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'SOMEBODY HELP - DON'T LET ME SLEEPWALK AGAIN!' One week after she starts her summer job on Fear Street with old Mrs Cottler, Mayra Barnes begins to sleepwalk, waking up in the dead of night not knowing where she is. Mayra becomes even more terrified when she discovers Mrs Cottler may be a witch... Is the old woman casting spells on Mayra? To add to Mayra's horror, she is be 'SOMEBODY HELP - DON'T LET ME SLEEPWALK AGAIN!' One week after she starts her summer job on Fear Street with old Mrs Cottler, Mayra Barnes begins to sleepwalk, waking up in the dead of night not knowing where she is. Mayra becomes even more terrified when she discovers Mrs Cottler may be a witch... Is the old woman casting spells on Mayra? To add to Mayra's horror, she is being followed by a menacing stranger who seems to recognize her - but she's never seen him in her life! Mayra's sleepwalking is leading her into more and more peril. She soon realizes she must take action. She must find out what is happening to her - or she may never leave Fear Street alive!


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'SOMEBODY HELP - DON'T LET ME SLEEPWALK AGAIN!' One week after she starts her summer job on Fear Street with old Mrs Cottler, Mayra Barnes begins to sleepwalk, waking up in the dead of night not knowing where she is. Mayra becomes even more terrified when she discovers Mrs Cottler may be a witch... Is the old woman casting spells on Mayra? To add to Mayra's horror, she is be 'SOMEBODY HELP - DON'T LET ME SLEEPWALK AGAIN!' One week after she starts her summer job on Fear Street with old Mrs Cottler, Mayra Barnes begins to sleepwalk, waking up in the dead of night not knowing where she is. Mayra becomes even more terrified when she discovers Mrs Cottler may be a witch... Is the old woman casting spells on Mayra? To add to Mayra's horror, she is being followed by a menacing stranger who seems to recognize her - but she's never seen him in her life! Mayra's sleepwalking is leading her into more and more peril. She soon realizes she must take action. She must find out what is happening to her - or she may never leave Fear Street alive!

30 review for The Sleepwalker

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tyler J Gray

    There is more I could say about this book, and would love to, but I don't want to spoil it so it's just going to be short and vague. There was a problematic element that is the reason it got 4 instead of 5 stars. There is a creepy dude, stalker-creep type, and that isn't handled well. Oh and a minor thing about a cane being the only thing to give away someone's age because they looked so young....young people and even kids have to use canes too you know... I loved everything else about this book t There is more I could say about this book, and would love to, but I don't want to spoil it so it's just going to be short and vague. There was a problematic element that is the reason it got 4 instead of 5 stars. There is a creepy dude, stalker-creep type, and that isn't handled well. Oh and a minor thing about a cane being the only thing to give away someone's age because they looked so young....young people and even kids have to use canes too you know... I loved everything else about this book though! I was so worried at the beginning it was going to go in a direction that, for personal reasons, would irritate me, but it didn't go there and I loved the direction it took instead! It was creepy, a good pace, enjoyed the characters (or their characterization) and over-all it was a fun read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Latasha

    Rereading this in my mid 30’s, this one has some real scary moments in it. Not supernatural scary but oh shit, this kinda stuff happens every day scary. Myra isn’t the smartest and it gets worse the more sleep deprived she becomes. She doesn’t make the smartest decisions. The story was good, I couldn’t remember a thing about it so I was clueless until the end. And thank god! The cat doesn’t die.

