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Fear Street -- Where Your Worst Nightmares Live... Emily wants to like her stepsister, but it hasn't been easy. As soon as Jessie moves in, she takes over Emily's room, steals Emily's clothes, and lies to everyone. Then Emily picks up Jessie's diary and learns a horrifying secret. Is Jessie really capable of murder? Emily tries to tell her parents, but no one believes heFear Street -- Where Your Worst Nightmares Live... Emily wants to like her stepsister, but it hasn't been easy. As soon as Jessie moves in, she takes over Emily's room, steals Emily's clothes, and lies to everyone. Then Emily picks up Jessie's diary and learns a horrifying secret. Is Jessie really capable of murder? Emily tries to tell her parents, but no one believes her. So it's up to Emily to expose the real Jessie -- if she can stay alive....

Title : The Stepsister
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ISBN : 9781416900290
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 176 Pages
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The Stepsister Reviews

  • Ana
    2018-11-20 06:19

    I love these books. It's like revisiting an old friend.

  • Bert
    2018-11-20 02:15

    Ah, the eternal question, what would you do if your stepsister was a psycho? I really felt for Emily who, despite having hair like shredded wheat, didn't really deserve to have to share a room with a jumper stealing bitch. We all know it isn't your jumper. It's way too big for you. Jeezus.

  • Abbie
    2018-12-01 05:13

    Adults are so naive in teen suspense novels.

  • BetweenThePages
    2018-12-05 04:04

    I actually really enjoyed this one and it definitely made up for the mess that was the last Fear Street book I read. Because if you remember my review for Haunted you know it left me like:Thankfully, The Stepsister doesn't revolve around a girl falling for her attempted rapist and that already gives it a big leg up. Instead, this story is about 16-year-old Emily and her new step-family. After her father died in a freak drowning accident, Emily's mother remarried and Emily has to share her room with her new step-sister Jessie. She starts out really excited about this until Jessie moves in and bad stuff starts happening at an alarming rate. Like, "OMG The bunny is in the pot!" Fatal Attraction kind of bad things.And since this is a Fear Street novel of course the parents don't seem evenly remotely concerned that someone is trying to murder one of their children and are useless. It's a time honored tradition in these books I will forever appreciate.The ending was also a nice twist that was foreshadowed but not super obvious. Spoilers for the twist & ending behind the cut.(view spoiler)[I loved that it was her sister Nancy taking revenge because she blamed Emily for their father's death. Looking back it made sense, Stine actually did a really good job always making Nancy there when these things happened but just like Emily we never considered her to possibly be responsible for them.I do wish the end hadn't been as happy. I mean, her own sister tried to murder her, frame their step-sister and had been mentally tormenting her for weeks. Instead of dealing with that or explaining what happened to her sister we're left with Jessie and Emily goofing around and saying they're going to be like real sisters now. I get it. Every horror book or movie in the 80s or early 90s had these weird happy endings despite the fact that multiple people were dead. It just hasn't aged well. (hide spoiler)]["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Ginger Woods
    2018-12-06 08:05

    Wow, I did not see that coming!Honestly I thought anybody could have been up to something. Sure it looks like Jessie is committing all the cruel acts, but everyone else looked pretty suspicious.Maybe after what happened to their father, Nancy OR Emily had snapped?Maybe Rich, the quiet stepbrother was to blame?Maybe Jessie was doing everything after all.I couldn't tell until the big reveal who was actually up to no good! And when the truth was revealed (view spoiler)[I was stunned to discover it was her sister! I understand snapping after the death of a parent, who wouldn't? But to act so lovingly and than be so horrible! (hide spoiler)]The A-Hole guy of this book is definitely Emilys boyfriend Josh. He (view spoiler)[cheated on Emily!! (hide spoiler)]I love books/movies like this! Where you have to figure out who's committing all the crimes! Reminded me a lot of a movie I seen one time, The Uninvited. A great movie!

  • Noemi Rodriguez
    2018-12-06 00:26

    The stepsister is a good book. It is about a girl named Emily who has a new stepsister named Jessie. She also has a sister named Nancy. At first Emily is very excited about having a new sister until she meets her. Jessie is very wierd with a bit of double personality. Then wierd stuff begin to happen. Such as finding her dog dead, dying her hair by "accident". Emily thinks this is the work of Jessie. Obviosly because of her shady atittude. But in shock it turns out that Nancy was the one behind the drama. Apparently, she thought Emily had killed their dad. Thankfully Jessie comes and helps. This book is a great twister. The Stepsister

  • Kimberly
    2018-11-17 07:22

    This book was about Emily, a girl who's stepsister moves in. Emily tries to like her but every time Jessie's around bad things happen to Emily and everything points to Jessie. Emily doesn't know what to do, should she trust Jessie? It made me feel surprised because I didn't expect nothing that happened in the book to happen. I learned that everybody lies and has secrets. I would recommend this book to everybody because this is an interesting book.

