The Haunted Mask (Goosebumps #11)

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The Haunted Mask (Goosebumps #11)
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10+
Release Date
July 01, 2012
ISBN
9780545417938
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For the first time ever, Goosebumps is in hard cover! Catch the series' most notorious characters--undead or alive...

From horror master R.L. Stine come two new chilling stories in one spooky standalone:

The Haunted Mask has returned and is determined to make this the worst night of your life!

Where's the last place you would want to get stuck? A haunted pumpkin patch where the jack o'lanterns are after you!

And watch for Goosebumps: Most Wanted, an all-new paperback series coming in the fall

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Goosebumps are Back!
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Lu-Ann and Devin are both complaining about Polly's Halloween party. Lu-Ann thinks it's boring; Devin won't be able to go because his father has bought a pumpkin farm and he won't be able to attend. After Polly brings out her most used party trick-- using static electricity to hold a balloon on her forehead-- Lu-Ann can no longer stand it and sneaks off to the attic with Brad and Marcus. There, they find the skeleton of William, who was introduced in the first chapter, who owned a mask store years ago. After coming into possession of a particularly evil mask that adhered to his face, he managed to rip it off but died while trying to hide the mask. Not knowing that the same fate will befall her, Lu-Ann puts on the mask. It takes over not only her body, but her personality, and she goes on a violent rampage through the town. After consulting the owner of a modern mask shop, she finds that only an act of especial kindness can remove the mask, but she's too filled with rage to perform one. At the same time, Devin is struggling with evil on the pumpkin farm, which was built over a graveyard. Ghosts, evil pumpkins, and the undead all haunt him. Can the two friends save each other on Halloween?
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These are still popular because while scary (things are constantly attacking people, evil is unleashed right and left), they are filled with things children don't actually have to worry about. There are very few Goosebumps books left in my library because they have all fallen to pieces. I will definitely buy this book and am investigating The Nightmare Room series.
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The perfect scary story for Halloween!
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You know a book is good, especially a middle grade book, when you dream about it, no, when you have a nightmare about it! People weren't kidding when they say that R.L. Stine is the Stephen King for kids!

The Haunted Mask is split up into three parts, which gives us three point-of-views...
The story starts out with shop owner named William who enjoys creating beautiful, exotic and happy masks. He believes that his masks are to bring fun and joy to the persons wearing them. But when his estranged brother, Randolph, shows up with a proposition to go into business together, showing him a case full of the most ugly and twisted masks he has ever seen. They quarrel and things get quite intense and scary.
Now 40 years later, we meet Lu-Ann and Devin and they are talking about their plans for Halloween. Lu-Ann is tired of going to her friends boring Halloween party every year and now that they are older, she is hoping to make things scary and interesting. Meanwhile, Devin and his family are going to go live on a pumpkin farm for the whole week of Halloween and won't be around to go to the party.
On Halloween, Lu-Ann and her two friends, Brad and Marcus, go to Polly's boring Halloween party and weird things start happening. They run upstairs into the attic and find a chest full of masks. They decide to put on the masks to frighten the party-goers... little does Lu-Ann that her mask is "special".
The story then jumps back a few days before Halloween showing us what Devin has been going through living on the pumpkin farm which has not been fun... and the most scariest things have been happening too.
On Halloween everyone's story collides together to create the most suspenseful and scariest of all endings ever. R.L. Stine really does know how to deliver a good scare!

I highly recommend that parents read this first before giving to any children under the age of 8. My son is 8 1/2 and I'm not sure if I want him reading it yet even though he thinks the cover is one of the coolest bookcovers he has ever seen, lol! I guess we'll be finding out this fall whether he'll still think that or not!
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YOUR IN FOR A SCARE
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Reader reviewed by Matthew Brown

YOUR IN FOR A SCARE
The book THE HAUNTED MASK BY R.L.Stien is about a girl named Carly Beth who one day finds a mask in her basement. Carly was watching T.V. in her basement when from in-side a box she hears CARLY...CARLY...CARLY! Scared to death she walks over and opens the box when she sees a yellow eyed monster with a sharp toothed grin. Then she puts the mask on but when she tries it sucks to her face and turns her into a flesh eating monster. The next night is holloween and lets say a lot of people got scared by CARLY                                                                                                                                                              You should read the book THE HAUNTED MASK BY R.L. Stein and the rest of the  GOOSEBUMPS series and also HORRORLAND. I rate this book 12+ and I give it 5 STARS
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Well, i can't say i loved it...
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Reader reviewed by Sammi

It isn't just this ONE book I don't like, the whoel series annoys me! I can give you a quick summary of the WHOLE series! And here it is:  

    The Goosbumps series, well all the books are the same; something scary or freaky happens but it ends up to be nothing, then something scary or freaky happens and it IS real! then more freaky stuff hapens, and the main characters get through it but it always leaves a twist at the end so that it is open for a second book, it leaves you wondering what happens.
    I am not a big fan but i do like the series. But the same old same old, gets SO boring! I want something different from R.L. Stine!
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Great Scare!
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Reader reviewed by Billy Burgess

Chuck and Steve are always scaring Carly Beth and shes tired of it. She buys a strange green mask at a new store. She plans on scaring them on Halloween Night.


As soon as she slips on the mask her attitude changes. She scares everyone she comes across. Her voice changes too. Its more frightening. Her friend, Sabrina, calms her down and convinces her to remove the mask. Theres only one problem. The mask wont come off!!


Find out how Carly Beth discovered the Halloween mask in this special edition of The Haunted Mask.  Bonus features include: Q&A with R.L. Stine, Fright Gallery: The Haunted Mask, 10 Tips for Trick-or-Treaters and Historys Most Hideous Masks.


 

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Great book!
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Reader reviewed by Billy Burgess

Chuck and Steve are always scaring Carly Beth and shes tired of it. She buys a strange green mask at a new store. She plans on scaring them on Halloween Night.

As soon as she slips on the mask her attitude changes. She scares everyone she comes across. Her voice changes too. Its more frightening. Her friend, Sabrina, calms her down and convinces her to remove the mask. Theres only one problem. The mask wont come off!!
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