Book Review: Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story by R.L Stine

Holiday ReadsYoung Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story by R.L Stine


Published: September 13th 2016 by Feiwel & Friends


Rick Scroogeman hates Christmas. He can’t stand the carols and the pageants. He can’t stand the lights and the mistletoe. But what he hates the most is having to watch the old movie A Christmas Carol every year at school. Since his name is Scroogeman, all of his classmates start calling him Scrooge. And he hates being called Scrooge.

But everything starts to change when three ghosts visit him. At first, he thinks it’s a dream. But then he realizes that it might be a nightmare. A nightmare that could become real.

Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story is a funny, scary middle-grade send up of A Christmas Carol, about a boy who hates Christmas, from bestselling Goosebumps author R. L. Stine.

My entire reading life, I have always flocked to R.L Stine’s holiday themed stories. From the crazy Halloween tales of mischief and murder, to Christmas on Fear Street, where everything is the opposite of merry.

I was very excited to learn of the standalone title, Young Scrooge. This middle grade novel caters to Stine fans of all ages. All the magic of Goosebumps and Fear Street is weaved into this quick read.

I loved the unique interpretation of the classic Christmas carol. Stine creates the perfect vision of a young Scrooge. The wickedest of bullies, from pulling hair to mocking stutters-young Scrooge is truly a wicked child.

The journey to change his ways is both heartwarming and hilarious. This will now be an annual Christmas read.


The perfect gift for the reader in your life!

Thank you Raincoast Books for the review copy.

About Maison Moonchild

A Canadian gal that firmly believes words can change the world. An avid reader, writer and Halloween enthusiast. She has a special interest in communications and writes for pleasure and profession. She moonlights as a metaphysical maven with a knack for creating magical crystal jewelry and holiday accessories.
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