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Scream and Scream Again!

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  513 ratings  ·  101 reviews
A harrowing array of scary stories that all have one thing in common: each either begins or ends with a scream!

R.L. Stine--the godfather of Goosebumps--and some of the most popular authors today bring an unrivaled mastery of all things fearsome, frightening, and fantabulous to this terrifying anthology of all-new scary short stories.

Scream and Scream Again! is full of twis
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published July 24th 2018 by HarperCollins
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Krista Regester
Nov 06, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Some of these are hits - some not so much. #R.L.Stineislife

Jammin Jenny
I really enjoyed this collection of short horror stories geared toward a young adult audience. I think it is perfect for the tween/early teen crowd and may even give the some goose bumps and nightmares along the way. If you have a young adult that likes horror then I recommend this book for you.
Christina (Ensconced in Lit)
I have to say I really enjoyed this anthology of stories. It really harkens back to my childhood where there were all these scary story anthologies I used to read under the cover during middle school. And there were a large variety of stories-- some that were beautifully written, others with surprise endings, and others in the format that reminded me of stories written in the 90s. There were only a few that I didn't really get into, but I feel like there is a little something for everyone. I rea ...more
RM(Alwaysdaddygirl) Griffin (alwaysdaddyprincess)
4 stars:
-Some stories were blah. Those stories that were blah felt like something was missing. However, a lot of good ones.
-Cover on this book and R. L. Stine name is why I read this.

Mortisha Cassavetes
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
OMG I just loved this anthology of spookiness! This book is twenty short stories that either start or end with a scream. Of course, I have my favorite stories but all of them are very well done and great for kids of all ages. The book is filled with lots of creepy stories that are very unique and creative. I highly recommend it to everyone especially during the Autumn/Halloween season.
Sep 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Some stories were good, a chunk were flops though for me.
Ms. Yingling
E ARC from Edelweiss Plus

It's so hard to write reviews for short stories, since no two are the same, they are fairly short, and (in this case), they are all sort of gory/scary and I don't care as much for those.

This is, however, a book most middle school libraries need to buy. If your copies of Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark or Horowitz's Horowitz's Horror are falling to pieces (like mine are), you definitely need to purchase this. It's got an impressive number of middle grade wri
Adam Sockel
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Genuinely enjoyed these little nuggets of RL Stine level lighthearted spooks. Perfect for young, reluctant readers. These stories have modern day references and characters kids can relate to. Any young reader, or baby of the 80s-90s will very much enjoy this.
Kris - My Novelesque Life
DNF (read a few stories)
2018; HarperCollins

None of these stories really grabbed me. At this point I want to read books that catch my interest.

***I received a complimentary copy of this ebook from the publisher through Edelweiss. Opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.***
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Out of 20 stories there are like 5 that I loved. A lot of them were just meh. 3.5 stars
Jan 29, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf, english_reads, 2020
DNF at 30%
This was so boring I just couldn’t keep going.
Jun 10, 2018 rated it liked it
I received this ARC via my library director, who got it from the publisher at the PLA conference.

This short story collection is perfect for Goosebumps fans. Though authors have written for middle grade all the way to adult, most of the stories are not too scary and end well. There are ghosts and witches and zombies and shapeshifters and creepy dolls. Strangely, two of the stories deal with cannibalism ("I Scream" and "The Trouble with Squirrels"), but the threat is implied and no actual cannibal
Christina Pilkington
*4.5 stars

I read this collection aloud to my 12 year old twins in the weeks before Halloween this year, and it was the perfect read for the season! I don't think there was a single story that we disliked.

Lots of creepy stories and most were surprising and unique! I'd highly recommend this book for middle grade readers or adults who enjoy reading middle grade with light horror and mystery elements.
Sep 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this one! The stories were perfect for spooky season.
it was scary
Ashley Mustard
Mar 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spookiefaerie
There was a lot of spooky stories in here that make me definitely scream lol but I did read this a lot at night
Laina SpareTime
Cross-posted from my blog where there's more information on where I got my copy and links and everything.

Since this is an anthology, and I’m not going to be doing a mini-review like other anthologies I’ve read in the past, I thought I would talk a little about the anthology as a whole when I’m done reading it, but as I read, if there’s a story that I think needs particular attention, good or bad, I’ll write it up separately. Got it? Don’t worry, just follow along. It’ll make sense. I think.

Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The last story was the best, in my opinion, but they were all great.
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The first book I ever DNFed. I was about 4 stories in and just couldn’t handle the corniness anymore
Maggie Cole
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf-s-graveyard
DNF this book at 27%, found some of the stories super corny and not scary at all.
Overall I was very impressed by this young-adult horror anthology and would recommend it! Most of the stories are 4-5 stars, and while there are a few downers, not enough to ruin the fun!

The Best Revenge by R.L. Stine- 3 stars. Probably 5 stars if you are a fan of Goosbumps, but since I'm more of a Fear Street girl this was more for younger kids. 2 siblings keep getting picked on... however they have the last laugh. (view spoiler)
Overall this book was MEH. It wasn't particularly spooky, but I suppose the short stories just have to start and end with screams. It was more content for elementary kids--not so much middle school, and I think most of the stories were about 10-12 year olds. But, I mean I read a lot of RL Stine and Christopher Pike in middle school, then transitioned to Stephen King in 8th grade... Maybe it will be scary to kids!

The audiobook has an assortment of narrators who switch each chapter, giving some ch
Sarah B
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
This book contains 20 stories and I enjoyed reading all of them. All of them including characters screaming for various reasons. A few I was able to guess what would happen but even then they were still fun and entertaining to I got the satisfaction of guessing correctly!

Since this book is aimed at kids, all of the characters are 12 or 13 years old...which is just fine with me as I love these creepy stories. The tales cover a wide range, too, everything from alternate realities to e
Teairra Godfrey
I listened to the audio book on Audible, needless to say I went for a prompt refund after about 6 Chapters, they let you keep the book and I tried to like it but I hated it. I read Fear: 13 Stories of Suspense and Horror and I loved it, it was creepy and strange, perfect for me. In this book there was only about one story I'd actually liked and it was the first one, most of these stories aren't scary at all. Not even if you read them to an easily frightened child. They're just regular stories th ...more
Tiffany Lynn Kramer
To be more precise this book was a 2.8 star read.
Growing up R.L. Stine's work got the lion's share when it came to my reading time. It's been over 20 years since I last read a Goosebumps but I've continued to look back on them and Stine with fondness and plans to eventually revisit.
Now having finished Scream and Scream Again I'm reconsidering those plans. Stine is only responsible for the first of the twenty tales but I found it to be a very weak start, only giving it 2 stars. The majority o
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had purchased Scream and Scream Again! several months ago only because I knew it was edited by R.L.Stine and featured a brand-new short story by him. I had no idea the names of the other authors until after I received the book. Some of the bigger names in this anthology include Chris Grabenstein, Wendy Crosi Staub, and Heather Graham.

I'm not going to go into details about the plot of each story, as it will take me all day to write about them. The stories were a hit and miss for me. Some of th
Feb 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was honestly like a 2.75 star read for me. And maybe I’m being generous.
It really was fine. I mean holy moly, it put me in the biggest reading slump. I knew that might happen, because I’m not an anthology reader and it’s not unusual for me to take a long time to finish them, but this was crazy. I did like some of the stories in here a lot, and some really did leave me with a creepy feeling and some had me anticipating fear which was good. However, most of the stories in here were lackluste
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Follow the infamous R.L. Stine and nineteen mystery writers of America as they take readers down the haunting path of a screaming good time. A collection of twenty stories that all start or end with a scream, these authors know how to chill their readers to the bone.
From everyday stories, that turn into frightening tales, this anthology will send shivers down your spine. If you love spooky stories all at once, or read slowly in small doses, this book has a little something for everyone. Whether
Sean McBride
I got this as an audio book for halloween, because it had R.L. Stine and Chris Grabenstien's name attached to it. I liked many of the stories in this anthology, though there were a few that had tired themes. This in and of itself is not necessarily a bad thing, but when the author decides that they are going to use one of these tropes (this character is actually a robot! Oh my gosh! It's a bodysnatcher! etc.), they must do it in a unique way. It gets really old (especially when you read a few di ...more
The Coycaterpillar Reads
Scream and Scream Again is a collection of short horror stories aimed at middle grade and young adult readers (truth be told, I can’t resist anything that has R.L. Stine involved.) The nostalgia impact had me wanting to pick this up. I have been a lifelong Goosebumps fan and it is after all what got me so heavily invested in the horror genre. However, as I’ve mentioned in previous reviews of short story collections it is notoriously hard to review as no one story is the same, not one story has t ...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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