She was not, however, actively knitting at the time. After Honey finally makes her exit, the girls figure out that they did know her—in fourth grade, she was the weird, lonely girl no one liked. Becka plucks up her courage and heads to the house next door to confront Honey and ask for her pin back…only to find the house empty. She has an excuse and a story for everything, and physically attacks Becka on more than one occasion while laughing it off as a game.
She insists Becka gave her the jewelry she stole, lying blatantly and with ease. We miss the immediate aftermath, but we do pick up with police and an ambulance. Honey is, of course, there to barge into her room, smother her with hugs, and poke at her until she breaks down into tears.
When Becka gets sick and misses a day of school, Honey also helpfully lets everyone know Becka suffered a breakdown. Not true. Half of them turn up in that party. Immediately after, Trish falls down the stairs in the middle of her party, breaking her neck. And it only manages to get worse from there.
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So, the carnage? This is one of the most genuinely upsetting Fear Street books so far. Shadyside death count: That one death comes at the very end and is genuinely one of the worst in the series so far. Still, one girl was hit by a UPS truck, another fell down the stairs and broke her neck. Spoiler-laden point at which this all could have been avoided: Someone could have listened to Becka or taken her seriously when she brought up that Honey was a problem.
I mean, the not blonde hair? The totally unbalanced behaviour? The creepy girlcrushing? It has to be Honey, right? No doubt in my mind by now. The Becka facade starts to break apart. Honey gets a call from Frankie, confessing his eternal love to her. Effed up! They go to the mall with Frankie, and she awkwardly asks Honey if she took her clothes.
Of course I did! At the mall, Honey runs into Eric, working at one of the stores. Are you pretending to be her again? I know it was obvious, but I love being right. Honey does not appreciate being called out, and responds to Eric by strangling him with a string of beads.
And who should witness this event besides the mall and countless security cameras? The real live Becka, who was just starting to get over Honey when she sees her murdering one of her exes. Honey jumps up, blames the murder on Becka, then runs away. Is it just that easy to strangle someone with beads in the middle of a crowded mall? Becka, Trish and Lilah are all sitting together, discussing how Honey escaped from the mental institution she was in over the summer.
Becka is really freaked out, and her friends are worried about her, because she keeps on seeing Honey everywhere she goes. While Becka is annoying, a little healthy post traumatic stress from witnessing all your boyfriends being murdered in front of you has got to be allowed. As they leave the church, Billy shows up! He survived the stabbing, but lost a lung. She has too much guilt over him losing a lung, and freaks every time she hears him wheeze, and so their love died awhile ago. I am so not a Becka fan, what a bitch. As she leaves the coffee shop, Bill approaches her and she freaks out.
Her car has been all slashed up, and there is a rat disembowelled on the seat. She has a nervous breakdown, again. Becka ends up back on her tranquilizers. Neither should her friends. Becka agrees with me, and hangs up on Trish. While completely doped up on tranquilizers. Actually, it probably seems like a great idea at the time, like a ride. She goes next door, and trips over a dead body! The amount of things people mistake for bodies in Fear Street: brooms, mops, now fertilizer? The dad comes out to yell at them, and shake his fist for good measure.
The girls think this is hilarious.
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Lilah brings news. She found an article about a murder-suicide that occurred several years ago in Shadyside. A man killed his wife and son, then himself, leaving only the daughter and twin of her dead brother as a witness to the whole thing. Becka has a huge flashback of Hannah, who she went to elementary with. Hannah was a clingy, unpopular girl in grade 4 that everyone hated, Becka included.
The cool kids came up with a plan: they told Hannah to get onstage during school assembly, get down on her hands and knees and bark like a dog, and they would all be friends forever. Hannah predictably follows through, and everyone laughs at her. Then Becka goes up to Hannah and tells her it was a joke, and to stop following them around. A week later, Hannah witnesses the destruction of her family.
- Your Soul to Take?
- Blowing Bubbles In The Rain.
- The Paris Game (The Le Chat Rouge Series Book 1).
Oh, that is so mean. I knew I was right to hate Becka! I love this little twist, that Becka might actually deserve a little crap in her life, based on how she uses the people around her.
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I think Becka had forgotten about Hannah, and gets a bit of this karmic realization as well. Pretty certain little Hannah grew up to become Honey, with mental issues from a lifetime of bad experiences and mistreatmen. She lived with her uncle until sent to a mental institution. Someone beats her face into the gravel until she passes out. She sees Honey everywhere she goes, until she completely loses it in a screaming fit. Larry drops her off quickly, probs thinking the hysterical girlfriend thing is getting pretty old since she started looking like dog food.
Things go from bad to worse. Becka just wants to crawl into her warm bed, which she does. She flips on the lights to see bloody handprints everywhere. A phone call comes in, that her best friend was coming for her. The big user. She demands he take her somewhere. HUGE tipoff that Billy did it, right? Whatever, point is, Honey is not behind the recent attacks.
Another big point towards Bill, right? He walks menacingly into the room. Her and Bill got together, and decided to plan to make Becka pay.
It seems that by turning into a psycho killer because Becka was a crappy friend is kind of enabling her self absorption. Just ditch the bitch and enjoy your life together. Trish lunges to stab Becka with a kitchen knife, but Billy only wanted to scare Becka, not kill her. He blocks the blade Oops, you probably needed that one, Billy! Becka has a moment where she needs to be her own best friend, and fights Trish off. Oh, fuck off.