The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight (Goosebumps #20)
This is one of the ones I didn't get to read as a kid. I loved the TV episode and this was pretty close to the story line on the show, which I appreciated. This had its creepy moments but I also listened to the audio book and the narrators voice was annoying as hell haha but I still enjoyed the book. Good old cheesy 90s horror! :)
Éste fue el segundo lib ...more
Jodie and her brother Mark spend every summer on their grandparents' farm. But this summer, things are different. Instead of just one scarecrow in the fields, there are over a dozen. Stanley, the hired hand (who around here would be called one can short of a six-pack), has been avidly struggling through a superstition book and sees signs of good luck and bad luck everywhere. Not only do the kids' grandparents look older and more defeated, but they've been acting weir ...more
This is the second book from the Goosebumps series that I have read, And, it is the second one to impress me. Both of the stories that I have read so far have been engaging and entertaining. Both were the kind of horror stories that I would have eaten up as a kid.
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Title: The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight
Series: Goosebumps #20
Author: RL Stine
Overall Rating: 3 stars
I know, you're all probably really bored seeing me reviewing Goosebumps books okay, but I own them and I need to finish them!
Jodie loves going to her grandparent's farm every summer, but this year something seems off. And rightfully so, heeding the creepy warning that "The Scarecrow walks at Midnight," Jodie can't help but feel she is being watched by ...more
The Scarecrow Walks at Midnight is the twentieth Goosebumps novel and even though it's a later book in the series, I think it's one of Stine's best. I remember watching the TV episode of this as a child and it scared me. I had already been briefly introduced to Children of the Corn (I say briefly because I was a chicken and refused to know more) and the thought of corn stalks and rows already scared me. I mean have you seen Signs? I never want...more
"They won't obey me!" -- Reading that line gave me chills!
When two children spend a summer vacation on their grandparent's farm where the corn is growing poorly, they never imagined having to figure out how to stop the coming onslaught of a dozen scarecrows with malevolent intent!
Yes, Goosebumps is kid-friendly writing, but this short story was still a fun read since scarecrows ARE scary!
Being from this series, it was apparent to me that the story's plot was definitely designed for the 10 and un ...more
I've noticed this structure in a few other Stine books that miss the mark. Attempting t ...more
No me gustó el hecho de que del libro tan mencionado (donde dice cómo darle y quitarle la vida a los espantapájaros) no se dijera qué es exactamente, o siquiera el nombre; una explicación que le diera sentido a todo hubiera sido de ayuda.
El final me pareció ...more
Some things I don't get. Why were they so scared? They're scarecrows. That's like being afraid of a pillow. Also, why did they let Stanley keep the book? That's pretty ...more
Jodie and Mark spend their summer holiday on a farmland of their grandparents. However, this summer everything seems different. Stanley, a worker on the farmland, keeps telling them a joke about him making the scarecrows alive at midnight. But it should be a joke, right? Or a kind of terrible joke his son does to scare them the town folk, right? Or else...
Well, I guess if they could really make scarecrows ...more
Jodie is so happy to see her grandparents, but they look a lot different. It has been a year so at first she thinks that is just the problem. However, she learns quick that isn't the d ...more
the scarecrow walks at midnight is about two siblings, Jodie and mark who are spending the summer at their grandparents farm. but their grandparents aren't acting as they normally do. grandma Miriam is sad and forlorn, and doesn't speak much or cook any of their favorite meals, as she always used to.
grandpa Kurt literally stares into an empty fireplace all ...more
I almost didn't get through the book. I think my ADD kicked in overdrive before I even opened the book, because I didn't understand a single thing until page 10. I think the books excitement was ruined right off the bat when Stanley admits to something early in the book.
Two things that annoy me are zombies and scarecrows, their not scary. Aside from walking funny they don't do anything, kind of like supervisors! I hate it when characters in books and movies act so sc ...more
I had forgotten how addictive these books are. You just can't stop reading them. You have to know what's going to happen next and when you finish one, you feel the need to know how the next story will be.
I don't know what I'm going to do with my life once I finish this series (maybe star ...more
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