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Eddie, Scott, Winks, and Cassie. They went out for a drive one night. Just to practice, so Eddie would be sure and get his license. Then Eddie had a little accident. Now four friends share a terrible secret. Because Eddie hit someone and killed him. Didn't he?


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Eddie, Scott, Winks, and Cassie. They went out for a drive one night. Just to practice, so Eddie would be sure and get his license. Then Eddie had a little accident. Now four friends share a terrible secret. Because Eddie hit someone and killed him. Didn't he?

30 review for Hit and Run

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ken

    Out of all the Point Horrors that I’ve re-read, this is the one that I could instantly recall. Cassie and her friends Eddie, Scott and Winks decided to get some extra practice in before their driving test by taking Eddies family car out for a ride. But tragedy strikes as the hit a man during the course of the evening. I can vividly recall all the pranks the group play on each other right at the beginning of the book, it instantly reveals the group dynamics. Not the most original plot but I liked how Out of all the Point Horrors that I’ve re-read, this is the one that I could instantly recall. Cassie and her friends Eddie, Scott and Winks decided to get some extra practice in before their driving test by taking Eddies family car out for a ride. But tragedy strikes as the hit a man during the course of the evening. I can vividly recall all the pranks the group play on each other right at the beginning of the book, it instantly reveals the group dynamics. Not the most original plot but I liked how Stine’s raised the tension as the group were convinced they were going to be caught after living with the guilt of what happened that night. One of he’s better entries in the series.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Y

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I used to really enjoy R.L. Stine's Fear Street books when I was in the fifth and sixth grade. Found one of his non-FS books (The Babysitter) for free at one of the local libraries a few weeks back (many, many years after being a sixth grader) and decided to take it home to see what I'd think of his work as an adult. It was awful. Decided to try this one, since I found it really cheap at Goodwill, to see if I'd think the same about this one. I did. This isn't me ragging on young adult and childre I used to really enjoy R.L. Stine's Fear Street books when I was in the fifth and sixth grade. Found one of his non-FS books (The Babysitter) for free at one of the local libraries a few weeks back (many, many years after being a sixth grader) and decided to take it home to see what I'd think of his work as an adult. It was awful. Decided to try this one, since I found it really cheap at Goodwill, to see if I'd think the same about this one. I did. This isn't me ragging on young adult and children's novels because I'm oh-so-mature now; I've read and reread a few books for younger readers since joining Goodreads a year ago, and a number of them were still fantastic reading for someone of any age. Compared to them, neither of Stine's books are even worth mentioning. Okay, I'm being too hard on what is essentially a PG-rated slasher flick in book form. However, I'm not a difficult person to keep entertained; even a fairly crappy book I'd likely give at least two stars to if it did something to amuse me. Hit and Run just failed on all accounts, however. The story was far too predictable. (So was The Babysitter, for that matter.) As soon as Eddie is running over the man, you already know exactly what had happened and who was behind it all. Let's see; kid who is constantly bullied by people at school, including his three closest friends, who has a cousin who works at the city morgue and is enough of a dick and a jokester and lacks any respect for the dead that he'd let a kid take a dead person's eyeball home to play cruel pranks on people with? Said bullied kid is nearly traumatized the first time they all decide to take one of their parent's cars out without permission to practice driving...decides that they should all do it again not too long after? Yeah, he's planning something. He's ready to snap. The "victim" itself? "The surprisingly quiet thud of impact. The man's expression didn't change." Why isn't his expression changing? Oh, probably because he's already dead. I mean, Eddie has this asshole cousin who conveniently works at a morgue, right? None of these characters are very sympathetic or even interesting, besides maybe Eddie. A bunch of self-centered brats who don't seem to learn from anything that happens? There were also a number of things about Stine's writing that just aggravated me here and there. Seriously, how many times can you write "character cracked" or "character said sarcastically" in one, extremely short book like this? Can't they do anything besides crack jokes and be sarcastic? Sure, they're teenagers and all, but it just seems like lazy writing. Not to mention that most of what they say, jokingly or sarcastically, is all pretty "ho-hum". Another thing that irrationally annoys me: why does everyone get their outfits described at times? It's not like it happens every single time you'd think there'd be a costume change, or even very often at all. Even then, the adding of a description of the outfit just feels...random. Like, "so? What of it? Does that have any importance whatsoever to the current scene?" Clothes paragraphs don't always feel like unnecessary padding for some writers, but they just don't add anything to this book. I mean, at least when they described outfits in like, The Baby-sitters Club, it was entertaining to see what sort of atrocity Claudia would come up with each book, but here it's all just very "meh." Finally, I'm tired as hell of the heroine about to be killed by the perpetrator behind all the crimes, only to be saved at the very last minute by her twu-wuv (always male, of course), who always magically knows that she's in danger, exactly where she is, and always gets there in the nick of time. This isn't something directed personally at Stine; it plagues a great deal of suspense/thrillers for both young adults AND adults, yes, even by a number of authors that I otherwise enjoy. Sure, this was written in the 90s, but it was an already tiresome trope back then. All that said, I'm pretty likely to still pick up more Stine books if I find them used/free somewhere, particularly if I can actually find any Fear Street. No, really, I LOVED them when I was younger; I want to see if they're any better than his non-series books, or if these two books were just especially bad.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Airiz

