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The Curse of Camp Cold Lake (Goosebumps #56)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  3,146 ratings  ·  121 reviews
They're baa-ack! Make way for the bestselling children's series of all time! With a fresh new look, GOOSEBUMPS is set to scare a whole new generation of kids. So reader beware--you're in for a scare!
Camp is supposed to be fun, but Sarah hates Camp Cold Lake. The lake is gross and slimy. And she's having a little trouble with her bunkmates. They hate her.
So Sarah comes up...more
Mass Market Paperback, 144 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Scholastic Inc. (first published 1997)
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Patricia (Patricia's Particularity)
Even before Sarah arrives at Camp Cold Lake she has a bad attitude about Camp, an attitude that doesn't get better once she arrives. Right away she doesn't make the best of impressions with her bunk-mates after demanding to switch bunks and spilling a girl's asthma medicine (of which she wanted to keep secret from everyone). Later that night her bunk-bates don't let up on her, playing pranks on her in front of the whole camp, more than one. After trying to get the girls back with her own prank,...more
Oh how I loved Goosebumps growing up! I wish it wasn't so hard to read down memory lane with this series.

For a middle grade book it's just as good as I remember. Silly, ridiculous, fun and spooky with an ending that sent shivers up my ten year old spine.

Katie hates spending time in the water, so naturally her parents sent her younger brother and herself off to a water sports camp for the summer. Camp Cold Lake, where they are animate about water safety! Katie starts her summer off on the wrong...more
I read this because my eleven year old daughter has enjoyed the Goosebumps books for a few years. My nephew, who is now twenty-five, enjoyed the series when he was in elementary school. I was only vaguely aware of some people's objections to the books back in nineties. It's taken me a long time to get around to reading a Goosebumps book, but I found this book very enjoyable. The frightening elements kept ramping up but it was sprinkled with humor throughout the story, so there was a release of t...more
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Dharia Scarab
My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start on.

Myself, I go ou...more
Good book! For some reason the cover never freaked me it does! It was really good...the ending REALLY suprised me!
Leigh (Little Book Star)
ooo i love this book :) it scared me.. (hey! I was in elementary back then!! xD)
Jul 10, 2008 Andy rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: kids who like R. L. Stine's books
I think this is one of R. L. Stine's best Goosebumps books.
The Curse of Camp Cold Lake is a typical ghost story, but that doesn't make it any less thrilling. The theme is revenge. It takes place at Camp Cold Lake, a water sports camp obsessed with water safety and their buddy system. Della died in Camp Cold Lake, so she desperately tries to kill other campers, namely the main character, Sarah, so she can be her buddy. This element of revenge is also hinted at earlier, as the first half of the book is Sarah having a prank war with her bunkmates, each try...more
Steve Kemple

What a great ending!
This is easily one of my absolute favorite Goosebumps books. I loved it way back in elementary when I got it. Maybe because I related so much to the main character that kept ruining things and failing to make friends while at the same time having an awful attitude that she just can't fix.

The suspense is fantastic and the fear goes higher and higher as the story progresses. I definitely recommend it for kids.

Jul 19, 2010 Daniella rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: kids who like scary stories
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Have you ever thought of a girl that got haunted by a ghost and never be saved? In the book The Curse of Camp Cold Lake, Sarah and her brother Aaron came to Camp Cold Lake in the summer. But Sarah has a lot of problems with her bunkmates, because no one liked her. So Sarah pretends to drown, so people will feel sorry for her and be her friend. But it didn’t go the way Sarah had planned, “because down by the cold, dark lake, someone is watching her. Stalking her. Someone with pale blue eyes. And...more
beining- pg. 45

Sarah Maas hates water and hates sports. Yet, her mom and dad are making her go to camp all summer with her younger brother Aaron who is great at making friends, which is te opposite of his sister.

Middle- pg. 78

Sarah can't make any friends and is having a miserable time beacause her only friend is the camp counsiler, Briana. She comes up with a plan to pretend to drown s that she could get attention. She thoght the pan would work out because she could hold her breath for a long t...more
Gary Gotham
‘The Curse of the Camp Cold Lake’, in true Goosebumps fashion, starts near the end of the book before going back to start at the beginning. Despite this, the reader gets a lovely little surprise at what eventually unfolds.

