The Dead Boyfriend (Fear Street Reboot #5)
Rating: 4.25 out of 5 Fears
Caitlin has never had a real boyfriend before. When she starts seeing Blade, she throws herself into the relationship with fervor. She ignores her friends who warn her that Blade may be a phony and that she is taking the whole thing too seriously. Caitlin is smitten. She doesn’t care if she loses her friends. All she wants is Blade.
When Caitlin sees Blade with another girl, she completely loses it. She snaps. Everything goes red. When she comes back to her senses, she realizes that Blade is dead―and she has killed him. But if Blade is dead, how is he staring at her across a crowded party?
This book could have gone two ways: very good or very bad. And honestly while reading it, it kept flipping between the two. Caitlin is a bit of a character. The entire story is recounted through her writing in her diary. Don’t worry, we still get scenes in real-time, but everything is being told as it already happened so we also get the commentary and foreboding statements that Stine loves so much (and a lot of the time, I wish he didn’t).
Caitlin is funny and likeable. Clearly a flawed character, but it’s her flaws that make her interesting and relatable for the most part. One of her flaws is her flair for the dramatic (though she’s aware of this and tells us as much in the beginning). Being in a drama queen’s head can get tiring at times, but it mostly keeps things fun – with a comedic undertone in an otherwise dark story.