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Title:
Dangerous girls
Author:
Stine, R. L.
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Edition:
First Avon edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Avon Books, 2004.
Physical Description:
292 pages ; 17 cm.
Summary:
After sixteen-year-old Destiny and her twin sister Livvy are turned into partial vampires at a summer camp, they try to find the "Restorer, " someone who can return them to normal.
General Note:
Includes excerpt from "The taste of night"
Language:
Undetermined
Reading Level:
510 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 3.5 6.0 73108.

Reading Counts RC High School 2.7 12 Quiz: 36865 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780060530822
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Destiny Weller and her twin sister, Livvy, return from their summer vacation with an overpowering thirst -- an inhuman desire to drink blood.

Have they turned into vampires?

How will they keep their horrifying secret from their family and friends?

And can they find a way to become human again ... before it's too late?


Author Notes

R. L. Stine was born in Columbus Ohio on October 8, 1943. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1965. Under the name Jovial Bob Stine, he wrote dozens of joke books and humor books for kids including How to Be Funny, 101 Silly Monster Jokes, and Bozos on Patrol. He also created Bananas, a zany humor magazine which he worked on for ten years.

His first teen horror novel, Blind Date, was published in 1986 under the name R. L. Stine. His other works include Beach House, Hit and Run, The Babysitter, The Girlfriend, the Goosebumps series, and the Fear Street series. He also wrote an adult novel entitled Superstitious.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Stine delivers a fast and breezy vampire tale punctuated with a few nasty shocks. The summer before senior year, high schooler Destiny Weller and her twin sister, Livvy, are trying to put their mother's suicide behind them and are working as camp counselors. Each is attracted to-and bitten by-Lorenzo "Renz" Angelini, an ancient vampire masquerading as a hunky staff member. Back at home, Destiny and Livvy have no recollection of Renz, but both are secretly overcome by a sudden lust for blood. Gory scenes of the sisters killing and feasting on small animals will sate horror fans ("And both girls buried their faces in the warm body, and fed... fed so hungrily on the warm blood"). As the sisters race to find the so-called Restorer, who alone can cure their condition, Renz appears in another guise and stalks Destiny to make her a full vampire. As in his Fear Street books, Stine sends his characters through the details of a plot that is basically all chase; the few glimpses of the sisters' everyday life won't slow down readers who like their chillers quick and light. Ages 12-up. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-As this story opens, Destiny and Livvy are completing their summer jobs as camp counselors. Their mother committed suicide only months before, and they found the camp a healing environment. Little did they know that one of the other counselors, a mysterious and very handsome young man with an Italian accent, would be the cause of much tragedy and distress for the twins in upcoming weeks. While at camp, Renz had drawn each teen away, revealed his true identity, and then sucked her blood. His ritual was interrupted with Destiny, however, and she did not reciprocate, making her a neophyte. Renz then followed her home to await the full moon and another opportunity, but animals and even some of the twins' friends turn up dead while he waits-all of their blood completely drained from their bodies. This is standard fare for Stine-short chapters each ending with a hook, very little character development, and predictable story lines. There are a few surprises, but nothing particularly innovative. However, teens will immediately gravitate to the teenage girls on the cover and the enticing title, and Stine's many fans will be satisfied.-Kimberly L. Paone, Elizabeth Public Library, NJ (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Dangerous Girls Chapter One The Most Dangerous Day Summer can't be over already. Do I really have to leave Camp Blue Moon? That's what Destiny Weller was thinking on the day she started to become a vampire. She watched the yellow bus rumble away, carrying the last of the campers with it. The bus bounced over the narrow dirt road, then turned and disappeared into the trees. "Hey, we're free!" someone yelled. "The little animals are gone!" "Party time!" "Who has car keys? Can we get a keg? Can we at least get some six-packs?" A red afternoon sun was sinking behind the trees. The air suddenly carried a chill, a hint that summer was nearly over. Destiny turned and searched for her sister, Livvy. The counselors gathered around the grassy hill that overlooked the road, laughing and joking, hugging each other, celebrating the end of the camp season. She spotted Livvy in a circle of girls clustered around Renz. He was flirting with them, hugging them one by one. All the girls adored Renz, and why not? He was so good-looking, tall and tanned, with that wavy, black hair, those dark, bedroom eyes -- devilish eyes -- that irresistible smile. So charming and funny and ... grown-up. Not like the other guys in camp, Destiny thought. Not like the counselors and junior counselors whose idea of a good time was going skinny-dipping in the lake after lights-out, or putting snakes in each other's beds. Renz was too sophisticated for that. Destiny didn't really know much about him. She knew that his real name was Lorenzo Angelini, and he had just a hint of an Italian accent, which made him even sexier. He had been hired as head waterfront counselor. But when Uncle Bob, the owner of Camp Blue Moon, suddenly took sick just before the kids arrived, Renz became head counselor. "I see who you're staring at." Nakeisha Johnson came up behind Destiny and grabbed her shoulders, startling her. Destiny laughed. "He's looking good in those tennis whites, isn't he!" "Summer's too short," Nakeisha said. "Think I could follow him home? Maybe he'll adopt me." "Actually, I'm watching my sister," Destiny said. "Do you believe those short shorts? You can see half her butt." Nakeisha gazed at the crowd of girls around Renz. "Well don't turn green or anything. You know you're jealous. Renz spent so much time with Livvy." "All the guys spent time with Livvy," Destiny replied. She watched Renz give Livvy a farewell hug, holding her close, his hands all over her bare back. "Stop shaking your head," Nakeisha said. "How can identical twins be so different?" "I told you. We're fraternal. Not identical," Destiny said. "Oh. Right. Well, that explains it," Nakeisha replied, rolling her eyes. "I'm fifteen minutes older," Destiny said. "See. I've got to act like the older sister." A yellow jacket buzzed around them. Destiny swatted it away. High in the darkening sky, a flock of honking geese flew in perfect V-formation, making its way from Canada. On the road below, the camp station wagon sped past, tires spinning up dust, jammed with counselors heading to town to buy beer. "Everyone's acting happy, but this is so sad," Nakeisha said. "Tomorrow we'll all go our separate ways. I won't see you anymore." She turned and wrapped Destiny in a hug. Destiny hugged her back. "You've been such a good friend. I really am going to miss you." Both girls had tears in their eyes. "At least you're going home to New York," Destiny said, letting go. She ran a hand through her short, straight blond hair. "Not boring little Dark Springs, Mass." Nakeisha wiped tear stains off her cheeks. "I just got something in my eye, that's all. It's not like I hate saying good-bye or anything. You've got my e-mail address, right? And my cell number?" Destiny nodded. "We can Instant Message each other." "Maybe you can come to New York for Thanksgiving?" Destiny laughed. "Yeah, if I win the lottery or something." "Hey, know what? I'll be doing college visits in September and October. I know I'll be in Boston. Maybe I can come through Dark Springs." "Excellent!" Destiny said. Over Nakeisha's shoulder, she saw Livvy, cigarette in hand, lip-locked with Cory Field, one of her many admirers. His arm around her shoulders, Cory began to lead Livvy toward the trees by the lake. "Livvy-wait!" Destiny shouted. She took off running. "Hey, Liv -- stop!" Her sister turned and took a long drag on the cigarette. Cory kept his arm around her. "Hi, Dee. What's up?" Livvy asked. "How's it going?" Cory said. "Pretty quiet without the kids, huh?" Destiny nodded. "Liv, you haven't started packing," she said. "Yeah, I know." Destiny stared at her sister. Livvy did everything she could to look different from her twin. Destiny wore her hair short, so Livvy kept hers long, letting it flow down over her shoulders. Destiny hardly ever wore makeup, just a little blush and lip gloss from time to time. Livvy liked purple or dark red lipstick, and her biggest suitcase this summer had been filled with eye makeup. Livvy had one nostril pierced, usually wore three different earrings in each ear, and loved to wear rings on every finger. She wanted to get a butterfly tattoo on her shoulder, but held off, knowing her dad would give her all kinds of grief. Destiny would never admit it to anyone, but she secretly admired her sister for having so much style. Livvy was always trying to give her a make-over. One night last year when they were juniors, she allowed Livvy to work on her -- lipstick, mascara, even streaks in her hair. When she had finished, Livvy started to smile ... Dangerous Girls . Copyright © by R.L. Stine. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold. Excerpted from Dangerous Girls by R. L. Stine All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. 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Table of Contents

