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Kerry's had a very bad year. But now his luck has finally changed. He's got a blind date with a girl who sounds really hot. He can't wait. He knows this girl is going to be really different. Kerry's right. Because his blind date really is the girl of his dreams. Or maybe his worst nightmares...


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Kerry's had a very bad year. But now his luck has finally changed. He's got a blind date with a girl who sounds really hot. He can't wait. He knows this girl is going to be really different. Kerry's right. Because his blind date really is the girl of his dreams. Or maybe his worst nightmares...

30 review for Blind Date

  1. 4 out of 5

    Tyler J Gray

    Well that was a fun time. It took me a bit to get into it (not sure if that was the book or me) but had a fun time trying to figure out what was really going on, and no, I didn't guess it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Zoé-lee O'farrell

    So Blind Date! So cheesy! The plot itself is a good one in a sense, an accident that happens, Kerry, the main character doesn’t remember what happened that night and no one will tell him. Cue the opening scenes and he breaks the star quarterback’s leg – by accident! This starts the most bizarre episodes of his life. Like I said the plot is good, it’s plausible but the characters are cring-gy! Kerry becomes obsessed with a voice on a phone. A random girl calls him up and asks him out on a date, hi So Blind Date! So cheesy! The plot itself is a good one in a sense, an accident that happens, Kerry, the main character doesn’t remember what happened that night and no one will tell him. Cue the opening scenes and he breaks the star quarterback’s leg – by accident! This starts the most bizarre episodes of his life. Like I said the plot is good, it’s plausible but the characters are cring-gy! Kerry becomes obsessed with a voice on a phone. A random girl calls him up and asks him out on a date, his friend Margo, told Mandy to call him and ask him out. Just from her “sexy” and “foxy” voice, Kerry decided she must be fit, he quickly and somewhat desperately agrees to take her out on a date, who is this woman? One thing I found so laughable was when Kerry was driving to pick Mandy up on their date to the cinema, he was thinking this! And of course, she probably wouldn’t want to “go all the way” until after the movie. But he could understand that. He liked a girl with some old-fashioned values. Wait…what!!! Old fashioned values are putting out after the movie, so if she did it in the intermission she would be deemed as a “modern girl”, easy maybe?! I mean I did chuckle at this. How dated, and how wrong! Kerry had not even had his first kiss at this point! Seriously boy! Whilst we have the mysterious date to ponder, strange things are happening to Kerry. Sent to the wrong address where he is shouted at by shocked parents, threatening and creepy phone calls, noises he can not explain. All seem to be linking back to an incident that happened a year ago that he cannot remember and he does not want to remember. I mean I want to know – how rude! What caused him to lose his memory? Why should he be afraid of his brother? So many unanswered questions, but he is so loved with a mysterious voice that he does not want to investigate any further and brushes everything off. When we meet the voice, the girl, Mandy, she is instantly the stereotypical hot chick in a thriller and surprise surprise Kerry is obsessed. But things are not adding up at all and Kerry finally starts to question everything. This was a quick and easy read and for the second in the Point Horror series, I just hope things do pick up. Back in the day, I would have probably loved this book, nowadays I rolled my eyes, I laughed and I wondered how anyone could survive a Blind Date! This is Stine’s first book in this genre and it does show, as mentioned, he has a fabulous plot idea, just the execution is like a bit of whiffy cheese. However, I was invested in the story and I needed to know what the final outcome was going to be and in true Stine style, there is a twist you do not see coming.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Julie Ruble

    Recently read this again after telling my students I was addicted to YA horror novels when I was little. It had some surprisingly mature content (e.g. sexual innuendo) and I was glad I didn't just stick it on my classroom shelf! Yikes. It was all right. Essentially just like I remembered it. Lots of brief, choppy sentences that I suppose were there to build some suspense. It was a bit annoying to discover that many of events in this, RL Stine's first YA book, were repeated in other books afterwa Recently read this again after telling my students I was addicted to YA horror novels when I was little. It had some surprisingly mature content (e.g. sexual innuendo) and I was glad I didn't just stick it on my classroom shelf! Yikes. It was all right. Essentially just like I remembered it. Lots of brief, choppy sentences that I suppose were there to build some suspense. It was a bit annoying to discover that many of events in this, RL Stine's first YA book, were repeated in other books afterward (e.g. losing one's memory after a traumatic experience, head-on car collisions after driving recklessly due to being upset, etc.)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Latasha