  3. 5 out of 5

    kylajaclyn

    A novel for the Me Too era, this is not. Besides killing off animals, Stine has the unfortunate bad habit of crafting "persistent underdog" male characters and passing them off as cute, caring, and the one who wins the girl in the end (because if you just ask long enough, you get the girl! Don't you know?). So I know firsthand what narcissistic assholes magicians can be. And soon our protagonist, Mayra, does too. Her current boyfriend, Walker, is a magician. He is away at the beginning of the bo A novel for the Me Too era, this is not. Besides killing off animals, Stine has the unfortunate bad habit of crafting "persistent underdog" male characters and passing them off as cute, caring, and the one who wins the girl in the end (because if you just ask long enough, you get the girl! Don't you know?). So I know firsthand what narcissistic assholes magicians can be. And soon our protagonist, Mayra, does too. Her current boyfriend, Walker, is a magician. He is away at the beginning of the book but comes home partway through. While he's gone this leaves the door wide open for Link, Mayra's former boyfriend, to constantly harass her for dumping him. Mayra is working for Mrs. Cottler, an old lady who lives on Fear Street, for the summer (when she's not being harassed by Link, that is). Mrs. Cottler likes for Mayra to read to her. Mayra finds her okay enough, but she's put off by Mrs. Cottler's cat, Hazel. Mayra gradually finds a bunch of witch-related stuff in Mrs. Cottler's house. She has black candles everywhere. She also seems to enjoy holding onto possessions of others (which, as you probably know, are needed to cast spells). Hazel accidentally rips off Mayra's new necklace from Walker on her first day there. Mrs. Cottler offers to restring the beads for Mayra, but she seems to be keeping the beads a little too long in Mayra's opinion. This book is busy, because in the midst of this summer job Mayra has yet ANOTHER crazy guy following her, and she begins sleepwalking. The guy's name is Cal, and he seems angry from the first time he spots Mayra. The problem is that Mayra has never seen him before in her life. There is also Mayra's best friend, Donna, who(m?) gets run off the road by a crazy driver and ends up in the hospital. She lives, but she's pretty banged up. Mayra can't figure out why she's sleepwalking, but she soon grows suspicious of Mrs. Cottler, especially when she finds out that her mom, Brenda, once had Mrs. Cottler as a patient. Apparently Mrs. Cottler didn't like the treatment she received from Mayra's mom or something like that. It's not long, though, before Mayra is (rightfully) suspicious of everyone around her. Link's sister, Stephanie, also comes over to reveal that she, too, does not understand the concept of no means no. She and Mayra fight, and she's deeply disappointed that Mayra will not get back together with Link. Then Mayra sees Link's truck, a red Chevy, and recognizes it as the one that drove Donna off the road. However, his truck doesn't have a scratch on it. After her first confrontation with Mayra, Stephanie takes Mayra's favorite white scarf. It's never explained why she does this, but we can assume it's because she also does not understand boundaries or asking for permission. So when Mayra finds out a link between Mrs. Cottler and Stephanie, she decides to confront her, only to find Stephanie chanting in her (Stephanie's) bedroom and wearing Mayra's scarf on her head! Stephanie is positively incensed that Mayra wants her scarf back and doesn't understand what the big deal in all of this is (Link and Stephanie: two peas in a pod). Mayra accuses Stephanie of casting a spell on her, but then she starts to doubt herself. In what is the best scene in the book, Brenda gets help for Mayra's sleepwalking in the form of a psychiatrist. Here, Stine gets things surprisingly right. The psychiatrist is not portrayed as dismissive or in the "tell me how you feel" way of most books when handling something like this. Instead, he listens to Mayra and encourages her to discover what she might be suppressing that could be causing her to sleepwalk. In the meantime, he gives her a nonaddictive sleep aid so she can finally get rest. This was also a great move on Stine's part, because he showed medicine as not something evil at all costs, yet he also acknowledged that often those types of meds can be addictive. I really appreciated that extra acknowledgement to Mayra that what she was taking was okay. Buttt then Stine loses all points with the ending (though he would get major points if not for the way the boys in the book are portrayed. The twist is actually a good one). So first of all, you know by now the true guilty party is not Mrs. Cottler, right? Good. After a harrowing sleepwalking incident down to the lake in which she almost drowns, Mayra decides to confront her demons once and for all. She realizes that each time she sleepwalks she ends up at the lake. She surmises that there is clearly something important about this, so she goes to visit the lake while she's awake and see what happens. She goes at night, and who should show up but Link? He gets seriously frightening in this scene when he tries to brush off following Mayra and then grabs her forcefully and demands that she tell him why she left him. Men: THIS. IS. NOT. OKAY. Mayra manages to escape and runs away from him. Shortly after it all comes back to her. The lake was important in her dreams... because it's where she was involved in an accident with Walker where someone died and another person almost did. Mayra recalls a night when she was at the mall with Walker but he, for a reason not unexplained, completely changes his personality and decides he wants to joyride. He insists to Mayra that it's his mom's car, but once they are already on the road he reveals that actually he did steal a car. Why? "Because I felt like it." Mayra demands he turn around but, in keeping with the patterns of this book, Walker ignores her completely, and it ends badly. Walker accidentally runs another car off the road, and they land in the water below. Mayra is pleading for Walker to help them, but he won't listen. Mayra sees one passenger float to the surface but not the other. She screams and screams at him to do something but he does nothing. Well, I take that back. He doesn't do nothing. What he actually does is hypnotize Mayra into not remembering the accident at all. Yes, you read that right. Gaslighting by way of hypnotism. The night of the accident, on the way home after Walker refuses to get help, Mayra apparently asked him to hypnotize her to calm her down. Walker, sweet peach that he is, obliged, but not without using that opportunity to his advantage. That very night he told a hypnotized Mayra that she would not remember the accident they had just been through. After all, he cannot have his future as a famous magician ruined (Barf. But he actually says this later in the book. It's way too close to home for me). As she realizes this, Mayra also starts kicking ass and develops a plan to trick Walker. She gets him to come to the lake with her, and she tells him that after the stress of everything going on lately she needs him to hypnotize her. Only this time she is only pretending to be under his influence. And, sure enough, at the end of the session he also adds that she will continue to forget about the car accident. Mayra explodes spectacularly. She (hallelujah!) tells him what a horrible person he is for letting someone die and for letting her go crazy and go without sleep all this time. She's even sarcastic when he says, "You tricked me," and she immediately responds, "You catch on quickly." I had so much love for Mayra in that moment. Stine doesn't often write of women characters with any backbone. Then, also adding to the spectacular ending, Mayra is saved by Hazel. Yes, Mrs. Cottler's cat comes down to the lake and scratches the shit out of Walker long enough for Mayra to escape. She gets to the house and calls 911. Which is fantastic... until Walker throws a stone at the window and comes inside like a regular Michael Myers. He tells Mayra the usual, how she "shouldn't have done that" and blah blah. And then the cat is back! Mayra can't figure out how in the world Hazel could have made it back to the house so quickly. I am so, so happy to report that, for once in a Stine book, an animal does not die. We think that might be where it's headed, but then Cal comes to the door. He's the other other insane guy that's been after Mayra the whole book. But, to her shock, when he gets the door open he goes after Walker and not Mayra. Turns out that Cal is the brother of the man who died in the car accident. He thought Mayra was the killer. So he tried to run her off the road (this was Donna, but she was driving Mayra's car) and kept following her all over. But he hears the fight between Mayra and Walker at the lake, and he learns the truth: Walker was the killer, and Mayra had no idea what happened this whole time because of the hypnotism. Finally, the police show up and try and piece all of this together. You might want to sit down, fellas. It's gonna be a long night. In the last chapter, it's one week later, and Mayra kills any of the goodwill I felt towards her (though, to be fair, it's hardly her fault she's taken in with these men). Link comes by to apologize for being a creep, but he clearly still doesn't think he's done anything wrong, especially when Mayra jokes that she must love creeps. It gets worse from there, with Link essentially brushing off what he did to her. They end up kissing and so it's like everything a lot of these romcoms have told us for years: if you just keep trying, you'll get the girl in the end. Even if she has another boyfriend. Even if she says no. Repeatedly. It's an awful message, clearly. I hope no teenager is reading this book in 2019. The last thing we need is even more people confused about things that should be crystal clear. There are no blurred lines here. Walker was a gaslighter and Link is a stalker. Because stalking is the very definition of what he did. This book was shaping up to be great until the extremely problematic ending of the guy winning the girl because he was just pushy enough. No no no. Please don't do this to anyone you like/love ever. Be better than Walker, Link, and even Stephanie, because I know we all can. (Oh, and Mrs. Cottler wasn't a witch. She was an occultist professor. The mystery of Hazel saving Mayra isn't explained, however.)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Roxie Voorhees

