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Series: Choose Your Own Nightmare (1995-1997) — no. 15
Translated Into: El espejo diabólico (Spanish)
Adapted Into: How I Became a Freak (Interactive Video)
Author: Brightfield, Richard
Illustrator: Schmidt, William (Bill)
Date: June, 1997
ISBN: 0553484605 / 9780553484601
Length: 84 pages
Number of Endings: 12
User Summary: After a visit to a carnival's hall of mirrors which somehow rearranges your face, you must deal with life as a freak!
Demian's Thoughts:

This is book is above average for the series. The story and writing are quite good (there are several points where the book is actually effectively humorous) and the choices come at a quick pace.

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Jordashebasics's Thoughts:

This book has some good things going for it. It starts off quickly, and the story moves along at a quick pace. The premise isn't bad - you are disfigured by a funhouse mirror.

But somehow, I didn't care for the strangely nonsensical endings. Most of the endings are upbeat, with you getting cured by a variety of means. In one, you are cured by drinking a bottle of flat soda. But for some reason, it ends with you assuming that if you drink more soda, you'll turn back?

Despite technical quality, at the end, the book just isn't that satisfying.

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