Here are some characteristics of an adventure story.
§ noble, brave, and courageous
§ a risk taker
§ saves the day
§ attempts to solve all problems
§ has a side-kick who assists
§ has a character flaw, something that troubles him or her, like not valuing others for what they are, being dishonest, lazy, etc.
§ hero/heroine makes the journey
§ hero/heroine goes on the journey to solve a mystery or a problem
§ a journey could be to or through forests, mountains, valleys, deserts, ocean, museum, cities, or even a junkyard
A journey always has a realistic setting.
§ The hero/heroine can journey by horse, walking, bus, car, ship, or even a plane. The transportation mode is real.
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