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Silver Wings

(reissue)
Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) #123
Choose Your Own Adventure (2005-) #23
Adapted Into: Silver Wings (Graded Reader) (Gamebook)
Author: Montgomery, R. A.
Illustrators: Huerta, Catherine (cover)
Morrill, Leslie (interior)
Semionov, Vladimir (reissue)
Release Dates: 1992
2006 (reissue)
ISBN: 1933390239 / 9781933390239 (reissue)
Length:107 pages (reissue)
Number of Endings:11
Stockton's Thoughts: The reissued version of Silver Wings is subject to one of the most idiotic printing mistakes I've ever heard of: R. A. sent the wrong file to the printers, causing the book to be sold in a state where every page has the wrong directions. Given his writing ability, it's hardly surprising. The good news is for a limited time only you can download the entire book for free and read it online. The bad news is that it doesn't bode well for R. A.'s business acumen.

This book is very, very page-flippy. To get to the first choice, you need to read more than 10 pages. Not a very exciting start, but definitely better than the random stuff R. A. usually does. The rest of the book is no different; there's only a few endings or choices.

In spite of this problem, which plagues many other later CYOA books, this is definitely one of R. A.'s better entries. The plot is more coherent than usual, and generally sticks to one topic: surviving the emergency ditching of your light plane in Baja California. Mainly, what brings this book down to about average is its higher-than-normal linearity.

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Errata:The first printing of the reissue contained so many errors that it was recalled and a free corrected PDF version was available online for a limited time. These problems were fixed in later printings.
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