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Amazon: You Decide How to Survive!

(The Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure)

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A new thrill ride begins in the Amazon rainforest with the latest novel in the Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure series! Join an expedition of students exploring the Amazon jungle and face real dangers and decisions. Your choices will determine your fate. Will you survive your encounters with piranhas, tarantulas, mosquitoes, monkeys, and jaguars? Or will you be force ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published April 11th 2012 by Chronicle Books (first published April 29th 2011)
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Harold Ogle
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
An interesting contrast to Willard Price's classic Amazon Adventure, this book profoundly demonstrates the change in children's literature in the last sixty years. At a high level, the two books are somewhat similar: they both present an adventure featuring kids traveling from a "source" of the Amazon all the way down to its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean. Both make a case for the importance of conservation of the rain forest, and both present the perils of jungle survival. But Amazon Adventure is ...more
Barbara
May 13, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: ncbla2013
It's another of those wonderful Worst-Case Scenario titles with a trip through the Amazon this time. Savvy readers of the previous title have learned to read the helpful Expedition File at the back of the book to lessen the risks on the journey, but if you are foolhardy or think you're experienced enough to read the book without looking at that section first, go ahead and see how things turn out. As you and your companions spend six months making your way along the Amazon, you face many challeng ...more
Arti
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely amazing book. It has many interesting stories, plus you choose your own story - when you take different decisions, the book takes you to different pages. (24 possible endings)
If you like a book, full of adventures, I definitely would recommend this book to you.
Shirley
Jun 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
I remember reading "Choose Your Own Adventure" books while growing up and loving them! I had seen this series a while back and was reminded of the adventure books I had grown up with so decided to check these out. They are as fun to read as I remember them!

This series of "An Ultimate Adventure Novel" lets readers choose their own paths throughout the story. Each path leads to a different direction, and you'll never know how your path will end up based on your decisions. In this book, you're par
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Anna
Jul 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It is written for kids, and your goal is to successfully complete a journey along the entire length of the Amazon River. I finished successfully on the first try. I think the characterization is good- there are some characters who are easy-going and some others you kind of want to punch in the face. I have not been to the Amazon but I have been to Costa Rica, so it was at least a somewhat familiar setting. I enjoyed every minute of this book, and then went back to figure out a ...more
Jennifer
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book, especially that the decisions you make while reading determine your fate. The entire book is filled with excitement and that you as the reader decide how to approach. Within the book there are also a few comic book style drawings which really add to the story. Then, once you have finished the story the end of the book contains factual information about the amazon and survival tips such as How to Survive Venomous Snakes or How to Fish for Piranhas. I would defi ...more
Sarah
Jul 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness...the kids are going to eat this series up! Especially the boys! I was pleasantly surprised that before I could start the story, I was instructed to flip to the back of the book to read the very short field guide with tips that I needed to remember to survive in the Amazon. I only read for about thirty minutes and met angry bees, found myself dehydrated, and found a poisonous snake under the firewood that I was collecting! I think this series will fly off the shelves!
Quasar the Great
I thought this was an amazing book because it was an adventure book that felt realistic. This book really made me think because I had to make choices and I wanted to make the right choices so I did not have to go home.

After I read the whole book I went back and made all the wrong choices so I could learn more and see what would happen. The survival guide in the back of the book was the best part because it gave you real information so you could make informed choices while reading.
Sarah
Jan 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great for reluctant readers that will enjoy choosing their own story path. The "Expedition File" at the end of the book should be read first. Pertinent, factual information informs the reader and prepares them for successful decision making. There is only one path that will lead to the "ultimate success." However, there are 24 possible outcomes, some of which--to the delight of most kids--lead to a final demise. Kids love to tell me, "I died five times!" ...more
C. McKenzie
Jun 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
I haven't read one of these "choose your own adventure" books in a long time, and I wasn't sure I wanted to read this one, but I'm so glad I did. It was fun. I learned a lot. It was a break from reading my usual novel or non-fiction that takes days. Great for vacation reading, and it appeals to a wide range of ages. I'm passing this book along. ...more
Zoe
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 3rd-grade
So much better than the choose your own adventure series of my childhood! I read this to a 4 year old at his insistence and was pleasantly surprised that he stuck with it until nearly the end of his story track. He probably would have lasted if it wasn't bed time and my voice didn't do that lulling thing we all love so well. ;) I did sit and finish the last ten pages or so on my own. :D ...more
Lisa Delaine Youngblood
Jun 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
This take on the "choose your own adventure" concept is brilliant. The book begins by telling you to read first the important adventure informaiton contained in the back of hte book. This information is vital for survial. By making solid choices based on the "worst case scenarios," readers can actually survive their unique adventures! ...more
Sophia W
Dec 27, 2016 rated it liked it
At first it seemed fairly reasonable, but then when it came time to get rid of some paths, the “wrong choice”s seemed less and less wrong.

Not much adventure value.

All the information necessary to complete the mission successfully is in the Expedition Guide in the back, which makes it seem like the whole point is to get you to read directions.
David prieto
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Di You want an action packed book .Then this is the perfect book for you .It tells an amazing story of crossing the amazon on foot.A team of five Dan,Jing,carlos freddy and ababia.But this book has something noother book has.This book gives you options of there fate. There life are in your hands.
Elizabeth Hoffbauer
Apr 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a fun, interesting, factual adventure set in the Amazon. You first read survival tips and than have them challenged in story format. Many aspects of the story reminded me of my own time in the rainforest.
Beth
Apr 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3rd-grade
Wow! The Amazon is a scary place, especially if you don't read all of the important information in the back of the book before you start. I love a choose your own adventure book. It's so fun to make the different decisions and see if you live or not. FUN! ...more
Dawn
Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tbis series flies off of the library shelves! Wish there were more!
wildct2003
Aug 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Fun read. Learn facts first in the file at the end and test yourself in the adventure.
Meadow
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-reader
I made it on the first try! This was fun and helped reinforce the feeling that I have no desire to visit a rain forest. I much prefer the small bugs.
Iris
Nov 28, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was interesting. One giant choose your own adventure story.
Debbie
Nov 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: reluctant readers
Growing up, I devoured choose-your-own-adventure books. This one is an interesting update on the concept.

You are a teen chosen for an expedition along the Amazon River. The choices you make along the way determine whether you will make it to the end of the expedition or even survive to see your home again. For an adult reader, the survival choices are a bit too simplistic. However, this book would definitely appeal to younger readers.

The graphics are well done and engaging, and there are some
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