Book 56: The Curse of Camp Cold Lake
Sarah hates camp. But her brother Aaron loves it. Sarah manages to make a poor first impression on everyone. Everyday the camps mock and tease her.
Sarah decides to fake a drowning to win sympathy but it works too well. She almost drowns for real. She then begins to be haunted by Della (a ghost who died at camp) who wants Sarah to be her buddy.
No one believes Sarah’s story so she decides to run away. That’s when Della informs her that the woods she’s in are full of poisonous snakes. However Sarah is saved by Brianna (on of the girls in her cabin). Apparently Della haunted Brianna last year and she returned to protect the next girl Della haunted.
After Della disappears Brianna reveals she’s also a ghost looking for a buddy and hands a snake to Sarah.
THE BAD: The ending twist is terrible. Brianna is talking to EVERYONE at camp. If she was a quiet character or something it’d make more sense but she has a best friend at camp! It doesn’t make a ton of sense.
THE GOOD: The rest of the story is paced like a decent Tales from the Crypt story. I guess that’s why I’m so hard on the ending. This was one of the better books until then.
THE TV SHOW EPISODE: NO EPISODE MADE