Goosebumps

Philippines
July 8, 2010 8:13pm CST
R.L Stine's Goosebumps is one of my favorite series when I was in grade school. Together with Christopher Pike's Spooksville, though both fall under horror, both are perfectly written to induce the imagination of children as they are their target audiences. What I also like about Goosebumps is that, the stories offer rich imaginative plots that a child could relate to. Are you guys familiar with Goosebumps? If not what are the horror books (for children) that you've read when you were little?
9 responses
• India
9 Jul 10
I have also read some books of goosebumps,and i found them very interesting and entertaining.Can somebody help me to get goosebumps series online.....??
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@eurekafemme (5881)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
I'm not sure if i have read or watch this on tv.It was 30 years ago. But i remember I love its plot and as A Filipino i tried my best so hard then to understand every single word. That's how I get to understand English at an early age. Other than this, I also remember watching ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?
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@oldchem1 (8144)
9 Jul 10
My daughters, who are all now grown up, used to love these books when they were younger, they are really very good, any books that encourage children to read are good - i think that the Twilight books have taken over from them now
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@JOIEMARVIC (2342)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
I enjoyed reading goosebumps and spooksville when I was young. I still have some copies of the series with me and my younger brothers and cousins enjoys reading it too. This type of children books are very helpful for the young ones. These encourages them to read, imagine and be creative. The type of horror goosebumps and spooksville offers to the children are very friendly. The stories are not that scary. It is also very entertaining to read.
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• United States
9 Jul 10
Ohhh my sister has a very large collection of R.L's Goosebumps books. A few movies, too, I believe. We're trying to sell them though, because she doesn't read them anymore. But yeah, I'd read some of them, but I don't remember ANY of the stories! I liked the movies though, and The Nightmare Room (I think is one of R.L.'s ... not sure) is still a classic to me. :D
• Canada
11 Aug 10
My sister started reading these in the early nineties when they were first published. I was a little too young at the time to understand them let along read half the words but I do remember watching the television series based on the books. It was one of mine and my sisters favourite shows during that period. We never missed an episode. I eventually started reading the books when I reached age 9 or so and of course continued to watch the show too. Hands down one of the best children's horror stories and series.
@tammys85 (12363)
• United States
29 Jul 10
Oh I used to read them! :) I may even still have the books packed away in storage lol. I used to watch the show on television too. My nephew has gotten into Goosebumps, and he has a few of the VHS tapes and books. It's cool to see the interest of Goosebumps my younger sister & I had as children passed on to him lol.
• Indonesia
28 Jul 10
I 'm very familiar with Goosebumps, I have few of that books. I always surprise when I read that books, so unpredictable.
• United States
9 Jul 10
I remember loving those books. The story I loved most was the one in which a child discovers some alien creature in his cupboard. This creature is invisible, and the whole book is about how the innocent mischiefs of the invisible alien put get this child in trouble. The end is the best. The child's parents find a potion to make the alien visible again and the children of the house are aghast by the appearance of the alien-it has 2 ears, unlike their 4 antennas; it has 2 legs and two arms, unlike their 5 hands and 5 feet; and it has a weird color skin, unlike their green color skin- it turns out, the alien was a human child whose mother had made him invisible so that he's not put into the zoo. They were in an alien planet and the human race was almost extinct. I just loved the end part! It was an extremely startling twist and this is my favorite goosebumps book...:)