyways, I found this to be a fun way to relive this aspect of the series. I’ve always been more of a fan of the paranormal side of the Fear Street series, as opposed to the typical teenage killer.
Pick up your copy on Amazon: Cheerleaders: The Evil Lives! by R.L. Stine
Wow, RL Stine, I haven’t read any of his stuff in years. This post kind of made me feel a little old! But I also remember liking his writing, maybe I’ll have to dust off my old books and re-read them.
Don’t feel old! I’m going through a bunch of old books from my childhood. I find it’s a double edged sword. Sometimes I enjoy the books, but the stupid teenage girls drive me nuts. 😛