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Million Little Mistakes
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Million Little Mistakes

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by Heather McElhatton
 

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Author Heather McElhatton introduced the “Do-Over Novel” with her wonderfully imaginative bestseller Pretty Little Mistakes. With her follow-up, Million Little Mistakes, she takes readers on a wild and addictive ride that can alternately lead to happiness, riches, love, loss, death, and many more endings...the choice is totally yours!

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Author Heather McElhatton introduced the “Do-Over Novel” with her wonderfully imaginative bestseller Pretty Little Mistakes. With her follow-up, Million Little Mistakes, she takes readers on a wild and addictive ride that can alternately lead to happiness, riches, love, loss, death, and many more endings...the choice is totally yours!

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Publishers Weekly
For those who fondly remember the childhood joy of choose-your-own-adventure novels, McElhatton's second Do-Over book (after Pretty Little Mistakes) is another gleeful narrative grab-bag that starts off with "you" winning million in the lottery. You can keep your job or quit, and your relationship with boyfriend Aidan can tank or survive. McElhatton provides a lot of smooth and snarky choices, most entertaining, a few duds, and some quite unexpected, as with a path that leads to a marriage to George Clooney (though he turns out to be a real snooze). In another you can end up dead on the set of a movie; marry a lighthouse keeper; end up in a space shuttle explosion; and on and on. McElhatton's exploration of choices made with the best (or worst) intentions offers hours of easy fun. (Aug.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061133268
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/10/2010
Pages:
492
Sales rank:
590,249
Product dimensions:
8.26(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

Heather McElhatton produced the award-winning literary series Talking Volumes. Her commentaries have been heard on This American Life, Marketplace, Weekend America, Sound Money, and The Savvy Traveler. She lives in Key West with her pug, Walter.

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Million Little Mistakes 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved her first book, and reading the second on the Nook is amazing - so easy, so fun, love it! Hope she writes another. Some of the stories are cheesy, but it's so fun getting there.
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Emoonae More than 1 year ago
Heather McElhatton must be delightfully deranged! For only a crazy person could have created such a bizarrely entertaining set of circumstances! What can I say - I've finished about half of the storylines, and without giving too much away, I'll tell you that I've been blown up, lived the life of an American aristocrat, and become a sort-of modern day Ma Barker - just to name a few outcomes. The lives you can live in Million Little Mistakes range from the extravagant and whimsical to the ludicrouss and demented - basically, this book is fantastic! You may remember that I read McElhatton's first do-over novel, Pretty Little Mistakes, a few weeks ago and loved it. I really didn't think she could have come up with even more and better scenarios for Million Little Mistakes, but she has certainly topped herself here. Million Little Mistakes is a little different from Pretty Little Mistakes in that every storyline doesn't end in your death. Don't get me wrong, there are some casualties contained within the pages, but do not fear the reaper - sometimes the end is left entirely up to your imagination. As someone who enjoyed surrendering her many lives in Pretty Little Mistakes, the stories that I most relished in Million Little Mistakes ended in death. McElhatton's creativity is brilliantly illustrated in her descriptions of the diverse afterlives of people. One of my favorites so far is one where the dead are in a train station, and everyone has 30 seconds to board the train for their next life. The author quips, "No wonder people pick crappy lives; they hardly have time to pick at all." I love it! Million Little Mistakes is a fun and witty read with a little something for everyone. Hilarious and captivating, you will not be able to stop reading. As for me, I'm going back in to change everything. There's really no telling where my choices will take me this time, but I can't wait to find out!