I decided to try this book as I’m a lover of anything that involves religious conspiracy, sects, mystery and modern interpretation of the religion of centuries ago. 345 more words
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One of the more adult-oriented entries in the Point Horror series, “Mother’s Helper” is unlike any that had come before, with its few teenage characters and its propensity towards crime thriller over young adult horror, and while it’s an interesting experiment it’s not always successful, in part because the protagonist takes far too long to begin reacting to her strange circumstances that by the time she does, the audience has already lost interest in her.
One of the more fun, inventive and unique entries in the Point Horror series, R.L. Stine’s umpeenth young adult thriller has the benefits of a clever story that invokes the conventions both of ghost stories and zombie tales while always keeping things grounded in reality, and while some readers may be put off by the protagonist’s shallowness there’s a definite pay-off at the end.