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stonemason's Thoughts:

In this book, you are very bored with your home life, so you convince your surfer uncle who lives in California to let you visit him for the whole summer. After you've been there a while, your new friend Jorge disappears and you must find him, perhaps with the help of a gang of surfers called the Surf Monkeys.

I liked this book a lot. It has a consistent plot, a distinct mission to complete, and some interesting characters (including an old hermit who predicts earthquakes). The only things that may go against it for some people (but definitely not for me) are its extremely large number of text pages between choices, and its political bias (this is definitely NOT a book for those of you who like the oil industry) -- it also has a sympathetic portrayal of an undocumented immigrant.

All in all, a good book from Jay Leibold.

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Original edition

Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) no. 131
Item: Surf Monkeys
Author: Leibold, Jay (pseudonym used by Montavon, Jay)
Illustrators: Huerta, Catherine (cover)
Wing, Ron (interior)
Date: 1992
Number of Endings: 9

ChooseCo reissue edition

Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (2005-) no. 44
Item: Surf Monkeys
Author: Leibold, Jay (pseudonym used by Montavon, Jay)
Illustrators: Cannella, Marco (cover)
Utomo, Gabhor (interior)
Date: 2017
ISBN: 1937133249 / 9781937133245
Length: 124 pages
Number of Endings: 9

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