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Twelve-year-old Boone and his sister Heather love animals of every kind. That's why they wanted to come to Camp Hither. The wild legends of man-eating snakes and disappearing campers are hisss-terical! But Camp Hither has a cold-blooded secret: Somebody has unleashed a hungry horde of slithery snakes! Can these two survive long enough to accept their invitation to HorrorL Twelve-year-old Boone and his sister Heather love animals of every kind. That's why they wanted to come to Camp Hither. The wild legends of man-eating snakes and disappearing campers are hisss-terical! But Camp Hither has a cold-blooded secret: Somebody has unleashed a hungry horde of slithery snakes! Can these two survive long enough to accept their invitation to HorrorLand? Yesssssss! But only if they figure out why Camp Hither is crawling with trouble.


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Twelve-year-old Boone and his sister Heather love animals of every kind. That's why they wanted to come to Camp Hither. The wild legends of man-eating snakes and disappearing campers are hisss-terical! But Camp Hither has a cold-blooded secret: Somebody has unleashed a hungry horde of slithery snakes! Can these two survive long enough to accept their invitation to HorrorL Twelve-year-old Boone and his sister Heather love animals of every kind. That's why they wanted to come to Camp Hither. The wild legends of man-eating snakes and disappearing campers are hisss-terical! But Camp Hither has a cold-blooded secret: Somebody has unleashed a hungry horde of slithery snakes! Can these two survive long enough to accept their invitation to HorrorLand? Yesssssss! But only if they figure out why Camp Hither is crawling with trouble.

30 review for Welcome To Camp Slither

  1. 4 out of 5

    Archit

    The story setup was pretty nice. It always is. A young boy embarks on a camp to a forest with his sister and school authorities. Only that is rumored to be more than just a camp. It is a survival battle. Snakes and plot twists are as good as they can be! But the end came and that was abrupt. Well that is, again, always is. You know what they say in my lane, "You never know with Goosebumps". Right, the end comes and settles the story. Then begins the Horrorland from where it left off in part #8. You m The story setup was pretty nice. It always is. A young boy embarks on a camp to a forest with his sister and school authorities. Only that is rumored to be more than just a camp. It is a survival battle. Snakes and plot twists are as good as they can be! But the end came and that was abrupt. Well that is, again, always is. You know what they say in my lane, "You never know with Goosebumps". Right, the end comes and settles the story. Then begins the Horrorland from where it left off in part #8. You may consider reading this in chronological order. (The theme is that one protagonist from each book of the series joins the terror park as a VIP guest). Entertaining with the snakes and metamorphosis. Got me hooked up till the very end. End could have been more descriptive. Still no complains. R. L. Stine is a master of awkward closures. 2.5 stars

  2. 4 out of 5

    Veronica Morfi

    Rating: 2/5 Review to come (after I write a gazillion more)

  3. 5 out of 5

    Ritika Chhabra

    Follow Just A Girl High On Books for more reviews. You didn't think that I just stopped after reading two books of Goosebumps, did you? Nah, I just had to go and pick up another one, albeit one from a different series. And now I'm dying to read this entire series. I guess, Goosebumps: Horrorland is the only series that is related to each other (sort of). And probably that is why I want to try it ASAP. I remember highlights from the previous novels, a few of which I had read. (Or maybe they were l Follow Just A Girl High On Books for more reviews. You didn't think that I just stopped after reading two books of Goosebumps, did you? Nah, I just had to go and pick up another one, albeit one from a different series. And now I'm dying to read this entire series. I guess, Goosebumps: Horrorland is the only series that is related to each other (sort of). And probably that is why I want to try it ASAP. I remember highlights from the previous novels, a few of which I had read. (Or maybe they were latter novels. I'm not quite sure now, so many years later.) Whatever they were, I rather enjoyed myself and am now jumping up and down to start off with the remaining books by R.L. Stine as soon as I get my time. But of course, who on earth has time here, right? And that is why all that I will do is sit and brood until my studies slow down and I can make sense of things, haha! In any case, this part of Goosebumps wasn't particularly unnerving. Yes, there was this one pretty gore sight and the end was pretty scary too for I was worried about the protagonist but overall, it was okay-ish. Welcome to Camp Slither did not raise in me the kind of terror it probably should have raised. Or maybe it just had too many snakes in it that I ended up disliking it more than being scared of it. (Believe me, I'm a chicken. I'm still scared of the things in Goosebumps sometimes. For Example, when in I Am Your Evil Twin, the uncle says that his twin is his cousin, only for him to realize that there is someone else impersonating him, things start to get a little gory for him. Yes, definitely scary for me.) Overall, though, it was a nice read and I enjoyed it. Perhaps, the second part of it was more enjoyable than the first but then, who am I kidding? The second part was in HORRORLAND!!

