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The Boyfriend (Point Horror Series) Mass Market Paperback – September 1, 2004

4.4 out of 5 stars 49 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 570L (What's this?)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc (September 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590432796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590432795
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #666,424 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Kid's Review on February 25, 2005
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I liked this book a lot because it is just great! When I read it I felt like I was in the book, it's that good.

The main character is Joanna. She an 18teen year old girl with a boyfriend named Dex. Joanna and Dex have been going out for a long time now but... Joanna has been cheating on him with a guy named Shep. But something even more important is happening and it has to do with Dex. He has been acting and looking weird lately. He turning green, and his eyes are all red, his skin is peeling and he has this gross smell of garbage. But in the end there is a little surprise for you!!

I think everyone will like this book I mean who couldn't!
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By A Customer on November 25, 2001
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I read this story when I was in high school. My sister bought it and read it, and though I seldom read YA novels, I did pick this one up and finished it in a couple of hours. It was really very good, the best YA book I had read to date. Because I liked it, I read a lot of R. L. Stine novels after that. "The Boyfriend" was the best of them.
Joanna, the main character, is a rich girl who has a thing for wild boys. Dex, the "boyfriend", is a talented boy, an actor, who lives with his aunt on the wrong side of town, and he's Joanna's type...at first. But the differences between them, that they move about in different social circles, doesn't sit well with Joanna and she gets bored with Dex and stands him up a lot. She has her eyes on Shep, a boy from a well-to-do family.
In the middle of the night, after being stood up again, Dex persuades Joanna to go for a ride to the canyon accompanied by his friend Pete. Once at the Promontory, Dex starts goofing off like he always does, playing around on the edge of the cliff...and slips. Joanna hears Dex's body break as it hits the ground below. And in a rush of terror and confusion, she drives away from the scene and gets into a car accident.
Joanna winds up in the hospital with minor injuries but Pete tells her that Dex didn't make it. 'Dex is dead, Joanna,' Pete says, 'and you RAN away!' Joanna feels bad, tells Pete she was going for help. He doesn't believe her and leaves angry. She is sad to hear that Dex is dead, but strangely feels relieved too.
But Dex comes back from the grave to torment Joanna for abandoning him.
The characterizations are among R. L. Stine's strongest and in the end the reader is still uncertain as to what really happened to Dex that night at the Promontory. I won't let the cat out of bag, but after finishing the book, you'll understand what I mean.
I recommend this story highly.
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In "The Boyfriend," Joanna Collier wants to break up with her current boyfriend, Dex, in order to date someone new: Shep Forrest. But she doesn't get the chance to do so before Dex accidentally falls off a cliff to his death. Then six weeks later, she starts receiving phone calls and visits from her "dead" boyfriend. Was his death just a misunderstanding--or is he really back from the grave as a zombie?
Like most of Stine's books, "The Boyfriend" is a quick read and can be finished off in only a few hours; but, unfortunately, it's also formulaic and episodic. There aren't too many surprises, either, that Stine fans can't figure out for themselves one step ahead, leaving a rather disappointing mess at the end. Nevertheless, his books do have an appeal like junk food: there's no real nutritional value to them and they probably rot young readers' brains, but they're quickly-gratifying and addictive. Worth reading if you're looking for some semi-scary mind candy.
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This was the 2nd book by R. L. Stine that I have read through and it's just as good as "The Girlfriend" which is also one of the books in the series. It was so worth reading this book and comparing the books as I read this. I'm glad that I read it before buying it though, that makes it so much better than buying it before reading it.
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So many unanswered questions like: does anyone know how to call the COPS? I like this crazy mess of a story. Rich bitchy girl treats poor boyfriend like crap, revenge ensues. But that ending...Good fun, don't take it seriously.
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this used book was in great condition. i bought this book for my daughter cause i had read it when i was younger and wanted her to get it and it was just as i has envisioned it, still the same cover and it great condition def will purchase from them again
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By Alexis Maron on September 4, 2008
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My mom had first got this book for my younger sister from the library. I was curious and I hadnt read R.L Stine since I was a young girl(I grew up reading his books)so i decided to go ahead and read it. What a fast read! I finished in 30 minutes! This book has so many twists and turns, it really keeps you guessing. I absolutely loved the ending : Joanne recieved exactly what she deserved for being such a cruel person. If I had known Dex in real life, I would've dated him, he seemed like such an awesome guy!
I highly recommend this book, if you want a book that puzzles you, scares you, and throws you onto a windy rolar coaster, this is the book for you!

I now want to read R.L. Stine's The Girlfriend =)
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I got this book for my Niece cuz she has been asking me to find a copy for her at book stores but was not able to find one but I was lucky to have found it on amazon for a good price,the book had a bookshelf life just looking at it it had all the pages and just little not really notisable creases of it being open just fine,other then that it was in good condition and no complaints here
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