    I think perhaps R.L. Stine is just for the sixth-grader me. I used to really like his "Goosebumps" books and I remember having my jaw hanging in awe because of the wonderful twists and turns that he has at the end of his books. Now that I'm almost twenty, the only thing I can feel while reading is nostalgia--two fists of old memories ramming themselves against my gut. Only that. The old awe and fear were not present anymore. Even the twist at the end didn't surprise me in the least. "Hit and Run I think perhaps R.L. Stine is just for the sixth-grader me. I used to really like his "Goosebumps" books and I remember having my jaw hanging in awe because of the wonderful twists and turns that he has at the end of his books. Now that I'm almost twenty, the only thing I can feel while reading is nostalgia--two fists of old memories ramming themselves against my gut. Only that. The old awe and fear were not present anymore. Even the twist at the end didn't surprise me in the least. "Hit and Run" is about Four friends that are involved in a, well, hit and run. They tried to keep the crime a secret, but it seems that they can't keep it for that long. This book is just okay. I'm pretty sure that if the nine-year-old me will read this, I'll really like it.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Mariana

    This book was amazing!It gave me goosebumps.From the moment Winks took the dead manswallet to learn his name to the disturbing call to cassie saying ,"You cant run".And all the jokes not knowing whats real or fake.People turning on friends.You being so shocked you almost pee your pants.I could read this book again and again. It never gets old!=] By:Mariana,Massachusetts My Review: Title: Hit and Run Author:R.L.Stine Genre:realistic fiction It's about these kids who get are getting ready to take their This book was amazing!It gave me goosebumps.From the moment Winks took the dead manswallet to learn his name to the disturbing call to cassie saying ,"You cant run".And all the jokes not knowing whats real or fake.People turning on friends.You being so shocked you almost pee your pants.I could read this book again and again. It never gets old!=] By:Mariana,Massachusetts My Review: Title: Hit and Run Author:R.L.Stine Genre:realistic fiction It's about these kids who get are getting ready to take their driver's test,so they practiced at an empty lot but on the way back home they felt a bump.Of course Eddie the coward was scared. He should be they had run over a man.Later after they decided to bail,they each get a mysterious phonecall in a whisper saying,"You can't run."Is he alive?,they would all think or is it just someone's cruel sick joke? It's pretty interesting how they're getting phonecalls from a man who is supposed to be dead and the most least likely person was the one playing the joke.I liked the book because I didn't know if something was really happening or if someone was trying to scare them.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kirsty

    Just re-read this for Teenage Scream podcast (lovingly dissecting the best and worst of 90s teen horror): https://soundcloud.com/teenagescream Just re-read this for Teenage Scream podcast (lovingly dissecting the best and worst of 90s teen horror): https://soundcloud.com/teenagescream