  4. 4 out of 5

    6th Grade Honors Language Arts Class

    Book review rough draft Goosebumps: Welcome to Camp Slither By R.L. Stine Goosebumps: Welcome to camp slither by R.L. Stine is an exciting and adventurous book that makes you want to read it over and over again. It is very anticipating. I just love the series that goes with this book. The genre of this book is horror, it sends a creepy chill down your spine. The protagonist of this book is a young boy named Boone. He is very brave doesn’t get afraid very easily. Some of the minor characters are B Book review rough draft Goosebumps: Welcome to Camp Slither By R.L. Stine Goosebumps: Welcome to camp slither by R.L. Stine is an exciting and adventurous book that makes you want to read it over and over again. It is very anticipating. I just love the series that goes with this book. The genre of this book is horror, it sends a creepy chill down your spine. The protagonist of this book is a young boy named Boone. He is very brave doesn’t get afraid very easily. Some of the minor characters are Boone’s sister Heather, and another boy named Roddy. Roddy is always holding a rabbit’s leg for “comfort”, and is very tense. Boone meets Roddy on a bus that’s on its way to a camp named Camp Hither. Roddy tells Boone that horrible things happen at the camp. He said things about snakes and that the camps real name is camp slither. Boone just assumes that Roddy reads way too many comic books. At the camp Boone later finds that Roddy is right! I think that this book really illustrates that there are some people that you can’t trust. Boone learns that you must choose to trust the right people. I think this is a very important lesson and hope that I can apply it to my life. Trust is a very strong word. We must choose wisely who we want to trust. It was difficult at the beginning to find a theme or lesson for life in this book, but I found it. I am really glad I read this book! I strongly believe that the author of this book (R.L. Stine) achieved his purpose successfully. This book really does make you nervous but exited about what happens next. I have read most of the other books in this awesome series. I have recently noticed that each book ends with a scary cliffhanger. It’s too bad the books don’t have sequels. It’s just a series of single story books. The Goosebumps series is known to many people all over the world. It is really cool and R.L. Stine uses very descriptive words like when he described Roddy on the bus. In conclusion, I would like to say that I really do encourage you to read this book and maybe some of the other Goosebumps books. They will pull your mind into them. Your eyes won’t want to leave the pages. This series is fascinating! If you ever get a chance to check out a book, you might want to consider a Goosebumps book. Thanks a bunch for reading this review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    ❤Marie Gentilcore

    The kids are back to school and we are back to reading the Goosebumps Horrorland series. This book was about a snaky summer camp and kept the kids entertained. But, my favorite part is when the Horrorland story continues. We accidentally read book 9 before 8 so we will be reading 8 next.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Krystin Rachel

    Book Blog | Bookstagram I don't know, if I was a human who turned into snakes at night, I might open a camp and do experiments on children, too. I can't judge. ⭐⭐⭐ | 3 stars Book Blog | Bookstagram I don't know, if I was a human who turned into snakes at night, I might open a camp and do experiments on children, too. I can't judge. ⭐⭐⭐ | 3 stars

