Did you see this amazing story about the boy who survived a plunge over the edge of a waterfall because of advice he got from Pendragon, by D.J. MacHale?
In the water, the teen quickly thought of advice from a fantasy-novel character Bobby Pendragon of the Pendragon Adventure books by D.J. MacHale: “Go feet first, stay to the sides and kick off the rocks,” the Seattle Times reported.
He managed to scramble onto a narrow rock shelf just before the main falls.
The whole story is amazing, complete with a video of the rescue, go check it out.
What strikes me about the whole situation is his presence of mind, but also the way he was able to cope with real life danger based on what he read in a fantasy book for kids. Whoever said teens don’t gain anything from dangerous fiction?