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Item - Search for the Black Rhino


Series: Choose Your Own Adventure (2005-) — no. 38
Author: Gilligan, Alison
Illustrators: Utomo, Gabhor (reissue cover)
Semionov, Vladimir (reissue interior)
Date: 2011
ISBN: 193713301X / 9781937133016
Length: 137 pages
Number of Endings: 18
hadlee73's Thoughts:

Great story, though there could have been more choices. This Choose Your Own Adventure book, while entitled Search for the Black Rhino, is actually more of an overall adventure story set in Kenya which might involve black rhinos if you follow a certain path, but may just as likely involve coffee bean auctions or spending a night with a local tribe looking for honey. All of the sections are written in an engaging style and tell a fun and interesting yarn.

If I had one criticism, which isn't levelled expressly at this book, is that Chooseco's latest CYOA adventure books don't have as creative branching narratives as they used to have in their earlier editions. This book, while a great read, only has a few choices to make, and otherwise tends to run on autopilot. It's not a dealbreaker, but this may as well have been a straightforward book written in a linear style.

Still a great read and you might even learn something about Kenya.

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