Because now it was too late.
Too late for us all.
This book is severely creepy.I was creeped out by it as a child and I still am upon this re-reading.
Kat and her little brother Daniel move to a new house.There, they discover something under the kitchen sink.Something that looks like an old, dry brown sponge.But they soon notice that it is warm.And pulsing.And has beady little eyes.And people start getting hurt - their dad falls off a ladder, Daniel's friend steps on a nail, etc.
It turns out that the sponge is a Grool - a bad luck charm that brings pain and misery to whoever "owns" it.However, you cannot give away the Grool (or throw it away) or you will die in 24 hours.And even though they try their hardest to destroy it (running over it with their bikes, throwing it in the garbage disposal, burying it in the backyard) the Grool always snaps back.Can they ever get this evil thing out of their lives?
Dark, creepy, sinister - this is one of the scarier Goosebumps novels (even though the premise sounds ridiculous).I would put it right up there with the Living Dummy Subset in scariness levels.
P.S. The dog, a cocker spaniel, is named Killer.
P.P.S. R.L. Stine is always creating kids with unique and adult tastes.Here, we have Kat, who likes lasagna, really sour garlic pickles, and mocha-chip ice cream.
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