- Author R. L. Stine
Oh, how I used to love those Goosebumps books. My friend and I used to stay up all night taking it turns to read chapters to each other - these and the other teen horror series you could get. When this first Goosebumps book appeared on my reading list, and I found it was available on the Kindle, I almost jumped for joy. An excuse to relive the good old days.
And thankfully, unlike some of the other children/young adult books I have been revisiting, it still holds up for me as an adult. It’s not terrifically scary, obviously. It has Doctor Who’s family friendly ethic when it comes to scare tactics, but it was certainly intriguing. I don’t know if I’ve read this particular one before, but the thought of ventriloquist dummies is unsettling enough, let alone them coming to life.
I actually really enjoyed it, and although I know I’m too old to keep on reading the series, I’m glad to know the books are still available for a whole new ebook generation of kids.