    3.5 this fun little nugget of nostalgia had a couple of surprises. i didn't guess either one of them. This doesn't take place on Fear Street but i think he totally put it in the book. You'll know it when you read it. Sure sounded like Fear Street to me!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Leigha

    3.5 rounded up. I enjoyed this reread. It was fun going down nostalgia lane. I'm glad this one was more of a hit, rather than a miss.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Evan Li

    At first i really thought that this book would have just been just "some book" and that it would just be like any other book. But it was a really good book, it has a weird "plot"i has a really unusual story line its not like a all the other horror books or movies i've seen its not a monster or an ghost or any other kind of paranormal creature but in this book its a girl that is the monster. The book made me feel strange, in way i was sometimes scare, and at times i was a bit nervous because he At first i really thought that this book would have just been just "some book" and that it would just be like any other book. But it was a really good book, it has a weird "plot"i has a really unusual story line its not like a all the other horror books or movies i've seen its not a monster or an ghost or any other kind of paranormal creature but in this book its a girl that is the monster. The book made me feel strange, in way i was sometimes scare, and at times i was a bit nervous because he book is so well written that it makes me feel this way for example when the main character finds out that the girl isnt so hot or nice i felt not surprised because i read the "summary" of it but when i first read the book it told me about how batd the main character's life is and at that point i felt bad.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca McNutt

    Blind Date was creepy but not very original. The writing style was choppy, the characters were boring and the vocabulary was more like what you'd see in a book for twelve-year-olds, not young adults. But I'm a big fan of low-budget horror films and these nostalgic little paperback horror novels just because I like reading them at night. :)

  8. 4 out of 5

    Weathervane

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. There isn't a terrible lot to say about this one. The plot is coherent though not twisty or inventive; the characters perform their particular roles well, and the only major gripes I have about the story are that the main conflicts could've been avoided had the people involved actually communicated -- a classic trope, I know, so I'm willing to allow a little leeway. A plotline in the first half of the book strikes me as superfluous, the football jock bullies. I thought perhaps this would tie in There isn't a terrible lot to say about this one. The plot is coherent though not twisty or inventive; the characters perform their particular roles well, and the only major gripes I have about the story are that the main conflicts could've been avoided had the people involved actually communicated -- a classic trope, I know, so I'm willing to allow a little leeway. A plotline in the first half of the book strikes me as superfluous, the football jock bullies. I thought perhaps this would tie in somehow with the end, but ultimately it merely provided a couple red herrings for Stine to use. I loved the portrayal of Mandy. The talk about her at the beginning was pretty corny -- "boy, was she a fox!" -- and that Kerry wasn't more suspicious about her or her intentions was just goofy, but her character was well-written as sensual and mysterious. I like that the ending allows her a portion of pity; I think she was too likable to be portrayed as a straight villain. The deer head with insects inside was a nice touch. The prose was readable and pleasing. Stine's Point books tend to be a cut above Fear Street, with less reliance on sentence fragments and quick chapters. The more of them I read the more I'm convinced these may be the best of his oeuvre. One point I thought could've been further explored: was Mandy right when she said Kerry's dad was able to get him out of trouble because he was a cop? I also thought the denouement could've been a bit longer to wrap things up more neatly, tie a nice emotional bow on the whole package. Fun read. Probably more like three-and-a-half stars.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Annika

    It was fine. You could probably go partway through the book and figure out whodunnit, especially with the "It wasn't a date. It was a nightmare." thing on the cover of the book. A very quick resolution for how drawn out everything else was. Stupidly quick.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Adara

    looks like a great book to read

  11. 5 out of 5

    Liz

    I forgot about this series! Point Horror books were SO GREAT

  12. 5 out of 5

    Amanda

    I thought this was a very well crafted book. It is about a boy that gets a date with a girls sister that his brother caused the death of. His brother then went in to a mental hospital along with this girls sister. The guys brother tould this dead girls sister everything about him and she got out of the hospital and found this guys brother. (sorry if that is really confusing.)