  • Yarely
    2018-12-06 02:01

    Stepsister is better than gorgous.I'm lovin' it.

  • Jenna Jakubowski
    2018-12-09 02:23

    TWISTS!!!

  • Cristian Hernandez
    2018-12-12 00:23

    It is a wonderful book!!

  • Erin ☕ *Proud Book Hoarder*
    2018-12-10 06:21

    Wanting to revisit memory lane and enjoy those teen horror tales all over again, I was ecstatic to nab some of these babies on E-bay recently. I remember reading this one because of the cover, but every single aspect of the story alluded me. As I age, I seem to forget more and more. It was great fun to re-read stuff that meant so much to me then, and is a quickie that even an adult wanting a leisurely read can enjoy. I'm itching for my son to grow up a bit more and enjoy these as much as I did.Character wise, we have nothing too complex as it's a fear street young adult, and it is cursed with the usual melodrama teenage angst. Still, the characterization is strong enough for this type of book, I really grew to love the little boy and get pissed at the mother as I should. Surprisingly the mystery is a relatively good one. Ok, Ok, I DID guess the culprit halfway through, but only because that person was the least likely suspect.From beginning to end the story moves fast, with scene after scene was "horror" (Dare I say that?) Nothing too suspenseful or creepy, great for the young adult reader to cuddle up with for good times. It's not as good as some of his other stories, though, so this one earned the partner of three stars. Just didn't stand out enough, the motive and culprit wasn't surprising, and some of the drama DID begin to wear on my nerves (although I kept telling myself patience was needed because of the age level.)Stine's a great writer and it's hard to believe he can come up with some many different stories. You would think after awhile the man would start repeating himself, but he doesn't. I would empty my meager savings for that sort of imagination.

  • Strawberri Mystery
    2018-11-13 03:59

    Out of all R.L. Stine books this one is my ALL time favorite.When I was 12 I walked into a store and saw this book on a shelf. I bought it and couldn't put it down! I read it in one day. After reading this over and over I started to become a fan of Fear Street and made it my mission to read all of the series.I have read this book so many times I know it by heart! LOLThis book is about a girl named Emily who's father died, so her mother decides remarry. Emily, her mother and her sister Nancy live in the same house. Her stepfather, her step sister Jessie and her step brother moves in. Emily has to share her room with Jessie, at first Jessie is kind of mean to Emily, when Jessie gets to Emily's room she takes Emily's Teddy Bear and rips the head off of it after that bad things start happening to Emily. Someone puts peroxide in Emily's shampoo and her hair gets dyed green, someone stabs Emily's dog with a knife and leaves him in the middle of the kitchen floor, someone erases Emily's whole book report that she worked on for weeks, someone sets the school bathroom on fire and locks Emily inside, Emily is scared that it might be Jessie who is trying to kill her when she finds Jessie's diary one night and reads that Jessie might have commited a murder....this book has a surprise twist and a sad ending to it. This is the best Fear Street book R.L. Stine has written. I like this book because you don't suspect what happens in the end.

  • J.N.
    2018-11-22 00:23

    I really loved R.L. Stine's books growing up. In fact, I still love them, even though the books take nearly no time for me to finish now. Emily's mother has just remarried, gaining their family not only a new father, but also new siblings. Emily really wants to like her new stepsister, Jessie, but the girl doesn't make it easy for her. She quickly takes over Emily's room, her things, and starts to mess with everything that is important to her. Jessie has also been making late night phone calls. Emily tries to talk to her mother and new stepfather about Jessie's behavior, but they refuse to believe her. Then the day comes when Emily finds Jessie's diary, discovering an awful secret. Did Jessie really murder someone in her past, and is she planning to do it again? It's up to Emily to find out, especially when it appears like someone is trying to hurt her.This was a pretty good story. However, I did figure out the twist before the end. Some things didn't make complete sense (the way Jessie was treating Emily, unless Emily was interpreting things wrong), but it was a nice twist. I felt bad every time something terrible happened to Emily. I love R.L. Stine!