  6. 5 out of 5

    Weathervane

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. There isn't anything especially noteworthy here, and I Know What You Did Last Summer already left this territory picked over years prior. Still, Hit-and-Run is an interesting variant, and patently Stine -- abandoning the Dostoevskian guilt trip, his characters are obvious unregenerates from the start. They harass others and themselves without remorse and take it too far to boot. He successfully inspires antipathy for his protagonists, with the possible exception of Eddie, who seems to have the u There isn't anything especially noteworthy here, and I Know What You Did Last Summer already left this territory picked over years prior. Still, Hit-and-Run is an interesting variant, and patently Stine -- abandoning the Dostoevskian guilt trip, his characters are obvious unregenerates from the start. They harass others and themselves without remorse and take it too far to boot. He successfully inspires antipathy for his protagonists, with the possible exception of Eddie, who seems to have the unfortunate luck to fall into this group of vipers and think they're his friends because they don't bite him as often as they could. By the end it's hard not to root for him. (The who-dunnit aspect is fairly obvious this time, so even I could guess it. This doesn't much detract from enjoyment though. It's satisfying to see these characters get a taste of their own medicine.) You can tell the teens don't feel much remorse. In terms of believability, the plot is a mess. The idea this coroner guy could haul a corpse around town without getting caught is insane, and the fact these kids see nothing too objectionable about that, or popping out decedents' eyeballs, drives home what sociopaths we're dealing with. Eddie may be crazy, but at least he has a soul, with feelings to be hurt. I like that he wasn't locked up forever at the end, merely committed to professional help. His friends and his cousin need correction more.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Greggory

    Hit and Run by R.L. Stine it starts off introducing Cassie Martin and her three friends. Cassie was a little weirder as most of her friends for her life has been guys. All her friends are guys named Scott Baldwin, Winks (Bruce Winkelman) and Eddie. Winks loved pulling tricks over Eddie and Scott would always join in on it. One day they were driving when Winks pulled a prank. It made Eddie furious but the next day Eddie decided to take his parents car and drive again. This is when the incident h Hit and Run by R.L. Stine it starts off introducing Cassie Martin and her three friends. Cassie was a little weirder as most of her friends for her life has been guys. All her friends are guys named Scott Baldwin, Winks (Bruce Winkelman) and Eddie. Winks loved pulling tricks over Eddie and Scott would always join in on it. One day they were driving when Winks pulled a prank. It made Eddie furious but the next day Eddie decided to take his parents car and drive again. This is when the incident happened. This book was interesting and intriguing . It started off with a prank and really showed who Scott, WInks and Eddie are like. It also showed a little bit of Cassie. It also gives the viewpoint mainly from Cassie and what she is thinking. They all were learning driving and I could connect to that as I'm starting to do that myself. With this learning how to drive they had an incident that really had to adjust to the situation. The guilt really starts to get to them as they were worried the public would find out. To try and calm it down they call Eddie's , cousin Jerry who works at the morgue. This just makes them worry more though as it countines on.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Theron

    I just read the book Hit and Run by R.L. STINE and it is really neat compared to the other books. I feel like this book could be an actual thing in real, it seems real. This book is about a group of friends that are trying to get their driver's license and decide to drive at night without any adult super vision. This was the worst mistake of their lives because it results in a tragic accident. Following that up, this book continues with horror and confusion of what is happening in their lives. J I just read the book Hit and Run by R.L. STINE and it is really neat compared to the other books. I feel like this book could be an actual thing in real, it seems real. This book is about a group of friends that are trying to get their driver's license and decide to drive at night without any adult super vision. This was the worst mistake of their lives because it results in a tragic accident. Following that up, this book continues with horror and confusion of what is happening in their lives. Just by the name of the book, this horror story does involve a hit and run which changes everyone's way of thinking. This continues to haunt them everyday. Who is responsible for the hit and run and why? I strongly suggest you get this book for the classic thrills.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Jade Scott

    Not too bad. I think it’s obvious who’s behind the events that occur. I had my suspicions before the hit and run happened. None of this would have happened if they had done the right thing in the first place and called the police.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Margaret Dudgeon

    another brilliant young adult book.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    I loved reading these corny horror books growing up and when I saw them in a book sale I jumped at the chance for some 90s nostalgia :)