  7. 4 out of 5

    Yolanda Sfetsos

    During our thrift store adventures, we've been lucky enough to find a bunch of Goosebumps books, and this one is part of the Horrorland collection. I used to read Goosebumps to my daughter when she was in primary school. And years before that, I used them to tutor English to kids. So, of course I'm interested in checking out all the ones I haven't read. WELCOME TO CAMP SLITHER: Boone Dixon and his younger sister are excited about going off to Camp Hither. But as soon as he makes a friend, Roddy sta During our thrift store adventures, we've been lucky enough to find a bunch of Goosebumps books, and this one is part of the Horrorland collection. I used to read Goosebumps to my daughter when she was in primary school. And years before that, I used them to tutor English to kids. So, of course I'm interested in checking out all the ones I haven't read. WELCOME TO CAMP SLITHER: Boone Dixon and his younger sister are excited about going off to Camp Hither. But as soon as he makes a friend, Roddy starts telling him about the scary snakes that are supposed to live in the lake and are keen to eat the campers... This story was SO much fun! I also love the writing style because it sets the scene perfectly with just enough information. As soon as I started reading, I felt like I was swept away to a creepy camp in the middle of nowhere. Boone was a cool narrator. A kid who wants to enjoy himself and doesn't want to believe silly stories until he's facing it. And he doesn't like mysteries. Heather was a funky and brave girl who played by her own rules. And I liked their sibling relationship. Although there are several ew! scenes featuring snakes, mice and a lab, this turned out to be a lot of freaky ssslithering FUN! ENTER HORRORLAND: This is actually a really nice feature. A week after the incident at Camp Hither, Boone gets an invitation to HorrorLand and he's glad to go because he's bored. But as soon as he gets there, trouble finds him. At least he can use his newfound fear of snakes to some sort of advantage. LOL. I enjoyed this because the creep factor makes an appearance early on, but it's also a small part in a story that had already started several books back so I didn't recognise some of the characters and villains. Still, it was freaky cool. Also, the Fear File #9 stuff was a great addition. I really enjoyed this. Only problem is that I now want to read more! 😈

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jordan Guilbeault

    This book was very mysterious and creepy at some parts, but it was also interesting at the same time to find out the true back story of this camp. This book first took place on a bus that was headed to this camp named Hither. On this bus there were a lot of kids headed to camp and everybody was happy except for this one kid Roddy who was scared of the camp because he heard so many creepy stories about the place and he actually believed the people. When they all get to camp they heard this loud s This book was very mysterious and creepy at some parts, but it was also interesting at the same time to find out the true back story of this camp. This book first took place on a bus that was headed to this camp named Hither. On this bus there were a lot of kids headed to camp and everybody was happy except for this one kid Roddy who was scared of the camp because he heard so many creepy stories about the place and he actually believed the people. When they all get to camp they heard this loud screeching sound every night so some kids went to explore. When they went to ask all counselors they soon found out that all the creepy stories were true. When they walk into the main office they see a bunch of venomous snakes and they started talking to them. The snakes told them that they were the people that worked at the camp and that one year they were experimenting with a potion to turn the snakes there into people but it turned them into snakes. So then they took the kids to experiment with them. Read the mysterious book to find out more. You will like this book if you like any other books by R.L.Stine or if you like creepy mysterious books.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anderson Lee

    Listen to people when they have a theory.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lincoln

    “Welcome to Camp Slither” by R.L Stine is a fictitious story told by a young boy named Boone Dixon at a summer camp. Boone, and his older sister, Heather, are sent to Camp Hither for a fun summer vacation. The children however, know little about what they are getting themselves into. This story is told from the perspective of Boone Dixon, a ten year old boy who loves adventuring. Boone has a sister named Heather who is a couple years older than him and acts like she is not afraid of anything. The “Welcome to Camp Slither” by R.L Stine is a fictitious story told by a young boy named Boone Dixon at a summer camp. Boone, and his older sister, Heather, are sent to Camp Hither for a fun summer vacation. The children however, know little about what they are getting themselves into. This story is told from the perspective of Boone Dixon, a ten year old boy who loves adventuring. Boone has a sister named Heather who is a couple years older than him and acts like she is not afraid of anything. The only other main character is Roddy, a young boy who is sceptical of Camp Hither. Boone and his sister Heather are attending a summer camp during their summer break. While riding on the bus to the camp Boone runs into a boy named Roddy. As they converse Roddy shares that he has heard about the camp being filled with man eating snakes. Throughout the story Roddy says he hears and sees snakes, but Boone and his sister thinks he is just paranoid. The setting takes place at “Camp Hither” a summer camp for children. This book takes place during modern time. The camp is hours away from Boone and Heather's house. A theme that I pulled out of this story would be to trust your gut. At the beginning of this book they were skeptical of going to the camp, because they have heard bad stories about it. They still got talked into going and had a bad experience like they had thought from the start. I enjoyed reading “Welcome to Camp Slither” and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys reading simple fictitious stories.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Adam Krause

