What If . . . All the Boys Wanted You (Choose Your Destiny Series) [NOOK Book]

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Haley's back at Hillsdale High after a New England vacation with her family. She's got a new haircut and some great new clothes, but the same problems--and the same people--continue to follow her. Coco and Whitney want to groom her to become the next Coquette now that they've kicked Sasha to the curb, but is Haley ready to make the changes they demand? Meanwhile, Sasha seems to be in serious trouble, and Irene is still willing to take Haley to San Francisco with her. So many possibilities! So many choices! ...
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Overview

Haley's back at Hillsdale High after a New England vacation with her family. She's got a new haircut and some great new clothes, but the same problems--and the same people--continue to follow her. Coco and Whitney want to groom her to become the next Coquette now that they've kicked Sasha to the curb, but is Haley ready to make the changes they demand? Meanwhile, Sasha seems to be in serious trouble, and Irene is still willing to take Haley to San Francisco with her. So many possibilities! So many choices! Haley's future is in your hands--choose wisely!

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger
Haley Miller finds herself attempting to navigate another year of high school, friends, classes, and boys. Hillsdale High School is a stage, filled with interesting characters: popular girls (Coco, Whitney, Sasha); the artistic type (Irene); the nice but needy (Annie); and the boys (Reese, Drew, Johnny, Matt, Sebastian, Devon—just for a start). Of course, being successful in such a world means making the right choices. Haley is faced with many decisions. Should she pursue the popular kids? Go to class? Spend time with mom? Check on a troubled friend? As time goes on, the decisions become more serious. Should she participate in the stripping game? Take a drink? Turn her friend in to the police? Readers make the choice for Haley at the end of each chapter, choosing which way they want the story to go. There are a variety of possible endings. Some choices are dead-ends, sending readers back to page one to start again. Some are disappointing, as bad choices lead Haley to regret them. Can readers help Haley find a happy ending? The story line is confusing in places, with so many threads running through, but teen girls will enjoy making choices for Haley and reading about how those choices pan out.
School Library Journal

Gr 7–10
Told in the style of the now-antiquated "Choose Your Own Adventure" series, the story allows readers to determine the course of the plot by offering choices at the end of each segment (To go to the cafeteria turn to page 10, to stay alone with Sebastian turn to page 59). Many of the plot choices result in the same outcomes and several end in failure, requesting that readers return to page one and try again. The novel hinges around Haley, her friends, and their romantic and social prospects and problems. The flat characters are archetypes of vapid teens. "At least if her hair proved to be a disaster, she had on a cute outfit." Boldface transitions at the end of each segment attempt to hype the interaction, adding drama where none was effectively conveyed otherwise. The book fails to portray a genuine teen voice, lacks theme, and fosters xenophobia-"Flirting with someone from another culture is one thing. But actually dating a foreigner?" Although the cover may draw in reluctant readers, the story itself has little plot and questionable values.
—Leah KrippnerCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307498670
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 12/24/2008
  • Series: Choose Your Destiny Series
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 456,626
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2007

    A reviewer

    Before i get a book, I always check out the customer reviews before I get it. I was looking through the site and found this book. It looked good, and I read the reviews. People really seemed to like it. So i thought, its worth a shot to read it. I was wrong. This book lacked much character. The story line got really messed up depending on the decisions. Sometimes i went back to things I've ALREADY read. It was also very short. I was able to finish three different paths within an hour and a half. I was very disappointed in the book and i am not going to get the other ones.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2009

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    HOW LONG I READ THIS BOOK FOR

    I read and finished this book in an hour and a half. NO JOKE
    Since when you make decisions, you skip like 40 or 50 pages each time, It goes really fast. I dont recomend this book for strong readers, but if you need a book to read REALLY FAST this is your book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2007

    Good

    This book is really good. I like how you get to make the desicions for Hayley and see how they turn out. Sometimes you make a good desicion and sometimes you don't. That is what makes it so interesting.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 19, 2008

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    Reviewed by Allison M. Rotonda for TeensReadToo.com