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jacob Hall

    Four young teenagers were just practicing for their driving test when something terrible happened. Even though the four teenagers did not have a license they took their parents car out for a practice run. They took turns driving, when it was Eddie's turn he hopped into the seat and started driving. It started off going well but then he suddenly hit a man on the highway. They all got out of the car and took his cubs hat off and found who the man was. The man the kids' hit name was Brandt Tinkers. Four young teenagers were just practicing for their driving test when something terrible happened. Even though the four teenagers did not have a license they took their parents car out for a practice run. They took turns driving, when it was Eddie's turn he hopped into the seat and started driving. It started off going well but then he suddenly hit a man on the highway. They all got out of the car and took his cubs hat off and found who the man was. The man the kids' hit name was Brandt Tinkers. After this the kids had nightmares and a lot of strange things start happening, the notes, threats, the corpse, and Winks getting hit. Then, Winks(Bruce) gets hit by a car just like how they hit Brandt Tinkers. Was this a coincidence or was this on purpose?

  13. 4 out of 5

    6jaydony

    Jaydon Ysbrand Miss Grimm English I 9/17/10 Hit and Run By R.L. Stine I chose the book Hit and Run by R.L. Stine because I think it was the last book of fiction I ever read, which was the beginning of last year in 8th grade. I think that this book is a good page-turner because it keeps you guessing what is next literally! I especially like mystery/horror stories that aren’t that much horror but more of a mystery. A good book is what this is and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a littl Jaydon Ysbrand Miss Grimm English I 9/17/10 Hit and Run By R.L. Stine I chose the book Hit and Run by R.L. Stine because I think it was the last book of fiction I ever read, which was the beginning of last year in 8th grade. I think that this book is a good page-turner because it keeps you guessing what is next literally! I especially like mystery/horror stories that aren’t that much horror but more of a mystery. A good book is what this is and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a little mystery in their life. Also if you would like to find a certain author to follow I pretty sure everyone might have heard of R.L. Stine. The story starts out with four friends on a dirt road to nowhere and the come up on a hill and don’t see the man standing there. They hit the man and then run because they saw the guy roll into the ditch. A few days later one of their friends is injured in a hit and run, leaving them to wonder about the body. By now the body is in the morgue (found by the side of the road), so they go to look at the body and when they get to the morgue the body that was found is gone! The three go home and act like nothing happened but later that week, one of them goes missing. With two left they wonder about each other and the turnout is horrific! People that would not like this book might be people that do not necessarily like mystery books and/or people that do not get a kick out of page-turners. The reason I say that is because it is not really a bad book but also not a very good book but more right in the middle. This book is a great book from my perspective, but not enough up there to compete with other books. Many would say that this book is ok and I would agree with them in some ways more than others.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Kylah3

    Hit and Run by R.L. Stine is a really good book! This book is realistic fiction. I think this is realistic fiction because there is a possibility that the things in the book could happen in real life. The setting of the book is present time. It takes place in school and at all of the characters house and a morgue. The protagonist in my book is Eddie. Eddie is the boy that Cassie, Scott, and Winks hang out with. The conflict in my book is kind of scary. Cassie, Winks, Scott, and Eddie all went dri Hit and Run by R.L. Stine is a really good book! This book is realistic fiction. I think this is realistic fiction because there is a possibility that the things in the book could happen in real life. The setting of the book is present time. It takes place in school and at all of the characters house and a morgue. The protagonist in my book is Eddie. Eddie is the boy that Cassie, Scott, and Winks hang out with. The conflict in my book is kind of scary. Cassie, Winks, Scott, and Eddie all went driving in Scotts parent’s car and hit a man, now the man is dead. Someone is now playing tricks on them they are starting to use the corpse of the dead man to scare all of them! The conflict kept the book exciting and suspenseful. There was always a part in the book where if you thought about putting the book down it was hard. A part that was exciting was at the end when they start to tell you who were playing tricks on them. I like that all of the characters in the book have TOTALLY different personalities but they are best friends. When they all wanted to listen to music but not the same thing. I really like this book. The strength of the book was how the author kept a feeling of suspense at the end of every chapter. I don’t think the book had any weaknesses. I would recommend this book to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders, because it’s on a middle school level. This book is really fun I want to read it again.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Chelley Toy