    “Welcome To Camp Slither” was an okay book. Twelve-year-old Boone is going to summer camp with his sister Heather. Boone meets a boy named Roddy. Roddy is horrified by snakes and some older kids at school told him scary stories of snakes at the camp. They say there is a monstrous snake slithering around the camp. Things turn a bit scaley for the group and they may have bitten off more than they can chew with this camp. Roddy was my favorite character in the book. Roddy is a quiet kid who is scar “Welcome To Camp Slither” was an okay book. Twelve-year-old Boone is going to summer camp with his sister Heather. Boone meets a boy named Roddy. Roddy is horrified by snakes and some older kids at school told him scary stories of snakes at the camp. They say there is a monstrous snake slithering around the camp. Things turn a bit scaley for the group and they may have bitten off more than they can chew with this camp. Roddy was my favorite character in the book. Roddy is a quiet kid who is scared of almost everything. He is very pale and skinny with blonde hair. He meets Boone on the bus to summer camp and they become friends. Roddy believes almost anything you tell him, even stories of a monstrous snake. The book takes place at Camp Hither, no not Slither as the title states. It’s the beginning of summer,present day,and the camp is deep in the woods with a beautiful lake on the campgrounds that the kids are allowed to swim in. The thematic connection from this book is, everything isn’t always as it seems. A beautiful camp full of trees and even a lake can turn sour fast! The other connection I got was don’t believe everything you hear. Scary stories may not be real after all. I recommend this book to middle school students and younger. It’s an easy read and flows really well. If you like a little mystery here and there, this is a book for you.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca M.

    I thought this one would be fairly creepy since I'm terrified of snakes. Well, it wasn't as dull as Robby Schwartz vs Dr Maniac but it was pretty close. Admittedly I'm not big on Goosebumps stories that have science-based twists. They tend to be ridiculous. (There are two exceptions. They are "The Perfect School" and "Stay Out of the Basement.") This book was definitely ridiculous, and not even in a fun, campy way. It was just... stupid. How the heck did Dr Crawler biting himself make Roddy turn I thought this one would be fairly creepy since I'm terrified of snakes. Well, it wasn't as dull as Robby Schwartz vs Dr Maniac but it was pretty close. Admittedly I'm not big on Goosebumps stories that have science-based twists. They tend to be ridiculous. (There are two exceptions. They are "The Perfect School" and "Stay Out of the Basement.") This book was definitely ridiculous, and not even in a fun, campy way. It was just... stupid. How the heck did Dr Crawler biting himself make Roddy turn back to human? These books aren't exactly known for explanations, which is fine, but I think that calls for one. The HorrorLand segment was decent, although I groaned when Dr Maniac and the Purple Rage showed up. I'm even more curious about this "keeper" character.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Mason.osman

    I liked the suspenseful elements of this book. Boone and his sister, Heather, went to a summer camp called Camp Slither. Most of the kids were all the same age, and the camp counselors had been there for many years. There are many legends and stories about the camp, in which some are comical. All the camp counselors play tricks and pranks on the kids about a giant snake. It was fun to read and I was anxious to see what was going to happen next. Overall, this was a good book and I reccomend it to I liked the suspenseful elements of this book. Boone and his sister, Heather, went to a summer camp called Camp Slither. Most of the kids were all the same age, and the camp counselors had been there for many years. There are many legends and stories about the camp, in which some are comical. All the camp counselors play tricks and pranks on the kids about a giant snake. It was fun to read and I was anxious to see what was going to happen next. Overall, this was a good book and I reccomend it to anyone who likes fiction novels.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Quentin

    I give Camp Slither a 4 star rating. I liked the beginning of the book because it tells us about the characters. The setting takes place at Camp Slither. My favorite part is at the beginning when they play a prank on her brother. This book is a really good book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Mark

