Title: It Came from Ohio
Author: R. L. Stine
Page Count: 172
I was pleasantly surprised by this book, in part because of how accessible it is. Stine has written for younger kids, older kids and adults, and he manages to cater to all three of those audiences here just by presenting his story in simple language accompanied by plenty of pictures, including of the title screens of some of his early magazine projects.
I thought it was fascinating to learn more about him, and the book even feels pretty relevant still as it was only published five years or so ago and it talks about the Goosebumps movie, which I’ll admit that I haven’t read.
But most of all, I enjoyed approaching this with a writer’s point of view and from the perspective of a writer. I was fascinated by everything that Stine talked about and it was cool to get a closer, keener idea of what he’s all about.