Book Review: Goosebumps Deep Trouble

August 19, 2015


Goosebumps Deep Trouble
R. L. Stine
144 pages
kindle edition

From the Publisher:
Discover the bone-chilling adventures that made Goosebumps one of the bestselling children’s books series of all time!

Something scary is happening in GOOSEBUMPS HORRORLAND, the all-new, all-terrifying series by R. L. Stine. Just how scary? You’ll never know unless you crack open this classic prequel!

In DEEP TROUBLE, find out why Billy Deep and his sister, Sheena, are afraid of dark lagoons, coral reefs, and anything that appears to be half-human, half-fish!

Now with all-new bonus materials including real-life shark tales and more.

When I told my older boys my plan of reading and reviewing some of the books that they have been reading this summer I asked them what book I should read.  And they both immediately told me to read a Goosebumps book and this specific one!??!!  I have to admit, I was not really crazy about this idea.  I have read my boys a lot of books in the past and I think I usually enjoy some of the same books that they like.  But really – Goosebumps are not my thing.  But they boys really loved these books and thanks to the libraries collection, they read through so many this summer.

I can’t honestly say that I thoroughly enjoyed the book but I can see why my boys would like it. Every chapter ended in some sort of cliff-hanger and my boys said the book was pretty creepy and they loved being scared.  I didn’t think it was scary at all, but I’m not 8.  What I did really like was at the end of the book there was a chapter of bonus materials and interesting facts.  So I felt like if my boys read that part they could at least learn something.

Not my favorite, but if you have a boy around 8-11 they might like this series. There are so many books in the series there are a lot to choose from.  And while I didn’t really love the books, there is also a new movie coming out that actually does look really good.

Some of my boys other favorite books from this summer include: Janitors series, Chronicles of Narnia, Spirit Animal series, Origami Yoda series, Diary of a Whimpy Kid, Bad Kitty, A to Z mystery and calendar series (these were pretty easy but they really loved them), and Spiderwick series.

I have a hard time deciding what to finally score this book.  I don’t think I’ll read another goosebumps book.  But, at the same time, they are keeping my boys reading.  And even if I don’t like the book, it’s still better than time spent playing video games. So I have to go someplace in the middle with this one.


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