    It was a good book and really good rotten I really liked it

  16. 4 out of 5

    Sakil Pradhan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Camp Slither is a Thriller/horror book it is also about 2 kids that are sister and brother and they go to this camp that is pretty far they are in a bus with other kids and one kid said there was a large snake in the lake that would eat kids his name was roddy he was terrified of snakes, the kids on the bus got pretty frightened, Then Heather the sister she shakes her bracelet and made a raddle sound and the Roddy got scared and someone said there was a snake on the ground and scared him and oth Camp Slither is a Thriller/horror book it is also about 2 kids that are sister and brother and they go to this camp that is pretty far they are in a bus with other kids and one kid said there was a large snake in the lake that would eat kids his name was roddy he was terrified of snakes, the kids on the bus got pretty frightened, Then Heather the sister she shakes her bracelet and made a raddle sound and the Roddy got scared and someone said there was a snake on the ground and scared him and others they arrive at the camp and one of the counselors greet everybody and takes them to a building that has a woman giving sun block and he shows everybody their cabins and the cabin names were all venomous snake names, Then the counselors tell them to settle down and unpack while they were unpacking Heather was braging about her birthday and what mom and dad was going to get for her birthday and meet up with all the other kids with the counselor when they went to meet up with the counselor and told them they were free to do anything that day and tomorrow they were going to do a fun thing tomorrow, The kids went back to their cabins and was just chilling when it got around sunset they heard some raddling behind their cabin they just ignored it and went to sleep the next day the had to meet up with the councler and the coulncler said that they were going to go swimming in the lake but they remembered what roddy said on the bus but they thought it was just a lie, when they went they had to apply more sun block and when they saw the councler jump in and get dragged down like if the snake was real, they waited there for a bit and saw bubbles they were all scared and then he poped back up and was messing around with them, they were swimming for sunset and went to sleep they heard the raddle behind the cabin and this time they didnt ignore it they went to go check it out and they found a small building thing that had millions of mice, they tried to get out but the mice started to climb on them they ran back to the cabin and while the were going back they found a lot of venomous snakes on the ground they went into their cabins and they were going to tell the councler and they found a note in their drower and it said to meet them at the head counclers building, they went to sleep and woke up and went to the head counclers office and found one big snake sitting in the seat and saw the other councler the couldnt believe what they saw the head clouncler was a big snake then the other councler was holding them and told them that you will be a test suject so they could turn back into a normal person, they said the wouldnt be a snake and he said you already are going to be a snake becuase the sun block was just something that would make it easier to make them snakes, then they opened the seceret door and saw another snake, someone had become a snake, and then the fought and Boone and Heather deafeted the snakes and then the small other snake turned back into a normal person and it was roddy, then the Police came and found out what they were doing at camp slither and shut it down the cops had some complains from camp slither not to long ago some kids had gone missing, when Boone And Heather were going back home Heather was bragging again about what she would get for her birthday and Boone took something out of his bag and gave it to Heather it was a small snake. The End This Book is a Thriller/Horror Book 4/5 stars.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jay

    When Goosebumps goes for the camp setting, it usually leads to pretty solid stories. Welcome to Camp Jellyjam was one of my favorite books in the original series. Ghost Camp and Curse at Camp Cold Lake are in the top-15 from the original series as well. Even Welcome to Camp Nightmare, while not being among the very best is in the top-third of Goosebumps stories. I don't know exactly why, maybe it's the eerie setting or the ghost stories but for whatever reason, camp stories just work. Not here th When Goosebumps goes for the camp setting, it usually leads to pretty solid stories. Welcome to Camp Jellyjam was one of my favorite books in the original series. Ghost Camp and Curse at Camp Cold Lake are in the top-15 from the original series as well. Even Welcome to Camp Nightmare, while not being among the very best is in the top-third of Goosebumps stories. I don't know exactly why, maybe it's the eerie setting or the ghost stories but for whatever reason, camp stories just work. Not here though. I can honestly say Welcome to Camp Slither is one of the worst Goosebumps books I've read. The setting is not eerie at all. Sure, they talk about a strange hissing noise that permeates the camp but it simply doesn't set the creepy ambiance camp stories usually present. What also makes camp stories interesting are the scary stories about the camp itself. Here we have a story about a snake called Serpo that has been known to eat kids swimming across the lake. Maybe it would help if I found snakes scary but I just didn't find the legends about the camp interesting. The scares are also severely lacking. It isn't until chapter 20 where you feel like the characters are in any danger whatsoever. Again, maybe you need to find snakes scary. Lastly, the twist lacks any surprise at all. It is strongly hinted at very early on, and when I say strongly hint, I mean Stine does everything except say "THIS IS HOW THE STORY IS GOING TO END." Of course, R.L. Stine always ends with a cliffhanger and again, it's bad. I'm trying to find something I like about this book and I can't. So where does it rank? Obviously, it is the worst of the HorrorLand series thus far but how about compared to the Original Goosebumps? Well, How I Learned to Fly is unquestionably worse. Legend of the Lost Legend is the second worst book in the original series. That one is forgettable (I had to read my review to even remember it) and ultimately, so is Welcome to Camp Slither. Does it really matter if it's the second or third worst Goosebumps book I've ever read? It stinks all the same. 1. Revenge of the Living Dummy 2. Who’s Your Mummy 3. Creep from the Deep 4. Dr. Maniac vs. Robby Schwartz 5. My Friends Call Me Monster 6. Monster Blood for Breakfast 7. The Scream of the Haunted Mask 8. Welcome to Camp Slither

