Thursday, October 28, 2010

Goosebumps #4 'Say Cheese and Die!' by R. L. Stine: A Summary

Book Specification Info:  132 Pages; ISBN #0-439-56842-0

Summary:  Greg thinks there is something wrong with the old camera he found.  The photographs keep turning out ... different.

When Greg takes a shot of his father's brand-new car, it's wrecked in the picture.  And then his dad crashes the car, nearly totaling it.  It's like the camera can tell the future, or worse ... maybe it makes the future!

Greg's friends don't believe him.  Shari even makes Greg take her picture at a party.

Only Shari's not in the photograph when it develops.

Is Shari about to be taken permanently out of the picture?
(Taken from back cover)

Banned Reason: Excessive Violence

R. L. Stine and 'excessive violence' do not seem to go hand-in-hand.  There was some spooky incidents and some accidents, but nothing excessively violent.

Overall:  I'm really starting to get into the Goosebump groove.  I can see what would attract the younger crowd.  Even though there are a few paranormal references in these books, the main thing that causes your Goosebumps are the situations that make you think ... Hhmmm... Maybe this could really happen ... from the empty house to the homeless man to the missing child ... R.L. Stine is becoming a master in my mind of taking normal, everyday situations and turning them slightly spooky.

Happy Reading =)

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