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Say Cheese and Die!

(Goosebumps #4)

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3.76  ·  Rating details ·  20,836 ratings  ·  803 reviews
Greg thinks there is something wrong with the old camera he found. The photos keep turning out . . . different.

When Greg takes a picture of his father's brand-new car, it's wrecked in the photo. And then his dad crashes the car.

It's like the camera can tell the future--or worse. Maybe it makes the future!
Mass Market Paperback, 144 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Scholastic (first published November 1st 1992)
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✨Sumi's Books✨
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
#4 "One picture is worth a thousand screams."
An evil cursed camera? No that couldn't be real, right? Greg and his three friends are about to find out!
destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
This was always one of my absolute favorites in the series, so it's one of the ones I was most excited to reread when I started this series reread, and it definitely lived up to my memories! I must have read it a dozen times as a kid but I still had so much fun watching the mystery of the creepy, evil little camera play out. What a clever idea for a story, and it totally reminded me of why R.L. Stine was my absolute favorite author as a kid.
Briar's Reviews
Who doesn't love a good throwback? Especially one from the master, R.L. Stine.

I loved Goosebumps as a kid and I still love them now. They are the ultimate throwback and totally brightens my day. Sure, these books don't scare as good as they used to but I still love the thrills along the way.

Greg and his buddies, Bird, Michael and Shari, find a magical camera. Except, this camera isn't the good kind of magic - it's the evil kind. When they take pictures with it, the developed pictures show evil,
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Megan
I loved Goosebumps as a kid, along with every other child my age. There was always a Goosebumps laying within arm's reach of me, even if it had to be hidden in my backpack. I was a member of the R.L. Stine fan club and got an autographed picture (which was banished to the back of my bookcase because Mr. Stine's gaze kind of freaked me out) and a t-shirt, which I proudly wore to meet Darth Vader with my dad and kid brother:



And, of course, as I got older, my fascination with them faded away. I sol
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Sully (thysaltymar)
Nov 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite, owned-books
I love goosebumps when I was a kid and this was one of my favorites.
'Say Cheese and Die!' was the fourth book in the Goosebumps awesome book series.

The story starts with Greg finding an old camera at a spooky house owned by Mr. Spidey (a strange old-man with spider-like appearance). Greg's very amuse with the idea of having a camera so he began by taking a picture of his friend Michael who is leaning on the stair railing. Suddenly, the railing gives way and Michael falls. Michael obviously got h
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Cora Tea Party Princess
5 Words: Nasty, selfish, thieving little shits.

I think I've made my thoughts on Goosebumps quite clear... No thank you.4

That's two books in a row filled with the most obnoxious children in the world. I'm gonna try a third one in case it's just a fluke and I happen to have picked up the wrong ones, but I'm not keeping my fingers crossed.

These books are fine for a certain kind of kid, but even when I read them when was young I was rolling my eyes and not impressed by breaking and entering and burg
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Tyler J Gray
I am pretty sure I read and loved this one as a kid. Still enjoyable. Evil camera. Loved the ending!
Carmen
Jun 05, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
Some people think that a picture will steal your soul.

Greg's always been interested in photography, but he only owns a point-and-click that doesn't take very good pictures.

Greg, Bird, Shari, and Michael live in a really boring town called Pitts Landing. One day, for fun, they decide to break into the old Coffman house. It's been abandoned for as long as they remember.

There's a homeless guy, Spidey, who dresses all in black and runs around the neighborhood. He's very old and very thin. He reminds
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Brandy
May 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this classic with my six year old. We finished the other night. I’m happy to report she now a huge fan of Stine so I’ve ordered a few more for us to share.❤️5stars
Chantal
Jun 07, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 1-125, book-cabinet
This book was a fast read. The story was okay, but I have read better stories of RL Stine. Sometimes the tension wasn't there and the story could have had more dept. Still a good read for a Sunday.
Daniella
Jul 16, 2010 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: kids who like scary stories
These books were a lot better when I was a kid. I don't think I necessarily found them scary, even back then. Well, okay, the one with the dummy freaked me right the fuck out. But other than that, they weren't particularly frightening. Are You Afraid of the Dark? was scarier. Man, I miss that show. But I digress. What the Goosebumps books were, however, was fun, and though I was obviously less discerning about quality in my younger days, they're still fun for me as a grown-up, for the sake of no ...more
Gabriel
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Such a fantastic short book
Andres Guevara
May 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is caled "Goosebumps: Say Cheese and Die" by R.L Stine
While wondering what to do on a boring summer day, three friends Greg, Doug and Shari decide to investigate the house of a old wicked man nicknamed "Spidey". He is nicknamed like that because he looks a lot like a spider. While searching the home, Greg discovers a strange camera. He calls his friend Doug and Doug tells him to take a picture of him. Greg takes a picture of him who is leaning on the stair railing. Suddenly, the railin
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a secret agent fangirl
This is a Goosebumps book so how in the world am I supposed to give it a star rating? Or a review?
Nevertheless,
5.0 Stars.

