Review: It Came From Ohio
R. L. Stine, the author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series of books has tons of young fans, many of whom wonder what it takes to be a writer. He shares his story in It Came From Ohio!: My Life as a Writer starting when he was four years old.
Stine always had an active imagination and loved telling stories. He started writing magazines in high school and worked on the campus humor magazine while he was a student at Ohio State. He dreamed of working at a magazine once he graduated so he moved to New York to look for a job. Snagging his dream job wasn’t as easy as he thought it would be but he worked hard and never gave up.
Stine tells his story with humor so It Came From Ohio! was a lot of fun to read. (Who knew a horror writer is so funny?) There are photos of the author as well as some examples of his early work included in the book and Stine answers his most frequently asked questions which should satisfy even his most rabid fans. Stine was an average kid with a dream so his story is likely to ignite a spark in young readers. I enjoyed this book and thing young readers (especially fans of Stine) will too!
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