House of Danger (Choose Your Own Adventure #15)
You are an accomplished young detective with several tough cases under your belt. Then comes a case that is as difficult as it is frightening. An anonymous caller begs for help. But before you can find out more, the line goes dead...
The phone rings again, and this time you are ready.
This one I read aloud to a group of about 75 5th grade boys. No, I didn't have to capture/enslave a group of children as part of an angry quest to actually reach the end of one of these. They were there by choice, or at least as much choice as one gets at age 12.
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Contains both aliens and monkeys. Either awesome or terrible depending on your tastes.
Score! First try ever, and I didn't have to turn past page 24 to solve the mystery without a single mishap. I single-handedly cracked a case about counterfeiters and holographic monkeys in four and a half hours. I'd make an absolutely awesome detective.
Went again, took a more cautious route (ie: I waited for friends so they could be my backup, and I didn't go into the creepy house). This time I wen ...more
The book still influences me and my work to this day.