    As I read the sixth book in the Fear Street series, I wondered if Stine came up with a formula to make a suspenseful YA story and just fills in the details. This of course doesn't matter to me since the formula works. In The Sleepwalker, Mayra sleepwalks, obviously. This is condition comes on suddenly and worsens as the story goes on. She realizes that the sleepwalking starts when she begins her care taking job on Fear Street. Half convinced her employer is a witch, she investigates. In a time w As I read the sixth book in the Fear Street series, I wondered if Stine came up with a formula to make a suspenseful YA story and just fills in the details. This of course doesn't matter to me since the formula works. In The Sleepwalker, Mayra sleepwalks, obviously. This is condition comes on suddenly and worsens as the story goes on. She realizes that the sleepwalking starts when she begins her care taking job on Fear Street. Half convinced her employer is a witch, she investigates. In a time when pagan/wiccan religion among teens was gaining popularity, Stine paints witchcraft as evil. As a pagan adult, I find this crappy, however, I have to remember the time this was published and excuse some ignorance of the author. As with most of Stine's previous stories, we have teenage romance that mirrors some forms of toxicity, however, mostly accurate. I seemed to find myself thinking of the Roxie of 92 and how she would have responded to situations with the wisdom of a 11 year old. I enjoyed this story as a whole. Broken into pieces, its trash, especially for an adult, but as I stated before, these reads are for the nostalgia I feel with them, not the complexity and quality of the writing.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Brandon

