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Superstitious
R.L. Stine who is one of America’s best-selling authors and the devilish creator of the
Fear Street and Goosebumps series of horror stories for kids. Stine is who wrote the book
I read, but he came back with a book for the older generation. All of Stines ideas in his
books are suggested from real life. Most of his ideas came from his imagination and his
memory. He now lives in New York City with his wife Jane, and teenage son, Matthew.

The story took place on a small Pennsylvania College campus. Numerous of murders had taken
place. Every murder was much more gruesome than the first. The detectives didn't know what
had happened. The victims looked like an out of control animal rather than a human killed
them.

One of the main characters in this was Sara Morgan. She had just moved to Pennsylvania or
school. Everything was going just fine until she met a professor named Liam O'Connor; he
was another main character. Liam had a dashing romantic figure with a Irish accent, good
looks, sweet charm, and a host of Old World superstitious-all of which dazzled Sara.
Plunging headlong into a sudden love affair, Sara barely had time to notice the horrible
events taking place on the campus. Liam was extremely close to his sister Margaret. A
little too close that is. Sara and Liam soon got married after a couple of dates. Everyone
said it was strange, yet, too soon for him or her. But she claimed she was in love with
him.

She started receiving crank phone calls, warning her to stay away from Liam. Then she
received two bloody rabbit feet in the mail saying " If you’re going to marry Liam,
you’re gonna need all the luck you can get." That scared her to death. When she told Liam
about it, he acted like he didn’t care. Instead he blew all up in her face because she
left out the front door and came in through the back door. Lately his superstitions had
been getting out of hand. And he had been getting real mad at Sara. On their wedding
night they made love by the light of sixteen candles, which was one of his superstitions.
They were going on, non-stop. Then he whispered in her ear that he wanted to impregnate
her. She accepted the offer without really thinking.

It wasn’t long before all that seemed good turned out bad. There was a total of four
murders that was committed and Liam and his sister was still close. One day Sara had came
home early and walked in on Margaret and Liam making love in their bed. She was so upset
that she threw a mannequin through the glass mirror. Liam screamed in horror and Margaret
screamed as well. Sara left the room crying and took a walk around the streets. She
decided to go back to the house to get the keys to her apartment that she had had before
she moved in with Liam.

She crept into the house and into the room. To her surprise Margaret was brutally slashed
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