The date is Friday, October 7, 1983. The average price of gas is $1.16 per gallon, Vanessa Williams is the first African American to be crowned Miss USA, over 2,736 Americans have been killed by Aids so far, The Police’s “Every Breath You Take” continues to top the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, a Soviet military officer just averted a worldwide nuclear war by correctly identifying a warning of U.S. missile attack as a false alarm, Cheech and Chong’s third film Still Smokin’ is probably still playing at drive-ins, and fifteen-year-old Matthew Van Der Boot is simply trying to survive another day of sophomore year in high school.
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The Misadventures of Matthew Van Der Boot is a work of fiction. All names, characters, and places are fictitious, and any resemblance to actual events, locales, organizations, or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental … no matter how many times you ask.
(Rated 14+ due to language and adult situations)
DIRECTIONS: Continue reading until you reach a heading marked “CHOOSE.” Select an answer, discover where it leads, read, repeat.
NOTE:You can only move forward. If you want to change your answer you will need to return to the beginning. No cheating. Keep your eyes on your own paper. You may begin.