    5 out of 5 Point Horror Book Stars! (I rate these books compared to other Point Horror Books Only) I read this as part of the #pointhorrorbookclub that I run monthly! You can read the post here http://talesofyesterday.co.uk/2016/03... This is more of a discussion than a review with highlighted areas of the book and has a comedy feel to the discussion to. Please be aware that as this is a discussion there will be spoilers. Want to know more about #pointhorrorbookclub - check this out http://talesofye 5 out of 5 Point Horror Book Stars! (I rate these books compared to other Point Horror Books Only) I read this as part of the #pointhorrorbookclub that I run monthly! You can read the post here http://talesofyesterday.co.uk/2016/03... This is more of a discussion than a review with highlighted areas of the book and has a comedy feel to the discussion to. Please be aware that as this is a discussion there will be spoilers. Want to know more about #pointhorrorbookclub - check this out http://talesofyesterday.co.uk/tales-p... All in all I personally liked this book - classic retro point horror! For more reviews and book chat please visit www.talesofyesterday.co.uk Please be aware that the discussion will contain spoilers!

  16. 5 out of 5

    William YU

    During some point in each of our lives our parents will tell us to pick our friends wisely. This story tells the aftermath of what happens when you pick the wrong friends. Cassie, Eddie, Scott, and Winks are 4 friends that are constantly with each other. One night Cassie and Scott talks eddie into driving his families car out while he still don't have a license. Frighten to be caught they end up hitting a man, then they left him on the middle of the road with no help. The next day when they retu During some point in each of our lives our parents will tell us to pick our friends wisely. This story tells the aftermath of what happens when you pick the wrong friends. Cassie, Eddie, Scott, and Winks are 4 friends that are constantly with each other. One night Cassie and Scott talks eddie into driving his families car out while he still don't have a license. Frighten to be caught they end up hitting a man, then they left him on the middle of the road with no help. The next day when they returned the body was gone. This book is an overall decent book witch I would only recommend to mystery novel fans

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ms. Myers

    This book is a TOTAL thriller! It is a book called Hit And Run/R.L.Stine is a scary yet mysterious book that was about a small town with normal things at own would have but this town is not so normal there these three friends named Eddie,Sam,Cassie and Winks.these three friend s were driving until they had hit a man.This book is about these three friends that had hit a man and now are trying to keep it a secret.But it isn't easy soon after they had hit the man they seem to have experiences from This book is a TOTAL thriller! It is a book called Hit And Run/R.L.Stine is a scary yet mysterious book that was about a small town with normal things at own would have but this town is not so normal there these three friends named Eddie,Sam,Cassie and Winks.these three friend s were driving until they had hit a man.This book is about these three friends that had hit a man and now are trying to keep it a secret.But it isn't easy soon after they had hit the man they seem to have experiences from the dead corpse.This is a fiction book and if you like horror or mystery you would like to read it.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Alyssa Sloan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I enjoyed reading this book. I thought the plot of the story was really good. The main conflict is Eddie and his friends go out driving, and Eddie hits a person, then trying to figure out how they’re receiving messages from that dead person. There was a big twist to it, that I didn't expect. Turns out Eddie was playing a horrible trick on his friends. This book was a page turner all the way through for me. When I figured out Eddie was behind it I was extremely surprised, because it’s not I thoug I enjoyed reading this book. I thought the plot of the story was really good. The main conflict is Eddie and his friends go out driving, and Eddie hits a person, then trying to figure out how they’re receiving messages from that dead person. There was a big twist to it, that I didn't expect. Turns out Eddie was playing a horrible trick on his friends. This book was a page turner all the way through for me. When I figured out Eddie was behind it I was extremely surprised, because it’s not I thought his character was capable of doing.This is a realistic fiction book and if you like horror or mystery you would like to read it.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sheeky

