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Zombie Halloween

(Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition #1)

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The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and after you. Just in time for Halloween, a super special edition!

Kenny Manzetti was the new kid in town. His family moved back in to an old house to help take care of his grandfather. Everyone in his new neighborhood is obsessed with zombies--even Grandpa Mo. But then a new family moves in next door and
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Paperback, 174 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by Scholastic Paperbacks
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Josiah
Oct 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
Undead enemies abound in this multigenerational fright fest, a slight divergence from the typical Goosebumps book. In 1944, Mario and his mother have just moved into a run-down mansion. His father is away in Europe fighting the war, but at least Mario has made one friend in the new neighborhood, a girl named Ivy. Exploring the decrepit basement of Mario's house, he and Ivy find a trapdoor leading to a subterranean tunnel, but there's no treasure at the other end of this passage. It's a route for ...more
Gisbelle
May 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed reading Goosebumps Most wanted series, and I was excited to read this special edition. It was a lot different from the other books by R.L. Stine.

This book was divided into 3 parts. The first part set in 1944 and was about Mario, his younger brother Anthony and his new friend Ivy. Part 2 and 3 set in present day and was told from Kenny's point of view. One thing in common between Mario and Kenny was that they lived in the same house.

I found this b
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Ethan
Jan 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing book one of the best in the most wanted series.
Linda
There wouldn't be so many stories about vampires and zombies and other weird creatures if they didn't really exist.

ZOMBIE HALLOWEEN by R. L. Stine is an intense, highly entertaining horror thriller with a young target audience. I confess to being nowhere near the author's intended audience. I really enjoyed ZOMBIE HALLOWEEN. Who would have thought that a YA book would keep me on the edge of my seat through-out?

R.L. Stine is a new author to me. My son and I recently saw the Goosebumps movie and w
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Rachel Bridgeman
Jun 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I genuinely do not know how he does it, generations of children have been spooked by R.L Stine and he shows no sign of slowing down, nor of diminishing quality. Both my daughter and I really enjoyed this Halloween special of the perennial 'Goosebumps' series, it's a classic which I can highly recommend to any fan! Okay, I'll admit it, part of the fun of reading to your children is the chance to revisit old favourites such as R.L Stine and see how they hold up as a grownup. So I requested this ti ...more
Abbie
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have always loved R.L. Stine's books. I grew up loving the Goosebumps and Fear Street series. So I am very thankful for the opportunity to read and review this upcoming scary series.

So Zombie Halloween is set in a creepy house with a secret tunnel infested with hungry zombies. Part one was set in 1944 where three kids named Mario, Anthony, and Ivy discover a trapdoor that leads to a strange underground tunnel. It ends with a cliff hanger and the story fast forwards to the present where two boy
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Adrienne
**I received a free copy of this book in exhange for an honest review. My heartfelt thanks to Netgalley and Scholastic Paperbacks.

Oh, R.L. Stine! You still haven't lost your amazing storytelling skills! I loved this Goosebumps installment just as much as I loved the previous ones. I'll probably still be reading (and rereading) 'em even when I'm so old I have bad vision and rheumatism. (Whaaat? Don't give me that judgy look. It's Goosebumps!)

Everything in here was meant to send tingles down your
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Billie Pritchett
Jul 27, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: goosebumps
Gosh. So disappointing. Moving through the story, Zombie Halloween is almost a really good book. Instead, it's just something I kind of liked. The pacing of the story is pretty good. It's mainly about a kid named Kenny who thinks there are monsters in his neighborhood. Some cool misdirects here, but the book fizzles out near the end. And the very ending, I really don't like.
Ericka annamarie
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror, my-childhood
This book was another Goosebumps classic. R.L.Stine knows horror better than most and this book just reminds you of that fact. That being said, every Goosebumps book ends with a twist usually but sadly the twist in this one was maybe foreshadowed a bit too much and in the end it was easy to predict but still a five star read.
amelia Davies
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
this book is scary if you read it before you go to bed but a brilliant book I recommend this book because you really want to know what happens I give it out of 5 star a 4 star because it sort of jumped to a different part but overall a brilliant book .
Maisey Clark
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved it!! It's a good Special Edition book because it's scarier and it has flashback stuff in it. Awesome!
Adan Ramie
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
This book was longer than it needed to be. I appreciate that he worked in current pop culture references (like "The Walking Zombies," a clear nod to The Walking Dead series), but this book could have been cut down quite a bit. I also don't think the plot from the beginning was well-resolved. My kids and I did love the ending, though!
Weathervane
Jul 15, 2018 rated it liked it
Sorry to say I don't remember much from this one -- should've written a review shortly after reading -- but I remember it being so-so. It does differ from the typical Goosebumps story with a split narrative; there's a section that takes place in the past, around the '40s or '50s as I recall. That was a cool deviation from the formula.

