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With Halloween fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to share The Girl’s thoughts on a book she read last year, Spell of the Screaming Jokers, part of R.L. Stine’s Ghosts of Fear Street series.  This review originally appeared on Jenn’s Bookshelves last October as part of Jenn’s Fright Fest event.

Do you like to play cards? Yes? Then pick a card. Uh-oh. Brittany picked a joker. And it’s no laughing matter. Because these jokers are deadly.

On your way home from school – riding your bike – even in your hall closet – they attack! Each time, they stamp a card suit on your arm – first a club, then a diamond, then a heart – then a spade. That’s when the game really starts … when you get all four suits. Because that’s when the joker plays for keeps! (publisher’s summary)

Thoughts by The Girl (age 10 at the time):

The book, Spell of the Screaming Jokers, is about 4 kids, Brittany, Frankie, Louisa, and Jeff. Their principal tells them that they have to visit this sick kid named Max. His mother, Mrs. Davidson, takes them to his room. Max wants to play cards. Frankie draws a joker. On the way home, a kid hurts him and gives him a bruise shaped like a club. Then weird things start happening.

I recommend this book for ages 8 and up for kids who like creepy stories. I loved this book and hope to read more from the series.

Disclosure: The Girl bought her copy of Spell of the Screaming Jokers at a library sale.  I am an Amazon associate.

© 2011 Anna Horner of Diary of an Eccentric. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce or republish content without permission.

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The Girl (age 10) was thrilled to be asked by Jenn to guest review a horror book for her month-long Halloween Fright Fest event.

To read The Girl’s thoughts on R.L. Stine’s Spell of the Screaming Jokers, visit Jenn’s Bookshelves.  (Boy, that’s a creepy book cover!)  Thanks, Jenn!

Disclosure: I am an Amazon associate.

© 2010 Anna Horner of Diary of an Eccentric. All Rights Reserved. Please do not reproduce or republish content without permission.

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