  18. 5 out of 5

    Opal

    This was a really fun read. I was surprised to like it so much, considering I didn't really enjoy the first Horrorland book I read (Slappy New Year). Goosebumps books based in summer camps tend to be pretty good, and this does a perfectly fine job of setting up the suspense that the camp is not what it seems and then paying it off.  The main characters start out with a warning that the camp is dangerous thanks to a paranoid kid on the bus, and every snakey little detail only increases suspicion a This was a really fun read. I was surprised to like it so much, considering I didn't really enjoy the first Horrorland book I read (Slappy New Year). Goosebumps books based in summer camps tend to be pretty good, and this does a perfectly fine job of setting up the suspense that the camp is not what it seems and then paying it off.  The main characters start out with a warning that the camp is dangerous thanks to a paranoid kid on the bus, and every snakey little detail only increases suspicion about the camp. When they get attacked by a group of snakes inside one of the cabins, they decide to get to the bottom of the strange disappearances and the obsession with snakes. Despite how much shorter this story is due to the story being split into the camp story and Horrorland, Camp Slither still manages to feel like a full story because many things happen and there is no wasted time. It's pretty silly in places, particularly the end, but that only made me love it more. It's the right amount of silly--enough to allow rather weak "explanations" to pass without a lot of scrutiny because it clearly doesn't take itself seriously, but not so silly it veers into stupidity and becomes insulting to the reader. I would definitely recommend this book. There is the Horrorland aspect that connects it to other Horrorland books, but this one can basically be read as a standalone if you only read the Camp Slither portion.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Travis

    Every now and then, I need a pallet cleanser when it comes to what I read, and I find myself usually reading a middle grade, and most of the time, it ends up being R. L. Stine. I needed to read a book with a snake on the cover for a reading challenge and when I saw this on my library app, I had to grab it. First off, I listened to the audiobook which is read by one of my favorite Broadway actors, Andrew Rannells, and he did such a great job with it! The audiobook also added suspense music and so Every now and then, I need a pallet cleanser when it comes to what I read, and I find myself usually reading a middle grade, and most of the time, it ends up being R. L. Stine. I needed to read a book with a snake on the cover for a reading challenge and when I saw this on my library app, I had to grab it. First off, I listened to the audiobook which is read by one of my favorite Broadway actors, Andrew Rannells, and he did such a great job with it! The audiobook also added suspense music and sounds which added to the experience of the story. Now the story itself, Stine always knows how to write good children’s horror that borders on almost being too much for kids… and I love it. I have always been a Goosebumps fan, and have been kinda hesitant to read the newer books. However, after reading this one, I am not longer hesitant. Fast paced, fun characters and mystery, snakes, camp, and trickery would be how I would describe this book. Obviously, it is written for children so I saw every twist before it happened, but that didn’t take away from my enjoyment! I always recommend Goosebumps to those with kids or even teens who are wanting to get into horror and would even recommend to adult readers just to have some fun!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Jo M

    This book is about a kid named Boone and his sister, Heather. Their parents sent them to a camp for the summer. Boone and Heather been to other summer camps before, but this one is like no other. Boone meets this kid on the bus named Roddy. He tells Boone all these creepy story about Camp Slither. Boone thinks he's just making things up to get out of summer camp. But Boone doesn't realize that strange things are about to happen. The main character of this book is Boone. Boone was all excited to g This book is about a kid named Boone and his sister, Heather. Their parents sent them to a camp for the summer. Boone and Heather been to other summer camps before, but this one is like no other. Boone meets this kid on the bus named Roddy. He tells Boone all these creepy story about Camp Slither. Boone thinks he's just making things up to get out of summer camp. But Boone doesn't realize that strange things are about to happen. The main character of this book is Boone. Boone was all excited to go to summer camp cause he loves camps he thinks they're fun and gives him something to do and he can make new friends. But Boone experience stuff that change him. Boone becomes more aware and scared of story kids tell him cause he thinks they're true. He becomes nicer to his sister which he never ways considering they're siblings. I didn't really enjoy this book that much, I thought it was kind of moving way to fast and it was just really confusing at some parts I had to reread about 3 times for some stuff to make sense. I also liked the book cause it gave me some chills and it wasn't to scary and not scary it was just right. Some parts were really interesting cause, they make you think about what's gonna happen next.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Kelly

