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Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 95
Translated Into: Eres un genio (Spanish)
Ets un geni (Catalan)
Author: Packard, Edward
Illustrators: Jacobus, Tim (cover)
Bolle, Frank (interior)
Date: 1989
drereichdude's Thoughts:

This book is one of my favorites in the series, and it shows how Edward Packard is the absolute master of writing this particular type of book. The plot is simple: You are a genius, having graduated high school, college, and graduate school with honors, and you're only fourteen years old! Then the book picks up speed as you decide just what it is that you want to do with your life and your incredible intelligence. Options include: going into business for yourself and making a fortune, going into spaceship design, developing a new formula for a substance hundreds of times stronger than steel in order to construct a submarine, and designing a power plant that will provide the whole world with a new kind of clean and renewable energy source. At one part in the book, you even get to assist the President in thwarting terrorists!

I have to say: I liked this book. And the kid that you, the reader, portray, looks a little bit like I did when I was fourteen, but with shorter hair. Also, the illustrations by Frank Bolle are quite detailed, and pretty cool as well.

And the best part about being a genius, at the least one that you play in this book, is that you still have friends, and you are a good decent person with everything you attempt. Meaning of course, that you do not become pompous and arrogant and totally convinced of your own superiority over others. I really dislike people who are like that.

So, in closing, read this book, and I hope you enjoy it like I did!

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