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Ver rise above their initial somewhat stereotypical impressions Peter the chubby glasses wearing nerd Erin the pretty girl who doesn t know she s pretty and Roy the ate bloomer who has a crush on ErinWith each tale a sense of menace builds until events explode in an action packed conclusion The friends courage smarts and oyalty are tested as they face the house s mysterious inhabitant With just enough violence to sustain a sense of real danger the climax keeps you guessing until the plot s final twist After reading about the fall of the Roman Republic for the second time this year I needed something a bit akin to candy to help reset my head I picked up Rick R Reed s Dead End Street for the sole reason that I ve read his work before and have enjoyed most of what I d read Reed is an author whose oeuvre stretches itself across a somewhat stilted spectrum between two poles gay erotica and horrorthriller It is not uncommon for these two genres to blend There are however some works that jut out from his catalog such as this one right here Imagine my surprise to find out a few pages in that I was reading a work of young adult fiction Not something I would necessarily expect from ReedAs is such this book is clearly not meant for a man in his thirties something I had to keep in mind as I chewed on the plot Reed s knack for creative convincing and thrilling stories is not ost on this piece even though he has had to pull back his most twisted thoughts for his intended younger audience However the book is rather short essentially a novella and it doesn t offer the reader a Scandals and Secrets (Hearts Of Fire, lot in terms of back story His characters are somewhat trope y and could have benefited from some serious background development something I m well aware Reed knows how to do As a result his main characters a group of junior highhigh school aged teenagers either talkike characters from PBS s Arthur or Shooting for a Century like something you d hear on Freeform s Pretty Little Liars They don t swear or smokeike most kids their age and there isn t much glue that seems to be keeping them together Their sueaky clean and almost idealistic presentation winks at 80s kidteen flicks I, Partridge like The Goonies or Adventures in Babysitting which gives the story perhaps an intentional nostalgic vibeWhat s evident however is that Reed does not rest on hisaurels when it comes to setting the scene His depictions of the neighborhoods buildings woods and homes are beautiful without becoming too floral something which is a hallmark of his other works In short Reed is no slouch and does not dumb down his style for the sake of a teenage audience even if he dulls the blade when it comes to the subject matter itself The ending is not particularly a happy one and is Shadow of the Templar left on a rather contemplative note Unfortunately as good as the ending may have been its execution was rushed There was another good 50 to 60 pages of story that Reed could have written but for one reason or another felt wasn t necessaryOut of the three books I ve read by Reed Dead End Street has failed to move the needle in either direction It won t stop me from seeking out his work in the future nor will it make me crave of it It has however made me aware that the young adult genre ofiterature truly is not for me and that I should stick to Reed s potent and twisted adult thrillers IM with its pulpy noir ish overtones managed to startle me at many points thanks also perhaps to the fact that I had read it in a state of strong jetlag It is my hope that his novel Obssessed about a sadistic serial killer will be able to truly scare me the way that this book unfortunately wasn t truly able to doThat being said despite of its shortcomings and the fact that again I am not a teenager it did get my heart racing a few times And the story was compelling enough to push me to read through to the end the mark of any good storyteller510 This is a YA novel that scared me half to death I was reading this in my home on Waikiki and will never forget the terrifying moment involving a deranged Unforgiven (Warriors for the Light lunatic and a baseball bat when the entire island of Oahu was plunged into darkness thanks to an island wide power outtage I wouldike to say I was manly and strong but I sniveled ike a girl I still cringe when I see baseball batsAnd I am afraid than ever of the dar. Appeared the night his parents and sister were killed Or is it someone even sinister With each story each a completed short original horror tale that stands on its own the tension mountsand so does the anger of the house's mysterious inhabitant He is enraged at having his space violated and his rage could mean a real dead end for those who dare to invade his home Genres Horror Suspense Thriller Young Adul.
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Dead End Street Rick R Reed 2008Peter Marlene David Roy and Erin have been best friends forever all growing up on the same street Like many growing up they change their minds as much as they change their underwear and socks always wanting to try something new For these five teens Clubs were their thing Every week or month they formed a different club Coming up to Halloween they decide to form a Horror Stories Cluband what better place to hold their club is the Tuttle House at the end of the Street Years ago their was a family slained supposedly by their 15 year old son Paul a Charles Manson type murder or think The Amityville Horror movies Each week each club member is to tell a Ghost story from the murder of the Tuttle family to the twins murdered in the snow However something is not right at the Tuttle house as the group start to hear noises and strange going ons start to happen Is the house really haunted or is someone playing with the group What happens when their friend David gets Six Days in Leningrad left behind and is Paul Tuttle still alive This is a fun story for those who with the huge craze at the moment are in the mood for Ghost Stories in a way these kids remind me of Ghostbusters with a bit of Scooby DooNancy Drew to them Also something I really enjoyed in this novel was the references to today s media eg tv Show Lost and the resources of downloading tv episodes off TV When Peter suggests to his friends theiratest club should be called Halloween Horror Club where once a week a different member has to come up with a horror story to tell and at the end of the five weeks they The Darkness ll vote on the scariest they were all for it Then Peter added they had to do this from inside the abandoned house at the end of a dead end street where a family was murdered and the son went missing there was a few not so keen but decided to go ahead anyway Will the five survive the house to tell all their stories and vote or will the mysterious stranger behind the noises they hear have other plansHOLY HANNAH BATMAN Rick R Reed has brought creepy to a whole newevel with Dead End Street Not only i Servicable The kids stories Marlene s and David s were actually pretty good campfire stories The rest while it had a nice tension was only alright Very well done YA horror novel beginning as a group of five