Flamingnet Student Book Reviewer TKono
"Your Life, but Better" by Crystal Velasquez is a clever
little book. It follows a twelve-year-old girl around one
day at the mall with her friends. They are looking for a
popular girl from school who is giving away tickets to the
best birthday party of the year. The trick is that, once
the youngsters find the girl, they have to compete for the
coveted tickets, which are compared to the golden tickets
of Charlie in the Chocolate Factory (which just so happens
to be the theme of the party). Along the way, the
narrator--which is supposed to be the reader--has a series
of unexpected events happen to her.
What's unique about this book is that the reader makes
the story. At the end of each chapter, there is a quiz.
Readers take it, tally up their points, and, depending on
what their results are, they either proceed to one chapter
or another. The book progresses in this way so the story
unfolds in a most realistic way in accordance with how the
reader would act. In this fashion, multiple stories and
events unfold in different ways that make this book great
to read over and over.
City, State and Country: Staten Island, NY USA