Goosebumps #54: Don't Go To Sleep by R.L. Stine

Summary: It's a no-snooze situation! Matt hates his tiny bedroom. It's so small it's practically a closet! Still, Matt's mom refuses to let him sleep in the guest room. After all, they might have guests. Some day. Or year. Then Matt does it. Late one night. When everyone's in bed. He sneaks into the guest room and falls asleep. Poor Matt. He should have listened to his mom. Because when Matt wakes up, his whole life has changed. For the worse. And every time he falls asleep, he wakes up in a new nightmare. . . .(Goodreads)

The first R.L. Stine review! Matthew Amsterdam (Matt) is a 12 year old "geek" or so called by his older brother and sister Greg and Pam. It all starts off with him getting hit on the head with a Star Trek poster while looking for one of his favorite books - Ant Attack on Pluto. It's kind of funny that book because it mentions how Pluto is a planet. Poor Pluto. I still consider you a planet. He's tripping all over the place because his room is so small and is packed to the gills with junk which is weird he calls it that. You shouldn't call things you love junk. I would never call my books junk... Any who both of his siblings are making fun of him and Greg in particular is describing him into a tape recorder like he is an animal in the Safari calling him geek every five seconds. His sister is going along with it and when he insults her she threatens to sick Biggie on him who is their Dachshund. Biggie only hates Matt. He likes strangers more than he likes him.

His mother isn't regularly there. She has two jobs on account of she doesn't have their father to help support the bill. The father died when Matt was a baby. He feels she doesn't pay much attention to him and when he tells her about how his siblings have acted she doesn't take it seriously. So the whole thing is there is a guest room that is bigger than his room and he wants that as his room. So he sleeps there one night and the next day everything is different. Every time he sleeps something new happens to him. He either looks different or his family is different. There is a constant each time. This girl named Lacy is always there. There is also two guys wearing black who are looking for him.

This book wasn't as great as it could be to me. It wasn't that scary even if I was younger I wouldn't be as scared or mysterious as it is in the other R.L. Stine books. The book cover looks like it would be more exciting but it didn't really work out that way. It's weird I remember reading it before and liking it. Maybe it was a different one? It also seemed a little bit too bit exaggerated. The wist wasn't that great too. It was an okay book.


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