Review: Can You Survive Sherlock Holmes

in a sentence or so: a choose your path book where you get to be one of the most famous detectives of all time. choose carefully because surprises, and danger, lurk around every turn.

you're in a strange room in your uncle's house, spending yet another night trying to power through that stupid math homework.

seriously. math is the worst.

and then, quite unexpectedly, you find yourself in the place of the famed Detective Holmes. Watson briefs you on three cases that need the good inspector's eye. two of them are innocent enough...but one of them is a trap that just may cost you and Watson your lives. will you be able to make the right choices to solve the cases and save your lives?

man, i forgot how fun Choose Your Own Path books can be. this was a super fun book with legit mystery and detective skills. while obviously a middle-grade book, this is certainly one i could bust out with friends and have fun with.

and of course, i cheated like crazy. i died no less than 6 times.

for a fresh and fun way to experience Sherlock Holmes, i definitely recommend this book! it's a great one to enjoy with friends or kiddos.

fave quote: "Anything is better than math homework." (7)

fix er up: nothing. this was quick and fun and just right!

title: Can You Survive Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
author: adapted by Ryan Jacobson and Deb Mercier
genre: Middle Grade, Mystery
pub info: Nov 2011, Lake 7 Creative

[ftc notice: i received a copy of this book from the author as part of the tour hosted by The {Teen} Book Scene. i was not compensated for this review in any way.]

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.

3 comments:

  1. I should definitely check this out. I used to love Choose Your Own Adventures. And don't worry...I never played by the rules either :P

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  2. i've never actually read any sherlock holmes. i'm a big dork. :(

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  3. Jasmine - playing by the rules is for noobs!
    Ash - you'd love it, methinks.

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