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Phantom of the Auditorium (Goosebumps #24)

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Brooke's best friend, Zeke, has been given the lead role in the school play, "The Phantom." Zeke's totally into it. He loves dressing up in the grotesque phantom costume. And scaring the other members of the cast. Brooke thinks Zeke's getting a little too into it.
But then really
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Published August 1st 2011 by Scholastic, Inc. (first published 1994)
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Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
Wow. This was a great horror-mystery!

They say that the play The Phantom is cursed. 70 years ago a boy was cast in the lead role but he disappeared on the night of the play and was never found. Now the drama teacher, Mrs. Walker, has found an old copy of the play. Everyone is excited about performing it.

Until some weird things start happening. A mysterious phantom sometimes appears during rehearsals. Messages are scrawled in red paint. Who is doing this? Why? Could there really be a phantom?

Γιώτα Παπαδημακοπούλου
Νομίζω πως το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο της σειράς "Ανατριχίλες" είναι το αγαπημένο μου. Βέβαια, δεδομένης της αγάπης που έχω για "Το φάντασμα της Όπερας", και του ότι η ιστορία αυτή είναι σαφέστατα επηρεασμένη από το κλασσικό αριστούργημα του Leroux, αυτό δεν είναι ιδιαίτερα περίεργο. Πολύ καλή ατμόσφαιρα, σκοτεινή, μυστηριώδης κι επικίνδυνη, με μια νότα ρομαντισμού που θυμίζει άλλες εποχές, η ιστορία του Φαντάσματος σε καθηλώνει ακόμα και αφού έχεις μεγαλώσει.
Feb 07, 2011 Wintermint rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book Phantom of the Auditorium by R.L. Stine was an ok book.So, these two kids who have been best friends forever try out for the school play and get the two leading roles. On the first day of rehersals, the teacher tells the students about the first time the play was suppost to be put on. The phantom dissapeared the night of the performance and was never seen again. Brooke, the main character, was the only one who was not startled by her friend's sudden apperance as the phantom. He was tryi ...more
Isabel Orama
Dec 31, 2014 Isabel Orama rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The book that I read today was about a girl named Brooke and her friend zeke. There is a story that goes around the school saying that a phantom is haunting their school auditorium. None of the students know where he lives and none of the students ever saw him. The curse said that he haunted their school for more than 70 years. When the school had a play for the phantom the teacher said that the play was cursed, but no one believed her. Brooke and zeke saw the phantom going under the auditorium ...more
Meruyert Zhumadildina
Phantom of the auditorium by R.L.Stine is a horror book from Goosbumps series about a phantom who hunter to auditorium.
The story starts with strings “A mysterious phantom haunted our school”. The main character Brook talking about the event, which scared her and her best friend Zeke. Both of them got main roles in the school play about phantom. Their teacher Ms.Walker sad to them that play was cursed, but nobody believed them. Brook and Zeke was first who meet the phantom face to face. The night
David Santos
Oct 10, 2011 David Santos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Well this was interesting. I love exploring buildings. I used to explore every church I went to, so when the kids did it in this book I connected with them and it kept my interest. This is probably the most realistic book so far. Meaning that there aren't any ghosts or weird creatures. No magic blood (Monsters Blood) or anything like that. Just kids performing a play and everything goes wrong. It's a fun book, I read it in less than a day. You should know by now that
Terisa Bowers
Nov 14, 2014 Terisa Bowers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My favorite
I chose this book to see if the series that was so popular when I was a youngster was able to stand the test of time here 10 years later. I wouldn't recommend this text to anyone older than 7th grade. It's still incredibly accessible, but some older students might have moved on to more mature texts. I feel that there has been very little aging as the book celebrates its 20th anniversery. Very little of Stine's writing came across as overly 90's, (except for his description of Zeke's hair).

In an
Veronica Ika
Aug 15, 2015 Veronica Ika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Brooke and Zeke have nerves of steel. Nothing can scare them. So when their school decides to perform an old horror play that hasn't been played anymore since 72 years ago, both of them are chosen to play the main characters. However, The Phantom has its own reason to not be performed anymore for such a long time. It's because 72 years ago the boy who played the Phantom had been lost mysteriously and it is said that the ghost lurks in the auditorium since then.