    CAMP SLITHER has an ostensibly creepier storyline than much of the rest of HorrorLand... perhaps because the snake potions and transmogrification are technologies that are probably being worked upon as we speak. Throw in a spooky old camp, a conspiracy theory, and mad scientists, and this is Fear Street level creepy (AKA Stine at his best). It's sci-fi meets psycho-drama... which means it could happen. Now that I've read like 6 of the horrorland books... you really need to get in the groove (ie, CAMP SLITHER has an ostensibly creepier storyline than much of the rest of HorrorLand... perhaps because the snake potions and transmogrification are technologies that are probably being worked upon as we speak. Throw in a spooky old camp, a conspiracy theory, and mad scientists, and this is Fear Street level creepy (AKA Stine at his best). It's sci-fi meets psycho-drama... which means it could happen. Now that I've read like 6 of the horrorland books... you really need to get in the groove (ie, read 3+ of these) for the Horrorland storyline to make sense and not feel disjointed. **Stardate: I've been binge-reading the HorrorLand series as mentor texts. I'm a kidlit writer too. :)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Taylor Sark

    Goosebumps was one of my favorite series of all time when I was in elementary school and I'm so, so, SO glad I reread one of my all-time favorite Goosebumps books for Halloween season. I hadn't read Goosebumps in years and it was so nice to relive memories from almost ten years ago (I was ten when I read this and now I'm nineteen) and remember why I love this series so much. It's making me consider buying other Goosebumps books so I can relive my childhood all over again. I think this is one of Goosebumps was one of my favorite series of all time when I was in elementary school and I'm so, so, SO glad I reread one of my all-time favorite Goosebumps books for Halloween season. I hadn't read Goosebumps in years and it was so nice to relive memories from almost ten years ago (I was ten when I read this and now I'm nineteen) and remember why I love this series so much. It's making me consider buying other Goosebumps books so I can relive my childhood all over again. I think this is one of the most compelling and creepiest Goosebumps books and I loved every second of it, especially at the second end when characters and past villains came back. A great read for Halloween and to take a trip down memory lane!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Aurora Dimitre

    Apparently this is the one Goosebumps series you have to read in chronological order so, uh, kinda screwed the pooch with that one but I guess we'll just keep going as we have been. This is very a la every other camp Goosebumps book out there, with one notable detail that for some reason stuck out to me mostly because it felt kind of strange: Kelly had a nice smile. I think it would do us well to remember that. Apparently this is the one Goosebumps series you have to read in chronological order so, uh, kinda screwed the pooch with that one but I guess we'll just keep going as we have been. This is very a la every other camp Goosebumps book out there, with one notable detail that for some reason stuck out to me mostly because it felt kind of strange: Kelly had a nice smile. I think it would do us well to remember that.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Becky

