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Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 112
Translated Into: El campeón de monopatín (Spanish)
El campió de monopatí (Catalan)
Mistr v skateboardingu (Czech)
Author: Packard, Edward
Illustrators: Huerta, Catherine (cover)
Wing, Ron (interior)
Date: 1991
ISBN: 0836814061 / 9780836814064 (hardback)
Length: 112 pages
Number of Endings: 14
yunakitty's Thoughts:

A so-so book. It was pretty obvious that Edward Packard decided to write a book about "what's hot" and then researched it in a book and wrote straight from his notes.

You're a kid in a new town and you're looking for a group to belong to. The main path of the book, not surprisingly due to the title, is with the skateboarders. Again, as with most Packard books, making good, logical, karmically sound choices will result in the best endings. They're not very interesting, though. I just couldn't bring myself to care. And the local mafia having a grudge against skateboarders because one witnessed one of their crimes? So they knock a kid off a bridge over it? Lame and weak.

Not Packard's best work.

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