BOOK REVIEW; R.L Stine’s Goosebumps (You choose your scare) – “The Curse of the Creeping Coffin”

BOOK REVIEW; R.L Stine’s Goosebumps (You choose your scare) – “The Curse of the Creeping Coffin”

Hey guys!

I am an absolute, complete fan of horror and R.L Stine writes it so well! Although this book was probably written with a younger audience in mind, plus it is also more like a game than a book; it’s still very fun and relaxing to read. 

You choose your scare is a collection of R.L Stine books where you have options to choose from so you’re basically telling your own story. Your options determine whether you live or yunno,,, die. 

Disclaimer: You will not agree with everything you’re about to read, and that is perfectly okay.

Book; The Curse of the Creeping Coffin by R.L Stine

Storyline – You go on a visit to your grandma’s house that directly faces a cemetery and then you realize that the coffins are moving! Basically, your mission is to stop the spirits from taking over your grandma’s house.

Based on your different choices though, you may not even encounter the ghosts (if you choose to go back home), or you may end up selling the house for an outrageous amount to people who have no idea it is haunted. Hehe, wicked.

The direct address is used in the book “YOU”, so it’s actually your story. You’re the hero of the book. Cool, right? I know.

Because this book is more of a game than a book, I’ll just go ahead and tell you my favourite endings in the book. 

N.B – There are over 20 endings. 
  • Chapter 69 – Here, you jump off a bridge trying to escape a ghost soldier but you make noise and he finds and kills you. Hehe.

Then he … well … he … you know. He finishes you off with one thrust of that beautiful, mother-of-pearl-handled, sapphire-encrusted sword.
Hey — don’t look so surprised.
We said there was a fifty–fifty chance of surviving the fall. We didn’t say anything about surviving this book!

  • Chapter 26 – Here you make the mistake of not trusting a ghost (I know, this book is twisted because who would even trust a ghost!) and walk into a basement where you fall to your death in the washer. Oops. 

Now — how would you like to be washed? Hot water or cold? With or without bleach? Because it’s time to clean up your act, kid. You’re all washed up in the ghost-hunting business!

  • Chapter 78 – You discover that your remote can control a ghost, make it appear and disappear. You sell both the remote and the house for 10 million dollars. Whew! I’d like to have a ghost in my house please.

When the deal is made, you leave the remote and the house behind. But there is still one more “remote” in your future. A remote island in the South Pacific! That’s where you and your grandmother fly off to. Why? Just in case the company figures out you’ve sold them a house full of ghosts!

  • Chapter 97 – In trying to escape from a ghost, you wander into a barn full of vampire chicken and you get bitten.

Being bitten by a vampire chicken puts you in a fowl mood. Oh, well. Better cluck next time.

Goosebumps, The curse of the creeping coffin
  • Chapter 111 – This is the other way finding the ghost remote control can go. Here, you start playing around with the remote until a Neanderthal appears and refuses to disappear. Then he hits you in the head,

And you know what that means. It means you’ve just been hit in the head with a big ugly club! Ow. That hurt. And he’s taking aim again!
Oh, well. That’s what you get for trying to survive this ugly episode by pushing buttons!
Seriously — didn’t it ever occur to you to just duck?”

  • Chapter 119 – You refuse to help a ghost gain freedom and he takes revenge by following you around and stealing things while you get blamed.

He takes money from your mother’s purse — and plants it in your dresser. He steals cars — and parks them in your driveway. Everywhere you go, things disappear. And people blame you.
In fact, you probably didn’t pay for this book, did you? Well, just for that, you’re facing The End.

  • Chapter 126 – You make the mistake of trying to control a wild ghost horse and he charges through a wall with you. Which of course leads to your death. 

Okay, you think. Makes sense. A ghost-horse can ride through walls.
But can you?
BAM.
Guess not.
And that’s why, when you open your eyes again, you’re still riding Glory! You and your ghost-horse charge through the moonlit sky. As you will — for eternity.
It said on his tombstone, Glory was “too wild for the riders of this world.” But face it, you aren’t of this world anymore. Those days have come to an END.

I really loved the humour in this book though, quite rotten but really enjoyable. I definitely recommend if you’re looking for something light and relaxing. Don’t try to rush it though, you will get confused. 

The genre for this week is “Suspense”. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena is our pick so join us if you can. I’ll be reviewing next week as well.

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