    When I first picked this book I thought "oh no alot of dream senquences" and they were alot of them ,but it wasn't bad. I just wished we learned more about the cat I'd still recommend if your a fear street fan .3outof5 stars for me. When I first picked this book I thought "oh no alot of dream senquences" and they were alot of them ,but it wasn't bad. I just wished we learned more about the cat I'd still recommend if your a fear street fan .3outof5 stars for me.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Leigha

    I really liked this one. I read it as a preteen, but I couldn't remember the plot twist. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is how R L Stine always writes a male characters who think they are entitled to the girl character and how the boy treated the girl when she turned him down. Very problematic element. Rape vibes and abusive treatment. (view spoiler)[Especially, considering how she ends up getting back with that boy and they joke around with "maybe I like creepy guys." Uh... no thank y I really liked this one. I read it as a preteen, but I couldn't remember the plot twist. My only reason for not giving it 5 stars is how R L Stine always writes a male characters who think they are entitled to the girl character and how the boy treated the girl when she turned him down. Very problematic element. Rape vibes and abusive treatment. (view spoiler)[Especially, considering how she ends up getting back with that boy and they joke around with "maybe I like creepy guys." Uh... no thank you! People, please don't stay with a person who treats you how Link treated Mayra. His actions were way over the line, he even threatened her with the "you'll be sorry" line. (hide spoiler)]

  7. 5 out of 5

    Weathervane

    The first half is duller than I would have expected from Stine, since it deals with very unremarkable conflict; the protagonist is not driven enough, hasn't real emotional challenge; but later the story picks up and makes a fairly well-handled recovery, though the book is still not among R.L.'s best. The first half is duller than I would have expected from Stine, since it deals with very unremarkable conflict; the protagonist is not driven enough, hasn't real emotional challenge; but later the story picks up and makes a fairly well-handled recovery, though the book is still not among R.L.'s best.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Alexa

    This was an interesting read, but it was not what I expected. Some of the characters seemed totally pointless in the end. I wish it would have gone in the direction it originally eluded to because that would have made it more interesting and fun. Despite that, it was still an overall good read and I would recommend it to others. The ending was unexpected, which I have come to enjoy from Stine. You never know what you will get.

  9. 4 out of 5

    itchy

    titular sentence: p43: "...Watch out for the sleepwalker." background music: Sleep Walk, 1959, Santo & Johnny Sleep Walk, 2002, Joe Satriani These are actually good. I like this better than the Goosebumps format. Again, chock full of ocr errors. titular sentence: p43: "...Watch out for the sleepwalker." background music: Sleep Walk, 1959, Santo & Johnny Sleep Walk, 2002, Joe Satriani These are actually good. I like this better than the Goosebumps format. Again, chock full of ocr errors.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Mandilynn

    First read through of this book. I never read it when it originally released. However it has a pretty good story line and the usual twist ending that most YA Horror of this era do. I did kind of figure out The ’who’ of the twist, but not the ‘what’.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Daniel Stalter

    I really enjoyed this one. It dove right into some really creepy shit and then delivered with its ending. It was exactly the sort of creepy atmospheric horror story that I live for; the kind that sticks around for awhile long after you’ve finished the book. The characters were well-developed, and the themes of mental health and trauma were well-executed. The only thing that really brought this book down for me was the last few pages and the portrayal of one particular male character as having de I really enjoyed this one. It dove right into some really creepy shit and then delivered with its ending. It was exactly the sort of creepy atmospheric horror story that I live for; the kind that sticks around for awhile long after you’ve finished the book. The characters were well-developed, and the themes of mental health and trauma were well-executed. The only thing that really brought this book down for me was the last few pages and the portrayal of one particular male character as having demonstrated acceptable behavior. I can’t comment on the specifics without tons of spoilers, but I’m beginning to see a pattern here with these books. That aside, this was probably my favorite book in the series so far. I just wish it had a slightly different denouement. Score: 4.5 Full review with gifs, spoilers, and snark: https://www.danstalter.com/the-sleepw...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Masuma Khan

