Summary from GoodReads:
An innocent baby-sitting job turns into a nightmare when Jenny discovers she’s the next victim of a crazed attacker.
As you can see, I couldn’t decide how many stars to give The Babysitter. I honestly can’t say I thought this book was amazing, but it is by R.L. Stine. I loved these kinds of books when I was younger. However, reading it now as a 29-year old, well, I wasn’t very impressed. But at the same time, I loved R.L. Stine when I was a kid, so I can’t really give it a poor rating.
There wasn’t a lot of character development, and Jenny acted liked an idiot sometimes. SPOILER ALERT – I couldn’t understand why she would have gotten into the car with Mr. Hagen at the end there. I mean, hello! I just saw her discover those newspaper clippings!!! It didn’t make a whole lot of sense. END SPOILER.
But, as a kid I loved this kind of book, and I can see why. There is a lots of suspense, and the reader is immediately drawn into the book. The action starts right away. Does this ever happen to you? A book you loved as a kid doesn’t blind you with its brilliance?