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You Can't Scare Me! (Goosebumps #15)

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It's Gonna be a Scream!
Courtney is a total show-off. She thinks she's so brave and she's always making Eddie and his friends look like wimps.

But now Eddie's decided he's had enough. He's going to scare Courtney once and for all. And he's just come up with the perfect plan. He's going to lure Courtney down to Muddy Creek. Because Eddie knows Courtney believes in that silly
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Paperback, 120 pages
Published 1994 by Scholastic
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Carmen
Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: No one
LAME. So disappointing.

Eddie and his friends: Hat, Molly, and Charlene - decide to scare Courtney. Why?

She's really asking for it,...

*shivers Some of the scariest words in the English language. But I've got to shake it off and realize it's Stine and 12-year-old kids we're talking about here.

Anyway, it seems to personally annoy the kids, especially Eddie, that Courtney is so fearless and brave when he's such a scaredy-cat.

For example, when a green snake scares Eddie, Courtney comes along an
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Danny
Ahhh, the Goosebump days. I would borrow so many of these from the library they seriously considered extending my limit of books checked out at one time. R.L. Stine you were a reprieve from a harsh and dreary childhood in which my mind wandered far away from the troubles of the day. I stole books into my bed and read far into the night by the faintest of lights. I might have better eyesight were it not for you; however, I regret not one page or line.
David Santos
I used to think that RL should have made these books more realistic and not to scifish, but after reading this one, he should stick with science fiction! Reading the cover and the first few pages, I could already predict the end. I can sum up the book in one sentence: A Group of friends try to scare a girl. That's it. Book over, go to bed. It's nice to see their multiple attempts and I did like the fact that there were several characters. This book I'd put in the "Goosebumps Starters Kit" list, ...more
Ed Petersen
This one is a bore. It's all just kid mischief and trying to get back at a popular, confident girl who keeps embarrassing the narrator. The kid gets into trouble without getting any kind of results. Even the usual Stine twist at the end is predictable, and doesn't really scare you. The only redeeming feature is that my name is, of course, Ed, and there was a popular girl in my classes back then named Courtney. But even that can't save this from total drudgery.
Nina Ivanova
This story was published with another two Goosebumps stories - here's my full review of whole - Click, click

Следпрочитно:

"Не можеш ме уплаши" е слаба история. Може да съм гледала епизода, а може и да не съм - но във всеки случай той не е оставил никакъв отпечатък върху мен. 80% от историята се състои в несполучливите и не особено оригинални опити на група деца да сплашат нахаканата си съученичка. Чак към края започва да навлиза свръхестествения елемент. Легендата за Калните чудовища е всъщност и
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Trevor Wells
In comparison to the other Goosebumps I've currently read, You Can't Scare Me! was very underwhelming. Having seen the Goosebumps TV episode based off this book, I was expecting something more. But unfortunately, most of the story was just a group of kids trying to scare a bragging classmate. Pretty disappointing.

Plot Synopsis: Eddie hates Courtney. She's just so perfect and so brave. Nothing seems to scare her at all, and it drives Eddie crazy. So he decides to pull the perfect prank to scare C
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Carol Briseno
I have very conflicting feelings about this book.


I liked this book,I would not recommend giving this book to a first time reader, because it is very slow paced. But it is a good storyline. I also don't like this book because it pulls you in on false pretenses. All based off the illustrations.

Now I don't know if it was the illustrators fault or if R.L. Stine chose the cover but I was very excited to find out the story behind the monsters on the cover and see how they terrorize the main character
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Redfox5
Reader beware you're in for a scare!

I'm gonna read like it's 1994! I was 6 when I first started these books, borrowed 'Night Of The Living Dummy' from one of my friends and I was hooked from there. I read them all through the 90's and loved them. I only stopped when the 'Goosebumps 2000' series came out but I'm not sure if that's because they were rubbish or I was just getting older and had started to lose interest.

I don't remember anything about this one. It's basically about a bunch of kids
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Frances
What an appropriate title. The cover illustration is, perhaps, the most exciting part of this book.
Trey Donovan
Eddie and his friends are tired of being shown up by a girl named Courtney. Eddie and his friends come up with mischievous ways to scare Courtney. They have tried any way possible but they can't accomplish their goal. Finally, they come up with the best way. They plan to take her to mud creek, where there is a rumor that monsters come out at night. They take her out into the forest and try to scare her but, Eddie and his friends become scared and run off. Eddie and his friends are still mad and ...more
Donna
YOU CAN’T SCARE ME is probably my least favorite Goosebumps book that I’ve read so far. There just wasn’t enough run-up to the horror portion of the book.

Most of the time is spent focusing on how much of a know-it-all show-off Courtney is and how whiny and afraid of everything Eddie is. Granted, while I appreciate that kind of scene-setting there wasn’t a whole lot of it around the concept of these mud monsters. The woods that they supposedly inhabit aren’t even mentioned until maybe two-thirds
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Veronica Ika
Courtney is very well known for her bravery and she really like to smug about it. Eddy, Charlene, Hat and Molly try every way possible to scare her, to prove that she can be scared as well. Unfortunately, not just all the plans are failed, they seem to backfire the group. Then they come up with a greatest plan ever; they try to terrify the girl that can be terrified at all with the legend of the town: The Mud Monsters. Neither of both parties realize that sometimes a legend is not mere a legend.
Christy
Jan 01, 2015 Christy rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anybody who wants good scare
Recommended to Christy by: Goosebumps
It all started during a field trip at school to the Greene Forest. Eddie, fell into a snake, a green one, and the class goody-goody, Courtney made fun of him because he got scared. The snake was ready to strike, I would have freaked too.


