A Forty-Seventh Goosebumps book by R.L. Stine
Synopsis: TALK ABOUT A HORROR STORY. Nobody loves a good story like Justin’s dad. He’s a famous writer and story collector. That’s how Justin and his sister, Marissa, ended up in Brovania. Their dad is searching for an ancient manuscript called The Lost Legend. Justin and Marissa want to help. But instead of finding The Lost Legend, they get lost. And the woods of Brovania are filled with the strangest creatures. Like hundreds of squealing mice. Silver-colored dogs. And terrifying Vikings from long ago.
This one was kind of absolute crap. It was an odd story with inconsistent pacing and what felt like a very scrambled storyline.
At the beginning it felt like it could have been a much more thrilling read, especially if all the stories their dad told them came true while they were in their test! That could have made for a great book! But instead we got weird mechanical animals and fake trees and fake rivers it was just kind of confusing and jumbled.
The characters felt flat and more boring than usual. The dad however is more horrible than most goosebumps parents. Takes them to the middle of the jungle or forrest or whatever it is and calls them useless for not being able to help him cut wood.. and then sleeps so hard that they can’t even wake him up when a mysterious dog shows up, maybe if you’re that heavy of a sleeper you shouldn’t take your kids to the middle of a dangerous jungle? Just saying.
The ending was okay, it was a standard Goosebumps ending. Not a huge twist, I did very much see it coming but it was a decent ending.
I rate this book
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