  • Erica Doyle
    2018-12-11 00:19

    I thought this book was a really good book for three reasons. The first reason is because the stepsister kills her sisters dog. Another reason is at the end of the book nancy falls into a grave.What I think is think is the best part of the book is when the stepsister killed her sisters dog, and the reason I think that so much is because it's so dark and twisted, and siserly, but I don't have sister's to judge for myself but you know I can still judge from a different point of view like, I have friends that have sister's that would do just about anyhthing to get at there sister's, stepsister's, or even half-sister's. Especially if the sister did something with the other sister's boyfriend, just like in the book i read "Stepsister" I don't really remember what the sister did with the stepsister's boyfriend but, i do remember that it was a boyfriend but, it was bad enough and she did something about it.While I'll read the part about the dog being killed then dead, and the horible reason why her sister's dog was killed I was mad, sad, and confused. I felt a little bit of each because, sad; it was a doggy and it lost it's life for a dumb reason and that's why I'm confused. And why I'm mad is because the stepsister shouldn't of done that.I think the ending was good because it was very iteresting. It just kept on building up and up. I loved this book. So yes I do think this book is effective.

  • Kenny
    2018-11-25 03:25

    Review on The StepsisterBy: RL Stine The Stepsister is another one of RL Stine’s greatest books ever. This book is almost like anyone of his Fear Street books dealing with kids from high school. This starts out with a girl named Emily who wants to be like her stepsister. She really wants to be like her stepsister, but instead find out the difficult way that it is not easy. Jessie moves in and takes over Emily’s room. Jessie takes Emily’s clothes, her bedroom and lies to everyone. What sadness can Emily take more! Emily then soon finds out about her secret by reading her diary and finds out that she is profoundly able to murder people. Emily was telling her parent, but no one trusted her. What pity! Emily tries to tell everyone who Jessie really is. This book is very similar to another book by RL Stine which was The Best Friend and in that book; the best friend barges in into her friend’s bedroom. In most of RL Stine books, I see a connection between characters in a way. Recommend this especially to everyone!

  • Sandy Wang
    2018-11-19 08:26

    The Stepsister By R.L Stine is about a high school girl named Emily. She have to get use to her new family because her father died in an accident and her mom remarried. But Emily couldn't seem to get along with her new stepsister, Jessie. Ever since her new family moved in, Emily was losing everything important to her. Jessie started taking over Emily's room and her dog even died. The biggest suspect was Jessie. Then Emily finds out a big, horrifying secret about Jessie-- She can be a murderer. At the end of the book, Emily found out that the person who was really behind this was her own biological sister, Nancy. This book was a really fun book to read because there were many parts of the book that keeps you wondering. R.L Stine end every chapter with a mystery so you will read on. And like every Fear Street books, the ending is always a surprise. I would have never thought that Nancy was behind all those incidents. Definitely read this book if you like mysteries.

  • Layla
    2018-11-17 05:08

    Emily wants to like her new stepsister, but it hasn't been very easy. As soon as Jessie moves in, she takes over Emily's room, steals Emily's clothes, and lies to everyone about everything! Then one day Emily finds Jessie's diary and discovers a horrifying secret. Is Jessie really capable of murder? emily trys to tell her parents but they dont believe her! this is why emily has to expose the real jessie! nomatter what it takes! even if it risks her life!i could make a connection to emily because when people lie about somthing, i always try to get to the bottom of it! i try to find the truth!i rated this book a 5 because this book was pretty scary! i really did not want the book to end! i wanted it to keep on going and going and going!

  • Sarah
    2018-11-16 01:06

    Ich glaube, es gibt kaum ein Buch, das mir als Kind mehr Angst gemacht hat als "Die Stiefschwester". Ich glaube, ich war damals 9 oder 10, es war das erste Fear Street Buch, das ich gelesen habe, und es war auch das einzige, das ich jemals wieder im Dunkeln gelesen habe. Alleine. In meinem Zimmer. Als jeder schon geschlafen hat. Ich weiß nicht, ob es heute auch noch diesen Grusel-Effekt auf mich hätte, den es damals hatte, vermutlich würde es mich nicht mehr ganz so furchtbar ängstigen, aber es ist auf jeden Fall eins der wenigen Fear Street Bücher, die mir noch in Erinnerung geblieben sind - eigentlich ist es sogar das einzige, bei dem ich noch teilweise die Handlung UND den Titel zusammenbringe.

  • Ger Francus
    2018-12-06 06:24

    It's probably júst not in my Top-10, but I definitely really liked this one! I read it 2/3 years ago and thought it was a really good book. One of the "Fear Street Classics", as we fans call it. It was a real thrilling page-turner, with some psychological profundity, more than enough to keep your attention to the story and wanting to read it from the beginning to the end. The end I TOTALLY NEVER expected, and really came as a HUGE shock to me! - GREAT JOB, RL! How do you do it again and again??! I still have to read The Stepsister 2, but I'm very excited about what R.L. Stine has in store for us there! 3,5* out of 5* for this Fear!

