jlo Journal gPretty Good BookI thoughtoing into this book that it was oing to Be A Haunted Spooky a haunted spooky but it turned out to be much So Servicable The kids stories Marlene s and David s were actually pretty ood campfire stories The rest while it had a nice tension was only alright 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 whose oeuvre read Reed an author whose oeuvre itself across a somewhat stilted spectrum between two poles One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic gay erotica and horrorthriller It is not uncommon for these twoenres 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 lost 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 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 The Routledge Handbook of Spanish in the Global City group of junior highhigh school aged teenagers either talk like characters from PBS s Arthur or like something you d hear on Freeform s Pretty Little Liars They don t swear or smoke like most kids their age and there isn t muchlue that seems to be keeping them together Their sueaky clean and almost idealistic presentation winks at 80s kidteen flicks like The Goonies or Adventures in Babysitting which The Holy Grail gives the story perhaps an intentional nostalgic vibeWhat s evident however is that Reed does not rest on his laurels 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 left on a rather contemplative note Unfortunately asood as the ending may have been its execution was rushed There was another British Jihadism 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 adultenre of literature 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 Virgin Widow 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 anyood storyteller510 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 Wife in Exchange gay fiction and adult horror titles but as a fan of authors like 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 aroup 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 legend in the small town Of course combine the two and you ve ot a perfect mix for a classic style horror tal. 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.
Rick R. Reed ä 1 SUMMARYClub 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 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 FIVEahead anyway Will the five 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 new level with Dead End Street Not only is the story as a whole a complete edge of your seat nailbiter but we also et five short stories within the main tale through the kids contributions to their Halloween Horror Club so its like Night And Day getting 6 for the price of 1 what s not to love about that Unfortunately there are too many communities that have that one house with a sad tragic tale in its history most are probably not abandoned property like the kids use but still add a spooky flavor to your town The fact that it can blend in anywhere just heightens the nailbiter element for me anywayNow I haven t really read a young adult tale since I was about 12 I pretty much jumped right into mature age stories early on Some might find the young adult tag debatable because of the horror element and perhaps that is true I think this is one that if you are looking for a story for middle to high school age kids then you have to know the kids you are buying for Personally had I read this when I was 13 17 I would have been just as creeped out but in love with the story as I am now but it might be a little intense for some kidsand adults too As I said you just have to know the kids you re thinking aboutiving this to Frankly there is no age limit on enjoyment so if you are like me and young adult stories are really not your Tennessee Takedown / Ravens Hollow genre of choice but spooky creepy mystery horror is then I can t recommend Dead End Street enoughI don t really think I can say anything about Rick R Reed s Dead End Street without touching on spoilers so I ll just reiterate HOLY HANNAH BATMAN and WOW and SCARED THE BEEJESUS OUT OF ME and a thousand other catchphrases and words that basically say this is a winner and I highly recommend it to anyone who even remotely enjoys mysteryhorror Trust me you will not be disappointed Seriously stop reading my review ando jump in yourself Review by Nancy HolznerIn a small Pennsylvania town five eighth The Cowboy Takes a Bride (The Bridal Bid graders friends since childhood form the Halloween Horror Club For the five weeks leading up to Halloween each friend will tell a scary story followed by aroup 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 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 perfectdisappeared the night his family was murdered Despite the kids private misgivings the spooky old house is the perfect for their club until it becomes clear that they re not alone Someone is watching them Someone who Michaels Discovery (The Devaneys gets a little closer a little bolder each time they Very well done YA horror novel beginning as aroup 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 ood 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 liked the way everyone banded together to help each other rather than running around screaming and etting picked off one by one the way most horror stories tend to Life Changing Smiles goA very nice horror story withreat atmosphere which if you read my other reviews you know is extremely important to me. 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. EThe kids decide to use the empty house the site for
a Halloween Horror Club in which each of five members triesHalloween Horror Club in which each of the five members tries top the last in telling a chilling tale to the roup The format works well because not only do you have the larger story but five individual ones so fans of horror shorts should enjoy this as well As the roup 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 ame 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 last twenty or thirty years and I appreciated the focus on chills and suspense rather than all out ore I suppose a lot of young readers prefer the Copper Lake Secrets gory stuff butive this a chance if you enjoy a nice creepy atmosphere and mysteryAs I listened to the audio version of the book I ll end with comments on that Narrator Rish Outfield does a fine job with the material Brooklyn's Song giving each of the characters a distinct personality and adding appropriate suspense and jolts when needed withoutetting too carried away A narrator can make or break an audiobook and Outfield was a Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti Devotional Study Guide 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 Dead End Street Rick R Reed 2008Peter Marlene David Roy and Erin have been best friends forever allrowing up on the same street Like many Plain Jane The Hotshot 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 theroup start to hear noises and strange Family of Her Dreams going ons start to happen Is the house really haunted or is someone playing with theroup What happens when their friend David Blackmailed Into the Italians Bed gets 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 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 lunatic and a baseball bat when the entire island of Oahu was plunged into darkness thanks to an island wide power outtage I would like to say I was manly and strong but I sniveled like airl I still cringe when I see baseball batsAnd I am afraid than ever of the dark Full review can be found at What happens when a roup of teens create a club call it The Horror Club and decide to tell one scary story a week leading up to Halloween
inside an abandoned old house where three horrific murders took place fifteen years prior The murderer was never caughtan abandoned old house where three horrific murders took place fifteen years prior The murderer was never caught 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 roup 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 lot of Bound To Ransom (Bound Series Book 2) 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 When Peter suggests to his friends their latest club should be called Halloween Horror. 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 like aood 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.