  13. 5 out of 5

    Divimishra

    nice book not so terrifying, the ending was lame and predictable could be finished easily in an hour or two if you are looking for a book that that really scares you don't go for this book you will be disappointed

  14. 5 out of 5

    Monique Mabin

    This was a good and interesting read.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Steph Warren

    I don’t actually remember whether I read this one in my teens or not, but the style and formula were instantly recognisable. Kerry is having a run of bad luck, with a whole load of his schoolmates blaming him for the serious injury of their school’s star player. Now he’s out of the team, and everyone seems out to get him. Add that to his missing brother that no one talks about, and his missing memories from the previous year, and you would think he has plenty to worry about. Luckily there is a ‘fo I don’t actually remember whether I read this one in my teens or not, but the style and formula were instantly recognisable. Kerry is having a run of bad luck, with a whole load of his schoolmates blaming him for the serious injury of their school’s star player. Now he’s out of the team, and everyone seems out to get him. Add that to his missing brother that no one talks about, and his missing memories from the previous year, and you would think he has plenty to worry about. Luckily there is a ‘foxy’ distraction around to help take his mind off…well, everything, as he starts getting some flirty phone calls from an unknown female. Surely this is his luck finally starting to come good? Well, no, obviously not! This is Point Horror, not Point Romance (yes, I may have read a few of those too!). So of course, everyone around Kerry begins to act suspiciously, he gets no adult help whatsoever, and he makes silly personal safety decisions like heading out to meet a complete stranger, alone, at night. I actually did find this book quite nerve-wracking, as it was clear that Kerry was genuinely under threat, possibly from multiple directions, and that his own mind may be against him as well. I did spot some of the twists before they happened, but others blindsided me, which I always enjoy. Yet again, the language and attitudes were dated. Kerry seriously reassures himself that he can’t expect a nice girl to go all the way before the movie; he and his friend discuss the ‘fox’ on the phone as if she’s a tasty steak or a new toy; and mental health issues are simply people being ‘crazy’ and needing ‘locking up’. All shocking in today’s world, but not in its time. I was amused by how Kerry was shown to be so obsessed with the idea of a possible date that he was willing to drop any fear of the mysterious events surrounding him, and lacked much curiosity at all about why he can’t remember the past year, whilst constantly pondering whether the potential date might like him. I couldn’t decide whether this all added up to a stereotype, or a reasonable depiction of the human teen male! Blind Date is a slightly dated, mildly creepy, quick and fun teen horror read. I enjoyed it and am pretty sure my teen self would have found it fairly scary. The phone rang, and he jumped. Who would call at this hour? Probably Josh, calling to see how he was doing. Josh was one of those people who never slept. He needed only two or three hours a night, that’s all. Drove his parents nuts! Kerry picked up the phone after the first ring. “Hello?” His voice had cobwebs in it. “Sticks and stones can break your bones.” It was a strange female voice, a phony voice. It sounded as if she was pinching her nose and talking. – R. L. Stine, Blind Date Review by Steph Warren of Bookshine and Readbows blog https://bookshineandreadbows.wordpres...