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ok. So Hit and Run is about 4 teenagers: Cassie, Winks, Scott, and Eddie. One day they go out for a drive and kill a guy......didn't they. APPARENTLY NOT! It was just a big evil, sick, twisted, horrifying scheme pulled by Eddie for revenge. He wanted to let everyone know how it felt like being called "Scaredy Katz" and everyone teases him. His scheme caused Winks to be admittted to the hospital for a hit-and-run. What I learned from this book is, treat others the way you want to be treated or el Ok. So Hit and Run is about 4 teenagers: Cassie, Winks, Scott, and Eddie. One day they go out for a drive and kill a guy......didn't they. APPARENTLY NOT! It was just a big evil, sick, twisted, horrifying scheme pulled by Eddie for revenge. He wanted to let everyone know how it felt like being called "Scaredy Katz" and everyone teases him. His scheme caused Winks to be admittted to the hospital for a hit-and-run. What I learned from this book is, treat others the way you want to be treated or else, when you least expect it, people will turn on you and get you back.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kent R.

    This book was amazing!It gave me goosebumps.From the moment Winks took the dead man's wallet to learn his name to the disturbing call to cassie saying ,"You can't run".And all the jokes not knowing what's real or fake.People turning on friends.You being so shocked you almost pee your pants.I could read this book again and again.I recommend this to anyone who can read.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Emma

    This book was rubbish. I'm not expecting masterpieces as I read my way through the Point Horror series, but I expected a bit more from R. L. Stine. The story was boring (they were forever driving!) as were the characters. I'm glad that I'm finished with it!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Cruz Montesdeoca

    this is a not so scary tail about a group of four and a car accident. in my opinion this is not horror but more tragick

  23. 4 out of 5

    Tara

    3.5 stars

  24. 5 out of 5

    kylajaclyn

    In the 90s, there seemed to be a trend of writing about car accidents or hit and runs. You have Stine’s other book, Dead End, about similar events and, of course, the Lois Duncan book I Know What You Did Last Summer. This one did have an interesting twist, but I still felt like, how many books about car accidents can we write? So basically Cassie hangs out with three guys friends, two of whom are jokesters (Winks and Scott), and one of whom is known as Scaredy Katz (his name is Eddie Katz). Winks In the 90s, there seemed to be a trend of writing about car accidents or hit and runs. You have Stine’s other book, Dead End, about similar events and, of course, the Lois Duncan book I Know What You Did Last Summer. This one did have an interesting twist, but I still felt like, how many books about car accidents can we write? So basically Cassie hangs out with three guys friends, two of whom are jokesters (Winks and Scott), and one of whom is known as Scaredy Katz (his name is Eddie Katz). Winks, in particular, is always tormenting Eddie. They all want to practice driving for their upcoming driving tests, so one night they go out and practice together... with Scott and Winks pulling stupid pranks in the car and scaring Eddie more than half to death. So it’s a bit odd that Eddie suggests they all practice driving again a week later. But he insists. They all take turns and promise no funny business. Then it’s Eddie’s turn to drive. They come to Hansen overpass and, out of nowhere, a man walks right in front of them and Eddie hits him. He bounces off the car. Terrified, they all get out and examine the person they hit. Eddie is quick to say the man is dead. They search for his wallet and find out his name is Brandt Tinkers. Weird names in this book! So for the rest of the book they are all thoroughly terrified. Especially once they start receiving notes that say YOU’RE NEXT. And then Winks gets run over by a car that Cassie swears she sees the dead corpse driving!! The threats continue. Eddie and Cassie go to visit Eddie’s cousin Jerry at the morgue. He had seen the Tinkers guy be brought in. Cassie is convinced he’s the one pranking them. But Eddie isn’t really stoked for Cassie to talk to Jerry. Jerry doesn’t have any new info, but then Cassie pulls out the threatening letters they’ve been receiving and Jerry gets a concerned look on his face and stares at Eddie, who abruptly decided they MUST leave now. On the way home, Eddie gets a flat tire. Cassie says she can help him, no problem, but he won’t let her open the trunk of his car. She keeps insisting, asking where the spare is, while Eddie grows increasingly frantic. Cassie manages to get the trunk open at the last minute. And there is the corpse of Tinkers. Cassie can’t understand why Eddie has the corpse in his trunk, so Eddie gives us exposition. He was tired of being bullied all the time. He wanted his own revenge, and he wanted to scare them all good. So he went to his cousin Jerry and “borrowed” a corpse. Jerry stood the guy up for them to hit that night. Cassie is quite taken aback to realize they didn’t kill a man after all- he was already dead!! But that’s why Jerry was so concerned at the morgue. He didn’t think Eddie would take things this far. But Eddie has terrorized all of them and taken pictures of the corpse to make them think that it was after them. Eddie grabs a tire iron but tells Cassie to run. So she does, only to find Eddie coming straight for her in his car, even with the flat tire. But then Eddie’s car suddenly gets smashed into on the side. Scott and Jerry have arrived. Jerry alerted Scott once he realized that Eddie was taking things way too far. They are able to get Eddie the help he needs. But when they go to take the corpse out of the trunk... it’s gone. Turns out it was just thrown out by Eddie before he drove the car to attack Cassie. Jerry plays one last prank on them all by bringing Tinkers to Winks’s house and standing him up in the door frame.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Trisha

