How to Kill a Monster

A Forty-Sixth Goosebumps book by R.L. Stine

Synopsis: HOME ALONE…WITH A MONSTER? Gretchen and her stepbrother, Clark, hate staying at their grandparents’ house. Grandpa Eddie is totally deaf. And Grandma Rose is obsessed with baking. Plus, they live right in the middle of a dark, muddy swamp. Things couldn’t get any worse, right? WRONG. Because there’s something really weird about Grandma and Grandpa’s house. Something odd about that room upstairs. The one that’s locked. The one with the strange noises coming from it. Strange growling noises…

Alright! Well, this one was a chaotic shit show but it was fun. Nothing really made sense, why would grandparents just flat out leave after writing a note? like at least take the kids with you..Lock the monster in the house alone while you all go out? Also how did you get your car back?

I get the premise of this one, and the story itself was fun. Honestly if the grandparents would have stayed at home with them trying to fight off the monster it would have been a top notch goosebumps book, but adding the grandparents leaving it just brought the story down a lot in my opinion because after that point nothing made sense.

When they let the monster out it was already well past noon and she clearly saw the monster eat pancakes when she let him out.. but then five minutes later she says that the monster hasn’t eaten since ‘this morning’ which.. no? He just ate the pancakes, you literally just saw him eat them! It wasn’t a consistent timeline.

The traditional goosebumps twist ending was lame, it just kind of ends… not a whole lot was concluded, I think there could have been a much more dramatic ending.

I rate this book





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