  16. 5 out of 5

    Arkham Reviews

    As the first instalment of a cult favourite, I expected more from this book than what I got. Blind Date is an exceptionally cheesy horror story, and I am a bit conflicted about how I feel about it. The novel is quick to find its feet, as Kerry becomes the most hated person in school, receives death threats and gets a call from his blind date within the first few chapters. While this seemed promising, it then slowed to a crawl. Although things do occasionally happen to Kerry (his car is vandalised As the first instalment of a cult favourite, I expected more from this book than what I got. Blind Date is an exceptionally cheesy horror story, and I am a bit conflicted about how I feel about it. The novel is quick to find its feet, as Kerry becomes the most hated person in school, receives death threats and gets a call from his blind date within the first few chapters. While this seemed promising, it then slowed to a crawl. Although things do occasionally happen to Kerry (his car is vandalised, he is attacked by bullies), there is never any real sense of threat. I expected something more to happen in this story as Kerry does not really feel as though he is truly in danger until the climax. The plot of the novel was also a bit unoriginal, taking queues from a number of different horror films. It is incredibly easy to guess what caused Kerry's convenient amnesia and a little unrealistic that the entire town has managed to keep this a secret from him for a full year. Because 100% of all high school students are apparently great at not gossiping and keeping secrets. The ultimate twist of the story is also very Stine. This comes out of nowhere at the 11th Hour with absolutely no forewarning, leading to a rushed climax that wraps everything up neatly over a couple of pages. In terms of character, the novel is also incredibly frustrating. To put it bluntly, Kerry is a horny teenager. Due to this, Kerry has no self-preservation instinct whatsoever. It is blatantly clear that Mandy is lying to him, yet he never cottons on that perhaps he should not trust the blind date who contacted him out of the blue just before the death threats start. Even when Kerry has evidence that she is lying to him, he does not act on it. Because Mandy is hot, he trusts her implicitly. The moron. The best character relationship in the story is certainly between Kerry and his father. This complex relationship grows throughout the story, seeming hostile at first but becoming more understandable as the reader understands why Kerry's dad is like that. Unfortunately, no other bonds in the story seem anywhere near as convincing, especially that between Kerry and Mandy - seriously, can anyone be that dumb! All in all, this story was alright for a light read but not really a high point on which to begin the series. Hopefully, the next instalment will be stronger.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Cazzy

    I loved the Point Horror series as a pre/teen in the 90s and have loved sourcing some from Amazon and re-reading. My review score is based on a Point Horror/YA benchmark, rather than adult fiction. This was one I definitely didn't read back in the day and I don't remeber this ever being out in the UK, however it's listed on this website as Point Horror #1 and is also credited as the first PH on Wikipedia. Interestingly, the copy I got was branded as a 'Point', rather than 'Point Horror' book and I loved the Point Horror series as a pre/teen in the 90s and have loved sourcing some from Amazon and re-reading. My review score is based on a Point Horror/YA benchmark, rather than adult fiction. This was one I definitely didn't read back in the day and I don't remeber this ever being out in the UK, however it's listed on this website as Point Horror #1 and is also credited as the first PH on Wikipedia. Interestingly, the copy I got was branded as a 'Point', rather than 'Point Horror' book and there were definitely some differences to the usual PH style. It seemed a little more adult, referencing sex and under age drinking and the scenes containing violence were a little more graphic than later publications under the PH banner. These were all good things in my opinion. It was easy to predict where the story was going as an adult, but as a teen back in the late 80s, it might have been less predictable. It was well written and entertaining for the genre. I did miss the pang of nostalgia though, never having read this one.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Matthew

    A solid kind of pulp fiction teen novel. The sort of thing you could pick up at an airport to read on holiday and happily enjoy it. At times it feels like the story is hinting at much more intricate and confusing ideas but then because it's a YA novella, it literally just ties everything up in a neat bow at the end. Still enjoyable to read though.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Archer Aguilar

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Kerry's blind date is behind everything. The weird phone calls, painting his locker, trashing his car. Mandy's real name is Nancy and she is a patient in the mental hospital Donald is in. She thought that she was Amanda's sister. Kerry accidentally killed Amanda (Donald's girlfriend) in a car crash.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    I think this was the first-ever Point Horror book, but man was it a weird one. I know I've read it at least once, because I knew the cover and remembered the moose head scene when I got to it, but there wasn't anything memorable about it.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Deseray

    I liked this book because it always kept me on the edge of my seat. The main characters are Kerry and Mandy, after Kerry loses his memory he decided to go on a blind date to cheer himself up. Mandy his date is basically perfect in every way, almost.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Emma Ruth

    Read this on the plane to America, not the best Point Horror I've ever read and I absolutely love these books. I really hope I'm not getting too old to appreciate them. Also didn't see that plot twist coming, maybe because it was so ridiculous.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Lisa Ortega

    One classic book from my teenage years. It had a different cover art though. And the catch phrase was "It wasn't a date. It was a nightmare." A page turner, this story kept me wondering what will happen next. And totally unexpected turning out of things!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Atul Krishna

    This book was rather a thriller than a horror novel. I was expecting something scary from R.L. Stine, but he disappointed all his readers with such stupid stories...

