Title: CYOA Spies: James Armistead Lafayette
Series: CYOA Spies
Author’s Name: Kyandreia Jones
Genre: Interactive Adventures
Page Count: 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781937133313, 1937133311
Author or Book Website: N/A
Link to Amazon purchase page: CYOA
Link to Goodreads: CYOA
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: James Armistead Lafayette by Kyandreia Jones takes YOU to the heart of the American Revolutionary War. 9-12 year old readers will enact the life of an actual historic spy, James Armistead Lafayette, whose top secret espionage efforts were instrumental in helping the revolutionary forces defeat the British. And yet his story has been almost entirely left out of history books.
Choose Your Own Adventure SPIES: James Armistead Lafayette is an interactive adventure book in which YOU decide what happens next.
The year is 1781 and George Washington is commanding thousands of troops in Yorktown, Virginia, on the brink of the most important battle of the war. You are James Armistead, a brave and literate enslaved person in Virginia. Marquis de Lafayette, one of Washington’s key officers, approaches you with the most critical choice of your life: do you join the Revolutionary army as a top secret spy or find freedom on your own terms? As a spy for the revolution, you might change the course of history, but whose liberty will you really be fighting for?
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I have love CYOA books for a very long time. I have hundreds of them in my teenage years. I do have to say that I have terrible luck to get through the story. It took a couple plays through before I got a better ending. The story was a good one and I have seen there are more in this series. I am going to look into what other stories they have.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars