R.L. Stine seems to be turning over a new leaf. He's writing some more intense books. I liked this, but it started off kind of bumpy. Like, every chapter ended with something shocking. Mr. Stine, don't worry. You're a good writer. Give it a little time. Though, this was a great book tough. P.S. Putting horror books in first person isn't a great idea. I am 13 and I write soon-to-be published YA horror. If a story is in first person, the chance that the main character could die is less possible unless they came back from the dead to tell their story. Great book, though!