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Editorial ReviewsFrom School Library JournalGrade 4-8The creators of Dare to Be Scared (Cricket, 2003) once again combine their talents to present deliciously frightening tales. As in the first book, San Souci uses elements of urban legend and folklore to weave powerful and suspenseful yet age-appropriate stories that youngsters will revisit, finding new meaning with eachEditorial ReviewsFrom School Library JournalGrade 4-8The creators of Dare to Be Scared (Cricket, 2003) once again combine their talents to present deliciously frightening tales. As in the first book, San Souci uses elements of urban legend and folklore to weave powerful and suspenseful yet age-appropriate stories that youngsters will revisit, finding new meaning with each reading. Malicious ghost children, demon cooties seeking revenge, haunted houses, and hungry creatures leap from the pages and into readers' imaginations with spine-tingling results. In one particularly eerie selection, a silent-movie character that terrified audiences in the early 20th century is resurrected and plans to continue scaring people by using the Internet. Each story is about 10 pages long, just right for sharing aloud or for independent reading during short time periods. The narratives are plot focused, leaving many details to the imagination. Ouimet's scratchboard illustrations create a surreal mood and are strategically placed for the most impact. Dare and Double-Dare are ideal choices for graduates of Alvin Schwartz's "Scary Stories" series (HarperCollins).Molly S. Kinney, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved....

Title : Double Dare to be Scared: Another Thirteen Chilling Tales (Dare to be Scared)
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Double Dare to be Scared: Another Thirteen Chilling Tales (Dare to be Scared) Reviews

  • Loveliest Evaris
    2019-02-06 12:59

    I read this book back in 2004 when I was in around Middle School. Around 3rd or 4th grade I guess. I had the urge to find the book again but unfortunately couldn't. But just yesterday I had an epiphany: One of the stories in this book is "Mountain Childers" . And so that's how I recalled the name of this book! Yay me.From what I can remember, this book is full of good dark stories, cruel irony, and enough coincidences and evil to make you shiver a little. The drawings depicting the story were creepy-cute sometimes (Class Cootie) and haunting/down right horrific in others (Half-Past Midnight). Some of the stories bored me at first from reading the title, but in the end I went back and read them all, and I'm glad I did. Each were entertaining without repeating or recycling anything, which is a must when you do a collection of short stories of any genre. The story telling was quick and the characters in each had their own little petty personalities to drive the story and to make it realistic in its own way. Recommend this book for people around 12 or 13 years old, but of course anyone can read an easy spooky compilation like this.

  • Joseph
    2019-02-14 11:06

    quite nice

  • Camren Fletcher
    2019-01-27 12:56

    Q. What didn't you like about this book? Why?A. Something that I didn't like about this book, was that some of the stories were REALLY BORING!! The third book of this series is a lot better, but this one was boring at some points. What I think he did was with some of the stories he just kind of let it drag on, and he could have used a little more creative word choice. He didn't go into as much detail as I would have liked with some things, and the stories were almost the same, plot wise. It didnt really make me jump or shutter, it just felt like I was strolling through my history book. I didn't really like it at most parts, but there were still the ones that were good. Although he had those good stories, I personally think that the boring stories out numbered the good ones. I dont really recommend this particular book in the series to you.Q. What are some words that you would use to describe this book?A. Some words I would use to describe Double Dare to be Scared, are boring, and dull. Like I said before it lost me with some things and I just sorta dosed off at points. I think that the author could have done better with his word choice and made it more... creative. I think that some of the stories wouldn't be able to scare a kindergartner. The details could have been better, and he could have gone into it more. This book isn't bad, but it's also not particularly good.

  • Ashlei
    2019-01-19 11:55

    Best Friends: Very short 3-4 minutes not very scary best friends forever, one dies and comes back for the otherThe Quilt: Medium length 7-8 minutes Rebecca buys an old haunted quilt and helps to bring a coven of witches back from the deadCircus Dreams: kids go to circus grounds, one finds a box buried and takes it home, it has in it a demon type monster who kills anyone it’s “owner” hates, turns on its owner when owner becomes hateful towards himself****Rosalie: twins deal with a malicious ghost of dead girl in their house kinda scary, maybe 10 minutes in lengthMountain Childers: kinda scary about 10 minutes boy visits with an old couple and brings around the mountain childers who eat people when they are hungry, get the boy in the endClass Cootie: can’t use cause they talk about no santa, easter bunny or tooth fairy, guess we could take that part out, probably not though as bullied kid dies and grandmother rains down killer cooties on all in the schoolHalf-past midnight: new girl in town turns into a werewolf and eats a bunch of people at a cast partyLaughter: the whole don’t laugh at the fairies deal, kid’s head falls off

  • Paula
    2019-02-04 07:53

    My review for this book is that I realy enjoyed reading it. Another thing is that I liked reading this book because it is about different stories that are about scary stories. For example there is a storie about a boy who goes to a circus and finds a doll, but the doll makes him have wierd dreams. Then the boy has dreams about people that he knows getting killed, but when he wakes up it does come true. What I learned about this book is that you shouldn't get things that you don't know what they are or do.

