Originally, this book was going to be followed by The Incredible Shrinking Fifth Grader. However, the series was canceled before the book could be released, making Ghost in the Mirror the final book in the series.
The cover artwork shows a mysterious hand emerging from a mirror.
Jason is constantly complaining on the pranks his older sister, Claudia, pulls on him in his outdated bedroom. One day, his parents get him an old, antique mirror and a dresser from a garage sale. He soon discovers a warning and threatening note on the mirror. Convinced it was Claudia, Jason ignores it, but soon begins seeing things in the mirror that are not in the bedroom. His dog also begins barking at it for apparently no reason and finds himself uncomfortably drawn to the mirror. While looking at it, something comes out of the mirror and Jason falls down on the floor.
The crab-like creature inside the mirror informs him that he has just died of fright and he must come into the mirror, which contains the afterlife. Jason refuses, quickly realizing that it is not an angel or ghost, but a body-snatching monster from another dimension, which the mirror is a gateway to. Jason grabs a hand-mirror and shines it on the monsters. But they multiply into dozens of mirror monsters, who abduct him and take him inside the mirror. Jason watches in shock, as the monsters take his appearance and slowly take over his life. Jason escapes the mirror and turns the tables on his double, by pulling his eyes out. He throws the monster back into the mirror and hurls a lamp at it, smashing it into pieces.
The next day, a worm-like creature emerges from his dresser and asks if he got his warning note.
- In Russia, this book is the 46th book in the original Goosebumps series.
- Despite the fact that this book is part of the Goosebumps Series 2000 book series, Ghost in the Mirror is the only book in the series to be published in the year 2000.
- The tagline, "Look but don't scream!" was a play on the old saying "Look but don't gleam!".
|Goosebumps Series 2000 series|
|#01 Cry of the Cat||#10 Headless Halloween||#18 Horrors of the Black Ring|
|#02 Bride of the Living Dummy||#11 Attack of the Graveyard Ghouls||#19 Return to Ghost Camp|
|#03 Creature Teacher||#12 Brain Juice||#20 Be Afraid – Be Very Afraid!|
|#04 Invasion of the Body Squeezers: Part 1||#13 Return to HorrorLand||#21 The Haunted Car|
|#05 Invasion of the Body Squeezers: Part 2||#14 Jekyll and Heidi||#22 Full Moon Fever|
|#06 I Am Your Evil Twin||#15 Scream School||#23 Slappy's Nightmare|
|#07 Revenge R Us||#16 The Mummy Walks||#24 Earth Geeks Must Go!|
|#08 Fright Camp||#17 The Werewolf in the Living Room||#25 Ghost in the Mirror|
|#09 Are You Terrified Yet?|