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Goosebumps

Goosebumps is a series of books written by RL Stine. The original series included 62 books that were published between 1992 and 1997.  Since 1997, R.L Stine has also authored spin-offs of the series. There are over 170 Goosebumps books and spin-offs to date.

Goosebumps are children’s horror fiction novels. The protagonists are always children. The tone of the books is a mixture of humor and horror.  And while the books themselves cover spooky and frightening topics, there is no death, drug use or excessive violence in any Goosebumps story. Stine has noted that the books were originally written for girls  but that they found popularity in both genders. The books tend to be around 120 pages although some almost reach 200 pages.

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The first Goosebumps book was called Welcome to Dead House about a home that is haunted by all the former residents. The book proved immensely popular and since, over 300 million Goosebumps have been sold worldwide and the books have been translated into 32 languages. They remain some of the best selling children’s books of all time. Some of the most popular Goosebumps titles are Say Cheese and Die! which features an evil camera, The Girl Who Cried Monster and “Night of the Living Dummy” (which spanned multiple books).

Thanks to their popularity, Goosebumps are in the top 100 more challenged books of all time. The books have been made into a TV series and in 2015, it is rumored a Goosebumps movie will come out. Jack Black is allegedly involved with the script.

Most Popular Goosebumps Books:

  1. Say Cheese and Die!
  2. Welcome to Dead House
  3. Night of the Living Dummy
  4. Monster Blood

 

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