Goosebumps is a series of children’s horror fiction novellas created and authored by R.L. Stine. Sixty-two books were published under the Goosebumps umbrella title from 1992 to 1997, the first being Welcome to Dead House, and the last being Monster Blood IV
With many turning to the spooky, scary or creepy at this time of year, Goosebumps seems to be a go to for many. Both young and old love these stories. My favourite is and always will be #7 Night of the Living Dummy. Lindy names the ventriloquist’s dummy she finds Slappy. Slappy is kind of ugly, but he’s a lot of fun. Then weird things begin to happen. Nasty things. Evil Things.
Sounds fantastic doesn’t it? I mean, who doesn’t love a story where a doll comes to life and creates havoc?
Okay, maybe not always.
Other tales depict ghosts, werewolves, scarecrows, phantoms, monsters and even gnomes. Stine has a gift for telling stories that both the young and old enjoy. Pushing the Creep-O-meter just enough to be enjoyed by some as young as 8 and 9.
If this Halloween you are after a fun, spooky read, pick up any of the 62 titles under the Goosebumps name and you will be sure to enjoy.
As a whole I give the series five stars. If you have read a Goosebumps book you know why, if you have yet to pick up one of his titles, now is your chance, go out and grab whichever cover catches your eye, curl up on the couch and delve into the creepy mind of R. L. Stine.
Rebecca is an avid reader and passionate writer. Her novel Enchanting the Fey will be published later this year, and you can find her tweeting here.