Choose Your Own Adventure - Dragonlarks
Choose Your Own Adventure for Younger Readers #4
Choose Your Own Adventure Junior #2
Un robot bien à toi (French)
Sevgili robotum (Turkish)
El teu robot particular (Catalan)
Tu robot particular (Spanish)
Um amigo robo (Portuguese)
Montgomery, R. A.
(pseudonym used by Hedin, Don)
Newton, Keith (reissue)
May, 2007 (reissue)
0553050192 / 9780553050196
0553151495 / 9780553151497 (paperback)
0553152335 / 9780553152333 (paperback)
1933390522 / 9781933390529 (reissue)
|Length:||54 pages (original), 52 pages (reissue)|
|Number of Endings:||12|
|LC Cataloging in Publication Summary:||The reader is asked to make choices which will determine the fate of a discarded robot.|
I believe I have this one somewhere around the house, but not within easy reach.
Anyway, the story is quite condensed and random. With thieves, a run-in with the law (on your own accord), and even travel to a planet run by robots, there's a lot of odd ground to cover here. It's random alright.
One thing I found disturbing was an ending in which you were disassembled (you are human!) and made into a robot, complete with accompanying illustration. Naturally, the illustration isn't gory, but seeing your head separated from your body with the text reading that you are "made into a robot," along with a long something along the lines of "'BEEP. Whoops!' you say. And no-one ever sees you again." is just incredibly disturbing.
Otherwise, it's R. A. Montgomery randomness, cutified for a younger audience, with the exception of that one messed-up ending.
|Demian's Thoughts:||The only real innovation in this book is the inclusion of a blank line where the reader can insert the name he or she gives the robot. Other than that, it's a typical entry in this series. The silly extent to which the story is condensed does prove unintentionally amusing at points.|
|Special Thanks:||Thanks to Ken G. for the hardback and reissue cover scans.|
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