Give Yourself Goosebumps
Give Yourself Goosebumps Books #1-#4 (Collection)
Tic toc, bienvenue en enfer! (French)
¡Tic, tac, muere! (Spanish)
Tikk-takk, du er død! (Norwegian)
Stine, R. L.
0590138944 / 9780590138949
0590566458 / 9780590566452
135 pages |
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|User Summary:||Your uncooperative younger brother stumbles into a time travel experiment at a museum and you must bring him back before his time runs out and he ceases to exist.|
A very odd entry to series, as the book doesn't even try to be scary. Setting are both varied and interesting, and I can't think of any real complaints with this one. If you like time travel or medieval knights or futuristic cities, this might be worth picking up for a couple bucks.
This is a fairly well-designed book; the various story threads fit together pretty well and some are creatively reused. There aren't as many games and non-typical choices as the previous book, but it is something of a challenge to get through successfully.
|Enigmatic Synergy's Thoughts:||
This book to me felt a little more like a Choose Your Own Adventure title than it did a Give Yourself Goosebumps book. That's not to say that it's a bad thing; it just has a bit of a different feel from the first book in this series. Maybe it's the style of choices or the setting of the book. Again, as in the first book, some of the choices depend on random outside luck that I do not particularly care for. It's also worth noting that many of the choices link with one another, making the overall adventure a little longer or shorter depending on the reader's initial choice(s). I also feel that the style of writing in this book is different than that of the first, making me think that perhaps R. L. Stine started using ghost-writers as early as this book, although that is pure speculation. Ultimately, this is a fun little book that is worth checking out.
One of the tougher books in the series, there's no way to win if you go to the past, which is a bit unfair. But then what did I expect from this series? It makes me laugh what a short attention span you have in the story. While listening to Dr. Peebles he changes from "Dr. Peebles" to "white-haired man" to "the scientist". I know the author wanted some variety but it is rather amusing.
|Special Thanks:||Thanks to Ken G. for the British cover images.|
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