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It Came from Beneath the Sink! (Goosebumps #30)

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3.51 of 5 stars 3.51  ·  rating details  ·  4,693 ratings  ·  116 reviews
THEIR LUCK'S ABOUT TO GO DOWN THE DRAIN...

Kat and her brother, Daniel, are so lucky. They just moved to a new house with tons of rooms, two balconies, and a lawn the size of a football field!
But all that good luck is about to run out.
Because there's something really evil living in their new house.
Something that's moving. Watching. Waiting.
Something that comes from beneath
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Paperback, 112 pages
Published 1995 by Scholastic
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Carmen
Apr 28, 2015 Carmen rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
And it made me wish that I had never opened that cabinet, never reached under the sink, and never found the spongy... thing.

Because now it was too late.

Too late for us all.


This book is severely creepy. I was creeped out by it as a child and I still am upon this re-reading.

Kat and her little brother Daniel move to a new house. There, they discover something under the kitchen sink. Something that looks like an old, dry brown sponge. But they soon notice that it is warm. And pulsing. And has beady
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David Santos
The evil version of Spongebob SquarePants! The cover is misleading, you think there's a real monster, but its actually just a sponge. When the sponge was first introduced into the book, I thought it was dumb..and I still do, but I enjoyed it, if that makes sense. RL does a great job in making the sponge entertaining. The book was told through female first person. As you know I love so I got through the book rather quickly. The "curse" was consistent. Everyone that touched the sponge got hurt in ...more
Phillip
A evil sponge? Well this is what this story is about. It is about a sponge that is found in the sink of the house. What this sponge does is that it causes bad luck for anyone that has possession of it. The owner of the sponge cant throw it out or else she will die in a day. This sponge laughs as the owner gets all these curses and things coming their way.

Eventually the sponge dies when you reverse the effect. If you can't kill it by hatred why not make the sponge not like you anymore. So Kat the
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Sharise Love
Dec 25, 2007 Sharise Love added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who have no fear of sponges and potatoes...
OMG it sent shivers up my spine! I wasn't able to hold sponges after a while and didn't trust spongebob for a while either...LOL
Rocket to Mars
The strengths of this book come from introducing the antagonist pretty early on, so there's the entire book's length available to develop it, and the fact that it is not trying to harm the protagonists directly, but rather through means of bad luck.
Unfortunately the book then falls on many other aspects: a lot of the events seem to be recycled from previous Goosebumps, so much that in the first chapter I was starting to wonder if I had picked up Welcome to Dead House by mistake. The adults ignor
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Luke F
I recently read the book Goosebumps: It Came From Beneath the Sink by: R.L. Stine. I thought it was a very good book because it was suspenseful and it always kept me guessing. It was suspenseful because when they lost the grule (the thing that came from beneath the sink) the encyclopedia about it says that if the grule is given away or lost the owner of the grule will die within a day. It kept me guessing because before they knew what the thing that came from beneath the sink was they were tryin ...more
Raye
It Came From Beneath the Sink isn’t one of R.L. Stines best books, but it was still a fun read. I couldn’t put it down. I wanted to know what kind of bad luck Kat would have next. I gave it three stars because I liked it, but it wasn’t as creepy as some of the other Goosebumps books I’ve read. As I’ve been re-reading them, I’ve noticed that even as an adult some of them are actually a little creepy. This wasn’t one of them, but I still really enjoyed it.

Note: This is an older review. So I don’t
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Brynne
When I was in third grade this was one of my FAVORITE Goosebumps, well I hadnt read it in a few years so I decided to read it, it is about a sponge that is in a house that Kat had JUST moved into.
Well, the sponge caused bad luck, and they foung out it was really called a Grool. And whoever found it had to keep it or else they would die within one day, so they kept it, and they tried to kill it, but it would just form back into one piece. So finally they killed it by giving it love not hate, be
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Ms.
Jun 08, 2009 Ms. rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who loves mysterys
Recommended to Ms. by: no one
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This book was great. It is about a brother and sister who find what they think is a sponge but as you keep reading you find out that they have found more than just that.-adrin



