Friday, October 8, 2021

Review: The Babysitter III (The Babysitter #3) by R.L. Stine

Title: The Babysitter III

Series: The Babysitter #3

Previous books in this series: The Babysitter | The Babysitter II

Author: R.L. Stine

Publication date: June 1993

Published by: Scholastic

Source: Purchased paperback

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Synopsis: Jenny just wants to forget the man who murdered all the baby-sitters. The man who almost murdered her.

He's dead now.

And Jenny's gone to visit her cousin Debra.

But Debra has a baby-sitting job. And now she's getting those phone calls, too. Just like the ones Jenny used to get:

Hi, Babes. I'm back.

Company's coming...

My rating: ★★★★☆

This book was insane and I kinda loved it. Lol. This time around, though, Jenny is NOT babysitting. Understandable after what happened in the last two books. Instead, this summer, Jenny is visiting her cousin Debra and staying with her for a while. But Debra DOES have a babysitting job, and now SHE'S the one getting the creepy phone calls. Dun, dun, DUN.

I really liked Jenny and Debra’s relationship. I didn’t really like Debra as a person, but I liked how considerate Debra was when it came to Jenny and the stuff she went through.

And speaking of the characters, the phrase “hot for my bod” was uttered in this book and I just can’t 🙈😆 I love it, but I also hate it because it makes me cringe SO hard. Lol.

As for the reveal of the culprit, I’m not gonna lie, I did NOT see it coming. Usually, this would be mostly a good thing because I love being surprised by the plot twists, but this time I feel like there was no foreshadowing that would lead us to this culprit. It made no sense!

Overall, this was not that bad. I enjoyed the change of scenery and that we got some new characters and that Jenny wasn’t the one babysitting. I’m torn about the plot twist because I just didn’t see it coming... I didn’t catch the clues (if there were any), but I loved it because it was just insane. I definitely liked this better than book two, though.

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If not, what do you think? Does it sound like something you might want to read? Leave me a link to your review or comment below! 😊

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