Traumafessions :: Propagatrix on The Mystery of Chimney Rock (Choose Your Own Adventure, #5)

Remember THIS evil little nugget?

My particular trauma-trigger was the scenario in which the reader is confronted with a plate of cheese and crackers and the choice to eat them or leave them. My chubby cheese-loving eleven-year-old self naturally chose to devour the food…and when I turned to the page that revealed my consequent fate, I found that I’d been turned into a MOUSE.

Seriously, it was scarier than it sounds.

Really.

Propagatrix

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FijiMermaid
FijiMermaid
10 years ago

Ha ha. Awesome! I loved these books. I seem to remember one that was “you” going into a haunted house or something. Perhaps this was the same book.

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cmcmcmcm
10 years ago

Oh my god this was my FAV Choose Your Own Adventure!! I think there was an ending where the room starts to turn and you just die. The whole thing was creepy! I loved it! Thanks for posting this!

Chuckles72
Chuckles72
10 years ago

The Packard books were the best! Anybody remember the mind-bending “Inside UFO 54-40”? That one taught me the value of breaking the rules!

bdwilcox
bdwilcox
10 years ago

There were also the “Which Way” series of books that were cheap knock-offs of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series.

Charles Chainsaw
Charles Chainsaw
10 years ago

I loved this one as well… I was looking for it at a used book shop and I didn’t remember the title, so this is awesome. There was ending where that chubby groundskeeper’s face stared at you through a window… super creepy.

Brother Bill
10 years ago

I had a big collection of Choose Your Own Adventure books, but the Which Way series was actually pretty well done, too… Invasion of the Black Slime was a particularly creepy title.

RawhideAlmondMache
10 years ago

Not forgetting the Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks series, which was basically Choose Your Own Adventure with an RPG grafted on. I loved those!

Brian Katcher
10 years ago

I remember one of those ‘Which Way’ books, the ‘Secret of the Black Slime.’ There was this one part with a man scientist who was trying to rebuild his son after an accident…he was a horrible, Frankenstein monster, with his mutilated face covered by a piece of gauze. Scared the poo out of me.

Jami JoAnne Russell
10 years ago

I guess because at the time these were getting popular I was already reading things like Sherlock Holmes I just couldn’t get into them. Some of my teachers kind of made us read them and I only really remember two. One was about a space vampire and most of the choices ended either with the hero’s death or him being turned into a vampire. The other had to do with an earthquake in San Francisco and I think every single ending had him living through it but there was one where he rescues an old man who turns out to be filthy rich.

I preferred to read the long out of print Alfred Hitchcock And The Three Investigators. Still love that series, actually. So much so that I decided if I ever find a man who’s desperate enough to want to marry me I’ll tell him to buy me a small, semi-cheap ring, and save the big bucks to get me that entire series in hardback. (I saw a complete set on eBay for a little over $3,000.)

ShyViolet166
ShyViolet166
9 years ago

This was my favorite choose your own adventure! I remember being absorbed in it when I was a little kid. The pictures were very creepy, and so was the caretaker character.

Rafael Ruiz Rodríguez
Rafael Ruiz Rodríguez
2 years ago

yup! I remember this book as fu…ng creepy and scary back in the day!