Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel PDF

Title Pretty Little Mistakes: A Do-Over Novel
Author Heather McElhatton
Publisher HarperCollins
Category General Fiction
Released Date 2009-10-12
Language English
Format EPUB / PDF
Pages 661
Total Downloads 45,188
Total Views 180,984
Rating
3/5 (67 ratings)
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Summary

There are hundreds of lives sown inside Pretty Little Mistakes, Heather McElhatton's singularly spectacular, breathtakingly unique novel that has more than 150 possible endings. You may end up in an opulent mansion or homeless down by the river; happily married with your own corporation or alone and pecked to death by ducks in London; a Zen master in Japan or morbidly obese in a trailer park.

Is it destiny or decision that controls our fate? You can't change your past and start over from scratch in real life—but in Pretty Little Mistakes, you can! But be warned, choose wisely....


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toast.x2

4/5
how many people remember reading Choose Your Own Adventure books when you were younger? it is a generation thing, so older visitors may be familiar with them whilst never having read one themselves. Those who have read them inevitably have a similar response when they are brought up. They all enjoyed them and they all wish that there were adult versions of them to read.. well get used to it, there are not. get over it.. nah, just fucking with you.. there were not.. now there is one.. Pretty Little Mistakes was written by Heather McElhatton is the adult answer to “why are there no adult choose your own adventure books?” She calls them “Do Over” books and has filled a gaping hole in the consumer world.. addicted adults with no outlet for their addiction to manifest itself. She has created a story that begins on the day you graduate highschool. * do you go to college? if so, do you major in art or science? * do you say “fuck college” and go touring the world with a back pack and an eye for adventure? * do you start making drugs and selling them to an unsuspecting populace? and one of my favorites… * do you strap the meat to your naked body? this book is not for younger kids. some of the sections you would not want your 5-11 year olds reading. it is not meant for them, it is meant for us! We are taking back the genre!! this book is filled with tumorous cocks, bullets, random accidents, numerous versions of heaven and hell. angry gods, flaccid boyfriends, lesbian lovers, fame fortune, porn stars, disease.. that is the short list. unlike a normal choose your own adventure, and contrary to how you are told to read the book, Heather has made i easy for you to quickly navigate the story lines. it is simple to “do over” decisions that you feel were not the best. each decision is set before you with a section number as well as a page number. i found that the section numbers were easier to navigate as they are presented in large bold print in the top corner where as the small print page numbers in the bottom left were cumbersome. each section begins by telling you what section you came from, thus allowing you a fast back pedal action if you decide not to start from the beginning. i read this book through to its completion, which can be difficult with 150 possible endings. there seemed to be an underlying theme to the whole story. regardless of what choices you make, you were still brought back to some similar situations. almost as if heather’s book was a chronicle of fate’s tangled web. you have a path, and you can stray from it, but in the end fate only gives you a few scenarios to play with. it was interesting to read extra into the stories. i found myself pondering creationism and evolution.. considering that one person could be fucked for life from the get go with only one decision to sway the odds. it was fun, and surprisingly compelling. i officially have fed the addiction and anxiously await more of my drug.

jasonbrownpdx

4/5
how many people remember reading Choose Your Own Adventure books when you were younger? it is a generation thing, so older visitors may be familiar with them whilst never having read one themselves. Those who have read them inevitably have a similar response when they are brought up. They all enjoyed them and they all wish that there were adult versions of them to read.. well get used to it, there are not. get over it.. nah, just fucking with you.. there were not.. now there is one.. Pretty Little Mistakes was written by Heather McElhatton is the adult answer to “why are there no adult choose your own adventure books?” She calls them “Do Over” books and has filled a gaping hole in the consumer world.. addicted adults with no outlet for their addiction to manifest itself. She has created a story that begins on the day you graduate highschool. * do you go to college? if so, do you major in art or science? * do you say “fuck college” and go touring the world with a back pack and an eye for adventure? * do you start making drugs and selling them to an unsuspecting populace? and one of my favorites… * do you strap the meat to your naked body? this book is not for younger kids. some of the sections you would not want your 5-11 year olds reading. it is not meant for them, it is meant for us! We are taking back the genre!! this book is filled with tumorous cocks, bullets, random accidents, numerous versions of heaven and hell. angry gods, flaccid boyfriends, lesbian lovers, fame fortune, porn stars, disease.. that is the short list. unlike a normal choose your own adventure, and contrary to how you are told to read the book, Heather has made i easy for you to quickly navigate the story lines. it is simple to “do over” decisions that you feel were not the best. each decision is set before you with a section number as well as a page number. i found that the section numbers were easier to navigate as they are presented in large bold print in the top corner where as the small print page numbers in the bottom left were cumbersome. each section begins by telling you what section you came from, thus allowing you a fast back pedal action if you decide not to start from the beginning. i read this book through to its completion, which can be difficult with 150 possible endings. there seemed to be an underlying theme to the whole story. regardless of what choices you make, you were still brought back to some similar situations. almost as if heather’s book was a chronicle of fate’s tangled web. you have a path, and you can stray from it, but in the end fate only gives you a few scenarios to play with. it was interesting to read extra into the stories. i found myself pondering creationism and evolution.. considering that one person could be fucked for life from the get go with only one decision to sway the odds. it was fun, and surprisingly compelling. i officially have fed the addiction and anxiously await more of my drug.

cindywho

2/5
I remember those choose you own adventure books from the 70s. This one is fun for the first few read throughs. I should have left it at that instead of leaving it on the back of the commode and methodically checking out all the story lines. One section left me baffled (109) and there were quite a few repetitions. Some endings were cute and sweet, but some were gratingly flippant and bitter. It is a fun gimmick, but it needed more quality control.