Sunday 15 March 2020


The Haunted Mask II (Goosebumps, #36)
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A few weeks ago, I set myself the goal of reading ten of the scabbier Goosebumps paperbacks we found during our thrift store adventures.

Today, I completed that goal. Yay.

Steve's serving out the punishment of having to coach a bunch of first-grade terrors. With Halloween around the corner, he decides he's going to get revenge on these kids by giving them the biggest scare of their lives.

He knows just how to do it too, by finding out where Carly Beth got her wicked Halloween mask last year. But these masks are evil, and Steve's about to find out why...

I have to mention that, although I have a copy of The Haunted Mask, I haven't read it yet. Still, it didn't stop me from reading this one, or enjoying the hell out of it. 👹

This is one messed up story. In the best way possible. I mean, as soon as we're introduced to Steve, we also meet the awful little cretins he has to coach. My gosh, they were awful! I know he did a bad thing, but I felt so bad for him.

No wonder he wants to get revenge on these brats. 😯

I liked Steve and his friend, Chuck. They're just two regular guys who like to play jokes on others and think they're the cleverest boys around. Too bad the girls clearly outdo them, LOL. I thought Carly Beth and Sabrina were so interesting.

Looking forward to reading her story.

Anyway, back to Steve. I enjoyed his super freaky adventure with the mask because it made for some very creepy reading. Not to mention that it was entertaining to see what happens when we don't listen to warnings, and instead tumble into a dark hole of despair.

This particular twist ending made me laugh. They usually shock and surprise me, but this one had me chuckling because, of course, it was going to end this way. 😂

Stine really is a terrific author who writes such true and honest kids that really resonate with me because I was this kind of kid. Curious, adventurous, and always interested in the darker side of things. Also, there's a certain air of familiarity for me, of the kinds of kids we were in the 80s and 90s.

Can't wait to read more!

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