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Goosebumps #1

R.L. Stine

fiction childrens horror young adult
dark mysterious tense fast-paced

126 pages | first published 1992

Amanda and Josh think the old house they have just moved into is weird. Spooky. Possibly haunted. And the town of Dark Falls is pretty strange, too. — But their parents don't believe them. You'll get used to it, they say. Go out and make some new friends. — So Amanda and Josh do. But these creepy new friends are not exactly what their parents had in mind.

Because they want to be friends...


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dark 80%
mysterious 80%
tense 80%
sad 20%


fast 83%
medium 16%

Strong character development?

No: 100%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 33%

Diverse cast of characters?

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Flaws of characters centre-stage?

No: 66% | Yes: 33%

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