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Author: R.L. Stine & Scholastic
Version Reviewed: Finished, Paperback
*This book was purchased by me.*
THE GOOSEBUMPS MOVIE captures the chills, thrills, and giggles of Scholastic's original bestselling series. Jack Black stars as author R. L. Stine.
* With exclusive introduction from the REAL R. L. Stine! Plus eight pages of color pictures from the movie. *
Zach, 16, has just moved from NYC to a creepy small town. He soon realizes his new neighbor, Hannah (also 16), is in danger. When he tries to rescue her, he accidentally unleashes the monsters created and brought to life by her writer father, R.L. Stine.
Now it's up to Zach, Hannah, and Stine to get the monsters back in their books where they belong. Can they stop the monsters... for good?
I was so excited to read this book. I wanted to buy it as soon as it was published but I was not able to do so. My husband had to go away for a few weeks for work so we decided to pause our nightly Harry Potter reading until he came home. Knowing we needed a new chapter book to read, I quickly snatched up the Goosebumps Movie Novel. My husband going away for so long also means that we won't be able to go see the movie together when it comes out in theaters. At least not right away, so this will hold me over until he can return home.
It was really easy to fall in love with this book. It was very much like the old Goosebumps stories and brought R.L. Stine's characters back to life with ease. The story itself was very simple and straightforward. It wasn't complicated and wasn't difficult to figure out.
The characters were easy to like and somewhat relate-able (the human characters, obviously). The monsters were cool and creepy and demented all at the same time. It was definitely cheesy at times but that just made it even more enjoyable.
This book was great and was a nice homage to our favorite children's books. I absolutely cannot wait to watch the movie and eventually add it to my collection.
Rating: 4 Stars.
CODE WORD: MOVIE