    Haley may be the luckiest girl at Hillsdale High, even if she doesn't know it. She is the new girl. After moving across the country she has a new haircut and a chance to start over. The only problem is that there are a ton of decisions to make and each one will affect the way her new high school career turns out. Luckily for her, other people get to make them for her! In this "choose your destiny" book, readers get to make important social decisions for Haley. Each decision changes the ending in some way. <BR/><BR/>There are a variety of characters that remain the same in each version, but the endings are all different. Should Haley take one of her new friends back to California, or will that spell disaster by mixing her old life with the new one that is going so well for her? Sasha, the soccer star, is suddenly acting strange. Should Haley tell her parents or try to investigate it herself? Along the way there are a variety of gorgeous boys of all types to choose from. Haley will end up with a boyfriend, but is one better for her than another? <BR/><BR/>On the whole, the book seems to move really quickly and moves from one decision to the next; at others the reader may feel like they missed a step, but it is easy to catch up and is likely a result of multiple ways of ending up in the same place. After reading all of the endings, some are a little more satisfying than others. In my first reading, I made decisions for Haley as I would have made them in my life. That ending ended up being my favorite, but will that be the same for every reader? It's all part of the fun of choosing your own path.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2008

    AMAZING BOOK!

    I LOOOOOOVED THIS BOOK! I'm a huge fan of the series and Haley is really relatable! READ THIS BOOK!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book was really good..its just kinda confusing because you choose what happens. Instead of reading page by page..at the end of each chapter you have to skip to a different section..i know confusing right?..But its a really good book for teens so i would recomend it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2007

    A reviewer

    This book is really good. I love how you get to choose what to do. You can always mark the page and come back later to choose a different choice. It makes reading this book even more fun!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

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    I like these books. Yes they are kind of short but this is something good for pre teens to read. It gets them into the feel of what its like to read a book that is longer than what they are used to. I would not reccomend it for anyome over 13 or 14. It is way to short for that age group!

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  • Posted January 31, 2011

    the book it self

    this book is amazing a great for people eith different chocies

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2007

    DON'T READ

    The content does no make sence. Sequence is out of order. This is not a book to put on your summer reading list.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2007

    Good Book!

    This is a really good book. I went through what I would do first, and I ended up having a really good ending. That's what I liked about it because I made a good choice. It was so good I read it in one sitting!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2007

    READ THIS BOOK

    This book is really really good. I honestly could not put it down for one second. I advise you guys to read it more than once, its much more fun that way. Also, don't peek and see who her new bf is!! This book is GREAT!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2007

    Interesting Idea

    What if¿ is an intriguing look into the minds of teenage girls around the world. The book mixes second and third person together, allowing the reader to make decisions for the characters, and to read the consequences of their choices. The main character is Haley Miller who has been going to her new school for only a few months. The readers, who get to choose the plot direction in this interactive novel, make his/her first decision, which is vital for Haley¿s personality throughout the book. Will Haley hang out with Coco, the school goddess, or Irene and the other 'artsy people' and punks? From there, the reader can send her on trips to California, parties, Spanish projects, and even try to solve the mystery of the Cafeteria Thefts. No matter which path the reader chooses, they will end up in a wild ride of narratives and choices that will leave the reader anxious to read the book over and over again. Though this book had a good concept, the narratives in between the choices aren't very smooth, and the reader might not understand all that is said, because the choices can lead to the same narrative. Also, readers should be warned that this book contains references to the darker sides of 'teenage popularity' including underage drinking, strip poker, and sexual references.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2007

    love it

    i love this book i knew i loved it from the moment i opened it i read it in less than one day

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2006

    hmm real..

    I love this book its one of myfavorites. Its easy to relate because its what almost anybody goes trough in midlle-high school. This book is about life and its fun to read and i really dont read that much , but this book some how got my attention .I really recommend this book . Its funny, werid, and u can make the story youres like (go 2 page??) - K.S

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2006

    This book is really good.... well I think.

    I just finished reading What if... Everyone knew your name and am about to read it again, but choosing a different path.... I think I got the good ending the first time. I wonder what will happen next?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2006

    AWESOMENESS

    I had gotten the first one for my sister for her birthday. She thanked me and set it aside. I thought 'We shouldnt waste a book' and I snuck it to my room when she wasnt looking. I couldnt stop reading. I got a pep talk about how its not healthy to read books every spare second. At the same time, everyone was glad of my reading abilities.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2006

    love it!

    I love this series! I like how you choose the outcome for Haley!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2006

    the series is awesome!!!

    this series sooooo cool! i love how you get to choose your own destiny! its almost like your haley and you have to decide what you would do! well that is actually how it is!the first book was reall good..at least for me! and im sure the second one will be too!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2006

    I love it.

    The first book was good but the second one OMG it's so good.i like how you get to choose what happens.I cant wait until the next one i loved the ending.

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