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Red Rain
by R. L. Stine
Order:  USA  Can
Touchstone, 2012 (2012)
Hardcover, CD, e-Book
* * *   Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth

R. L. Stine, popular author of the Goosebump and Fear Street series has left his kids' books behind and now, with Red Rain, has targeted their parents.

While I am not a real fan of horror, I found myself caught up in this tale of twelve-year-old, beautiful blond-haired twins with gorgeous blue eyes.

Lea Sutter writes a travel blog and believes she can't do this endeavor justice unless she actually hies herself to each spot she reviews. Which is why she finds herself in a disastrous hurricane on an island off the coast of South Carolina. The devastation left behind leaves her in a state of shock.

The above twins stagger out of the ruins of the island. As no one knows them or claims them, Lea decides to adopt them and take them home with her on Long Island to live with her son, daughter and husband.

That is the moment when the reader (me) decides that this was definitely a bad decision. The reader (me again) is privy to the back story of those twins and I wouldn't want to mess with them. Ever.

I can't tell you of the outcome of Red Rain. I wouldn't want to spare you the nightmares and twitchy feelings I had. A good transition from the adolescent to the adult, Mr. Stine.

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