Todd Reads R. L. Stine

Night of the Living DummyI credit R. L. Stine for developing and nurturing my early love for reading. His Goosebumps and Fear Street books were my first literary obsessions. I have fond memories of reading most of the original Goosebumps books in elementary school and some of his Fear Street books in middle school, but they aren’t books I have continued reading and rereading throughout the years like my middle school obsession, Animorphs. A few years ago, I decided to reread some of these books I read as a kid. It is interesting and fun experiencing them as an adult.

I am slowly (read: at a snail’s pace) making my way through the original 62 Goosebumps books and his Fear Street series, but Stine is a prolific writer, and I hope to cover more of his work.

Book Reviews

When I first started writing about these books, my focus was on recapping the plots. I’ve moved away from that and toward analyzation, so you’ll see a difference in quality and focus in some of these reviews. I hope to eventually go back and cover some of the books I wrote about earlier with a greater focus on analysis, but for now, I am going to continue making my way through the books I haven’t written about yet; I worry I won’t finish these series if I start all over.

Fear Street

Super Chillers

Goosebumps