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Dr Maniac Will See You Now

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By: RL Stine

Goosebumps Most Wanted bk 5

Richard Dreezer doesn’t really fit in at school, but he does love reading comic books and spends a lot of his time at the Comic Book Museum. For him the ultimate would be to be a superhero with amazing powers. Then he gets a school assignment where they have to write about a museum and Richard thinks this will be great because he knows so much about the Comic Book Museum. Things don’t go according to plan though when the insane and devious Dr Maniac appears in the real world. Then following him come other heroes and villains. If Richard doesn’t come up with a solution soon things will never be the same.

Creepy and twisted are great words to describe this series. The horror in them is age appropriate even if it is gross and silly. The story is well paced and visually descriptive. It is easy to see why these books are popular with those who like to be freaked out a bit.

Publisher: Scholastic

Published: 01 November 2013

Format: Paperback 136 pages

Categories: Horror, Superheroes and Villains

ISBN 13: 9780545418027

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Planet of the Lawn Gnomes

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9780545417983By: RL Stine

Goosebumps Most Wanted bk 1

Jay Gardener has a troubled past, he has been in trouble a lot and his parents have moved the family in the hope that a change will help Jay behave better. Jay tries but strange things start to happen around him and no matter how much he wants to stay out of it he can’t. One of the weirdest questions Jay has is why are there so many lawn gnomes in everyones yard? Then he starts to find out about some of the strange rules of their new town and he can’t bring himself to just obey them.

A kind of creepy story with a science fictiony kind of twist. Jay may say he wants to stay out of trouble but his behaviour says otherwise. As always the tension created by Stine is good, you know bad stuff is going to happen even though you don’t always know what it will be. These books are not that predictable and when the series is as big as the Goosebumps one is that is a good thing, it helps keep things fresh enough to keep readers interested. If you are looking for something a bit scary then this is a good place to look.

Publisher: Scholastic US

Published: 01 January 2013

Format: Paperback 125 pages

Categories: Horror

ISBN 13: 9780545417983

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

 

Son of Slappy

9780545417990

By: RL Stine

Goosebumps Most Wanted Series

Jackson Stander is the sort of boy who doesn’t get into trouble, it simply doesn’t interest him. He is the boy in the class who always does his work, never lies and even does volunteer work. His sister can’t stand him, she is always getting into trouble and doesn’t see why everyone loves Jackson. Things start to change after Jackson and his sister visit their grandfather, and Jackson comes back with a cursed ventriloquist dummy. At first he doesn’t understand what is going on but then the whole evil plan becomes clear to him. How is Jackson going to cope with Slappy causing so much havoc with both his friends and family.

Creepy, is always a very good word to describe these books. This story drags you along, you want Jackson to figure out a way to defeat Slappy. The tension is great, and the concept eerie. The thing is you can understand why someone might think it is only fair that something like this happens to such a goody two shoes. If you love the creepy or know someone who loves the scarier side of things then this is a good series.

Publisher: Scholastic US

Published: 01 April 2013

Format: Paperback 134 pages

Categories: Horror

ISBN 13: 9780545417990

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Phantom of the Auditorium

9780545298360By: R.L.Stine

Part of the Goosebumps series

Brooke and Zeke love all things horror and are thrilled to have been cast in the school play The Phantom. Zeke is really getting into character, dressing up and scaring other members of the cast. Then really scary things start to happen, things that could really hurt others. The story behind the play brings another dimension of terror. Is someone trying to make sure the play never gets seen? Or is it possible there really is a phantom.

A short creepy story with likeable characters. Both Zeke and Brooke have a charm and cheekiness that pitches them perfectly in their place. They seem just like any other school kid, though more interested in horror than many. The story is engaging and the tension holds well right until the end. It is easy to see why these books have become such a long lived series and warranted a repackaging.

Publisher: Scholastic US

Published: 01 September 2011

Format: Paperback 126 pages

Categories: Horror, Ghost Stories

ISBN 13: 9780545298360

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on the side of the page

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