Fifteen-year-old Danielle Warner was just kidding when she said she wanted to be an only child. And she was only pretending to hypnotize her little brother Peter. But when he starts acting very peculiar, Danielle realizes she's entered... the Nightmare Room! The Nightmare Room is the place "where true horror waits." It could be anywhere--under a tree, in your basement, at school, in your mind. Soon, Danielle is in a desperate race to save her brother's life, his memory, and his soul.
R.L. Stine, master of the macabre, needs no introduction. His Goosebumps and Fear Street series have been sending chills down readers' spines for years, and the Nightmare Room books are sure to keep those chills coming. Haunted cellars in creaky old houses, a teenage heroine who wonders if she's going crazy, slime-covered zombies whispering and beckoning lost souls through a trapdoor to be forgotten forever... any red-blooded kid is going to devour this book. Stine's writing is brisk and thrilling, if formulaic, with introductions that seem inspired by TV's Twilight Zone. The formula works, though, as countless fans will attest, making bookworms out of nonreaders. Wondering what you'll find in the Nightmare Room next time? Watch for book 2, Locker 13. (Ages 9 to 13) --Emilie Coulter