  • Tiffani Erickson
    2018-11-12 08:07

    Wow. I thought I knew everything that was going to happen, but the ending caught me by surprise. I thought, oh the culprit is probably going to be Girl 2, because you would think it would be her. It's obvious it's Girl 1 and all of the evidence points to Girl 1, but I bet the author wants the reader to think that and it's really Girl 2. But even still, I couldn't imagine Girl 2 being the culprit, so I went with Girl 1 and was surprised when I found out it was actually Girl 2 and why she wanted Emily dead. Now I'm excited and anxious to read the second book to see how Girl 2 did in therapy. Sorry, I didn't want to spoil anything by including names.

  • Ger Francus
    2018-12-01 01:27

    It's probably júst not in my Top-10, but I definitely really liked this one! I read it 2/3 years ago and thought it was a really good book. One of the "Fear Street Classics", as we fans call it. It was a real thrilling page-turner, with some psychological profundity, more than enough to keep your attention to the story and wanting to read it from the beginning to the end. The end I TOTALLY NEVER expected, and really came as a HUGE shock to me! - GREAT JOB, RL! How do you do it again and again??! I still have to read The Stepsister 2, but I'm very excited about what R.L. Stine has in store for us there! 3,5* out of 5* for this Fear!

  • Paige E
    2018-11-16 01:03

    A girl named Emily is about to get a new family moved into her home. But she is the most nervous for her new stepsister, Jessie. Emily wants to like Jessie, but as soon as she moves in... she takes her bed, wears her clothes, makes secret calls on her phone, and deletes Emily's book report! But it all gets worse. Emily tries to tell her parents but they just won't listen. Before long she is living in fear of Jessie. One night she picked up Jessie's diary and discovers a terrifying secret. Did she really murder someone? Read to find out!

  • Estefany Zavala
    2018-11-17 00:21

    I really like the book The stepsister. This book was really interesting because it showed lots of details. This book kept me reading till the end because you cant stop reading. I really liked this book because it had and awesome ending that you would have never expected. I like the way the author wrote this because it has you thinking that the real mean person is the stepsister bit it really is her sister that is doing all the bad things.Another reason i like this book is because it was scary at times but it was really cool to read.

  • Chrystena
    2018-12-05 03:59

    THE BEST BOOK EVER!(: this book is about a girl who lives with her mom, and dog; and thats it. Well when her mom decides to get married, she flips! not because there will be a man in the family, but so will an evil, demanding step-sister! When the to rivalries meet, it goes down. the mom, and father have no idea wat she has in store for the new family, and her new demanding, step-sister....when the family figures out who she really is, they have to fight...for their lives~!

  • Jessie Spearman
    2018-11-28 05:25

    One of my favorite fear street books the step sister was great. R.L Stine is my favorite author so I never expect any of his books to go below my radar. What I like about this book (and a lot of his other books) is the twist ending. I always like books that lead you one direction and then unexpectedly turn around and go completely the other way. So 5 whole stars to this book and my idol R.L Stine.

  • Morgan Duplechin
    2018-11-12 05:13

    I expected the fear street books to be just like the goosebumps books in other words- I expected a quick corny read. I was wrong. This book was amazing. There were so many twists and turns that I finished it in a few hours. I can't wait to read more of this series I'm sure it will be just as good as this one.

  • StephieLovesBooks
    2018-12-03 00:10

    This book(along with the other Fear Street books) are not as great reading them the second time around as an adult, obviously. But I loved them when I was younger, so they will always hold a special place with me. This one was really predictable though, but it's still a fun and quick read. If you're 12 to 15, you'll love reading these.

  • Brandi Jones
    2018-11-15 03:09

    As I was re-reading this book (I read it as a kid) I couldn't quite remember what the twist was. I figured it out towards the end, though, but I still enjoyed this book! P.S. Jessie is still a bitch, even if she isn't "evil."

  • Rebecca Gonzales
    2018-11-27 07:00

    Emily is a sweet girl. When her step sister moves in she learns that Jesse (her stepsister) Likes to steal her clothes, change her room, and lies about everything. She tries to tell people but they ignore her. How will this end up?? Read the book to find out!!!

  • Amber
    2018-12-08 02:05

    I loved the fear street books when I was younger I hope a whole new generation falls in love with them now ... :)