The Worst-Case Scenario: Deadly Seas: An Ultimate Adventure Novel

The Worst-Case Scenario: Deadly Seas: An Ultimate Adventure Novel

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by David Borgenicht, Alexander Lurie, Yancey Labat
     
 

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Join one of the youngest crews ever to sail around the world in this fourth installment of the Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure Novel series! Faced with fearsome dangers and difficult decisions, your choices will determine your fate on the deadly seas. Will you survive tropical storms, high winds, navigation crises, and sharks? Or will you be forced to return… See more details below

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Join one of the youngest crews ever to sail around the world in this fourth installment of the Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure Novel series! Faced with fearsome dangers and difficult decisions, your choices will determine your fate on the deadly seas. Will you survive tropical storms, high winds, navigation crises, and sharks? Or will you be forced to return home early? Only the reader can decide how to survive. There are 24 endings to this adventure, but just ONE will lead to the ultimate success! With eye-catching comic book style illustrations and real-life facts about survival on the high seas, young readers can choose how to survive and jump to the next section in this interactive ebook.

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Children's Literature - Naomi Milliner
One in the "Worst-Case Scenario" series, the premise of this one is that you are one of six crew members between the ages of fifteen and sixteen, chosen to sail around the world. If, and only if, all six survive the journey within 285 days, they will divvy up the one million dollar prize money. The crew is instructed to read the last few pages first to study sailing terminology and such survival tips as how to handle shark attacks ("Fight! Giving up will not change the shark's mind about eating you.") and which fish is deadly to ingest. Once the story begins, the first critical choice is on page twenty-five. If the wrong call is made, one of the crew already dies and it is game over. While the premise is intriguing, the book quickly becomes incredibly difficult to follow as each choice leads to different pages—in no particular order. Depending on which choice is made, one or another crew member is injured or killed...including you (who knew reading could be so life-threatening?). The story becomes all but impossible to follow, as choices come more frequently, and lead the frustrated reader all over the place, constantly interrupting the narrative flow. On top of that, there are numerous cases where whichever choice is made, the ending is undesirable: a character either dies, or—best case scenario—the journey ends unsuccessfully. I call that pretty unsatisfying. Reviewer: Naomi Milliner

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452124018
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
11/16/2012
Series:
Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
454,702
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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