BOOK REVIEW: The Dead Boyfriend by R.L. Stine


Publisher: A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin’s Griffin

Publication Date: September 27, 2016

Format: Paperback

Pages: 288


Caitlin has never had a real boyfriend before. When she starts seeing Colin, she throws herself into the relationship with fervor. She ignores her friends who warn her that Colin may be a phony and that she is taking the whole thing too seriously. Caitlin is smitten. She doesn’t care if she loses her friends. All she wants is Colin. When Caitlin approaches Colin with another girl, she completely loses it. She snaps. Everything goes red. When she comes back to her senses, she realizes that Colin is dead – and she has killed him.

But if Colin is dead, how is he staring at her across a crowded party?

Terrifying from the first page to the last, The Dead Boyfriend is a heart-racing young adult novel from the master of teen screams himself.


I bought this book right away after they published. I’m new when it comes to R.L. Stine and this is the second book I’ve read from him and mind you, he didn’t disappoint me when it comes to creepy stories. this is the book that I’ve read for Bookish Pinoy’s #BPOctReadathon2016 (sorry, I forgot the hashtag they used).

Anyway, this book included to The Fear Street Launch, I think this is the 4th book of the series. I might say that this book is way creepier than Don’t stay up late. Don’t stay up late is kinda predictable but it’s still good. this book taught me on how not to trust a stranger, I mean it’s okay to meet new friends but you don’t have to give them your trust and that’s what Caitlyn did. I was actually scared when I read this book specially with Deena Fear and her weird looks and weird doings. despite of feeling irritated with the main character, I admired her independent attitude, she knows how to solve her problems without seeking help with her friends or family.but when things comes worst you have to tell to your parents, because when things comes worst they are the only one who can understand and help you.

I actually had a crush on Blade on the first chapters of this book, but somehow it ended up quickly because of his playful attitude. that’s the reason why Caitlyn is very mad at him. that plot twist at the ending of the book is the bomb! hahahahaha. this book contains a lot of psychological problems and hallucinations. but all in all this book is a good read for Halloween season. gave it a 4/5 stars 🙂


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