Now that the play is going to be p
Chralexandtopher Fleaffaeler
I have recently read the book "The Phantom Of The Auditorium" by R. L. Stine. In this book I found it to be quite pleasing as it took a drama theater way of terror. The way R. L. Stine writes is a specialty which practically entices the reader to always keep coming back for more. Not to mention, the undying twists and terror R. L. Stine brings to Phantom Of The Auditorium and other thriller books is simply a craze that successes other authors.

When I read the book "The Phantom Of Auditorium" i
Το αγαπημένο μου από τη σειρά ανατριχίλες.Έχω καλές αναμνήσεις διαβάζοντας το όταν ήμουν παιδί.Ήταν ενδιαφέρων,μυστηριώδες.Πάντα μου θύμιζε έντονα το φάντασμα της όπερας,μια από τις αγαπημένες μου ιστορίες.Ίσως γι αυτό μου άρεσε τόσο πολύ.

Dennis Pilling
Dec 16, 2014 Dennis Pilling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about three kids that try and investigate someone or something that is inferring with there play about a phantom to try and prove one of the kids was not the one who was trying to ruin the play. why I rated 4 stars because; I really enjoyed the suspense that the book left me with because it always left me hanging and pulling me in to read more!
What i didn't like about the book; what i didn't is that the books ending, the books ending was just terrible because its like the author j
Greg Kerestan
This book might as well be a road in Pennsylvania- it comes to an abrupt end after miles of plot holes. As a kid, I didn't notice, or maybe I didn't care- I was just enthusiastic about a haunted play and a ghost in a school auditorium. Looking at it as an adult via "Blogger Beware," this one really doesn't make that much sense. If you really want to read something about a haunted work of art, the musical composition in "Umbrella Academy" by Gerard Way packs way more of a punch- or show your kids ...more
Maggie Gordon
For Zeke and Brooke, horror movie fanatics, the announcement that the school play is going have scary elements is absolutely brilliant news made even better by the fact that they were both cast as the lead roles. Plus, the script is accompanied by a creepy story about how the first attempted showing of the play resulted in a mysterious disappearance and ghosts! Unsurprisingly, this new attempt at producing the play is plagued with strange occurrences that are blamed on Zeke the prankster. Howeve ...more
Apr 27, 2015 Jay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Phantom of the Auditorium isn't exactly the most original Goosebumps story. As you can tell by the title, it is basically a retelling of Phantom of the Opera. But that isn't a bad thing. The basic story is a good one. An elementary school is putting on a play called the Phantom. It hasn't been done in over 70 years because when they last tried to, the main character disappeared. As the kids work on the play, a series of pranks happen and the only explanation is the Phantom has returned.

One o
Oct 03, 2015 Christy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anybody who wants good scare
Recommended to Christy by: Goosebumps
Another great book in this series. I am getting good at guessing the ending, which is not as good as being shocked, but it is good. Phantom of the Auditorium was a fast read, I read it in under 3 hrs. Brooke Rodgers and Zeke Matthews are best friends have been for nine years. They go to Woods Mill Middle School. The school is putting on a play called The Phantom and Zeke and Brooke have the lead roles.

They are just a few problems that start going wrong before the play even starts. After their t
This book is about two best friends, Brook and Zeke, who try out for their school play and they end up getting the two leading roles in the play. Zeke loves to dress up as the phantom and starts scaring all the other cast members. Suddenly something fishy happens like a note appearing out of nowhere that says, “The Phantom strikes again.” Brook and the other cast members get suspicious while other strange things happen the cast begins to think and wonder if there is a real phantom in the
Mar 04, 2012 Nancy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: friends
Recommended to Nancy by: no one
It is about a boy named Brooke and his friend Zeke. They put on a show at school called the phantom. They have been hearing screaming and loud noises at the auditorium. They saw a guy sweep down from somewhere in the auditorium with white hair and a mask. Then he disappears then anybody can’t see him. Then you have to read the rest of the book to find out what happens next.