teenagers deciding to meet once a week in an abandoned house where a mysterious mass murder occurred fifteen years ago in order to tell each other horror stories they ve made up But is the house really abandonedThe individual horror stories that the friends come up with are all pretty good and that novelty carries us through the first half of the novel providing a wonderful sense of creepy atmosphere I was very impressed by the author s ability to create five vivid characters with distinct personalities without bogging the novel down with too much description or back story When the friends begin to sense that something is wrong in the house beyond its disturbing history there is a bit of stupid horror movie character behavior Although it s mostly on the part of one character the others have sense But I Flyboy liked the way everyone banded together to help each other rather than running around screaming and getting picked off one by one the way most horror stories tend to goA very nice horror story with great atmosphere which if you read my other reviews you know is extremely important to me When I selected Dead End Street by Rick R Reed I admit I didn t realize it was a young adult horror novel I m familiar with Reed s gay fiction and adult horror titles but as a fan of authorsike Christopher Pike and Lois Duncan when I was a young adult myself I approached the book with a sense of nostalgia for that earlier time Though the novel is set in modern times the set up is familiar a group of young friends somewhat misfits hang out together The setting is also a familiar one an abandoned house perhaps haunted possessed or just plain creepy on the outskirts of town the scene of a mass murder some years before itself the stuff of egend in the small town Of course combine the two and you ve got a perfect mix for a classic style horror taleThe kids decide to use the empty house as the site for a Halloween Horror Club in which each of the five members tries to top The old house at the end of a dead end street is of a dead end than anyone realizes They are five misfit kids who have banded together in their small Ohio River town Over the years they had organized various clubs and now they've formed the Halloween Horror Club The premise is simple each week each teen spins a horrifying tale and at the end of five weeks the scariest story wins a prize The twist the stor.
He ast in telling a chilling tale to the group The format works well because not only do you have the arger story but five individual ones so fans of horror shorts should enjoy this as well As the group meets it becomes apparent that they are not the only ones in the house What begins as a scary mystery explodes into a cat and mouse game kids versus wellwhatever inhabits the house The story is brisk enough to avoid becoming bogged down in unnecessary side plots and takes a few twists right up until the end The book was a total nod to the young adult horror classics of the ast twenty or thirty years and I appreciated the focus on chills and suspense rather than all out gore I suppose a Black Beech and Honeydew: An Autobiography lot of young readers prefer the gory stuff but give this a chance if you enjoy a nice creepy atmosphere and mysteryAs Iistened to the audio version of the book I At the Italians Command ll end with comments on that Narrator Rish Outfield does a fine job with the material giving each of the characters a distinct personality and adding appropriate suspense and jolts when needed without getting too carried away A narrator can make or break an audiobook and Outfield was a good choice for Reed s novel It s nice to see that newer technologies are being utilized to make authors available in audiobook format Here s hoping of Rick R Reed s titles will be offered in this format Full review can be found at What happens when a group of teens create a club call it The Horror Club and decide to tell one scary story a weekeading up to Halloween inside an abandoned old house where three horrific murders took place fifteen years prior The murderer was never caught and the murder weapon never found and one member of the family disappeared that night without a trace The house is rud to be haunted and with each visit by the group they are convinced those rumors are true What happens when one ventures into the house without the others and comes face to face with the person or thing haunting the place This is a YA book but it s classic Rick R Reed horror There s not a Oh Baby! lot of gore but it will suck you in and creep you out as you turn the pages I discovered this author as a result of his horror books so I ve kind of made it a tradition since then way back when to read one of his close to Halloween I picked the perfect one this year with Dead End StreetHighly recommended for all ages Pretty Good BookI thought going into this book that it was going to be a haunted spooky read but it turned out to be much Some friends get together and form a club where they can tell ghost stories They decide to do the ghost stories in a abandoned house where a family had been murderedReading this I thought it would be about ghosts but it actually turned into a mystery which about halfway through the book it Review by Nancy HolznerIn a small Pennsylvania town five eighth graders friends since childhood form the Halloween Horror Club For the five weekseading up to Halloween each friend will tell a scary story followed by a group vote on whose story was best To set the right atmosphere they decide to meet in the abandoned Tuttle house site of three unsolved murders fifteen years earlier No one ever Her Rancher Hero (Saddlers Prairie, learned who killed Mr and Mrs Tuttle and four year old Stacey or what happened to fifteen year old Paul who disappeared the night his family was murdered Despite the kids private misgivings the spooky old house is the perfect setting for their club until it becomes clear that they re not alone Someone is watching them Someone who gets aittle closer a The Maid of Lorne little bolder each time they meetThe book s structure embeds each friend s story in thearger story of what s happening in the Tuttle house These are stories you might hear around a campfire demonic possession sisters ost in endless frozen woods the ghost of an old woman frightened to death a vain girl unaware of her parents terrifying secret a haunted road to nowhere and each reveals something of its teller s personality Although the stories are fun each teller s voice sounds too much ike the others making it hard at times to distinguish the kids Of the five friends two emerge as complex characters David who acts tough to cover up his insecurities and Marlene the smart perfect girl who neglects herself to care for others The other three friends ne. Ies have to be told in the infamous and abandoned Tuttle house where fifteen years earlier nearly an entire family had been murdered in their beds The idea of the club seems ike a good one until the kids begin to realize they may not be alone in the Tuttle house which backs up against the woods There seems to be someone or something watching them Is it Paul Tuttle the son who while still in his teens dis.
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