Adam Malfitano still has nightmares about the night his girlfriend, Mitzi, died. He sees the blood. He sees her in the water. He is a lifeguard, and he can’t save her. He wakes up screaming. Even worse, he has begun to see Mitzi while he is awake. He knows it is impossible, but she looks so real. What does she want from him?
This is one of those Fear Street novels that doesn’t even take place on Fear Street or even in Shadyside. Adam is a college kid who graduated from Shadyside High. After an accident leaves his summer girlfriend dead, he is left struggling to deal with his guilt. A year has passed and though he’s trying to move on, he’s begun to hallucinate.
For a Fear Street novel, this one was fairly tame and even average. The twist leads into a random murder attempt and when I say random, I mean it. It doesn’t make sense and it’s almost as if it was added as an after thought. I suppose I get why it was added, the book as a whole was kind of..,. off? I don’t know, if I had to recommend a Fear Street novel, this one wouldn’t make the list.
Pick up your copy on Amazon: High Tide by R.L. Stine