Stay Out of the Basement by R.L. Stine

Stay Out of the Basement

Goosebumps #2

R.L. Stine

fiction childrens horror young adult dark mysterious tense medium-paced

144 pages | first published 1992


Dr. Brewer is doing a little plant-testing in his basement. Nothing to worry about. Harmless, he says. But Margaret and Casey Brewer are worried about their father. Especially when of the plants he is growing down there. Then th...

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