The Curse of Camp Cold Lake Review *31 Days of Goosebumps*

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The cover for the Curse of Camp Cold Lake always freaked me out, but I only read it for the first time recently. The book holds up for sure.

Sarah and her brother Aaron go camping at Camp Cold Lake. While there Sarah gets bullied and doesn’t feel liked at all. In her desperate attempt to see if people care, Sarah holds herself under water for a while. When she comes back up, the camp is empty and it’s winter. She finds a girl named Della in the new winter camp. Della tells her she died at the camp and wants a swimming buddy.

Suddenly, Sarah is resuscitated at the original camp. She almost drowned.

She still sees Della around the camp and no one believes her, they just think she’s been traumatized.

Della keeps popping up around camp slowly driving Sarah crazy. Sarah goes water skiing and Della almost hits her with a boat. Sarah runs into the woods to get away from the camp, in the woods, Sarah meets Della, who tells her she didn’t die in the lake, she was bitten by a snake. Before Della can kill Sarah, Brianna shows and Della disappears. Turns out Brianna was also killed by Della and Brianna wants Sarah as her friend. The books ends with Brianna holding the snake above Sarah.

The ending was the weakest part, but the other parts were interesting and dark. The counselor should have sent Sarah home after she accidentally tried to kill herself, but that’s the only part that I really didn’t like.

3 out of 5.

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Don’t Go to Sleep Review *31 Days of Goosebumps*

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“Don’t Go to Sleep” was one of those Goosebump tv show episodes I remember hating so much. It was ridiculous, it was strange and it had a terrible message. After I read the book, I realized, the episodes just messed up the book entirely. It completely missed the point of the book and took away the scares. I enjoyed the book a million times better than the episode.
Matthew Amsterdam is a 12-year-old boy who hates his bedroom. He wants to move into the guest room so one night he sneaks into sleep.
Mathew keeps waking up every morning in different scenarios, like being a high schooler, and even a monster at one point!
The girl Lacie he met while a high schooler catches him and tells him she’s a Reality Cop. The guest room is revealed to be a portal into different realities.
After sleeping in his own bed, he breaks the chain and comes back to his own reality.
The tv show made it all out to be a dream sort of and the message was “don’t ask for things if you’re 12”. It was totally wrong and that explains why I didn’t like it but enjoyed the book.
4 out of 5

Chicken, Chicken Review *31 Days of Goosebumps*

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I have a feeling Chicken, Chicken one is going to be another very strange goosebump book. The title and the cover just gave that away.

Crystal and Cole are brother and sister who move to a new town. One day while at the grocery store they bump into Vanessa and don’t apologize. Instead of just letting it go, Vanessa curst them and they slowly turn into chickens.

They break into Vanessa’s house to find a reversal spell but they mess up a few time sand Vanessa catches them. Cole and crystal apologize to Vanessa and she changes them back into kids. Vanessa is straight crazy because right after fixing them Cole burps in front of her and she changes him into a pig (why???).

This story is just a way to scare kids into being polite. what kind of woman just willy-nilly transforms people into animals for being rude? handy…but still.

1 out of 5.

Calling All Creeps Review *31 Days of Goosebumps*

 

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I feel RL Stine was running out of ideas.

Middle school was the worst time. Many other people feel the same including Ricky Beamer. He’s a writer for the school paper and the editor Tasha bullies him. She kicks him off the paper and soon Ricky wants revenge. He puts an ad in the paper for “creeps” to call Tasha after midnight.

Tasha changes the name on the ad to Ricky’s name and he starts getting calls from “creeps” who are aliens who want him to convert the school into aliens. He says no, but after some more bullying, he decides it wouldn’t be a bad idea.

Meh, this one is weird. What was he thinking with this ad? It wasn’t very clever and of course, Tasha saw it. He’s not a good person for changing the kids into creeps. Bullied or not, that’s just wrong.

1 out of 5