Otherwise, bog standard.
Kale
Nov 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Mar 07, 2017 rated it liked it
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Kathy Davie
Jun 20, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, middle-grade
First in the Goosebumps Most Wanted Special Edition horror series for middle-grade readers. The action takes place in and around their new house in Franklin Village.

I did receive this ARC from the publisher.

My Take
Hey, it's a melodramatic horror and ghost story, so there's plenty of fear generated. It's also Mario and Kenny terrified out of their minds and egged on to dare their fears by siblings and friends. A day of dare and danger that sets the scene for latter-day events, helped by the Mazet
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Chrissy
Sep 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Some of the first books I ever remember reading on my own were by R.L. Stine -- Fear Street and Goosebumps. I particularly remember my favorite Goosebumps book -- one that involved a mad scientist dad who somehow cloned himself into an evil plant, and another in which a boy had a magical camera that could see the future and kill people after capturing their photo. Crazy stuff for a kid, for sure!

So, of course, I couldn't resist when I received an advanced reader's copy of a new Goosebumps title.
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Sabriena
Jun 14, 2014 rated it liked it
I remember when I was in school and the Goosebumps books had just come out. Everyone was all about buying them in the monthly Scholastic book order that you could do. Do they still do those at the schools? I sure hope so because I want Duncan to know the joys of that Scholastic book order. Anyway, my first ever owned copy of a Goosebumps book was Say Cheese and Die. I remember the story fondly and loved it, as did everyone. That wasn't the first or last Goosebumps book that I read because, like ...more
Tiffany Michele (BookAndCoffeeAddict)
It’s a Goosebumps Halloween! Back in the day, I used to watch Goosebumps on tv and read the books – all in broad daylight and they still scared the bejeezus out of me (the ones with that living dummy gave me nightmares). They recently added the show to Netflix and I marathoned it in the days before Halloween this year (don’t judge me). I was completely surprised by how…cheesy it seems to me now, but cheesy in fun way. That’s how Zombie Halloween felt to me – cheesy, but in a fun, nostalgic way t ...more
Linda
A fun scary YA read with loads of surprising twists and turns!

There wouldn't be so many stories about vampires and zombies and other weird creatures if they didn't really exist.

ZOMBIE HALLOWEEN by R. L. Stine is an intense, highly entertaining horror thriller with a young target audience. I confess to being nowhere near the author's intended audience. I really enjoyed ZOMBIE HALLOWEEN. Who would have thought that a YA book would keep me on the edge of my seat through-out?

R.L. Stine is a new au
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Jennifer Gallman
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing


Release Date: June 24, 2014
Publisher and ARC: Scholastic

Any person who considers himself/herself a reader began with Goosebumps. For me, it was Goosebumps around ages nine and ten, and I then I moved up to the Fear Street series around thirteen. R.L. Stine was my reading life. Now that I'm almost thirty-one (yikes), I still see kids (and adults) buying the Goosebumps series. My little cousin loves them, and my high school students swear by the series in their literacy narratives. There's no deny
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Book description:
The infamous, Most Wanted Goosebumps characters are out on the loose and after you. Just in time for Halloween, a super special edition!

Kenny Manzetti was the new kid in town. His family moved back in to an old house to help take care of his grandfather. Everyone in his new neighborhood is obsessed with zombies--even Grandpa Mo. But then a new family moves in next door and there choice in furniture is...interesting.

