Stine, R.L. Goosebumps Wanted: The Haunted Mask 240 pgs. Scholastic Paperbacks, Ltd, 2012 (July). $11.38. (Rating: PG)
Lu-Ann loves scary stuff, and terrorizes her little brother with spooky bedtime stories and jokes. When she goes to a boring Halloween party Lu-Ann and her friends end up exploring the attic. There she tries on a monster mask, and to her horror –it won’t come off, and it fills her with rage…In the meantime her good friend Devin is putting in hours at his families new pumpkin farm. After creepy things start to happen, he hears a rumor that the pumpkin field used to be an old cemetery. Can the two friends help one another before it’s too late?
I think this is a reprint of an older Goosebumps story, with a more modern cover. Its pretty standard fare for Goosebumps, nothing too much for elementary students, but nothing spectacular either. My favorite part about these cheesy scary stories, is that they are really good examples of cliffhangers for a class lesson.
ELEMENTARY – OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie MLS graduate & Author.