Thursday, April 16, 2009

review: pretty little mistakes by heather mcelhatton

I think I read this entire book, but it's a little hard to tell given the choose-your-own-adventure format.

I really wanted to like this book. I decided to read it after an interview with the author regarding her new book appeared in the newspaper and made it sound interesting. But there's really nothing "pretty" about the mistakes "you" make in this novel. Almost every choice leads to rape and/or meth addiction. I also expected there to be more plot since this is for adults; I think each story would've been more interesting if the sections had gone into more detail and had more dialogue.
2/5

1 comment:

  1. Like you, I wanted to get into this book! I "read" (if you can call it that!) it on a long plane, but it was so overwhelmingly negative... every choice I made resulted in my untimely demise, an abusive relationship or some other terrible problem! I was just like, seriously? Couldn't I be a nice professional woman, working in the suburbs with my 2.3 children and gorgeous husband? Do I have to get addicted to crack and wind up in Rome?

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