Do you remember remember reading any of the Choose Your Own Adventure books when you were a kid? If not, or if you never have, you missed out.
The Choose Your Own Adventure books were some of my favorite things to read when I was growing up. Essentially they were a single book, but the story had a multitude of different endings depending on the choice you, the reader, made.
I found the link above while doing research for my own Choose Your Own Adventure-style original story I’m working on currently. This website includes not just an extremely thorough scientific and literary breakdown of the structure of the CYOA-styled stories generally, but also goes in depth into examining the paths and patterns of several actual books.
It’s especially fascinating to look at both the charts and animated graphics illustrating the paths a reader can take to reach any of the endings in a story.
The last link on the top header of the website, the one labeled “Play” is an actual full CYOA story for your reading pleasure.
This resource, for my own project, has been absolutely indispensable. I am so glad that someone took the time and effort to create it.
We ADORE the link above. It was like finding out someone has secretly been chronicling your greatest moments since birth and put them in the best cinematic montage EVER, with your favorite music in the background and a surprise ending.
Oh WOW! I didn’t know that the Choose Your Own Adventure book publishers have their own Tumblr!
*CLICKS on the FOLLOW button IMMEDIATELY!!!*