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Welcome to Dead House (Goosebumps, #1)
by R.L. Stine
by R.L. Stine
Nov 19, 11
This book gives the classic Twilight Zone feeling... perhaps because it might have been written during that time. The story starts with Josh and Amanda shifting with their parents into a relic of a house willed to them by some great uncle. Funnily enough no one remembers this great uncle but a free house is a free house and Amanda's dad has all this brilliant ideas, quit my job, and start writing as he always wanted. The kids also have a dog, who is the cutest little thing, quiet, until he meets the real estate agent. Then he is all bark bark bark. No one gets the change in the dog, and he is often scolded for his disobedience. The kids also meet the neighboring kids and they kinda hang out playing softball in the school play ground. Things aren't exactly on the up and up, what with Amanda seeing a boy in the upstairs window and a girl on the staircase landing etc. The parents too are on each other's throats, fighting almost non-stop. Josh apparently is the only one normal, throwing tantrums, screaming, running... and essentially being a brat. All in all, this book was a fun read. A person with some imagination can actually dream up the plot... but the way the story is woven is enough to compel you to read...
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