    This book is fantastic! This book has very good details. I could really imagine in my head the characters' actions. The genre is realistic fiction. This is when Mayra Barnes mysteriously starts sleepwalking. She feels that Mrs.Cottler is behind all this, but Mayra finds out otherwise. Someone who she would have never thought was the one making her sleepwalk. This book has 164 pages. I will give this book 4 stars out of 5. I really like the mystery of Mayra trying to find out who is making her sl This book is fantastic! This book has very good details. I could really imagine in my head the characters' actions. The genre is realistic fiction. This is when Mayra Barnes mysteriously starts sleepwalking. She feels that Mrs.Cottler is behind all this, but Mayra finds out otherwise. Someone who she would have never thought was the one making her sleepwalk. This book has 164 pages. I will give this book 4 stars out of 5. I really like the mystery of Mayra trying to find out who is making her sleepwalk.Will Mayra be able to find out who is making her sleepwalk? Who is it and why are they doing it?

  13. 5 out of 5

    rafia ✿

    3.5-4 stars? ☆ this wasn't bad! I'm a bit surprised this is young adult horror, as it wasn't very horror-y....uh. It is also in children's so I have no idea? The last few pages really redeemed the book as I wasn't the biggest fan of it early on. I didn't hate it in the beginning, but I wasn't exactly super invested lol. I'm excited for the adaptation!! 3.5-4 stars? ☆ this wasn't bad! I'm a bit surprised this is young adult horror, as it wasn't very horror-y....uh. It is also in children's so I have no idea? The last few pages really redeemed the book as I wasn't the biggest fan of it early on. I didn't hate it in the beginning, but I wasn't exactly super invested lol. I'm excited for the adaptation!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Liselotte

    The translation was as bad as always and I did have a good old chuckle at the portrayal of the occult. Other than that, not that much different to the others!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Geraldine O'Hagan

    RL Stine loves excusing male violence. This book does not disappoint. It’s also very stupid.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Gillian Mann

    Review to come :)

  17. 4 out of 5

    Amara Tanith

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Here's the thing: Fear Street books are terrible. I want to love them, but they're just terrible for so many different reasons. Reason A) Nearly every book stars the same "Girl Next Door" character. These girls never have distinct personalities, just hats. Mayra's hat was a belief in magic. Reason B) Nearly every boyfriend or ex-boyfriend is an abusive bastard. Reason C) Every girl with an abusive boyfriend enjoys being abused and explicitly states that the abuse makes her feel special. Every. Sing Here's the thing: Fear Street books are terrible. I want to love them, but they're just terrible for so many different reasons. Reason A) Nearly every book stars the same "Girl Next Door" character. These girls never have distinct personalities, just hats. Mayra's hat was a belief in magic. Reason B) Nearly every boyfriend or ex-boyfriend is an abusive bastard. Reason C) Every girl with an abusive boyfriend enjoys being abused and explicitly states that the abuse makes her feel special. Every. Single. One. Reason D) Half of the girls with abusive ex-boyfriends are back together with the bastard by the end of the book. Reason E) There is no consistency to the world. Random and frequent supernatural elements appear with no reasoning, explanation, or justification to speak of despite being firmly denied by most characters. As a result, these elements come across as chaotic and entirely nonsensical. Reason F) Most of them have absolutely nothing to do with Fear Street or the Fear family. A select few didn't even have anything to do with Shadyside. Reason G) Hypnosis is TRUE FACTS and works in whatever way the plot needs it to. Reason H) Everyone is ridiculously dismissive and nonchalant about the state of Shadyside. Anywhere from one to ten characters die per book, yet Fear Street's sinister reputation remains a thing of legend. And even without the supernatural elements, Shadyside is brimming with lunatics at the rate of one or two per book. I could go on, but frankly, I've already tired myself out on this nonsense. As far as Fear Street goes, The Sleepwalker is more of the same. Secretly Abused Girlfriend has recently dumped Abusive Ex-Boyfriend and is now going out with Abusive Boyfriend. Girlfriend takes a new job, mysterious things happen, Mysterious Man starts following her. Best Friend is attacked because someone (Ex-boyfriend?) mistook her for Girlfriend. Girlfriend is scared. Boyfriend is comforting. Blah, blah, blah. Girlfriend realizes Boyfriend is an axe-crazy murderer. Boyfriend tries to kill Girlfriend. Girlfriend escapes. Boyfriend tries to kill Girlfriend. Mystery Man stops Boyfriend, explains his identity. Police arrive. Everyone's safe. Girlfriend and Ex-Boyfriend reconcile. The End. Congratulations, you have just read the basic outline of nearly every non- or semi-supernatural Fear Street plot. (The supernatural plots and Fear family plots have different outlines that they like to repeat.) *sigh* I really, really wish I could enjoy these. When I read them as a nine year old, they were the shit. As a nineteen year old, on the other hand... they're just rather shitty.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne Delafontaine

