Goosebumps Most Wanted: How I Met My Monster
Noah Bienstock, better know as Bean, has a strange and recurring underwater dream of a monster pulling him deeper into it's depths every night. He even finds himself, especially when under stress, having this same dream during the day. His mother thinks the dream occurs because he is worried about the swim tryouts. But, Bean and his best friend Lissa know its because of Harlan, the big ugly bully of the school and his constant pushing, shoving and confiscating of lunch money. It has turned Bean into a quivering mess. When the new neighbor kid Monroe shows up, things begin to feel even more strange for Bean. You see, Monroe has no problem standing up to Harlan, but with a little convincing from Bean he does back down. In his anger, Monroe decides to run it off to calm himself down. From a distance Bean can see fur and fangs. Could his new found friend and neighbor be a real monster? Is this the dream that Bean should now consider a warning? It will be up to him to find the courage and confront the monster.
Stine has created another amazing tale of horror and intrigue any young reader can sink their teeth into. If parents and teachers are having trouble getting boys interested in reading, this story is a real attention grabber. Vivid imagery sets the tone for a fun and fast paced read.
BIBLIO:2013, Scholastic, Ages 8 to 12, $6.99.
FORMAT: Middle Grade