Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Goosebumps Hall of Horrors #6: The Birthday Party of No Return

Monday, January 30, 2012

Book Review - Goosebumps Hall of Horrors #6: The Birthday Party of No Return

About the Book
Welcome to the Hall of Horrors, HorrorLand's Hall of Fame for the truly terrifying.

Lee Hargrove wishes he could be lucky like his friend Cory Duckworth. Cory has to be the luckiest kid on the planet. Even Laura Groden, the girl Lee has a crush on, prefers to hang out with Cory. All Lee wants in life is to get a scholarship to Summer Sports Camp. But there's only one scholarship from his school and he's competing against Cory and Laura. Then Lee receives a good luck charm in the mail. It's a vulture's claw and Lee's life seems to change immediately. Until bad things start to happen. The vulture's claw is bringing really bad luck. Lee tries to give it to Cory as a birthday present but Cory already has one of his own. When both boys' luck take a turn for the worse, Laura wins the scholarship and admits to sending the bad luck charms to both boys.

About the Author
R.L. Stine's books have sold more than 300 million copies, making him one of the most popular children's authors in history. Besides Goosebumps, R.L. Stine has written 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.

My Take on the Book
This was a great addition to the Goosebumps series. If you like to have a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat and at the same time send a chill up your spine this is definitely one to read. As a father of a girl who loves these books, I gave this book to my eldest daughter and I have to say that I was amazed to see how quickly she devoured the book. Usually she will dabble and move from one book to another, but this was one book that she did not want to put down. When I picked it up I saw why. The book was well written with a plot that captured your attention and kept you engaged form beginning to end.  This was a great book and one that I would highly recommend.

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