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Hey guys! I'm GoosebumpsArt (but you can call me "GbA" or "Bart" if you want to). I've been a huge fan of Goosebumps since I was just a kid, and I have been surfing this wiki for a long time. In early 2016, I decided to start contributing here because I wanted to help this site stay relevant and up-to-date. In just a few years, I witnessed many lovely changes.

In early 2020, after some very tough thinking, I made the decision to lite-retire. I won't be deactivating my account, deleting my work, or demoting myself anytime soon. I may even keep responding to messages and blogs. However, I will be taking longer breaks and likely won't be editing articles much in the foreseeable future. I have faith in all of you!

Thanks for stopping by. Thanks for the memories. Happy editing!


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My Most Nostalgic Goosebumps Books

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This isn't a ranking of the "best" books. Instead, this lists books that made me like the series ⁠— or the books that remind me (for better or worse) of why I still like the series. Besides the #1 choice, the order isn't particularly important.

  1. How I Learned to Fly
  2. Earth Geeks Must Go!
  3. Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls
  4. More Tales to Give You Goosebumps
  5. Weirdo Halloween
  6. I Am Your Evil Twin
  7. Ghost Camp
  8. Why I'm Afraid of Bees
  9. The Haunted Mask
  10. Trapped in Bat Wing Hall
  11. Weekend at Poison Lake
  12. Welcome to the Wicked Wax Museum
  13. The Scream of the Haunted Mask

My Favorite Goosebumps Covers

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These are the books that I think have the best cover art.

  1. I Live in Your Basement!
  2. Earth Geeks Must Go!
  3. Ghost in the Mirror
  4. The Curse of Camp Cold Lake
  5. I Am Your Evil Twin
  6. Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls
  7. Weekend at Poison Lake
  8. The Beast from the East
  9. Night of the Living Dummy III
  10. Stay Out of the Basement
  11. Return to Ghost Camp
  12. When the Ghost Dog Howls
  13. The Five Masks of Dr. Screem
  14. My Friends Call Me Monster
  15. Ship of Ghouls
  16. How I Learned to Fly
  17. All-Day Nightmare
  18. It Came from the Internet

The 9 Worst Books

Goosebumps definitely had some questionable moments...

The following books are the ones that I personally thought were the worst, so I'm sorry if you don't completely agree with my choices. (List arrangement; #1 is the worst.)

9. The Barking Ghost
8. More & More Tales to Give You Goosebumps
  • I can't believe I have to do this. I generally love these anthologies, but every story here is a failure. Maybe that's what makes me mad. This book had 10 chances. ("Fun With Spelling" and "Stuck in 1957" are the closest to being good, but neither stick the landing. "The Ghost Sitter" is among the lamest things ever released under the Goosebumps banner.)
7. Chicken Chicken
  • The plot of this book centers around two kids turning into chickens. True terror. Chicken Chicken is a ridiculous concept. At one point in the book, the protagonist starts to grow a beak, and her mother mistakes the beak for chapped lips. Admittedly, it's grown on me a little over time.
6. Be Afraid — Be Very Afraid!
  • This book was odd for a number of reasons. The most obvious reason is that it has several jarring transitions scattered throughout. I heard some fans theorize that the first part of this book wasn't written by Stine; then, Stine saw how bad the first half was, and he fixed it by having the story abruptly change perspective. I can appreciate how experimental this book tried to be, but the twists derailed the story.
5. Egg Monsters from Mars
  • This book is similar to (but lacks the intrigue of) Stay Out of the Basement. The story here is kinda' slow, and the ending is... Disturbing in more ways than one.
4. Monster Blood IV
  • Monster Blood IV is so similar to Monster Blood III that, I legitimately got déjà vu several times while reading. Also, this book has Kermit, one of the most irredeemable jerks ever penned.
3. Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz
  • This book annoyed the daylights out of me. Maybe it's because I listened to the audiobook, but Dr. Maniac is possibly my least favorite character ever. Also — as if the book wasn't painful enough already — the twist ending is basically one big slap in the face. It essentially tells the reader they've wasted their time.
2. Bad Hare Day
  • The plot of this book centers around a kid turning into a bunny. True terror. I didn't enjoy this book even a little bit. I hate the main character, I hate his sister, and I would probably hate his mother if I knew her.
1. Legend of the Lost Legend
  • Completely outlandish. The story-line makes very little sense, probably due to all of the unnatural plot twists that are thrown at the reader seemingly at every turn. I wouldn't mind losing this legend...