Scream and Scream Again

 
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Scream and Scream Again
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Release Date
July 24, 2018
ISBN
978-0062495693
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R.L. Stine—the godfather of Goosebumps—and some of the most popular authors today bring an unrivaled mastery of all things fearsome, frightening, and fantabulous to this terrifying anthology of all-new scary short stories.

Scream and Scream Again! is full of twists and turns, dark corners, and devilish revenge. Collected in conjunction with the Mystery Writers of America, this set includes works from New York Times bestselling authors telling tales of wicked ice-cream trucks, time-travelling heroes, witches and warlocks, and of course, haunted houses.

Read it if you dare! With twenty never-before-published scary stories from some of the most popular authors today—including Chris Grabenstein, Wendy Corsi Staub, Heather Graham, Peter Lerangis, R.L. Stine, Bruce Hale, Emmy Laybourne, Steve Hockensmith, Lisa Morton, Ray Daniel, Beth Fantaskey, Phil Mathews, Carter Wilson, Doug Levin, Jeff Soloway, Joseph S. Walker, Alison McMahan, Daniel Palmer, Tonya Hurley, and Stephen Ross—it’s sure to leave readers screaming for more.

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For Fans of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
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Scary short stories seem to be perennially popular, and not just around Halloween! This newest collection edited by R.L. Stine (like Fear and Nightmare Hour) includes some newer, popular authors such as Bruce Hale, Chris Grabenstein, and Beth Fantaskey. The stories are thematically linked by all starting with a SCREAM!

Because each story is by a different author, they vary widely, but are all scary enough to send a chill down the readers' spines but not keep them awake at night! There are monsters, ghosts, and the usual spooky characters as well as some more technologically based frights.

Since one story is never enough, it's great that this is a fairly long book with 20 stories. There are brief descriptions of the mystery writers at the back of the book, which is a great resource for readers who want to hunt down further chilling tales by whomever wrote the story that scared them the most!
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Scary stories for middle school tend toward goofiness a bit too much, but Stine (once we move beyond Goosebumps) takes middle grade horror very seriously, and the stories he has picked evidence that. From school trips to historical sites to traditional creepy basements, all of these stories take ordinary occurrences and make them deeply creepy.

Personally, I think there is an entire novel to be written involving a creepy ice cream truck!
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I found some stories to be a lot more scary or interesting than others but the whole book was enjoyable. Each story was very entertaining and kept up the suspense until the end. Thankfully all stories where fairly short and it made it easier to get through the book. It is a great book to discover different authors and their style. I am definitely looking up books from these authors because of the stories they wrote. Like goosebumps, Are you afraid of the dark, or any other creepy classic then this book is for you. RECOMMENDED.
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Great short stories
Throwback to child hood favorites.
Great authors.
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