Reuben faces tough decisions every step of the way. What to do when confronted by danger or lost in the woods? How to respond when a stranger offers a lift at night or when a police officer is asking what happened? What will he say when his maths teacher asks him what he was thinking about or when the school alarm goes off? More importantly, will he ever discover what was making the noise in the ditch at the start of his journey?
Join Reuben on this interactive journey as he learns the importance of telling the truth in any and all situations and suffers the consequences when he chooses not to do so!
Reviewer: Margaret Welwood
An interesting exploration of consequences that gives young people much to think about,
Vellacott has created a likable character to whom many of us can relate. Reuben is a kind boy who knows right from wrong, but he sometimes makes impulsive choices that lead to ever worsening ones. In this choose-your-own-adventure story, young readers are given plenty of opportunities to explore the consequences of their actions. Is the easy way at the time really the easy way in the long run? Is it sometimes better to lie if we’re sure we won’t get caught? And can we ever be sure of that?
"Reuben’s Choice" gives children much to think about as they journey through an eventful day with Reuben, and a Bible application at the end underscores the eternal importance of living a life of honesty and integrity.