Saturday, 29 August 2015

Summer Reads: Goosebumps Most Wanted: Special Editon #3 - Trick Or Trap

Goosebumps Most Wanted: Special Editon 3 - Trick Or Trap
by R.L. Stine
Publisher: Scholastic
Pub. Date: July 28, 2015
ISBN: 978-0545627788
Pages: 192
Buy Link: Amazon

It's almost hard to believe that the first Goosebumps title by R.L. Stine was published in 1992. I was nearly twelve-years-old when I stumbled upon "Welcome to Dead House" in the book section at a Walmart and I've been a fan of the series ever since. This is a big year for Goosebumps fans as the first feature film will released in October with Jack Black playing a fictional version of R.L. Stine. Until then, fans can entertain themselves with the newest book - Goosebumps Most Wanted: Special Edition #3 - Trick Or Trap!

This installment centers on Scott Harmon, a twelve-year-old that is afraid of almost anything, especially his little sister, Rita, who is always playing tricks on him and his best friend, Amanda Gold. Rita isn't the only one that likes to bother them as the school bullies, Morty and Mickey, are always trying to scare them, which they always succeed in doing.

To prove that he isn't a scaredy cat and that he has the guts to standup to the bullies, he talks Amanda in going with him to the old abandoned house near the cemetery that everyone thinks is haunted! The plan is to have Amanda take a picture of Scott inside the house, but things don't exactly go as planned.

With Halloween approaching, Scott and Amanda come up with the idea of having a haunted house party, where they plan on scaring Morty and Mickey. The only problem is that the former resident wants to play a few tricks of her own.

I like to point out that this is one of the creepiest "Most Wanted" cover art that has been featured in the series and it has definitely gotten me in the mood for Halloween, even though it's still two months away. R.L. Stine once again gives us a frightening tale. The main character, Scott, is likeable and most young readers can probably related to him as the character is bullied by his classmates in this tale. Of course this is a Goosebumps story, so expect a few supernatural twists & turns as well as a shocking ending that fans are a custom to. Overall, Goosebumps Most Wanted: Special Edition #3 - Trick Or Trap is an exciting entry in the ongoing children book franchise. I'm sure readers of all ages will enjoy reading this ghostly tale.

*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

R.L. Stine has more than 350 million English language books in print, plus international editions in 32 languages, making him one of the most popular children's authors in history. Besides Goosebumps, R.L. Stine has written other series including Fear Street, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room, and Dangerous Girls. R.L. Stine lives in New York with his wife, Jane, and his King Charles spaniel, Minnie.

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