History Literature / Goosebumps

28th Jun '17 6:07:30 PM Javertshark13
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: Tara the Terrible. She really lives up to it.
28th Jun '17 5:47:22 PM Javertshark13
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** Judith, the AlphaBitch in ''Be Careful What You Wish For'' escapes all consequences and dooms Samantha with a spiteful wish to become a bird. The TV episode [[LaserGuidedKarma is better about this]], with Judith turned into a statue for her arrogance.

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** Judith, the AlphaBitch in ''Be Careful What You Wish For'' escapes all consequences and dooms Samantha with a spiteful wish to become a bird. On the other hand, she still has two wishes left, and Samantha feels sure that her number will soon be up. The TV episode [[LaserGuidedKarma is better about this]], with Judith turned into a statue for her arrogance.


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* NiceJobFixingItVillain: The end of ''Be Careful What You Wish For'', from Samantha's perspective. [[spoiler: Judith uses her first wish to turn Samantha into a bird. As far as Sam's concerned, this means she's now free from ever being bullied again, so she's very grateful to her for it.]]
28th Jun '17 5:13:01 PM Javertshark13
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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Brandy in ''Egg Monsters from Mars'', Ginny in ''Bad Hare Day'', Lefty in ''Let's Get Invisible!'', and Noah in ''The Haunted Mask''. But the worst one is easily [[TheSociopath Tara]] in ''The Cuckoo Clock of Doom''.

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Brandy in ''Egg Monsters from Mars'', Ginny in ''Bad Hare Day'', Lefty in ''Let's Get Invisible!'', Ron in ''Be Careful What You Wish For'' and Noah in ''The Haunted Mask''. But the worst one is easily [[TheSociopath Tara]] in ''The Cuckoo Clock of Doom''.



* CatScare: A rat scare in the adaptation of ''The Phantom of the Auditorium''

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* CatScare: A rat scare in the adaptation of ''The Phantom of the Auditorium''Auditorium''.
** This happens at least once per book, though it's sometimes subverted.


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* CursedWithAwesome: In ''Be Careful What You Wish For'', Samantha considers [[spoiler: ending up as a bird to be this, since she's now free from ever being bullied again.]]


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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In ''Be Careful What You Wish For'', [[spoiler: Judith's taunt, "Why don't you fly away, Byrd?" ends up being this. Samantha does just that at the end, after she turns into an actual bird. ]]


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* ParentalNeglect: Samantha's parents in ''Be Careful What You Wish For''. They're not abusive from what we can see, but they seem very distant and don't relate to her that well.


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** ''The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb'' has a clever subversion. Early on, Gabe and Sari are chased through a museum by Ahmed, who seems to have some sinister reason for going after them. When he finds them, he tells them he was only trying to give them a message from Gabe's uncle, and isn't sure why they ran from him. [[spoiler: However, this turns out to be a lie, and he tries to kidnap them immediately afterwards.]]


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* WhosLaughingNow: Ricky at the end of ''Calling All Creeps'', when he decides to [[spoiler: become the Creep Commander for real, and all of his bullies will end up being his slaves.]]
26th Jun '17 5:14:34 AM lalaTKG
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** ''The Perfect School'': [[spoiler:The protagonist�s friend was a mole, and he'll be replaced with a clone/robot, and locked up forever. In the book, he manages to escape, but is forced to pretend to be a robot for the rest of his life or at least until he's old enough to leave his parents.]]

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** ''The Perfect School'': [[spoiler:The protagonist�s protagonist's friend was a mole, and he'll be replaced with a clone/robot, and locked up forever. In the book, he manages to escape, but is forced to pretend to be a robot for the rest of his life or at least until he's old enough to leave his parents.]]
15th Jun '17 4:09:50 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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If there wasn't such a thing as ''Harry Potter,'' then ''this'' would be the high water mark of scary, post Creator/RoaldDahl children's writing. Growing up as a child in the '90s, these books were a ''must-have'' (along with ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub,'' and the ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' series and all its spin-offs and prequels).

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If there wasn't such a thing as ''Harry Potter,'' not for Creator/JKRowling and Creator/NeilGaiman, then ''this'' would be the high water mark of scary, post Creator/RoaldDahl children's writing. Growing up as a child in the '90s, these books were a ''must-have'' (along with ''Literature/{{Animorphs}},'' ''Literature/TheBabysittersClub,'' and the ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' series and all its spin-offs and prequels).
25th May '17 9:58:29 PM ElSquibbonator
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* MisplacedWildlife: ''The Werewolf of Fever Swamp'' mentions "swamp deer" from South America. The swamp deer is native to India.
4th May '17 2:19:37 AM SideshowJazz19
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** The famous cover of ''The Curse of Camp Cold Lake'' features a red-eyed skull with no nose rising out of the water. This creature never shows up in the book, and instead the antagonist is a ghost girl who, despite being partly transparent, is normal enough that Sarah doesn't immediately realize she's even a ghost.
3rd May '17 7:23:57 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* TookALevelInBadass: Carly-Beth in the Haunted Mask series.

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* TookALevelInBadass: Carly-Beth in the Haunted Mask ''Haunted Mask'' series and Andy in the ''Monster Blood'' series.
2nd May '17 5:53:39 PM stuffedninja
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* HumansAreCthulhu: Utilized as part of the twist ending of ''[[spoiler:My Best Friend Is Invisible]]''. [[spoiler:Brent is revealed to be a human, much to the disgust of Sammy and his family, who find what we consider to be normal features absolutely abhorrent]].
30th Apr '17 11:55:41 PM Discord_and_Dine
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* GenderBender: Couples with FridgeHorror in "Why I'm Afraid of Bees", as it's not explicitly stated in the book, as when Gary is transformed into a worker bee complete with a stinger, the realization comes that only female bees sting.

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* GenderBender: Couples with FridgeHorror in "Why I'm Afraid of Bees", as it's not explicitly stated in the book, as but when Gary is transformed into a worker bee complete with a stinger, the realization comes that only female bees sting.
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