    First, a note in which I take this story far too seriously: I know that these books aren't necessarily meant to be "realistic", but this one took things to a different level - namely with the truth about the hit and run victim that comes out near the end of the book. As if that would ever have been able to happen! Or if it did, I highly doubt the culprit would have got away with it for as long as they did. Now, onto the actual story itself. It was suitably mysterious and creepy, although in the fi First, a note in which I take this story far too seriously: I know that these books aren't necessarily meant to be "realistic", but this one took things to a different level - namely with the truth about the hit and run victim that comes out near the end of the book. As if that would ever have been able to happen! Or if it did, I highly doubt the culprit would have got away with it for as long as they did. Now, onto the actual story itself. It was suitably mysterious and creepy, although in the first 30ish pages or so, I was pretty sure that Eddie wasn't coping well with life in general. I thought the hit & run victim's name was pretty amusing - Brandt Tinkers. What a name! Once again, I enjoyed the fashion represented in this book - though it was later in the 90s, so was more grunge than 90210 season 1 standard in parts. Well, okay, it was only 1992, but still! Progress had been made! Winks's fashion reminded me of Kurt Cobain. Eddie also wore a Simpsons shirt and cords. Cords!! Ahhh, sweet 90s how I miss you. However, Cassie was still repping early 90s 90210-type fashion with her crimped hair, denim skirt, tights, and emerald green sweater. The crimped hair was what really got me. The twist that occurred on page 153 regarding the hit & run victim did take me by surprise, though I wasn't surprised by who the main culprit was. It had all been adding up for a while. All in all, I thought it was pretty crazy that the (view spoiler)[corpse was not stinking up the joint (hide spoiler)] by the very end of the story - like, it's been weeks and still no (view spoiler)[stench (hide spoiler)] ? And I think that's all I've got to say for this one. Oh, except the little romance between Cassie and one of the boys wasn't all that convincing, though really he may have ended up being the only option for her in the long run. :P Slim pickings? (view spoiler)[Hit and Run - This one has a chapter list! That's different - p.1 - crimped blonde hair - p.3 - Winks has a denim jacket and jeans torn at the knees, aka grunge - p.31 - Eddie talking about a band: "They're putrid. They really rot." - So far I think Winks may drive Eddie to shoot up a school! - p.37 - more teen dialogue, e.g. "way cool." - p.43 - dead guy is Brandt Tinkers. Really silly name! - p.51 - what sort of idiot leaves their door wide open? - p.74 - Eddie has a Bart Simpson tee on, and cords. Hello 90s! - p.75 - emerald green sweater, denim skirt and black tights ... And crimped hair. Be still ma 90s heart - p.92 - I'm suspecting that Eddie is off the rails and is the one that hit Winks - p.144 - Eddie has asked her to take him driving because he thinks she's suss of him, and wants to "take care of her"? Just guessing. But if she suspected him, why would she agree to take him? - p.153 - surprise about it not being a hit and run ... though I'd wondered if he could have been a dummy instead of a corpse. - Well. Wow. How ridiculous that none of them are puking from this weeks-dead corpse that would SURELY be stinking to high heaven at this point. And can you imagine if this actually happened in reality? Desecration of a corpse etc. They'd be crucified. (hide spoiler)]

