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Item - Lost on the Amazon

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Combined Summary

Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (1979-1998) — no. 24
Choose Your Own Adventure (2005-) — no. 9
Choose Your Own Adventure Reissues (Australian Versions) — no. 9
Contained In: Choose Your Own Adventure Box Set 5 (Collection)
Translated Into: Izgubeni kray Amazonka [Изгубени край Амазонка] (Bulgarian)
Perdido en el Amazonas (Spanish)
Perdido en el Amazonas (Spanish)
Perdido na Amazonia (Portuguese)
Perdut a l'Amazones (Catalan)
Verschollen im Urwald (German)
Adapted Into: Lost on the Amazon (Graded Reader) (Gamebook)
Author: Montgomery, R. A.
Illustrators: Cannella, Marco (ChooseCo reissue edition - cover, ChooseCo reissue edition, later printing - cover)
Millet, Jason (ChooseCo reissue edition - interior, Australian edition - interior, ChooseCo reissue edition, later printing - interior)
Morrill, Leslie (Original edition, Original edition, later printing)
Dates: September, 1983 (Original edition)
2005 (ChooseCo reissue edition)
ISBNs: 0553237330 / 9780553237337 (Original edition)
0553257951 / 9780553257953 (Original edition, later printing)
1933390093 / 9781933390093 (ChooseCo reissue edition, ChooseCo reissue edition, later printing)
Length: 114 pages (Original edition, Original edition, later printing)
Number of Endings: 28
User Summary: You are a doctor trying to help various tribes living near the Amazon battle tropical diseases. Unfortunately, your expedition disappears before you can do anything, and you have to find and rescue them.
Demian's Thoughts:

This is a fairly good book. It's not very interesting in terms of gameplay, but the writing isn't too bad and the artwork is more detailed than usual.

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Good's Thoughts:

Boring, easy, and not high in my interest chart.
Randomness is not as high, either.
Rating: 2/10

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Stockton's Thoughts:

Though it's a little unbelievable that you'd find Maya or Aztec-style pyramids in the middle of the Amazonian jungle and some of the endings are annoyingly inconclusive, this actually isn't a bad read. The gameplay, though, as Demian says, isn't really that spectacular. Nevertheless, I did like that your character (a young doctor specializing in tropical diseases) is portrayed more as an actual adult than a kid miraculously accepted into adult situations. Amazon is probably the best writing I've seen yet from R. A. - and that's saying something, though when taken in context with the series it's about average or just slightly above.

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Known Editions

Australian edition
ChooseCo reissue edition
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Original edition
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