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Item - Alone in Snakebite Canyon


Series: Give Yourself Goosebumps — no. 26
Translated Into: Alene i Slangenes dal (Norwegian)
Der Fluch der Klapperschlange (German)
Solo en el cañón de la Serpiente (Spanish)
Author: Stine, R. L.
Illustrator: White, Craig
Date: March, 1998
ISBN: 0590399977 / 9780590399975
Length: 137 pages
Number of Endings: 24
User Summary: While camping in the desert you find a shop and can buy one of two valuable items: a pair of magic snake eyes that will allow you to transform into different animals or a map to an old (and deadly) gold mine.
deleted-user-12219's Thoughts: An overall good addition to the series. There is a colossal continuity error caused by Mr. Stine (or whoever wrote this) trying to tie the animal transformation to the gold mine section. SPOILERS AHEAD! BEWARE!

Allow me to explain. The book clearly states that you are naked following an animal transformation. Well, in one plot thread, you fly to a mountain and turn back into a naked human. In that same thread, you encounter your older brother (who somehow doesn't comment on your nakedness) and later, something clamps onto your sleeve. Well if the character was really naked like the text stated earlier, your character wouldn't have a sleeve to clamp onto.

This is an above average entry that I enjoyed.

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Demian's Thoughts: I quite enjoyed this book... The animal transformation part of the book offers a lot of entertaining possibilities and the gold mine features a fun little riddle that actually requires a few moments of thought to solve. This is definitely one of the better books in this series.

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