Give Yourself Goosebumps
Give Yourself Goosebumps Books #1-#4 (Collection)
Il club dell'orrore (Italian)
Fanget i flaggermusborgen (Norwegian)
Geheimtreff: Villa Fledermaus (German)
Le manoir de la chauve-souris (French)
La Mansión del Murciélago (Spanish)
Stine, R. L.
December, 1995 (First printing)
1997 (British edition)
0590191640 / 9780590191647
0590566466 / 9780590566469 (First printing, Sixth printing, Third printing)
137 pages |
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|User Summary:||After moving to a new town you have difficulty making friends until you are invited by a boy you can't quite remember to a club meeting in a haunted house.|
This is the most straightforward, Choose Your Own Adventure-like book so far in the series as far as gameplay goes. In every other respect, it's fairly typical.
|Enigmatic Synergy's Thoughts:||
This is a pretty fun book, not to mention it is also one of the more memorable ones for me. There is a clear division between the two stories and each one makes for an entertaining read. Something I noticed with some of the Give Yourself Goosebumps books in relation to the stories is that, at times, there is an unequal distribution in terms of stories and length; many books focus on one main storyline with a sub, almost mini-story aside from it, while other books will have two separate storylines, but with the main focus still on one of the stories. With this book, I feel this is not the case. Each story has an adequate length to feel separate from the other story.
As a kid, the imagery this book had ingrained in my brain was great. Rereading it as an adult, it is still just as great. In terms of writing style, this book felt more like the first book, Escape from the Carnival of Horrors, than it did the second book, Tick Tock, You're Dead. It really is hard to say if R. L. Stine wrote this one. I want to give him the benefit of the doubt, but given the somewhat inconsistent writing style within the series, it is hard to predict which of the books he actually wrote and which ones were ghost-written by other authors. Nevertheless, this book is great and I definitely recommend it to anyone looking to give this series a shot.
|Special Thanks:||Thanks to Ken G. for the British cover images.|
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Known EditionsFirst printing