    This one was fairly decent, if relatively predictable. LOTS of red herrings. I think my biggest problem with this series is, in rereading it as an adult, I see the flaws so much more than I did as a pre-teen. Having lived through the teenage years - and somewhat beyond, I must admit - I can't help but struggle with the characters in these books. None of them seem like believable teenagers. They barely seem like people. I know these books are short, but there's just no character development. It's This one was fairly decent, if relatively predictable. LOTS of red herrings. I think my biggest problem with this series is, in rereading it as an adult, I see the flaws so much more than I did as a pre-teen. Having lived through the teenage years - and somewhat beyond, I must admit - I can't help but struggle with the characters in these books. None of them seem like believable teenagers. They barely seem like people. I know these books are short, but there's just no character development. It's like reading a slasher movie without all the sex and gore. I just don't find myself empathizing with these characters - or even being able to tell them apart on occasion. In this book, the girl - whose name really doesn't matter, even if I could remember it - has broken up with her boyfriend for no apparent reason. Um, okay. I remember couples breaking up all the time in high school, but there was ALWAYS a reason. Granted, it was usually a stupid reason, but there was a reason. The girl in this book, and a few of the other Fear Street books I've read recently, never offers an explanation for the break-up. Of course her ex is confused - and goes into full on stalker mode. Creepy. Yet, not as creepy as the behavior of the new boyfriend. In fact, it's completely inexplicable why this girl wants to be with either of these seriously damaged boys. Yet, without spoiling anything, I can tell you she winds up with one of them at the end. And the rational mind is going, um, why? A recurrent theme of the Fear Street books seems to be absent or oblivious parents. Maybe that's the issue. Bad parenting is the number one cause of teenage death in horror movies, so why not here? I mean, would there have even been a sequel to Friday the 13th if just one parent had said, "No, I'm not letting my kid work at a place where teenagers go to get slaughtered." And how boring would Freddy have been if the Elm Street parents had not taken the law into their own hands? A lot of great horror relies on parents screwing up. Fear Street just seems to push that out, front and center, thus making the parents a little unbelievable too. This one's a recently divorced, overtired nurse. The Haunted had a father who bought a gun and kept it in the unlocked drawer of his bedside table. Seriously, nobody's looking out for these kids. They should all go Children of the Corn and raise themselves. Ha, Mayra - that was her name. See - I wasn't paying attention either!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Drucilla

    This book could have been great, but there were too many inconsistencies and disappointments. Walker changed so much and I was curious as to whether he was like this already and just hid it from Mayra or he changed because of what happened. (view spoiler)[I wished the author had stayed with the witch theme. It was actually a more believable cause than hypnosis. I also can't believe she got back together with Link, considering she dumped him because he was too immature. (hide spoiler)] Question: This book could have been great, but there were too many inconsistencies and disappointments. Walker changed so much and I was curious as to whether he was like this already and just hid it from Mayra or he changed because of what happened. (view spoiler)[I wished the author had stayed with the witch theme. It was actually a more believable cause than hypnosis. I also can't believe she got back together with Link, considering she dumped him because he was too immature. (hide spoiler)] Question: Why can't ex-boyfriends in Shadyside take a hint? They always turn out to be stalker creeps.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    I read this in middle school. It will always be memorable to me because I gave my first speech in a speech/drama class on this. An excerpt where I had to do acting and everything. It was scary, at the time.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Liliana

    Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book Mayra starts working for an old woman who lives on Fear Street. It’s an easy job and she gets paid well, but ever since she started working for there she’s been sleepwalking... to Fear Street no less! Is this woman casting a spell on Mayra? This book had a pretty good mystery: who and what was the cause of Mayra’s sleepwalking. There were actually a couple plot twists I did not see coming! This book was full of surprises! Mayra’s two guys... her ex-boyfriend Link, I Reviewed on Lili Lost in a Book Mayra starts working for an old woman who lives on Fear Street. It’s an easy job and she gets paid well, but ever since she started working for there she’s been sleepwalking... to Fear Street no less! Is this woman casting a spell on Mayra? This book had a pretty good mystery: who and what was the cause of Mayra’s sleepwalking. There were actually a couple plot twists I did not see coming! This book was full of surprises! Mayra’s two guys... her ex-boyfriend Link, I initially felt bad for him that Mayra had broken up with him, but he had these stalker-ish tendencies that were just a big NO. He also grabbed Mayra without her consent which was totally NOT okay! WTF dude! I was no longer feeling sorry for him. I can see why she broke up with him. Good decision. As for the current boyfriend, Walker, I actually liked him, I thought he was very nice, but quite shy. (view spoiler)[But I actually had my suspicions about him. However, I didn’t want to believe it because I thought he was nice. I just couldn’t think of a motive he could possibly have to do this to Mayra! Well, it turns out that Mayra’s shy little boyfriend has a completely other, darker side. Sweet little boy was in a hit and run and hypnotized Mayra’s so she could forget about it! And not only that, but this whole time he was cheating on Mayra with Suki Thomas! I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt, but it turns out he was just a goddamn prick. Walker jumped to his feet and took a few steps away from her. “I’ve been going out with Suki,” he said. “Everybody in the world knows that. I just hung around you to make sure your memory didn’t come back.” Fucking asshole 😒 (hide spoiler)] One character I loved without a doubt was Donna, Mayra’s best friend! She was very sassy and funny even when she was going through some pretty bad stuff. She was probably my favorite character of this whole book. Overall, I really liked this book. Sleep/dream-related books have always interested me, so I liked that about this. The mystery itself was good too—it totally surprised me! I was not expecting that reveal at all! I felt awful for Mayra and the sleepwalking, especially when no one would take it seriously at the beginning. Including her own mother, who is a nurse! Unbelievable. And her visit with the psych doctor had some really nice foreshadowing I really appreciated. But yeah, I really liked this book! Easter Egg: Suki Thomas who is originally from The Overnight , makes an appearance. The Fear Street connection: Mayra starts working for an old woman who lives on Fear Street... “Mrs. Cottler lives on Fear Street, doesn’t she? You’re certainly brave this morning.” “Yeah, she lives back near the lake. But I don’t mind Fear Street in the daylight,” Mayra said. “I mean, what could happen?” Girl, you never say that. Especially when you’re in a horror novel. Lol.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Eyebrow Him

    Probably my second favourite Fear Street so far, not including ones I've read when I was a teen or younger. It had mystery, I actually believed the lady was a witch. It had so many arsehole characters though: Link, Walker, even her own mother was annoying. I have no idea why she got back with Link at the end, especially when he groped her and tried to kiss her. Some (not all) of the plot was a bit predictable after she was remembered 'that night' with Walker, I guessed that the survivor of the dr Probably my second favourite Fear Street so far, not including ones I've read when I was a teen or younger. It had mystery, I actually believed the lady was a witch. It had so many arsehole characters though: Link, Walker, even her own mother was annoying. I have no idea why she got back with Link at the end, especially when he groped her and tried to kiss her. Some (not all) of the plot was a bit predictable after she was remembered 'that night' with Walker, I guessed that the survivor of the drowned car was the one who was 'stalking' her. But this book was so psychological, as well. I thought the big reveal at the end would be that Mayra was hallucinating/imagining a lot of the things that happened. How could Maura not know that Mrs. Cotter wasn't Link and Stephanie's aunt? Wouldn't she have known when Link was her boyfriend? Or wouldn't have mother have known? Yay to hero cats!