Part 1
Chapter 1 The Most Dangerous Dayp. 3
Chapter 2 A Romantic Walkp. 11
Chapter 3 "It Won't Hurt for Long"p. 15
Chapter 4 "What Does He Want with Me?"p. 20
Chapter 5 "I'll Follow You Home"p. 25
Part 2
Chapter 6 "Did She Stay Out of Trouble This Summer?"p. 31
Chapter 7 She Can't Stop Screamingp. 37
Chapter 8 "You Won't Get Away from Me"p. 49
Chapter 9 Such a Powerful Cravingp. 51
Part 3
Chapter 10 "We'll Get Back to Normal"p. 61
Chapter 11 Ari's Frightening Newsp. 65
Chapter 12 "There's No Cure"p. 73
Chapter 13 "I Need to Feed"p. 80
Chapter 14 A Snack at the Poolp. 83
Chapter 15 What Does Coach Bauer Know?p. 89
Chapter 16 Anyone Home?p. 95
Chapter 17 "He Won't Let Me Die"p. 99
Chapter 18 Who Is the Restorer?p. 103
Chapter 19 Ari Strikes Outp. 108
Chapter 20 Murderedp. 116
Chapter 21 Destiny's New Neighborp. 121
Chapter 22 "You Didn't Like Bree"p. 127
Chapter 23 A Death in the Familyp. 131
Chapter 24 The Hunters Are Here!p. 139
Chapter 25 "Come and Get Me!"p. 147
Chapter 26 Is Ari a Hunter?p. 153
Part 4
Chapter 27 Lorenzo and Laurap. 163
Chapter 28 Laura, Againp. 171
Chapter 29 The Vampire's Kissp. 175
Chapter 30 Destiny Finds the Restorerp. 182
Chapter 31 Livvy vs. Courtneyp. 188
Chapter 32 "Her Blood Was Drained"p. 195
Chapter 33 A Valuable Nature Lessonp. 200
Chapter 34 A Surprise from Dadp. 204
Chapter 35 Is Ross Dangerous?p. 209
Chapter 36 Renz Makes a Promisep. 214
Chapter 37 Summer Camp Memoriesp. 217
Part 5
Chapter 38 Renz Drinks Deeplyp. 225
Chapter 39 Destiny Keeps Her Date with Renzp. 230
Chapter 40 "At Last"p. 234
Chapter 41 "I Guess I Should Tell You the Truth"p. 237
Chapter 42 Vanishedp. 242
Epiloguep. 245