Murder is Never a Joke

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Murder is never a joke, never a game, and never a normal occurrence, until now. Party Games by R. L. Stine is more than worth your time.

Murder is never a joke, never a game, and never a normal occurrence, until now. Party Games by R. L. Stine is more than worth your time.

Brendon Fear, coming from a family of supposed murderers, witches, and madmen, has a party coming up. So when he invites our main character, Rachel Martin, she doesn’t hesitate for a second to accept.

She stays firm to her agreement to go, even after the warnings from her jerk of an ex-boyfriend and well-trusted best friend. They tell her to stay here, don’t go, he's not to be trusted, and so on and so forth, but their hopes at persuasion go disregarded.
So letting her huge crush on Brendon get the best of her, Rachel boards the boat bound to take them to Brendon's private island, where mystery, death, and of course, fear all come into play. And that's when things start to go wrong, very wrong.
R. L. Stine did a very nice job executing this book and in all honesty the hook really threw me off, leading me to believe that this really was an in-depth murder mystery. Then I read the book.

 

Stine really has quite the detailed imagination. Party Games’ really twisting plot keeps you engaged throughout the entire book. However he still incorporated a hint of romance between Brendon and Rachel without really over doing it.

Party Games would really be better for an age group who doesn't get the jitters at every spook at a camp fire. I believe that 11 to 15 year old will really get the most out of this book and truly be able to understand its confusing, but intriguing, plot.

My recommendations are very high for Party Games and I can see in the near future reading it several more times.