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A Midsummer Night's Scream - R.L. Stine

There is nothing I hate more than having to write a bad review. There are a lot of books that I don't like for one reason or another, but I can usually find something redeeming about them. I am sad to say that wasn't the case with A Midsummer Night's Scream. I don't even know where to begin. I found it hard to believe that parents would allow their children to participate in a remake of a horror movie that had 3 'accidental' deaths. Who would put their kids in this type of situation, no matter how hard they begged? Being the owners of the film studio, just put them in another film. I found the whole story to be poorly written, with an underdeveloped plot, poor character development, and just overall bad writing.

I have never read anything by R.L. Stine before, but my girls love Goosebumps, Fear Street, and watch The Nightmare Room on tv. Maybe I am just too old (I'm not that old, lol) to get where he is coming from. But, I seriously don't think so. I can't find one thing about this book that I liked except the cover, and would certainly tell anyone else to steer clear and pick up something else. It might work for the pre-teen audience, but I wouldn't even subject them to this one. Maybe I should pick up a Goosebumps book and see if this is typical.

Have you read anything by R.L. Stine that you can recommend? If so, let me know.

Source: http://reviewfromhere.com/2013/07/11/a-midsummer-nights-scream-by-r-l-stine-book-review