Thursday, December 23, 2010

Review: Goosebumps, Headless Halloween

Headless Halloween (Goosebumps Series 2000, No 10)
  • Reading level: Ages 9-12
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Apple (October 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 059076781X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590767811
Brandon loves to scare other kids. This Halloween he buttons his shirt up over his head and parades around as a headless freak! But even Brandon gets queasy at the creepiest Halloween party of all time, where guests bob for rats and eat doughnuts filled with worms!

This Goosebumps book starts out when Brandon is telling some kids (that he is babysitting) a scary story.  He loves scaring people.  On Halloween night, his pranks go too far and he ends up being chased by some angry dogs.  He tries to jump a ravine and he falls down and dies.  Then he finds one person on the other side, a boy named Norband.  Norband tells Brandon that he has to rescue three frightened people in one hour or else he will stay dead forever.

This was the first Goosebumps book that I ever read, but it is the tenth book in the series.  You don't have to read them in order.  It was a really scary book, but it didn't actually scare me.  I think it was a really good book.  Except I wasn't very happy with the end.  These books are really easy to read.  My favorite part was when they went to the Halloween party.

Parents might want to know:  There are some pretty scary parts in this book, and Brandon has a bad attitude, and doesn't treat people very well at first.

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