  • Salsabrarian
    2019-01-21 13:13

    In "Campfire Tale," an obnoxious friend of Michael's father teases him on a camping trip with stories about the Stalker who literally frightens campers to death. Rebecca buys an unusual quilt which ends up welcoming her into a coven of witches in "The Quilt." Billy digs up a horrible-looking doll not knowing the doll has the ability to kill people you hate in "Circus Dreams." In "Class Cootie," the school outcast finds his only haven with his loving Nana Olga who, when he dies in an accident, vengefully wreaks havoc on the school with a massive swarm of insects.

  • Asia Ludwig
    2019-02-04 12:10

    I really like this book and I can't wait to read the third book. This book is kinda a combination of scary and horror. I would recomend this book to everyone that likes reading these kinds of books. Anyways my favorite story is when the kids go to the circus and a kid finds a metal box. I hope other people like this book as much as I did! If you do like this book then you should tell me what part you liked the most. So enjoy and have fun reading this book!

  • Brenna
    2019-02-03 08:07

    This was one of the GOOD scary books I read. I have most of the collection of them. Some scary books could be read and not even be able to finish that they're sooooo boring, but these, these books are some greatly scary tales. They all gave me some kind of dream. BestFriends was a good one. I think the MountainChilders was pretty good too.

  • Christina
    2019-02-09 07:11

    I have the paperback..but the stories in this book are great..the stories are as good as in the first book, "Dare to be Scared" book..All the stories in this series are short and quick. This series is perfect for children who want to read a chapter book, but they want to read short stories instead of one big story.

  • Kaitlin Minster
    2019-02-14 13:50

    This book is kinda creepy but I think its cool. All of the thirteen short stories are chilling and awesome at the same time.I only didn't like Mountain Childers it was way to creepy. If you read this book you know why. Ewww... just thinking about gives me the jitters. But if you like chilling and short stories this is a good book for you. I really enjoy short and chilling stories.

  • Aiesha Anchan
    2019-02-18 07:46

    This gets even better!

  • Jazelle
    2019-01-24 14:02

    This is surprisingly creepy (in a good way)!

  • Aidan Michael
    2019-01-21 13:56

    This book chilled my nerves and froze my blood.I felt scared and excited to read every story as I went through the book.

  • Galion Public Library Teens
    2019-01-24 12:48

    Review by A.J.: "Terrifying. [Recommended for] people who can handle it."

  • Caitlin
    2019-01-29 07:58

    It was really good. I liked it so much that i've read it like 3 times!It was really, really, really good.

  • Ingrid
    2019-02-03 11:02

    riveting. i read and finished on day one. first through 7 mysteries my favorite. the last 6 entailing thrillers didn't jump me at my feet. they made me thirst more. well done author.

  • Nicki
    2019-02-18 12:01

    Creepy tales that make you check behind you!

  • Nan Sprester
    2019-01-24 09:55

    This is a collection of thirteen original scary stories witten by the author. Okay book for 3-5th graders. Not too scary, just annoying because the main character in each story dies.

  • Daniella
    2019-02-12 10:58

    so far pretty good the creepiest so far is the "BestFriends" story

  • Devan Lawhorn
    2019-01-23 14:05

    This was really scary.

  • Mandy
    2019-02-17 12:48

    These are eerie and some even a bit disturbing, but then again I have always enjoyed that a bit.

  • Mallory
    2019-01-30 08:01

    Good but it was a tad bit childish and the stories just weren't scary in my opinion. All in all I think that it was just an okay book.

  • Kathy
    2019-02-13 12:51

    classroom library book - actually a few creepy stories, some a little juvenile (but it is meant for 8th graders) the drawings were REALLY creepy

  • David Scavuzzo
    2019-02-01 07:12

    Pretty good in my opinion. I am looking forward to reading the first and third books.