Image of A Girl Walks Into a Bar: Your Fantasy, Your Rules


Image of A Girl Walks Into a Bar: Your Fantasy, Your Rules

Depending on what you, as a reader, hope to get out of a novel, this book may or may not be for you. The main character is the reader, and the author offers the chance to choose different scenarios for what kind of night you want the main character to have. If you are the type who likes to get lost in a book and escape in the story of a fictional character, then you will hate this book. But for those who like to place themselves as the main character, this book will be right up your alley. For this reviewer, having the reader dictate the direction of the story is more suitable for teen readers who need to see the consequences of certain decisions.

A girl gets ready for a night on the town with her best girlfriend. She gets all dolled up, only to get to the bar and discover her friend has to work late. Faced with the option of staying at the bar or going home, readers enter a world in which they are the storyteller. Each new adventure the “girl” encounters and each new person she meets is met with several scenarios to allow the reader to dictate the flow of the story. Will the girl go home alone to read herself to sleep? Will she head to an impromptu art exhibit? Will she stay at the bar to flirt with the cute bartender? Only you, the reader, can determine the fate of the “girl.” (WILLIAM MORROW, Feb., 272 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed by: 
B. Nakia Garner