The Perfect OMGbookworm Holiday Gift for Boys!
Non-fiction and adventure collide in The Worst-Case Scenario: Deadly Seas: An Ultimate Adventure Novel, an OMGappealing “you decide” chapter book for boys.
Your OMGson reads the “Expedition File” in the back first to glean the knowledge necessary to survive. At critical moments during this adventure, he’ll need to decide what to do: Two choices will lead to different outcomes. Because each choice is on a different page of the book, the reader never reads the book from start to finish.
In not knowing when the book is going to end, I find that it makes the book reading experience more exciting.
The characters, five boys and girls, ages 15 and 16, have expertise in different areas of sailing and must band together as a team in order to succeed. Because each kid has a distinct personality, it’s very likely that at least one of them will feel like a new friend to the reader.
Mike Perham, the sailing consultant for Deadly Seas, brings realistic scenarios for surviving sailing mishaps, which will appeal to boys who want to learn something useful from their reading experience. The compact size of the book coupled with illustrations on most pages including graphic novel style dialogue bubbles also will draw in reluctant readers.
There are 33 possible endings but only 1 path to sail around the world in one go.
My 8-year-old son loves this combination of being in the driver’s seat while utilizing a database of knowledge. His sailing knowledge is limited to fishing trips so your OMGson–with or without sailing experience–will love this adventure! [chapter book, ages 8-14]
The Worst-Case Scenario: Deadly Seas: An Ultimate Adventure Novel by David Borgenicht