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10 There s a strange new kid on the block Hannah s new friend Danny is very peculiar He falls from the roof and lands on his feet He disappears Into thin air it seems And the house he says he lives in is dark and empty Almost as if a ghost were living there I loved it Of all of the R.L.Stine books that I read, this one was my favorite I still read it now and again I won t give anything away how wrong would that be but if I could, I would give this book to everyone for adults it would only take about 3 hours to read for kids maybe 2 days can you sit still NO But it s my most cherished of his books and I ll never stop loving it. Well, THAT was interesting No, I m serious, I enjoyed it.Hannah is a 12 year old girl living with her family in a small town It s summer and she s bored Her two younger twin brothers, age 6, are wild and crazy and take up all her parents time and attention She must find ways to amuse herself in the long, hot, summer months Ever hear the phrase, Idle hands are the devil s workshop Hannah meets the boy next door, a 12 year old named Danny with red hair and freckles He s moved into the old Dodson house That s strange it s sat empty for years And Hannah never saw any moving van or people inside the house Danny claims he s in her grade at her school, but she doesn t know him or any of his friends.Nevertheless, she becomes friends with Danny Unfortunately, Danny hangs out with a bad crowd His friends Alan and Fred are always daring him to do things and encouraging him to steal and pull pranks Hannah often spies on the boys and spies on Danny and his activities ostensibly because she suspects he might be a ghost, but I think she has a tiny crush on him and sees how the boys treat him and goad him into criminal behavior.To add onto all of this, there is a shadowy dark phantom with glowing red eyes that keeps following her around and warning her to stay away from Danny No one can see it but her Who is it What does it want In a shocking surprise twist, we realize that view spoiler Hannah is the ghost, not Danny She died in a house fire 5 years ago, and she and her whole family are dead I think she s here to save Danny he and his thug friends end up setting fire to a crotchety old man s home and she saves Danny s life by helping him escape from the burning building.I liked Hannah s slow realization that she s the one who s dead not Danny and the way she amps up her courage by saying, I m a ghost, I can do this, I can t die again, these flames can t really hurt me It must be hard for her, but she is very brave hide spoiler This book actually made me cry I was so surprised by how good it was, especially comparing it to most of R.L.Stines other books I m not into the horror genre, but I read a lot of his books anyway when I was younger This was one of the few I actuallly liked It had a lot of mystery and intrigue along with some lighthearted and scary parts The ending was really surprising and sad That s when I cried I liked how it didn t end on a really annoying cliffhanger like most of his books seem to do It did end with a slightly unanswered question though I even liked how Hannah and Danny interacted with eachother Overall, it was a really enjoyable and good book Definitely worth reading How Come I ve Never Seen You Before Hannah s neighborhood has just gotten a little weird Ever since that new boy moved in next door.But when did he move in Wasn t the house empty when Hannah went to sleep the night before Why does it still look so deserted She s not getting any answers from her new neighbor He just keeps disappearing in the oddest ways And he s so pale.Is Hannah being haunted bythe ghost next door Reader beware you re in for a scare OKAY THIS IS THE WORST STINE BOOK EVER Now I love Stine s fear street novels and so I thought why not give goosebumps a try and they stunk IT SEEMED AS IF THEY WERE WRITTEN FOR KIDS Wow This book was crazy This was a great Goosebumps book I didn t see the twist coming at the end Very entertaining read The Ghost Next Door by R.L Stine was one of my favorites in the Goosebumps series growing up I think that it centered around a seemingly normal girl appealed to me, and I remember the plot twist ending caught me off guard.Listening to The Ghost Next Door as an adult it was no longer relatable and I was left with a girl with an annoying younger brother I did like the pacing of the novel and the dialogue between the between the characters.Speaking of the audio, I thought Emily Eiden did a fine job with the narration Considering this book was only three hours, I felt she succeeded in bringing the reader into the story.However, this time around the ending only reminded me of the last episode of Lost spoiler alert everyone is dead It was clever and well played out, but it didn t hold the same awe it did as an eleven year old.Overall, I felt The Ghost Next Door was a good young adult novel and was wonderful to look back on, but I don t think it is a plot that would translate to adults otherwise.This review was originally posted on First Impressions Reviews The Ghost Next Door


About the Author: R.L. Stine

Jovial Bob Stine, is an American novelist and writer, well known for targeting younger audiences Stine, who is often called the Stephen King of children s literature, is the author of dozens of popular horror fiction novellas, including the books in the Goosebumps, Rotten School, Mostly Ghostly, The Nightmare Room and Fear Street series.R L Stine began his writing career when he was nine years old, and today he has achieved the position of the bestselling children s author in history In the early 1990s, Stine was catapulted to fame when he wrote the unprecedented, bestselling Goosebumps series, which sold than 250 million copies and became a worldwide multimedia phenomenon His other major series, Fear Street, has over 80 million copies sold.Stine has received numerous awards of recognition, including several Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and Disney Adventures Kids Choice Awards, and he has been selected by kids as one of their favorite authors in the NEA s Read Across America program He lives in New York, NY.


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