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Review: The Second Evil by R.L. Stine

The Second EvilCorky Corcoran is sure it’s just her imagination when she sees her dead sister rise from the grave. Or is it?

Corky is trying to put the nightmare of Bobbi’s death behind her—she’s back on the Shadyside cheerleading squad and has become friends with Kimmy and Debra. But everything is not back to normal for Corky—she hears horrible screams in the gym, her friend has become obsessed with the occult, and a strange young man is following her. And then the murders begin again…

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As I continue to make my way through the Fear Street series, I still continue to find books I’m sure I read growing up, but can’t remember. This is one of these times. I’m positive I read it at least once a long time ago. But I couldn’t remember any of the specifics. I remember more from the third book in the cheerleaders series than I did with this one. In fact, the only thing I could recall was exactly who the evil spirit was inhabiting in this book.

Now, for the story itself, it was meh… Even for a Fear Street novel, I felt a bit underwhelmed. There just wasn’t a lot to get you excited about it. Perhaps that’s why I forgot so much of this book. But also, the biggest disappointment came from the revelations about Sarah Fear. Perhaps I’m mistaken about what eventually is revealed about Sarah Fear, but this book completely contradicts all of that. For one, it’s claimed Sarah Fear was a true Fear… but in a later book, it’s revealed she married into the family. Supposedly she was always surrounded by family and friends… and yet, the real Sarah never became a Fear. She switched places with her friend and drowned in a ship that was trying to cross the Atlantic. So… if she had friends and family around all of the time… wouldn’t they have known she wasn’t really Sarah?

Perhaps this is just me mixing up my stories or perhaps this really was a whoops moment in the series. Either way, this version of Sarah’s life isn’t as interesting as the one they eventually settled on. Hopefully I’ll be able to look back and figure out if the stories got mixed up in my head or if it’s possible the author messed things up.



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About Kristine

As an aspiring author, avid bookworm, fitness fanatic and dedicated mother, there just aren't enough hours in the day. I write or post about things I'm passionate about and spend my time trying to make the most of every day. Life may be a tough journey, but I have my ruby red slippers and am content on skipping along this yellow brick road until the end of the line.

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