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Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 28
Contained In: Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set (26-30) (Collection)
Translated Into: Nødlanding i bjergene (Danish)
Pahārī par tabāhī (Urdu)
Sobrevivencia na montanha (Portuguese)
Sopravvivere in montagna (Italian)
Supervivència a la muntanya (Catalan)
Supervivencia en la montaña (Spanish)
Yama no sabaibaru [山のサバイバル] (Japanese)
Author: Packard, Edward
Illustrators: Granger, Paul (pseudonym used by Hedin, Don) (cover)
Morrill, Leslie (interior)
Date: January, 1984
ISBN: 055323868X / 9780553238686
Length: 115 pages
Number of Endings: 25
User Summary: Your small plane crashes in the Canadian Rockies and its pilot is too badly hurt to move, so you must search for help in the dangerous terrain all by yourself.
auximenes's Thoughts:

Mountain Survival was a childhood favorite of mine, and holds up on reading it again. Well-written Young Adult books can appeal to adults when they are written "for" a young audience, but not "down" to them. The concept is simple: your plane crashes in the mountains and you must seek help for the injured pilot who remains behind. The storyline is realistic and believable throughout, and the reader must make reasoned choices, all while dealing with the vagaries of chance. The emotional impact is higher, as you are not just fighting for your own survival, but that of your friend, the pilot. Every set-back fills you with dread, such as slipping into an icy stream, soaking your clothes and matches as nightfall approaches. Every lucky find brings relief, whether its shelter, food, tools, or a working radio. Excellent writing and artwork earns this gamebook 5 out of 5 stars.

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Demian's Thoughts:

This is an enjoyable adventure. In addition to being fairly well-written and exciting, the book is aided by the fact that many of its choices require a bit of thought and actually make sense logically.

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Good's Thoughts:

Great mountain climbing book! Through it has many loops, the book is still enjoyable. Page 71 (or the book's back) is the best place to start. Will you get help for Jake, or will you be in over your head? Choose carefully! You may get hypothermia!

8/10

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