Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House by R L StineGoosebumps: Welcome to Dead House by R L Stine

Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead House

byR L Stine

Paperback | February 1, 2010

Book 12 of 26 
Goosebumps series

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Josh and Amanda just moved into the oldest, weirdest house on the block--they think it might even be haunted! But their parents don't believe them. You'll get used to it, they say. Go out and make some new friends. But the creepy neighborhood kids are not like anyone they've ever met before. And when they shortcut through the cemetery one night, Josh and Amanda learn why.
R.L. Stine is the creator of the monstrously successful Goosebumps series, which has sold more than 300 million copies and has been published in more than 32 languages worldwide. He lives in New York. Visit him at
Title:Goosebumps: Welcome to Dead HouseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.56 × 5.26 × 0.38 inPublished:February 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545158885

ISBN - 13:9780545158886

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Read I believe this is the first Goosebumps book I ever read. I can't believe I used to be afraid of this stuff, but it was a really great series for kids who liked something a little spooky.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Frightening First "Goosebumps" Things come and go in cycles and everything that was old is new again. Such is the case with the popular Goosebumps series of books. Before there was Harry Potter, there was Goosebumps. The series began with WELCOME TO DEAD HOUSE, which was first published in 1992 and within a couple of years the books were seen everywhere in elementary and middle schools. All total over 60 books were written in the series, not counting the several spin-off series and a television show. By the mid-1990s R.L. Stine had more books being published than any other author and was ranked as the most read author by students in elementary and middle schools. In general, the Goosebumps books are scary stories with children protagonists. Most of the chapters in each book end with a "cliffhanger". The next chapter reveals the cliffhanger to be something mundane and ordinary. That is until the later chapters when the supernatural and spooky stuff starts to happen and the cliffhangers aren't explained away as easily. WELCOME TO DEAD HOUSE is the first in the Goosebumps series. It is a bit darker and more horrifying than most of the other books in the series and reads more like a water-downed version of R.L. Stine's Fear Street books. The book tells the story of Amanda and Josh, a brother and sister. The family inherits a house in Dark Falls and decide to make a new beginning in the new town. However, no one knows much about Dark Falls except that it's a very dark place and in the middle of nowhere. Amanda and Josh's parents are excited about the move, but the children aren't. When they visit the new home, Josh is sure he sees someone inside in an upstairs window. Then once the move is completed, strange things start to happen. Voices are heard and things in the house move around. No one walks the streets and no cars drive by. Dark Falls is a quiet place, but it's also a dead town, in more ways than one. I enjoyed reading WELCOME TO DEAD HOUSE. I read several of the Goosebumps books years ago when my youngest brother was in grade school. WELCOME TO THE DEAD HOUSE does a good job of using setting to affect the mood and tone of the story. I did find the book missing some of the humor found in most of the other Goosebumps books I have read. The twist at the end is also more frightening. In fact, the story would make for a decent PG or PG-13 scary movie. Recommended for children in the 4th grade or older.
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