How to get to Rio

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For months Kitty MacLean has been crushing on Rio Sanchez who is probably the cutest boy in the world. But it looks like she might never get a chance to hang out with him until she makes a new friend. So, should she go camping with her best friends like she promised or go to Paradise Point with popular-girl Persephone instead?


Follow your heart right to the end, and then go back and choose all over again. How To Get To Rio is part of the Choose Your Own Ever After series, published by Hardie Grant Egmont and is available online and from all good bookstores. Suitable for girls 10+.

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‘Tween girls will simply love this choose your own adventure style new series. Dealing with real world issues, How to Get to Rio gives the reader a delicious amount of power over the story they read – what will your Ever After be?’ The Little Bookroom

Choose Your Own Ever AfterThis is a perfect girls novel, where the reader gets to make Kitty’s decisions. Full of friends, family, school and first love, this book is fun, sensitive and has great characters that the girls will recognise and relate to (especially the annoying little brothers!). Best of all, you can read this book lots of times with lots of different stories. Perfect for Year 7 & 8 girls. Lamont

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Readers in upper primary and lower secondary will enjoy the novelty of the format, the gentle romance and the sense of being involved.  Aussie Reviews

See where to BUY How To Get To Rio.

The inspiration: The story was inspired by a family trip to Carnarvon Gorge in central Queensland. We went with two other families, so that meant a pile of kids, endless games of capture the flag, lots of slime fights, and loads and loads of fun. You can read all about it here.


The details:

Pub Date: April 2014

Imprint: HGE

Choose Your Own Ever After: How to Get to Rio

ISBN: 9781742977744

Author: Julie Fison

A$14.95/ NZ$14.99

256 pages

198 x 128mm


14 thoughts on “How to get to Rio

  1. I thought this book was just great and the way you described every detail so carefully made me feel like I was there and in the end I actually did go there thanks Julie.

  2. I loved this book so much, I didn’t want it to end. It’s just so amazing with all your ideas interpreted into the story, and how little things can change a lot of bigger things. 🙂

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