Oregon City or Bust! (Two Books in One): The Search for Snake River and The Road to Oregon City (The Oregon Trail)

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The Oregon Trail is a series of choose-your-own-adventure books inspired by the computer game of the same name. With pixelated fonts and lots of black and white illustrations, this book series embraces elements from the retro video game. Oregon City or Bust! combines Volumes 3 and 4 of the series. This book can be saddening when things suddenly turn for the worse based on the choices you’ve made earlier on the trail. From sickness to livestock dying and even avalanches, there are many dangers along the Oregon Trail. Your job is to make wise choices and avoid the twenty-two negative endings that will dissolve your dreams of making it to Oregon City. Only one path will lead you safely through Snake River to Three Island Crossing to finish Volume 3 and through treacherous, snowy mountain passes to Oregon City to finish Volume 4. I really enjoyed this book because it is so entertaining and keeps you guessing throughout. I felt really good when I finally selected the correct path through the hazards. Even though this is a fictional story, many pioneers made the journey across the Oregon Trail, and there are some factual historical pieces in the book. Volume 4 is my favorite of this combined set because I felt better knowing that there’s no more chance I will die of dysentery. I recommend this book for anyone who can handle the sad reality of pioneering families in the 1850s. The characters in the wagon train are really interesting, and if you play it safe, you have a better chance of keeping everyone alive!

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Author Jesse Wiley
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 336 pages
Publisher HMH Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2019-10-08
ISBN 9780358117872
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Issue January 2020
Category Tweens


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