By Hajra Salim

The "Silent Night (Fear Street)" is an amazing book which can be categorized as thriller, horror, crime, mystery and drama. This book is written by R.L. STINE. Robert Lawrence Stine, better known by his pen name R.L.STINE; is the author of more than twenty mysteries and thrillers. He also writes funny novels and joke books. Robert is an American novelist, short story writer, television producer, screenwriter, and executive editor. He is also called as the "Stephen King of children's literature" and is the author of hundreds of horror fiction novels, including the books in the Fear Street, Goosebumps, Rotten School Mostly Ghostly and The Nightmare Room series. This book "Silent Night" has been continued in two other books known as "Silent Night 2" & "Silent Night 3" which were as fascinating as the first part. 

The book's prologue begins with a girl called Reva Delby working in her father's store behind a cosmetic counter. By "working" I meant, most of the time spending her time roaming here and there, fluffing up her hair, painting her nails and applying lipsticks that matches her nail polish and admiring her reflection on the glass counter. There had been some obstacles in her life; like her mother passing away, friends and family issues. But still, she was very happy and thankful that she has a big beautiful house and  that she has each and everything someone could ever wish for but Reva had one bad habit that she used to envy her cousin, envied the way people immediately liked her, envied the way how well groomed she was although she was very poor. Everything was perfect until; One day, she was just applying her lipstick and her lips start bleeding and she saw deep cuts on her lips. She became worried and saw that there was a very sharp needle in the lipstick. This was something strange as she had applied the same lipstick many times and it caused no harm. As time passed, very weird things started happening like her friends getting arrested and brutally killed, getting blackmailed and threatened to death, receiving suspicious cards and presents. Her money couldn't help her now. Nobody could. "After all, who can you return to when the murder comes gift wrapped..."

This book is basically a very logical and an interest developing book. It shows how the character and even YOU missed the hints and the signals the murderer was giving you. It will make you wonder about what to do next and you will find yourself in the story searching for an answer. It's a book full of suspense, mystery and hidden warnings. A breathtaking adventure is waiting for you. Join this adventure and you'll be amazed. Absolutely, Worth Reading. Perfect for crime solving and mystery lovers.

Published in Young Nation magazine on February 4, 2017