Kenny is convinced that there is something strange about the ne
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Suzanne
Jun 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, ya-kid-lit
I need to ask you, if you ran to your mother and told her that zombies were in you basement would she: a) tell you that the joke was not funny, b) say that you have been watching too many horror movies and violent video games, or c) very calmly say, "I know...the real estate agent warned me," well? Unfortunately for Mario Manzetti, the answer is C. His mother took the house because it as all she could afford and didn't warn her sons, which is where all the problems began...back in 1944. Now it i ...more
Shannon
Jun 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, netgalley
Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with anything R.L. Stine. My entire childhood was spent devouring his books, whether it be Goosebumps, Give Yourself Goosebumps, the Nightmare Room, or Fear Street. I even have the old VHS tapes of the 90’s tv show that used to scare the crap out of me. That said, I think that I’m probably too old to enjoy these books like I used to. It takes a lot more to creep me out than when I was seven. I found the section of the book about Mario kind of boring a ...more
Autumn
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, arc, netgalley
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.

I grew up reading R.L. Stine and I think the last Goosebumps book I picked up was when I was probably 13 or 14 years old. So when I saw this book was up for review I had to get my hands on it. I love R.L. Stine's writing. He has a way to lure you into the spooky story and have you wondering what are these kids going to do now. With Zombie Halloween we start off back in the 1940's I believe and a old house with a cliff hanger. Then fast
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Jose Ramirez
Apr 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
i think that goosebumps most wanted zombie Halloween is a very good book because it has horror you can feel.A kid named Kenny he is going to tell us how his Halloween went he and his sister moved to a creepy house the house stood in front of a cemetery.The first part of the story begins in 1944 Kennys grandpa was 12 years old he and his friend Ivy were looking at his new house when they went to the basement they pushed a button and it opened a secret floor and they looked down and saw a ladder t ...more
Bri
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
I received this book in exchange for a fair and honest review from the publisher via NetGalley

What I like: The idea for the book was something I was excited about, I was always a fan of the Goosebumps books ever since I picked up my first one, The Werewolf of Fever Swamp almost eight years ago. Time and time again R. L . Stine make me fear the dark with his stories.

What I didn’t like: Maybe it has to do with how I got a horribly uncorrected proof of the book, but I didn’t like it at all. The c
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Ionia
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It's been a while since I visited the land of Goosebumps, and I was a little nervous that I wouldn't get the same feeling of delight and terror that I used to when reading these books, but as it happened, I loved it and it reminded me of why I adore R.L. Stine, and the Goosebumps books in general.

This story is a bit different than the usual fare, divided into three sections and different time periods. I liked the way this story went from one event many years ago to the present and yet kept the
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Mehsi
Zombies + Halloween + Scary Houses = yes yes please.

Sadly this one turned out to be utter crap. I really enjoyed the first part and I would have given that part 4 stars, however that one is cut of quite suddenly with a dramatic scene. What happens to the people there? What happens to the girl? We have no clue until the end of the book. *rolls eyes*

Then we have the second part that is about another kid, living in that house. And boy is that kid annoying. Typical teenager stuff, acting tough, act
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Susan
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Kenny Manzetti has moved into his grandfather's home with his parents. He is the new kid in town. His grandfather is afraid of zombies. He has had nightmares about zombies since he was a kid. Of course, there are no zombies. Funny, that his grandfather's home is directly across the cemetery. Kenny and his new friend see the people move into a nearby house. The movers move in among other things, three coffins. Kenny is truly scared now. After some high school students on tv say they saw zombies. ...more
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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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“WELCOME. YOU ARE MOST WANTED.
Come in. I'm R.L. Stine. Welcome to the Goosebumps office.
Glad you made it through the barbed wire fence. Don't worry. Those cuts will stop bleeding in an hour or two.
Why do we have a barbed wire fence? To keep the Abominable Snowman from escaping. I'm surprised you didn't see him. He's creeping up right behind you. Hurry. Step inside and shut the door. You don't want to find out why everyone calls him Abominable.
Hey, don't be scared of Eddie over there. Eddie woke up dead tired one morning. Guess what? He actually was dead. Yes, Eddie is a zombie. But he doesn't like that word. He likes to be called "life-challenged."
He's not much trouble. He only needs to eat human flesh once a day. Don't be nervous. He just finished his breakfast.
Whom did he have for breakfast? I'm not sure. But I haven't seen my brother all morning...
Eddie - what did I tell you about eating the family?
Oh, well. Let me ask you a question before Eddie has to have his next meal. What do you think is the Most Wanted holiday?”
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“I gabbed Ivy's arm. "Look. Ivy. Something just moved - by that tombstone."
We both stared into the gray light.
"Oh, noooo," I moaned.
I watched, trembling in horror as someone climbed out of a grave.”
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