Working with Krakauer's nonfiction title Into Thin Air for the first five years, I had a hard time getting the students to buy in to following the different characters. I built this creative technology-based project in hopes that it would improve their buy-in. Through this project, the students have ample opportunities to show off their creativity and writing skills. The examples that I have collected over the years have been outstanding, and the students feel a better connection to the book before the major assessment.
If you would like a student example, do not hesitate to ask. I can send it via email (TPT does not allow me to add more than one file).