Why I'm Afraid of Bees? is the seventeenth book in the original Goosebumps book series. It was first published in 1994.


Right brain, wrong body.

Gary Lutz needs a vacation...from himself. Bullies are constantly beating him up. His only friend is his computer. Even his younger sister Christine Lutz doesn't like him either. But now Gary's dream is about to come true. He's going to exchange bodies with another kid for a whole week. Gary can't wait to get a new body, until something horrible happens. And Gary finds out his new body isn't exactly human at all.


Gary Lutz is a Klutz. He's terrible at pretty much everything. He doesn't even have friends. He is constantly beat up by 3 gorillas named Barry, Marv, and Karl. He is on his computer and sees an ad for Person to Person body swap vacations. He goes down to the building. The service is apparently free, as Gary signs up and waits for his swap day. The day comes, and he is slated to swap with a kid named Dirk Davis. Things don't go as planned, and he swaps bodies with a bee. Dirk is in his body, and is better at life than Gary. Gary gets jealous and tries to get his body back. He goes to the Person to Person place, and they tell him that Dirk doesn't want to leave Gary's body. Gary gets pissed and tries to reason with Dirk. Dirk continues in his ideals, and Gary gets even more pissed. Gary rallies the hive, and they all flood into Gary's room. Dirk is still not giving up the body, so Gary stings him. Gary realizes that this was a terrible mistake, and that he is going to die. He dies, only to find himself in his old body. He is no longer scared of bees and is better at pretty much everything. Long story short; if your life sucks, become a bee for a few days.