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Hit and Run

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R.L. Stine's books have sold more than 300 million copies, making him one of the most popular children's authors in history. Besides Goosebumps, R.L. Stine has written series including: Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Dangerous Girls. R.L. Stine lives in New York with his wife, Jane, and his King Charles spaniel, Minnie. www.RLStine.com.
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Product Details

  • Turtleback
  • Publisher: Demco Media (June 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0606018514
  • ISBN-13: 978-0606018517
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 4.2 x 7.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)

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By A Customer on September 3, 2002
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Four high schoolers from Avondale North (Cassie Martin, the protagonist, Scott Baldwin, Eddie "Scaredy" Katz, and Bruce "Winks" Winkleman) secretly go out one evening to practice their driving on a nearby deserted road. However, on the way back home, they accidentally hit and kill a man crossing the street. The foursome try and keep it a secret, but too many odd things start to happen shortly after: the corpse of the man they killed is reported missing from the morgue, the four young teens start receiving threatening phone calls from the deceased man (Brandt Tinkers), as well as other signs to indicate the man isn't dead after all--or is he? Could this whole stunt really just be a sick joke?
"Hit and Run" loosely follows the path of Lois Duncan's "I Know What You Did Last Summer", except there's not as much bloodshed in this book as compared to the movie (which is surprising, since this is a Stine book), except for another hit-and-run targeting Winks. As is typical with any R. L. Stine book, the writing's spare and short, and there's a cliffhanger at the end of every chapter. The identity of the killer is pretty easy to guess as well (at least it was for me), and I'm sure most readers familiar with Stine's work will guess him/her nearly from the beginning. There is some morbid, juvenile humor (i.e., at the beginning with the human eye prank and at the end when they're playing around with a stiff), but I think the intended audience will probably enjoy it rather than be disgusted.
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Eddie, Winks, Cassie, and Scott were bored so they decided to go for a drive even though they don't have licences, just to make sure they would pass their drivers test. When Eddie was at the wheel he hit someone named Brandit Tinkers and killed him. Now they're getting messages and phone calls from him.

Great book!! It's really scary and funny at the same time. You'll be really suprised at the end. It was the first R.L. Stine book i read that isn't Goosebumps

I rate this book 4 stars because it was a little draged on.

-- Scottie S. age 10
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This book was great! The begining was boring, but it gets thrilling very quickly. It is about these friends who go for a drive one night and hit a guy. They leave him there in the road cuz he is dead and they don't wanna go 2 jail. But they only think he is dead. Soon the girl gets a call from the guy theu hit. He says: "You can't run" and hangs up. It sent chills down my spine! This book is really good and thrilling!!
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From the start of this book there is a huge similarity between this and I know what you did last summer ( i wonder if some one was riped of ). Altghough there wewre no real killings in the book, it was quite scary, but fun to read. But i have to say, the ending was crap and totally predictable. A sequel would be good.
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"Hit and Run" by R.L Stine is a really freaky but good book. It starts out with four teenagers, Cassie, Eddie, Winks, and Scott, deciding to practice driving in Scott's parent's car.Scott drives first and Eddie drives second, not long after Eddie took the wheel, Winks tells him to look out; so Eddies slammed on the brakes. The car went spinning off the road. Then Winks said, "April Fool." Eddie is so upset that he gets out of the car and walks away. Scott catches up with Eddie and starts arguing with him. Wink apologizes to Eddie and they all get back in the car. Scott decides to drive everybody home. As he starts to speed up and acts like the brakes went out. Everybody knows he's faking, so he stops. For some reason, a few weeks later they want to try it again. When it's Cassie's turn, she starts out crazy and fast. Then she smooths it out. One thing she could not have expected is a man walking in front of the car. Eddie identifies the corpse as Brandt Tinkers. Cassie and Scott drug the body to the side of the road. this time Winks drives everyone home. When they drop Eddie off, two cops were standing at the door. trying to act as calm as possible, Cassie, Scott, and Winks walk to the cops with Eddie.

This review was written by #48 your captain Jeremy Hughes.
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Hit And Run by R.L Stine is a good book. It's pretty much about four friends who decide to take a ride to help their friend Eddie, pass his drivers test. Then they hit someone and killed him. Since none of the kids had their license they decided to just leave. The first three chapters made me think of the movie, I know what you did last summer, but it's not the same.It's totally different but just as good.I really would recommend this book to poeple who enjoy suspensful books.
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A Kid's Review on September 17, 2001
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This is a great book by RL Stine. It is about 4 friends named Eddi,Winks(which i short for his last name Winkelman),Cassie,and scott. One night they decided to take Scott's parents' car out driving and they hit a man. Neither one of them had their drivers licence so they just left. Couple of days later two of them had recieved letters from the dead courpse. Wasn't he?
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A Kid's Review on December 14, 2007
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Hit and Run by tommy richards

This story is about four kids who go through some horrifying things from dead corpse to just playing pranks on each other.
When this story begins it tells about the four children. First Cassie Martin who hung out with three boys. Cassis was athletic all her life between sports, swimming, and bike riding and just hanging out. One of the boys is Scott Baldwin which Cassie had a secret crush on. Scott was one of the all around guys. He was the starting fullback for his football team and an all state wrestler. He was also a class reprehensive to the student government. The second boy is Bruce Wrinkleman or Winks for short. Winks love to play jokes on everybody especially Eddie. Now Eddie is the last boy and everybody to play jokes on he gets so scared that everybody started call him scared Katz.
When the story starts they all meet up at Scott's house to do homework. When you also hear about Winks first prank on Eddie. Winks get a real eye from Eddies Cousin Jerry. When they all get there they all have a driving test in a few weeks. They all talk Scott into taking his parents car while there away. When they take the car out to a deserted highway then they head home before his parents get home. The next day they meet at Eddie's house. While his parents are at a party a few blocks away they take his parents car out when they start home they hit a man out of nowhere. They all freak out. Eddie almost passes out from being scared so bad. They all think there going to jail. They through him in the ditch near by. Then they go home. For a few weeks it eats them up until they call Eddies cousin and he says that the body is missing from the morgue. The next couple day's weird things had been happening. Next Winks get hit and run.
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