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In the Choose Your Own Adventure books, created by Edward Packard in the late 1960s, readers get to make decisions that determine how the story progresses and how it ends. Books don't get much more adventurous than that, but now is your chance to focus on your favorite adventure stories whether they are CYOA or something else.
In adventure fiction, the protagonist experiences an exciting or dangerous event outside of their normal life. The story can include lots of physical action, like in The Hunger Games, or it can revolve around an animated child's toy far from home, as in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane. Below are just some classic or popular adventure stories as examples.
What are your favorites? Which ones would you like to experience, or are there any you can relate to? If you contracted to write a CYOA story, what would it involve?
|The Miraculous Journey |
of Edward Tulane
Thanks for sharing!
*Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, Eleventh Edition
Holes, by Louis Sachar
Eragon, by Christopher Paolini
Divergent, by Veronica Roth
The Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling
Hatchet, by Gary Paulsen
A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L'Engle
The Artemis Fowl books, by Eion Colfer
The Maze Runner, by James Dashner
Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
The City of Ember, by Jeanne DuPrau
The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordin
Red Queen, by Victoria AveyardCress (The Lunar Chronicles), by Marissa Meyer
The Cave of Time: http://www.amazon.com/Cave-Time-Choose-Your-Adventure/dp/0553232282
The Scorpio Races: http://www.amazon.com/Scorpio-Races-Maggie-Stiefvater/dp/0545334918
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane: http://www.amazon.com/Miraculous-Journey-Edward-Tulane/dp/0763625892
Fun post, Laura! I only had one Choose Your Own Adventure book growing up and I never did find the right combination of choices to make it to a happy ending :) My favorite adventure books from your list are The Harry Potter series and The Hobbit.ReplyDelete