  25. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Predictable if you've read newer R.L. Stine but well worth the trip down memory lane.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Georgia

    This was apparently Stine’s first YA novel after loads of children’s books. With all due respect... it shows.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Kim Clough

    A re-read of a childhood book.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rusty

    Stine is an awesome writer who weaves a tale that keeps the reader guessing. A young member of our family loves his books so I felt that I had to read this one before I sent it on to him. It has the teenage angst, fears and doubts that plague most of us as we travel through these years of change. Kerry's day begins with an accident at football practice where he falls on the star quarterback whose leg is broken. Most of the team members and his girl friend believe that he did it on purpose because Stine is an awesome writer who weaves a tale that keeps the reader guessing. A young member of our family loves his books so I felt that I had to read this one before I sent it on to him. It has the teenage angst, fears and doubts that plague most of us as we travel through these years of change. Kerry's day begins with an accident at football practice where he falls on the star quarterback whose leg is broken. Most of the team members and his girl friend believe that he did it on purpose because Kerry is the backup quarterback. Kerry is a quiet unobtrusive young man who prefers reading to football. He participates in this sport because his older brother, Donald, was a star player. He idolizes Donald and wants to please his father so he plays football until the accident that is. Suddenly he finds himself off the team and ostracized by many of his classmates. Yet something interesting happens to him. He gets a call from a girl whose voice is sexy and provocative. Kerry finds himself drawn to her and begins to date her. However, the relationship turns into terror when Kerry finally remembers what happened during the missing time period of his life. He remembers driving his brother's car, crashing it and his brother's girl friend is killed. Why this memory emerges now he doesn't know but he is soon to find out. It's a nice little mystery filled with the right about of terror.

  29. 5 out of 5

    James Bai

    When reading the book Blind Date by R.L. Stine, I found that it was a very good book that had plot twists in it. When showing how the main character Kerry has a brother who is supposedly ''insane'' named Donald but that all changes when Kerry meets a girl named Mandy. As soon as he meets this girl named Mandy, he has been getting threatening phone calls from an anonymous person, he has been terrified but then Mandy was soothing him of that fear. Out of the blue comes a phone call from Donald tel When reading the book Blind Date by R.L. Stine, I found that it was a very good book that had plot twists in it. When showing how the main character Kerry has a brother who is supposedly ''insane'' named Donald but that all changes when Kerry meets a girl named Mandy. As soon as he meets this girl named Mandy, he has been getting threatening phone calls from an anonymous person, he has been terrified but then Mandy was soothing him of that fear. Out of the blue comes a phone call from Donald telling him to be careful and how he is coming. Since Kerry thought that Donald was trying to kill him and Mandy, he tells Mandy all about it but then she suggests an idea of hiding in the shelter in the woods. All was going well but then this is the part where the plot twist kicks in, ''It was you! You made all those phone calls''(R.L. Stine 184). Just as he thought that it was his end, his brother Donald comes to save the day and Donald explain the whole situation to his family and the police and since then they lived a peaceful life after all the trouble.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Fidis

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I was disappointed at first when Stine revealed that Mandy was behind all the pranks and threats against Kerry. I usually don't guess what the big reveal is in his books. I totally guessed that Mandy was Amanda's sister and was seeking revenge for the accident. After Donald showed up and explained that Mandy is really Nancy, a mental patient whom Donald confided in, I felt a lot better because I was not expecting that twist. This book was great! Ever time I opened it I didn't want to stop readin I was disappointed at first when Stine revealed that Mandy was behind all the pranks and threats against Kerry. I usually don't guess what the big reveal is in his books. I totally guessed that Mandy was Amanda's sister and was seeking revenge for the accident. After Donald showed up and explained that Mandy is really Nancy, a mental patient whom Donald confided in, I felt a lot better because I was not expecting that twist. This book was great! Ever time I opened it I didn't want to stop reading it!

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