‘The Curse of the Camp Cold Lake’ is about a young girl who is sent to a camp along with her brother. Sarah struggles to make friends and soon infuriates her room-mates. Sarah is desperate to leave the camp, only for her brother to convince her not too. The story ends with a gh...more
I remember this one is my very first Goosebumps series I read and I was like stalking the other books ever since. I don’t know why, but on my childhood days I found horror stories are thrillingly inviting and I’ll be so eager to dig on stories about ghosts and such.

And The Curse of Camp Cold Lake was really is succeed to bring the goose bumps out of me. When I was reading this back then, I was like hypnotized and got stuck until the very end of the page. Even when the story had finished, it too...more
Sarah does not like the outdoors, and when her parent decide to take her to camp cold lake she is not happy. All of her bunkmates make fun of her and she hates all outdoor activities. So she dwcides to fake her own death, but dosnt go according to when a ghost interferes. the genre is horror. I really liked this book because it was a little scary unlike his other books
Shania Jones
Camp is supposed to be fun right? well that's what you think! A girl name Sarah hates this camp called Camp Cold Lake.The lake is gross and slimy. And she's having a little trouble with her roommates because they despise her. Sarah comes up with a plan which is to fake her death by drowning.
As she does this things don't go exactly the way Sarah planned. Down by the cold, dark lake someone is watching her, stalking her, and waiting for a new friend somewhere. Someone with pale blue eyes. And a se...more
Pepper Reyes
Three stars for the creeps it might have given me had I read this when I was younger.
The description of Della and the scenes she were in would've definitely given me nightmares. Even as a 20-year-old college student, I imagined the Della scenes to be scary.
Isabella B.
I think camp cold lake is a great book for kids. It's about a young girl named Sarah and her little brother, Aaron, who go to a camp called camp cold lake. Sarah hates to be outdoors,to have h,er bare feet touch the grass, and basicly everything about nature which is what camp cold lake is all about. Sarah only went because she knew it would make her little brother happy. But little did she know that there are weird and mysterious things that are about to happen to her like ghost that want to be...more
Wing Kit
Sarah has just arrived at Camp Cold Lake with nobody wanting to be her partner. Well, there is one person Della, whose been waiting forever for someone to be her partner for a long time. Things become more mysterious when Sarah hears of a girl mysteriously vanishing here. This becomes to spook her when mysterious death events nearly kill her. Until one day she sees someone that wants Sarah to be hers forever. Della saves her but it seems that there was more than 1 person who was waiting along ti...more
It was very fun and a teeny bit scary . I liked the book a lot. It was about a girl named Sara that went to camp and had lots of ghost HORRORS.(Typed by K8)
This book was amazing! I love it, I read it twice and when I was younger even the COVER scared me. I really recommend this book for peepz
5 STARS Only because This was one of my favorites growing up!

The very first series of books I fell in love with! I'm so glad Goosebumps came out when I was a kid, because I don't know if I'd be in love with books today if it wasn't for it. This is one of those books that I always remember the story and wish I could read it again. It was such a great book. I sound like a nutty 25 year old right now, but this book and 'The Ghost Next Door' were the most interesting from what I remember. God, what...more
Andrea F
I loved this book. At first u don't think any thing is going to happen and and then u see a zombie and everything seems weird.Then us see where they r coming from. A lake?u go and check it out u noticed that the water is green.Never seen green water before.But then as soon as u go home strange things start to happen.u cant sleep your having weird dreams,bad thing happen at school.You wonder why.Could it be the lake or just bad Luke? your dreams or scary and cold.then u awaken the next morning u...more
Erin ~ (It's October, time for creepy books)
For a Goodreads installment, and the age level, this is actually an excellent, creepy little thing. The trademark chapter cliffhangers are there as always, but they're not as annoying as usual, and they actually aren't false leads. The story doesn't skip around but follows a natural, quick progression that makes the story fly by and remain interesting all the while. The end is a dark, twisted thing that beats most of the endings of other Goosebumps. There is a surprise twist I really didn't see...more
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Mira Issa
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️LUV IT!
Love this book
Fen Fen
My very first Goosebumps book! I read this when I'm still in elementary school. I'll pick this book because the cover is SOOOO TERRIBLEEE and SOO DEFY for me, I can't even look on the cover for more than 10 seconds that time =)
The conflict already seems Exclaimed from the beginning, & become So Thrilling in the middle and ending :D

The Lesson's Learned from this book is :
To PRETEND Die while you still Alive is NOT FUNNY at all. It's not something that you can play a Joke with.
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Robert Lawrence Stine known as R. L. Stine and Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences. Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children's literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.

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