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Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 119
Contained In: Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set 1 (115-119) (Collection)
Author: Gilligan, Shannon
Illustrators: Miller, Cliff (cover)
Bolle, Frank (interior)
Date: 1991
Countersound's Thoughts:

Overall, this was a fun book, although in some instances you come out with success, yet aren't told everything that happened. And in spite of all of this, you never truly find out why your "uncle" did what he did. Still, the storyline is fun, and full of surprises and random twists. I think it's one of the better books.

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Jordashebasics's Thoughts:

Your brother, a reporter, leaves a note for you indicating that he's on the trail of a potentially dangerous story, and that if he isn't home by 6, to call the police.

Police decline to get involved, and you wind up teaming up with another reporter to find your brother and unravel what he was researching.

The story mostly focuses on some nuclear detonators that are being smuggled out of the country.

The writing is decent, and the structure is interesting enough. Most of the paths are fleshed out enough. But the story suffers from internal inconsistency. Sometimes that isn't a big issue, but it's a glaring problem with this story.

Depending on your choices, your brother can be in one of many places. The smuggler can be taking a plane or a train.

But there are a few internal consistencies that are pleasant. The overall plot is consistent. Your uncle has a role in the story, and that remains the same.

Not a bad book, but not terribly exciting. I'm not sure why that is.

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