The Betrayal (The Fear Street Saga Series #1)

The Betrayal (The Fear Street Saga Series #1)

by R. L. Stine

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780671868314
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication date: 08/01/1993
Series: Fear Street Saga Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 275,272
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

R.L. Stine invented the teen horror genre with Fear Street, the bestselling teen horror series of all time. He also changed the face of children’s publishing with the mega-successful Goosebumps series, which Guinness World Records cites as the Bestselling Children’s Books ever, and went on to become a worldwide multimedia phenomenon. He lives in New York City with his wife, Jane, and their dog, Nadine.


New York, New York

Date of Birth:

October 8, 1943

Place of Birth:

Columbus, Ohio


B.A., Ohio State University, 1965

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The Betrayal (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 89 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! So original and old fashioned, all you R.L Stine fans out there read explains alot!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story is about a mother and a 16 year old daughter being burned because they were accused of being witches so Edward Fier son of Mathew Fier would not marry her and marry a rich girl instead. The father {William Goode} was a wizard and wanted revenge on the family who burned his family. His family was innocent but he was not. The Fier family fled the village. William went on a journey to find them. 20 years later he found them and turned himself into a young boy and worked on their field. He hypnotized there daughter by love. Slowly the family suffered. William or the young boy was invited to their house. There his identity was revealed and he disappeared. All of them died except for one boy who was 6. Edward, Mary, and Erza the little boy fled the house. Edward died of exhaustion, Mary drowned herself. Only Erza was left. Everything leads to the burning of the girl and the mother and William seeking for revenge. So I chose that passage that describes him being a powerful wizard who wanted revenge. IT WAS a GREAT story
Guest More than 1 year ago
What a great book. I really enjoyed this selection. It took me on an adventure I can't explain. Such a sad tragic tale that had a suprise spark at the ending. I truley recommend this book for all young readers.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this series when I was a kid and loved it! Recently I took a long plane ride and reread them as light reading and even as an adult I was very entertained. I respect that even though Stine perverted the history of the Salem Witch Trials a bit, he kind of admitted it in the story, though I am getting a bit tired of the misuse of Sarah Goode's family name in fictional witchcraft stories (she was a real victim of the Witch Trials). I give the series 5 stars but I give the idiot who converted this to electronics -5 stars. Sooooo many typos and complete misspellings. I know the original soft covers were professionally edited unlike this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE R.L Stine series! Its so addicting and i wish there were more books about the Fier and Goode revolution. It stung me when Susannah Goode and her mother were burned. I really got excited and i wanted to read more!!!! BRING MORE FIER AND GOODE BOOKS NOW!!! ITS SO GOOD PEOPLE READ THIS BOOK!!!! Beebie #1 from Texas Lov yall
Lindsy_Nicole More than 1 year ago
From about 6th-8th grade I was obsessed with the Fear Street series. I remember that I was in love with this book. It was definately my favorite. It had so many twists and turns and the ending made you think 'did that really just happen'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love all of R.l Stines books, from his Goosebumps series to his Fear street ones for young adult. ALl of them great and entertaining, I love each and everyone of his books. xD Great author, and one of my favorites. ^_^.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a great book and all, but it was not scary to me... i recommend it, sure but it is most definatly not my favorite R.L Stine book. Bob wrote much better novels!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This... Was the best book I have ever read in my life! I loved the Betrayal particullary because I love reading about witch trials and witchcraft and I live in a famous Witch State of Massachusetts where the Betrayal took place! R.L. Stine is my favorite author and I have read ninety-nine of his books. I am not going to tell what the Betrayal was about for I would spoil it. All I can say was it was terrific! Read it! You won't be sorry!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book is one of my fave R.L. Stine books. this book tells readers how the fear family became cursed because of they feud with the goode family. this book begins when william goode's wife and daughter are accused of witchcraft by the fear family. don't forget this book happens to come around the salem witch trials around 1692 so this is where the fear curse began. after the trial, william becomes outraged at the fears for the deaths of his family and so summons up dark magic to curse the fear family forever. if they become close to fire, they will die. this was a really good book and very informative about how the fear cursed began. i recommend it!!!
Anietzerck on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I can't deny it... R.L. Stine books were my guilty pleasure growing up and the first books I really read for pleasure, with the Fear Street Saga trilo...moreI can't deny it... R.L. Stine books were my guilty pleasure growing up and the first books I really read for pleasure, with the Fear Street Saga trilogy being my favorite. Oh, what wonderful childhood memories with my nose always in a book! (...and walking into angled cable wires.) Good times
JulieQ on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I loved the Fear Street books when I read them as a pre-teen and I love them still at 28. Book 1 of 3 starts us off with the fantastic history of the legends of FEAR STREET. In keeping with the history of the witch trials R L Stine conveys the beginnings of a horrific story of Benjamin & Matthew Fier, the Goode family and the curse that will envelop both famililies for centuries to come.
t1bnotown on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This trilogy was my favorite out of all the Fear Street books. It's historical fiction, and I found it very appealing at the time. Rereading it now was a lot less awful than rereading most of the rest of these books has been. I was definitely struck by the witch trial in the beginning, even though, historically speaking, witches in the US could not legally be burned because the crime was defined differently here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So many twist and turns. Really makes you think
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read these book when the first were published. I was in Jr high then 20 years ago. I am looking forward to my daughter reading them now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YOU.MUST.BUY.THIS. NNNNNNOOOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!! Like seriously. If yo won buy this, hit yourself, an' i ain't joking. It is a PERFECT story by R.L Stine. OKAY a little romance parts but the auther ment this to be for teens. IF YO LOV SCARY BOOKS, READ NO MORE REVIEWS! BUY THE THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVE IT! Sooooo great read it omg so crazy and sad I read the other book of it too I'm still trying to read it im not even done with the second book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was absolutely outstanding. I did a book report on it and it was all great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Auesome book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the whole series, every book was a page turner for me and I can still remember the stories even now. Would recommend them to everyone.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am obsessed with horror movies and books! This book was probably the best horror novel i have ever read! I got it from the library, I couldnt put it down not even for a minute! LOVED IT!!!!!!
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Alley_cat82 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and series it helped me to become an avid reader. I choose to get this one on the Nook for my daughter I just wish more of his earlier works were available for the Nook. If your child likes horror and mystery you can't get any better than Fear Street.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love thisbook!!!!!!