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Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (2005-) — no. 31
Adapted Into: Track Star (Graded Reader) (Gamebook)
Author: Montgomery, R. A.
Illustrator: Louie, Wes
Date: June, 2009
ISBN: 193339031X / 9781933390314
Length: 133 pages
Number of Endings: 19
Cover Text: As a powerful student athlete, every choice you make sets the course for your track career--and your life. There are people who'd like to see you win, and people who'd do anything to keep you from it. And then there are people who believe that athletes should do anything to win--even if it means breaking the rules of the game.
Dtar's Thoughts:

This story was done in partnership with the World Anti-Doping Agency, and the message is about as unsubtle as the cover art, with an athlete hanging his head in shame and another being offered some ampules and vials of unlabeled substances. However, after taking some time to read through many of the different endings, I think this story is actually pretty good for what it is. It shows a bit of how athletes can get wrapped up in doping, trusting a coach on some legal supplements and then suddenly failing a drug test, etc. One thing that I have a hard time with is that one of your peers is a male athlete named "Gail," I find that a bit odd and distracting. I support the messages in this story and hope that they make a positive difference for some individuals.

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Special Thanks:Thanks to Ken G. for the reissue cover scans.
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