Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Meanwhile by Jason Shiga

Two awesome concepts come together in this book: graphic novels, and choose your own adventure. There are over 3000 different ways this story could go - and it's up to the reader to decide what happens. Stories jump from page to page, forwards, backwards, right to left, left to right, and sometimes they end unexpectedly. Who knew that so much could start with an ice cream cone?

I don't even know if you can say that you've read this book, because I only went through one possible story. Still, it was enough for me to see this is a seriously cool book. It's the kind of book that just screams out for "show this to a reluctant reader!" because it's kind of like a game, but there's a lot of sophisticated reading strategies that this book draws from. This was my introduction to Jason Shiga, but it's a name I'll be looking for in the future.

Find it at IndieBound.

Read it with:
Bookhunter by Jason Shiga
Meanwhile by Jules Feiffer
Agent Mongoose and the Hypno-Beam Scheme by Dan Jolley
Project UFO by R.A. Montgomery

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