Image of Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel


Image of Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel

Remember those choose-your-own-adventure novels you read as a child? McElhatton has updated the format for curious adults who'd rather chart the course for their heroine than sit back and observe. Nothing ends simply, and even when you think you're choosing safely,
a circumstance arises that knocks you
for a loop -- pretty much like real life! The style is unconventional and may not appeal to those who like their fiction delivered traditionally.

As the heroine in your own 400-plus page novel, you have many choices to make, such as: Should you attend college, or seek your future elsewhere? Marry the guy of your dreams, or run off with his best friend? Choose at your own risk. You may wind up happily ever after, just settling -- or even dead. (Harper, May, 464 pp., $14.95)
Reviewed by: 
Lauren Spielberg