Quick and fun read. Picked this up at a mall bookstore with my friend the other day with another Goosebumps book because these (Goosebumps) were the first books I ever read.
In seventh grade when I started to read, I didn't know exactly what to read or what interested me so every day at the end of the school day I would take the stairs (no elevator because it's a school obv
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Rebecca McNutt
Mar 23, 2015 rated it liked it
I'm a traditional film photography enthusiast, so this book really appealed to me. I mean, a group of teens who find an old camera that can cause bad events in the future? Seems really cool... but it just ended up being unoriginal, choppy and full of generic, boring characters. A lot of Nineties YA series unfortunately ended up with choppy, descriptiveness writing (The Secret World of Alex Mack, Bone Chillers, etc.) and Goosebumps novels are no exception. Thank god more detailed and intelligent ...more
Alex | | findingmontauk1
Apr 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
4 out of 5! a classic from my childhood! full review to come
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.

This is an improvement on the first book but I'd still say it's just for old
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Jordan Anderson
Spooktober 2018 Book 7

Another Goosebumps book done, another one checked off my list. Feels slightly weird being 30 and just now going through the books of my childhood that I never read then as it ruins the excitement I probably would have felt when I was 8, but oh well. Better late than never, right?

Say Cheese and Die is a decent concept in theory...vaguely reminiscent of something from The Twilight Zone, and it’s definitely better than both Stay out of the Basement and Monster Blood. I’ll say
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Horace Derwent
the veal is really good, mon

it's chicken, sweetie...

Hahaha! the first r l stine book i read, and it's my last of his for kids
Kathryn Ford
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
It wasn't the best written book ever. But, it had an interesting concept which made me enjoy it.
Paula
We went back and forth between audio and reading.
Justin Padilla
Three bored kids one summer day decide to investigate the Coffman House, an old house that several spooky stories revolve around and is the home of a strange, old man nicknamed "Spidey", because of his spider-like appearance. While searching the home, Greg Banks discovers a strange camera within a hidden compartment in a basement wall. Amused at the idea of having a camera Greg takes a picture of his friend Michael who is leaning on the stair railing. Suddenly, the railing gives way and Michael ...more
Binibining `E (of The Ugly Writers)
Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

I like the flow of this story and I can't wait to read the next part of this. The story of this appeals to me more than the last one I've read. It's just creepy how the story about the camera evolves. How evil it is. It's just I wanted to know more about the story of Spidey and how he is related to the camera.
Books on Stereo
Oct 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was so much fun.

Initial Thoughts:
1. I loved our cast of characters
2. The pacing was well done and concept was really interesting
3. I can see why people might not like these books because r.l. stine's books can be very formulaic

Check out my full review: https://youtu.be/oSDTFtYF1XE
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Ken
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Having grown up reading the Goosebumps books, I thought it would be fun to take a nostalgic trip so see how well it stood up.

Say Cheese and Die was actually surprised me slightly, as I enjoyed it alot more than I'd remembered.

Wealhtheow
Aug 30, 2007 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: whippersnappers
It's a camera! That takes pictures of how you'll die! AND THEN YOU DIE!

omg!
ravInous  mordor
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the very best goosebumps... so far and I am only 4 books in, very exciting.
It was actually adrenaline (epinephrine, for my american people) pumping in a lot of parts. At one point I actually got goosebumps.
The story reminded me a whole lot of 'Final Destination 3', the one with the camera haha which leads you to no explanation at all.
But the one thing that makes goosebumps so great, as I found in the tv series (Again with the tv show, I know, and I am sorry), is that the characters never
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Ryan Hixson
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scholastic-inc
Say Cheese and Die by R.L. Stine is the 4th book in the original goosebumps series. It's a story about the worst invention ever, a camera that seems to predict or make bad things happen, you be the judge. This one oozes 90's more than Welcome to the Dead House, Stay out of the Basement, and Monster Blood, the first 3 Goosebumps books in the series. Oh the boredom before cell phones, it talks about how bored the four best friends are with nothing to do. It talks VHS videos, home phones, and cool ...more
Heather
Dec 28, 2018 rated it liked it
It's officially time for me to start reading as many spooky books as I can and I couldn't think of a better book series to read in between my longer reads.

Like most 90's kids, I read this series when I was younger. They were obviously scarier to me back then than they are now but I'd be lying if I didn't admit how much fun I still have while reading these books. They're full of cheesy nostalgia but it's the kind of cheesy I don't mind in small increments, and this book was only like 130 pages.
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Christopher
Jun 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I shouldn't like a children's horror novel this much, but it's great. It's a perfect Stephen King setup: a kid finds a camera in an abandoned house and when he takes pictures with it, they come out wrong. His dad's brand new station wagon looks wrecked in the photo, and then the next day his dad has a terrible accident. In a group photo, one of his friends disappears, and then... his friend disappears.

In my opinion, these books are just as good as Stephen King. They're basically the same exact
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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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