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Dudes, The School Is Haunted Book Review

Dudes, The School Is Haunted Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Dec 27, 2006
( Rating: 4 Star Rating)

Big bad bullies, piles of puke and ghastly ghosts are everywhere in Dudes, The School Is Haunted - the latest Rotten School book by R.L. Stine. Check out reviews of ghost stories and other books for kids and teens right here.

Title: Dudes, The School Is Haunted
Author: R.L. Stine
Ages: 9+
Rating: 4

Big bad bullies and piles of puke are everywhere in Dudes, The School Is Haunted. Find out more about the latest Rotten School book by R.L Stine.

Big, Bad Bully

Joe Sweety is the biggest and baddest bully at Rotten School. He's a total jerk, is always ready to throw his fists and even has muscles on his teeth! When Chipmunk, the shiest and clumsiest kid at Rotten School accidently squirts apple juice and pukes all over Joe Sweety, Chipmunk becomes Sweety's favorite punching bag. Bernie Bridges can't stand to see his pal Chipmunk being bullied so he comes up with a spook-tacular plan to give Joe Sweety a little payback.

The Haunting Of Joe

While Joe Sweety is a big-time bully who can bruise people with his hair, he also has a major weakness - he's afraid of ghosts. Like, completely petrified. Bernie decides to take advantage of this weakness and save Chipmunk from future beatings by convincing Joe Sweety that Rotten School is haunted. Will spooky messages on his computer. and green protoplasm in his room be enough to scare Joe Sweety into niceness? Or will Bernie's ghostly plan backire and lead to a visit from Mr. Fist and Mr. Other Fist?

The Bottom Line

The latest book in the R.L. Stine's Rotten School series is packed with plenty of ghosts and grossness, as well as a few interesting ideas on how to deal with nasty bullies. Dudes, The School Is Haunted is also filled with hilarious illustrations from some dude named Trip. It's the perfect book to read in the dogdays of summer, as you prepare for the horror of returning to school.

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