This book is about a brother and a sister who move in to a 3 story house and they like it at first but then they realize that something in the sink is alive. What could it be i learned that this book has a mystery that you have to find out at the end. Theses types of books make you have the chills or make you want to keep o
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Tracey
LOL This book was so ridiculous and funny. That sponge thing was out for blood.
Reuben Sady
There's still a lot of love for this franchise and deservedly so. Yes it's silly, yes it's corny, yes it's kid's stuff. Still, I read the whole thing with a grin on my face. It's wonderful.
Marc
It Came From Beneath the Sink by R.L. Stine is part of the Goosebumps series. There are two kids in this book called Daniel and Katrina but everybody calls her Kat. Kat and her family are so lucky they just moved in a new house with tons of rooms, two balconies, and a lawn the size of a football field. But all that luck is about to run out because there's something really evil living in there new house. Something that's moving. Watching. Waiting. Something that came from beneath the kitchen sink ...more
Glenn
Currently rereading my original Goosebumps collection

Not a bad book, but not one of my favourites. I wouldn't have expected a story about an evil sponge to be scary but there were some pretty creepy moments. The ending was fairly predictable though. Recommended for young readers or anyone who doesn't mind a light, easy read...and a bit of nostalgic cheesiness!

Read from October 5, 2013 - October 5, 2013
Tyler Holman
The main characters in this book are Carlo, Daniel, and Kat. It takes place in their new house where they have a beautiful garden. The family moves into a new house and they find a sponge. The problem is this sponge is called a grool, it is a bad luck charm which means in the story that it creates bad luck and then it becomes stronger when all that bad luck happens. For instance, Killer (their dog) goes missing, it ruins the garden and it turns the family members against each other. Since it is ...more
Chandler
Katty who is also known as Kat to family found something under the sink but it brings bad luck to its owner but can Kat figure out a way to get rid of the thing or will she be filled up with bad luck for the rest of her life.

I like this book because it has a mythical creature and suspense.
Patrick
Goosebumps. This is the series that kept me reading through my childhood. More than any other series, Goosebumps kept me interested in reading, and R.L. Stein is a wonderful children's writer. I applaud his efforts, and can't express enough my gratitude for the series.
Kellie
Most goosebumps are only scary in correlation to me being under the age of 10 when I read them. This book was genuinely scary...erm... like I said, the details are fuzzy, but something about a potato making your life miserable, um, it was more convincing in the book....
Tommy
Nov 11, 2008 Tommy rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who like scary books
This book is about a girl named Kat who's family moved to a new house.But there's a mysterious creature under their kitchen sink thats alive!!!!Kat picks the mysterious creature up......But that might have been the biggest mistake in her life..................
Jessica Feltz
Jul 28, 2008 Jessica Feltz rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: other elementary school children
Very cute! My eldest son, Josh, recommended this book to me. It's a fun page turner that feels scary (to my 8-year-old) without being nightmarish-scary. What I loved about it: the surprise ending!! Love truly conquers all...
Lashay Op
this story made me like never want to move ever again. this one actually gave me the creeps. this is one of his best books to me at least. he shoul make more like this one. verry intertaining, and verry terrifieng
Rebecca
Kat and her bro, daniel, moved into a new house, they felt very luck. but that was about to run out. Because something evil is living in their new house. something that is moving, watching, and waiting.
Nonederoyojo
its about a kid a kid that moves into a house and finds a breathing sponge under the sink that causes bad luck its an evil spongebob squarepants by the way the sponge its called a grool
Marts  (Thinker)
Stine presents yet another exciting goosebumps tale. Here an unusual sponge-like object found under the kitchen sink of their new home, brings terror into a young girl's life...
Matthew Restrepo
i thought this was a good book because there was a mystery that had to be solved and it didnt get solved until the end.
Martin
EN ESTE LIBRO HABLA QUE UN MONSTRO SE APARESE EN UNA CASA CON ABITNTES QUE TINENEN MIDEDO DE ESE MONTRO.
Ben
It wasn't my favorite Gossebumps book but it was pretty good. It had good characters and good writing.
Patricia
I loved the Goosebumps series when I was a kid!! I read every one -- several times!!!
xPaigexthexrainbowxladyx
Lol, I got scared of this when I was little, I didn't touch a sponge for a week!
Alexis
It was alright, definatly kept me away from beneath the sink for a while... lol
Latrelle
this tale was awsome i recommend it for everyone under the age of 17 lol
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