  26. 4 out of 5

    Diana

    First, let me tell you I am glad I read this after getting my driver's license! Cassie and her friends decide to practice their driving before their tests except the worst thing possible that can happen, happens. They kill someone. Things get out of control when suddenly one of their own is injured in a hit and run and notes start appearing wanting revenge from the dead. This book actually gave me goosebumps and had me so thrilled, it's honestly the simplicity and straightforwardness of the plot a First, let me tell you I am glad I read this after getting my driver's license! Cassie and her friends decide to practice their driving before their tests except the worst thing possible that can happen, happens. They kill someone. Things get out of control when suddenly one of their own is injured in a hit and run and notes start appearing wanting revenge from the dead. This book actually gave me goosebumps and had me so thrilled, it's honestly the simplicity and straightforwardness of the plot and writing that just pushes you through. It's scarily good! Would totally read again because it's a light read. Final thought: (view spoiler)[it's always the bullied kids and I should have seen it coming. (hide spoiler)] Also, the ending got dark and heavy real quick.

  27. 4 out of 5

    James Taylor

    Hit And Run is a teen-horror book by Goosebumps write R.L Stine. Hit and Run sees four friends go out to practice driving until they hit someone. Scared to get in trouble, they move the corpse, and flee the scene; but then struggle to live with the guilt. Soon, they receive threats, allegedly from the deceased, who is seeking revenge. I think there's just enough tension and mystery to be fairly entertaining. The initial introduction to the characters sets them up as pranksters, but I did wonder i Hit And Run is a teen-horror book by Goosebumps write R.L Stine. Hit and Run sees four friends go out to practice driving until they hit someone. Scared to get in trouble, they move the corpse, and flee the scene; but then struggle to live with the guilt. Soon, they receive threats, allegedly from the deceased, who is seeking revenge. I think there's just enough tension and mystery to be fairly entertaining. The initial introduction to the characters sets them up as pranksters, but I did wonder if it was going to be a prank, or go down a supernatural route. In the end, it's a decent enough conclusion, but it's a very average book overall.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Alonso Contreras

    I believe this book will give any reader a surprise. There are many twists and turns throughout the course of the book which I enjoyed most about. You never really saw the ending coming. You wouldn't be able to predict what would happen to some of the characters or the aftermath of some of the events that occurred. This book made me care for all the characters and not just one in particular. I was able to relate to the book a lot more due to the main characters all being teenagers. The unfortuna I believe this book will give any reader a surprise. There are many twists and turns throughout the course of the book which I enjoyed most about. You never really saw the ending coming. You wouldn't be able to predict what would happen to some of the characters or the aftermath of some of the events that occurred. This book made me care for all the characters and not just one in particular. I was able to relate to the book a lot more due to the main characters all being teenagers. The unfortunate situation that these characters are put in seems realistic. Overall, this is a great read for anyone who enjoys not only a suspenseful story but an entertaining one.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Tazzie Dee

    One night a group of friends go out practicing for their upcoming driving tests but it ends in tragedy when they hit a man. As they are scared shitless, they drive off & vow to try & keep the crime a secret. However, it isn’t long afterwards when they receive pictures & messages from the dead man. But how can they receive messages from someone who is already dead? Did they really kill the guy? Or does someone else know their secret? This is a good short book & I read it in one day. I really liked One night a group of friends go out practicing for their upcoming driving tests but it ends in tragedy when they hit a man. As they are scared shitless, they drive off & vow to try & keep the crime a secret. However, it isn’t long afterwards when they receive pictures & messages from the dead man. But how can they receive messages from someone who is already dead? Did they really kill the guy? Or does someone else know their secret? This is a good short book & I read it in one day. I really liked the humour in this & found the ending to be really funny.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    This is good quick read however slightly predictable, nevertheless I found this book to be entertaining and was engaged to the end. There is a famous movie which seems to have “borrowed” from this books plot very loosely, but I wont name the movie because you will definitely recognise the storyline when you read the book. Very easy to read and whiz through.

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