Welcome to Camp Slither by R.L. Stine
Boone and his sister Heather are going to a camp called Hither, but everyone calls it Slither. Things aren’t right from the bus ride. There’s a big awful snake on the bus. This upsets everyone, of course. At the camp, there are more snakes. Snakes in the bunk houses, people getting bit by snakes, vanished camp counselors, who happen to be snakes–it’s just a lot of snakes. There was some secret experiment that went awry. Will Boone and his sister make it out alive?
What I liked
I don’t hate snakes, but I don’t necessarily like them. I’ve come across snakes several times over the years and I can’t say I was pleasantly surprised to see any of them. Most recently while taking the dog for a bathroom break, there was a small brown snake, maybe a water moccasin, at the bottom of the steps. The dog stepped right over it and I did too before I realized what it was. I wasn’t that excited about this encounter, not that I was that scared by this encounter either.
You have to expect a certain amount of snakes when you live in a country-ish setting.
What I didn’t like
This book was so much like the other R.L. Stine summer camp book I read, although the circumstances were not the same. Let’s go to summer camp, oh it’s really awful and the kids have to get away.
Just wait until you see the bathrooms at the camp!
If you liked snakes, would you go to a camp about snakes?
Did you ever have a bad summer camp experience?