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Goosebumps is a series of children's horror fiction novels created and authored by R. L. Stine and published by Scholastic Publishing.

Some of the most well-known characters of the books include:

While the mascot for the series, Curly, has no appearance in any of the books, he has been illustrated in various Goosebumps memorabilia, along with being featured on the cover of five of the Tales to Give You Goosebumps anthologies.

The primary protagonists of a Goosebumps story is often situated in a remote location or somehow isolated from typical societal conventions. This can be as simplistic as comfortable suburban areas, or as exaggerated as boarding schools, foreign villages, campsites, unfamiliar relatives' homes or oversea areas. Books frequently feature characters who either recently moved to a new neighborhood (Piano Lessons Can Be Murder, It Came From Beneath the Sink) or are on vacation with friends or relatives (the Monster Blood books, How to Kill a Monster, The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb). The books in the Goosebumps series usually feature semi-homogenous plot structures with normal kids being, frequently indirectly, involved in scary situations; chapters end in cliffhangers, and after the central conflict has either been or appears to have been resolved, there is often a twist ending. Following the conclusion of every Goosebumps book, Stine includes a one to three chapter preview of the next book in the series.

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