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Trouble on Planet Earth (Choose Your Own Adventure #29)

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SOMEONE OR SOMETHING IS DRAINING EARTH?S OIL RESERVES. CAN YOU CRACK THE CASE IN TIME? Everyone knows that Earth has limited oil reserves. How can they go missing overnight? Is it an evil multi-national corporation? A rogue element in the government? Some crazy scientist? When the trail takes you into outer space, you are terrified for the first time in your life. A myster ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Chooseco (first published 1984)
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Dec 22, 2015 Cory rated it liked it
What a goofy, goofy little book!! I can't bring myself to dislike it, as so many people have over at another website specializing in reviewing gamebooks like these.

Typical of R.A. Montgomery, this book lacks internal consistency. Depending on your choices, the missing oil might be part of a conspiracy by the OWD - Organization for World Domination, it might be a hoax, there might be no explanation at all, or it might be aliens.

For some reason, the zaniness works in this book but I can't explain
Apr 18, 2008 Rebecca rated it it was ok
Ooh, a green CYOA! This one really speaks to our generation. Of course, it goes without saying that most of the "adventures" end in an early death completely unrelated to the purported alien-oil-stealing plot. (I'm convinced that this series is subtitled: My First Existential Reader or A Child's Introduction to the Meaninglessness of Life and the Inevitability of Death.)

However, diligent page-turners are eventually rewarded with a few spectacular and ecotastic endings.

I'm partial to the star tre
Jun 18, 2012 Petercsm730 rated it did not like it
If the choices were this book or a blog about sewing custom bonnets for cats, I'd CHOOSE the latter.

Trouble on Planet Earth, Choose Your Own Adventure #29 (or #11 for the reissued series), by R.A. Montgomery may be the worst CYOA book that I've read. The plot follows you and your brother as you try to figure out why all the world's oil has disappeared. I'm just going to bullet point my thoughts on this book. It's a mess.

-Your brother Ned apparently has ESP. Here's the dialogue explaining said po
Apr 22, 2012 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: children who enjoy choose-your-own adventure books
Our oldest has been bringing home various You Choose books from her elementary school library. And now at our local library we've discovered some of the books from the original Choose Your Own Adventure series that I read when I was a child. I remember loving books like this in my childhood and I am excited that our girls are discovering them as well.

This book features an oil crisis, with very different paths and reasons for the situation. This book has many different paths to follow and we had
Nathan Burgoine
May 30, 2015 Nathan Burgoine rated it really liked it
I loved the Choose Your Own Adventure books, and constantly borrowed them from the library. I owned a few, too, and would mark little pencilled notations on all the endings I managed to reach in my own copies (I'd tuck aside a piece of paper for the ones from the library). When I was nine and ten, these books got re-read so many times it was unreal, and they paved the way to me wanting to write, too, as sometimes I got annoyed at an obvious, missing option.
Todd Holland
Jan 17, 2013 Todd Holland rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
As a kid, I really enjoyed the Choose Your Own Adventure series. It was one of the few series of books I collected back in my youth. I was at the library yesterday with my son for storytime when I stumbled upon the row of these looking for books for my daughter to read. I instantly was hit with that great feeling of Nostaliga and had to pick some up.

This one was really well written, although the plot seemed far-fetched, but that was the idea of the adventure books. The book flowed just like I r
Jun 04, 2015 CondeDooku rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Es un buen libro tiene miles de problemas y al principio es re pregunton e interesante.
May 25, 2015 Vege90 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
muy bueno a mi gusto pero muy difícil y tiene una historia bastante atrapante.
Feb 27, 2014 Morgan rated it liked it
pretty good
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Jul 29, 2008 Marts (Thinker) rated it really liked it
Whats happening to earth's oil? Adventure #29, Trouble on Planet Earth... in these books the reader gets to be the central character by choosing what path the tale follows through a variety of endings...
Jun 06, 2010 Hslc10 rated it liked it
This book was really good but not well written it told you about these kid super spy kids and it tells about their past adventures and it really leads you to wonder more about the kids.
Jul 25, 2010 Emily rated it liked it
Just as I remembered it from fifth grade. BTW, jacket copy is misleading--few of the endings involve outer space.
Jun 19, 2010 Andrea rated it liked it
These books were such a wonderful and engaging idea for a kid- I loved reading them!
Sep 20, 2007 Michael rated it it was amazing
This book was written by Al Gore
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Raymond A. Montgomery (born 1936 in Connecticut) is an author and progenitor of the Choose Your Own Adventure interactive children's book series. Montgomery graduated from Williams College and went to graduate school at Yale University and New York University (NYU). Montgomery has devoted his life to teaching and education.
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