  23. 4 out of 5

    Just A Ginger

    Sigh, this book had the biggest Fear Street jerk in it of them all! I should give out Fear Street awards, 'best twist' 'scariest' 'worst' and 'biggest A-hole of the series'. (view spoiler)[Walker (hide spoiler)] Anyways this book did mislead us to think she was being (view spoiler)[put under a spell of witchcraft (hide spoiler)] and the reality was not as scary, but it pissed me off SO much more. This was not my favorite, it was just okay, but I just cannot get over how rude the A-hole of this book Sigh, this book had the biggest Fear Street jerk in it of them all! I should give out Fear Street awards, 'best twist' 'scariest' 'worst' and 'biggest A-hole of the series'. (view spoiler)[Walker (hide spoiler)] Anyways this book did mislead us to think she was being (view spoiler)[put under a spell of witchcraft (hide spoiler)] and the reality was not as scary, but it pissed me off SO much more. This was not my favorite, it was just okay, but I just cannot get over how rude the A-hole of this book was!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Thunder chan

    Huh. Better than I expected. When I got three R.L. Stine books from Goodwill, I decided to go on a short binge and read all of them in a row. I chose this one first because it looked the most boring (wow that makes me sound snobby!). But I actually enjoyed this book quite a bit, and I 100% was not expecting the ending (but then again, I should have expected an unexpected ending since it's R.L. Stine...)! No, I would not recommend this book to friends, but just because I don't think they'd be inter Huh. Better than I expected. When I got three R.L. Stine books from Goodwill, I decided to go on a short binge and read all of them in a row. I chose this one first because it looked the most boring (wow that makes me sound snobby!). But I actually enjoyed this book quite a bit, and I 100% was not expecting the ending (but then again, I should have expected an unexpected ending since it's R.L. Stine...)! No, I would not recommend this book to friends, but just because I don't think they'd be interested.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Attack Salmon

    I read one of the Fear Street Super Chiller titled Don't Stay Up Late and I thought it has the same storyline as this one. The girl went for a job at Fear Street and turn out one of her fren/boyfren are related to her boss and the boss is up to no good. The Sleepwalker is a decent story, the typical Fear Street style. It keep u guessing who is the one messing with the main character. There are no supernatural element in this story but it reads more like a psychological thriller I read one of the Fear Street Super Chiller titled Don't Stay Up Late and I thought it has the same storyline as this one. The girl went for a job at Fear Street and turn out one of her fren/boyfren are related to her boss and the boss is up to no good. The Sleepwalker is a decent story, the typical Fear Street style. It keep u guessing who is the one messing with the main character. There are no supernatural element in this story but it reads more like a psychological thriller

  26. 5 out of 5

    Carmen Tudor

    Great atmosphere here. I really liked the false leads and surprise ending -- I thought I'd figured it out, but it shows what I know! Personally, I felt that Link could've been left out of the equation and Donna's character could've been expanded upon instead. As for Mayra's sister, Kim, she was almost completely forgotten after the first few chaps. Still, it was a fun read with an old-fashioned 'neighbourhood' feel and the drawn-to-water theme worked very well for upping the creepiness. Great atmosphere here. I really liked the false leads and surprise ending -- I thought I'd figured it out, but it shows what I know! Personally, I felt that Link could've been left out of the equation and Donna's character could've been expanded upon instead. As for Mayra's sister, Kim, she was almost completely forgotten after the first few chaps. Still, it was a fun read with an old-fashioned 'neighbourhood' feel and the drawn-to-water theme worked very well for upping the creepiness.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Thomas-James

    Wild. What a crazy story. Drama, betrayal, confusion, all the result of someone sleepwalking. You know, sleepwalking, if you think about it, is really creepy. The idea that you could sleepwalk, leave your home and end up somewhere you've never been before.... Wild. What a crazy story. Drama, betrayal, confusion, all the result of someone sleepwalking. You know, sleepwalking, if you think about it, is really creepy. The idea that you could sleepwalk, leave your home and end up somewhere you've never been before....

  28. 4 out of 5

    zoha ✦

    This is like the first book I'm giving 3 stars to lol. the book wasn't bad, it just wasn't very scary. there were a lot of twists in it that shocked me. I don't want to spoil things but it was an alright book. :D This is like the first book I'm giving 3 stars to lol. the book wasn't bad, it just wasn't very scary. there were a lot of twists in it that shocked me. I don't want to spoil things but it was an alright book. :D

  29. 4 out of 5

    Miki

    I really enjoyed this story of Mayra having to deal with sleepwalking and trying to find out if a spell has been put on her. This one kept me turning pages the whole time and I didn't have this one figured out until the end. Very good page turning read. I really enjoyed this story of Mayra having to deal with sleepwalking and trying to find out if a spell has been put on her. This one kept me turning pages the whole time and I didn't have this one figured out until the end. Very good page turning read.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Amber Hughey

    He starts to bring the paranormal into the Fear Street series with The Sleepwalker. Hints of occult, spellcasting and the paranormal are all throughout this novel. The twist was good, and mostly unexpected.

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