This is a suspenseful book about 2 friends, Brooke and Zeke, both 6th graders. They audition for a school play, call
Sep 18, 2012 Gabby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*WARNING: There may be spoilers in this review, but big ones will be marked.*
Well, i had to read this for a Purple bookcover challenge, so i didn't think much of it. I like goosebumps, sometimes they are just a short read from whatever i happen to be currently reading. Except, i have this thing... I don't like the scary ones... Yes, call me weird, call me crazy, but it's true. I only like the ones where the end is not in full detail and it kinda just...ends. Even then, i get scared too easily. A
Dean Deters

summary- THE story is abaut a PHANTOM that zeke saw in the trapdoor in the play.
setting- THE story is important when zeke and brian saw the phantom.
character trait- zeke because he savd Mr.walker fram the phantom .

Most Importent Evant- The most important event is when brian disapers and never come back.

recmmendation- who wood like this book whould be my cosion.

Nelson A.
Lights...Curtain...Phantom? The book Goosebumps: Phantom Of The Auditorium tells you and shows you what happens in the play. I thought the book was really good I enjoyed it alot. The author of this book is R.L. Stine. I was amazed to read about how "The Phantom" was trying to stop the show for good.

My name is Brooke Rodgers, and I'm in sixth grade at Woods Mill Middle School.My best Friend is Zeke he goes to the same school as me. We were the ones to find the phantom that haunts our school. We
Jan 01, 2016 Kimmy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is exciting, interesting and SCARY, but not too scary. I really the phantom's back story and the characters. But at the end it just made me confused, i would tell you guys who haven't read this book.... But I don't want to be a spoiler. At the end, it leaves with another mystery.
Dec 27, 2014 bakanekonomama rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Don't like it at all. Strange story, strange ghost, strange characters.

Jadi ceritanya "Phantom of the Opera" versi sekolahan ya? Nggak suka sama ceritanya. Udah nebak juga sih bakalan begitu... tapi endingnya uaneehhh ah. Ga suka.
Jun 20, 2014 Freshy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
awesome! another bone-chilling, thrilling read!!! I even made the main chars my OTP lol. surprising ending...but not very much coz I kinda sensed it already. Pero storywise...great!!!
May 25, 2009 Badiss rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Brooke's is best friends with Zeke. Zeke has been given the lead role in the school play. Zeke is so happy with this opportunity.Brooke thinks that Zeke is getting to into the play. Strange things start to happen to Brooke, she gets threatening letters, stage lights start falling down during the play rehearsal.

This book wasn't so good. I've read better by R.L. Stine. I was disappointed in R.L. Stine, because i expected a better book from him. It was barely good enough to keep me from putting it
Travis Smith
Jul 29, 2014 Travis Smith rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Scooby Doo-esque revelation was lame, but even worse was the second twist you saw coming, that the Phantom was real all along. And worse still was who he turned out to be...
My son selected this book. He's a little guy with a penchant for big, scary stories. Literature this 'aint, but as a story for a young reader devouring first novels of the horror type, this 'aint bad. I'd seen many a Goosebumps t.v. show on DVD, which my son had inisted on checking out at the library, and which gave my son nightmares so bad I forbid him to watch them until he got older. "Phantom of the Auditorium" has a good plot, and a surprise, Rod Sterling-like twist at the end - but no harde ...more
Jacquelyn Newberg
Oh, I don't know how to feel about this one. Good story, terrible, terrible ending leaving a hundred questions. Overall, good story, no clue what to rate it, though
Jamie G
Apr 22, 2014 Jamie G rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a great book it was bone chilimg and exciting at the same time are you up for the Challenge of reading the RL Stine series!!! :-)
Eddie Dean
Feb 20, 2014 Eddie Dean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was a good story to read. A good phantom of the opera story for young readers. I'm in my mid twenties and still read Goosebumps.
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