Courtney picked it up and was holding it. She teased Eddie, and it happened again with some bees. She three them at Eddie and his friend, Hat. Hat and Eddie freaked out, which is normal if bees come at you. Courtney made fun of them and besides Molly and Charlene
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Jay
"You Can't Scare Me" is a strange book for a Goosebumps book. First off, it doesn't tell the reader at all what the book is about. Second, you can't scare me doesn't exactly bode well for when the purpose of the books is toe scare kids. The cover art does a little bit to offset the two issues, with pretty scray looking monsters crawling out of the mud.

However, the book lives up to its name. It isn't scary. It is the least scray book so far. The plot is that there is this perfect girl who all the
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Pedro Ferreira
Hei-de sempre lembrar-me do primeiro livro que comprei que não fossem bandas desenhadas ou historietas simplistas, marcadamente infantis - ["A Face do Terror" (You Can't Scare-me)]. A capa fazia-me sentir calafrios, mas lembro-me que a promessa dos homens de lama só veio muito tarde na história, quando esta já se estava a tornar maçuda e a sua aparição era curta e mesmo assim insuficiente para me encher as medidas da altura (deveria ter uns 7 ou 8 anos).

Lembro-me que a história girava à volta de
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Marianna H
The book You can't scare me is scary. The strength about the book is that a character scared another character that was showing off and that was brave. The weakness of the book is that the character was scared too.I would recommend this book to a classmate because I bet the person acts the same the characters from the book. If this book was part of a series I would continue reading them.
Jerome
This book is fine as far as build-up and suspense are concerned, but the choices forced upon the characters are a bit outlandish. The story is fairly simple: a girl (the class queen of sorts) has a reputation as a braggart and loudmouthed egotist. The characters attempt to make her look stupid through a variety of half-baked, ill-conceived revenge plans. All of which are epic fails and accomplish nothing but to make them ridiculous.

Like I said, Stine does a great job building up suspense, and th
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Glenn
Currently rereading my original Goosebumps collection

The first book in the series I didn't like at all. Usually I never give a book 1 star if it has some redeeming qualities, but unfortunately this one doesn't. The Mud Monsters could've been a fantastic area to explore, but they aren't even the main focus. The basis of the plot revolves around Eddie and his friends coming up with ways to scare this girl, Courtney, who is a real show off. The Mud Monsters only make an appearance briefly in one ch
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Matthew Lafrance
I never read this book as a kid, and memories of the episode of the TV show elude me, but the title sticks out in my mind for some reason. I felt like this was a book that fans of the series always talked about. So, I had pretty high expectations for it.
Which weren't quite met.
I will say this; I do think Eddie is a very relatable character. In my youth, I was scared by any little thing that happened. And his annoyance at Courtney and her smug personality? I think we all have at least one co-wor
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B. Reese
Probably one of the least scary, scary books I've ever read. I read it in about 6th or 7th grade, which maybe was the target age range. I think? I don't know. Whatever the case, I just remember them getting "got" by a real mud monster while they were trying to set up a scare-prank of a fake mud monster. It wasn't memorable, or scary.
Jayce
A boy wants to scare some arrogant girl by taking her to a swamp. The reson he wants to is because it is rumored that there are some mud men haunting the area. So he gets his older brother to get some ofd his friends to dress up as mud men and scare them.But something goes wrong his brother is with him but he still sees the mud men terrifying the girls then a sharp chill goes down his spine. then he realizes these were the real deal. soon him and the girl are running for their lives once gets ho ...more
Sarah Marie
Jul 15, 2015 Sarah Marie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
I just found a copy of this! I don't think I read it, but I didn't get rid of it. YAY!
Rachel Tierney
A throwback to my childhood!
Rute
I remember this book was scary and I remember that I loved it. (I must re-read it).
Sahil Soni
it's a god book
Abbey
Oct 31, 2014 Abbey added it
its all right
Sarah Musser mcalister
I thought that this was kind of an average Goosebumps book. Still good, but doesn't really stand out.
Menglong Youk
Courtney is believed to be a very brave girl in school. She brags about it sometimes which makes Eddie and his friends feel irritated and look like losers. Finally, they decided to make various plans to scare the holy hell out of Courtney to get revenge. Will their plans backfire? What is the ending gonna be? Pick the book up and read it!

For me as a young adult, this book is not scary since it was written for only children. Anyway, I still enjoy reading it. :)
Valentin Eni
Iată unicul fragment care mi-a părut interesant:
"Domnul Melvin ne spunea că oamenii dintotdeauna au crezut că există monştri.
— Oamenii au nevoie să inventeze monştri, ne spunea el. Asta ne ajută să credem că lumea reală nu e chiar atât de terifiantă. Lumea reală nu e atât de înfricoşătoare ca monştrii pe care îi putem visa."

Restul a fost mai mult plictiseală decât lectură. Şi nici măcar nu a fost o plictiseală îngrozitoaaaaare:)
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