    Shake, shake, shake, Rattlesnake shake... Have you ever thought to yourself "What if Welcome to Camp Nightmare's big twist involved mad scientists instead of aliens"? Well, good news! This is just the book for you! “Welcome to Camp Slither” follows twelve-year-old Boone and his ten-year-old obnoxious sister Heather as they go to a summer camp called Camp Hither for a couple weeks. There, they meet a kid named Roddy McDonald (his parents are jerks apparently), who tells them that everyone call Shake, shake, shake, Rattlesnake shake... Have you ever thought to yourself "What if Welcome to Camp Nightmare's big twist involved mad scientists instead of aliens"? Well, good news! This is just the book for you! “Welcome to Camp Slither” follows twelve-year-old Boone and his ten-year-old obnoxious sister Heather as they go to a summer camp called Camp Hither for a couple weeks. There, they meet a kid named Roddy McDonald (his parents are jerks apparently), who tells them that everyone calls the camp Camp SLITHER because there's legends of a giant snake named Serpo that lives in the lake and eats kids. But don't worry, plucky child protagonists! According to Dr. Crawler, the head counselor of the camp and someone who wears a jacket with a snake printed on the front, the camp is completely safe and there's nothing to worry about! He even tells the children to put on layers and layers of mysterious bright orange sunscreen before they start their daily activities! Everything is fiiiiiine.... OR IS IT!?! This book is, by all accounts, incredibly dumb. Dumb even by Goosebumps standards. The main twist of the book, the big mystery behind this particular summer camp, hinges around (view spoiler)[mad scientists accidentally turning themselves into giant talking snakes because they injected experimental snake venom antidote into their bloodstreams (hide spoiler)] and kidnapping small children by running a fake summer camp on the side, and it's the most amazing, glorious trainwreck I've ever seen. Since the HorrorLand series has two stories in each book - the one on the main cover and the continued adventures in HorrorLand - the Camp Slither story ends up being shorter than the other summer camp stories in the Goosebumps franchise like Ghost Camp and The Curse of Camp Cold Lake, which condenses the story into a pure concentrated mess of splendor. They don't waste much time in building up suspense, which sends the whole story careening down the hill to Crazytown. Four snakes up. This didn't get the full five stars because the little kid sister character really wore on my nerves (which was probably intentional now that I think about it) but everything else was exactly why I love reading Goosebumps novels before I go to bed. Highlights *The little kid sister character learns vocabulary from the protagonist's grandmother, so she says things like ding-dong and diggety doughnut. It's annoying and, since it's her only character trait beyond being an obnoxious kid sister and having loud jewelry, you just gotta put up with it. *There's a kid with a PSP in this book. They never say what game he's playing. I want to believe it's Secret Agent Clank. *One part of the villains' evil plan involves spraying canisters of snake DNA onto the children staying at the summer camp. The bad guys invented an orange liquid that, if you spray it from an aerosol can, changes your DNA to be more like a snake. And they lie and say that it's suntan lotion. Science? *I really want to touch upon the origin story of the main bad guys in this book, because it is 90's cartoon level amazing - (view spoiler)[Uncle Jerry and Dr. Crawler were once scientists studying snake venom and were trying to find antidotes for snake venom, and they were so confident that their experiment was a success that they injected themselves and the young people that were working with them with their experimental antidote which, instead of curing them from snake venom, just turned them into various poisonous snakes of different species. They've reversed this problem just enough that some of them can change into humans during the day, but when night falls, all the counselors turn into snakes again. (hide spoiler)] I don't want to ruin their whole evil backstory but...I'm pretty sure antivenom already exists. Unless they were trying to invent booster shots that would make someone instantly immune to certain snake bites? But even then, this seems super situational at best because most of these poisonous snake species are endangered. *There's a surprising amount of instances where a person's skin peels off like a snake shedding its skin in this book, and it's a very visceral, gross visual image. Thanks R.L. Stine. I hate it but it's thematically appropriate. *In the climax of the book, Boone holds a snake high above his head, yells "DO YOU KNOW THE BIGGEST PREDATORS OF SNAKES?" at an evil snake, and throws a snake at another snake. This is why I gave this book four stars. Great Sentences "Shut your dirty doodad!" she snapped. "I can ssspeak...and I can BITE!" "I told you this camp was creepy! Look at me. I'm all dusty from crawling on the floor! Yuck! Next summer, I'm going to Latin camp!"

  25. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    I thought this book was pretty good One thing I disliked about this book was the people got lied to and they never swam across lake Hither. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves snakes and goosebumps,like me! I liked that they went to horror land and villains of there past followed them there. So I would at least recommend downloading a sample.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Sarah Goodner

    Who doesn't have a love-to-hate relationship with snakes? But when the snakes are running the camp in a plot to destroy the campers, the situation gets even more slippery. This installment of Horrorland really crawled under my skin. Who doesn't have a love-to-hate relationship with snakes? But when the snakes are running the camp in a plot to destroy the campers, the situation gets even more slippery. This installment of Horrorland really crawled under my skin.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nick Silverstein

    Initially I thought this was going to be similar to "Welcome to Camp Nightmare" it sort of started out that way (Like when one of the guys went missing and the other disappeared underwater.) but I liked the idea of the camp being run by snakes. It left room for a sequel. Initially I thought this was going to be similar to "Welcome to Camp Nightmare" it sort of started out that way (Like when one of the guys went missing and the other disappeared underwater.) but I liked the idea of the camp being run by snakes. It left room for a sequel.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Kate Grimm

    The giant pile of mice was very Stephen King's Night Shift. This one was actually pretty freaky. Were-snakes 😖 The giant pile of mice was very Stephen King's Night Shift. This one was actually pretty freaky. Were-snakes 😖

  29. 5 out of 5

    John Naylor

    Book 9. The main story was okay but not as exciting as others. Part one was just there. Part two was more exciting. The children might be getting closer to answers.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Beth Monk

    I quite enjoyed this story. I think the twist was good. I thought I knew what was going to happen and j was partly right. I do really enjoy the writing but l prefer the point horror books

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