Title: Maybe Tonight? (Snap Decisions, #1)
Author: Bridie Clark
Publisher: Roaring Book Press
Publication date: August 6, 2013
Genre(s): Young Adult (Contemporary)
Source: Publisher (Raincoast)
Without even realizing it, Maybe Tonight? was one of those choose your own adventure books! I, being the childish person I always am, loved this idea! I thought it was SUPER cool for an author to take a gamble on something we rarely see in young adult books. I loved that the readers were in control, and the reader kind of gets to choose what they want to happen. Sometimes it doesn't turn out exactly how you want it to be, but hey, you can always start over!
I can't say this was much of a book, but maybe short stories is the right word for it. It was confusing when I first finished my story because I was like "what, that's it? that was fast", but that's why I call it short stories. I tried more than one direction, and got a lot of different endings. Some were happy, some were unexpected, and some were cute. I don't think there is ever an end to this, because there is like a gazillion different directions you can take. I can't really write a real review, because each person might have gotten a different ending when reading Maybe Tonight?. I have to say though that I really enjoyed the characters. It felt like I was the one in the story, and that was really cool to experience. There is a bit of romance, a bit of friendship, and a bit of drama. Exactly what most contemporaries consist of.
Maybe Tonight? was a really fun book, and it was what I needed at the time I started reading it. It is definitely a great summer read that you can start and finish in one sitting. It's fun how it's also like a puzzle where you can go back and choose another direction and so on. The writing was a bit hard to get used to with the "you" instead of the usual "I", but other than that, I thought it was loads of fun! I would recommend this book to those who aren't too picky with the storyline, and those who are looking for a chill, fun read! I'll probably be picking this up again and trying different directions to see what new plot lines and endings I get! haha!