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Multiple Choice For As Long As Monica Devon Can Remember, She Has Been Two Things A Whiz At Making Anagrams, And A Perfectionist Who Spends Most Of Her Time Obsessing About Saying And Doing The Right Thing Now At Fourteen, Monica S Compulsive Habits Have Spiraled Out Of Control Seeing No Other Way Out, She Creates Multiple Choice, A Roulette Word Game That Will Force Spontaneity Into Her Life, And, She Hopes, Free Her From Her Obsessions It Seems So Easy Create A List Of Options, Choose A Scrabble Tile, And Carry Out The Act At First The Game Is Exciting And Somewhat Liberating But Soon It Starts To Go Devastatingly Wrong Fortunately For Monica, Help Is Closer Than She ThinksWith A Distinctive Voice Full Of Both Humor And Realism And A Mastery Of Detail, Janet Tashjian Reveals Marked Insight Into The Dark Corners Of A Troubled Teenager S Mind


10 thoughts on “Multiple Choice

  1. says:

    I found myself entranced by the sickeningly compelling game Monica comes up with making any decision on her own is too difficult and frightening, so she makes up four disparate options, assigns each a letter A,B,C,D , gives her Scrabble tiles a good shake, and depending on which letter she picks out of the bag, follows through with that decision How giddily freeing that would be, to be able to say, It s not me It s the universe Monica is one of those characters I always wish I could hug s I found myself entranced by the sickeningly compelling game Monica comes up with making any decision on her own is too difficult and frightening, so she makes up four disparate options, assigns each a letter A,B,C,D , gives her Scrabble tiles a good shake, and depending on which letter she picks out of the bag, follows through with that decision How giddily freeing that would be, to be able to say, It s not me It s the universe Monica is one of those characters I always wish I could hug so we d both feel better.It was interesting reading this at the same time as Ella Enchanted as both are entirely about the element of choice one character at the mercy of the choices of others, the other essentially relinquishing choice entirely


  2. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I m almost done I didn t like it very much, I guess I didn t understand why she didn t stop after she lost Lynn Other than that, it was pretty good.


  3. says:

    a decent read, but this book feels extremely outdated probably because it was published before i was born i digress i wasn t a fan of how it handled some things, and the resolution felt a bit unrealistic in my opinion but whatever bonus it s full of anagrams and rebuses.


  4. says:

    kind of a strange book but i didn t hate it a teenage girl trying to find herself makes up 4 choices every day and then picks a scrabble tile to pick which one she ll do So one day she goes to school in her pjs, the most dangerous one is locking the kid she babysits in his room and he ends up getting hurt it was an okay story but I went away from it not uplifted.


  5. says:

    Engaging, but ends a little too simplistically for as much of a build up as it has in the beginning But very, very relatable for someone who struggles with a drive for perfectionism.


  6. says:

    Young me loved this book Adult me enjoyed it, but it wasn t quite as captivated, but was still engaged.


  7. says:

    I rated this book 4 stars.The book Multiple Choice, is about a fourteen year old girl named Monica who obsesses about anything and everything 98.782 percent of the time She is extremely intelligent and can complete word puzzles in very little time, by taking phrases and unscrambling them into different phrases In the beginning of the book, Monica takes us through her everyday life, and exactly how MUCH she obsesses She has a brother and a sister, and while assisting her mother for their bir I rated this book 4 stars.The book Multiple Choice, is about a fourteen year old girl named Monica who obsesses about anything and everything 98.782 percent of the time She is extremely intelligent and can complete word puzzles in very little time, by taking phrases and unscrambling them into different phrases In the beginning of the book, Monica takes us through her everyday life, and exactly how MUCH she obsesses She has a brother and a sister, and while assisting her mother for their birthday shopping, they pick out bean bags Monica is convinced that they are not equal in weight, and so she starts scooping out the insides and ends up making an enormous mess This is just one daily example of her obsessing In the middle of the book, Monica creates a game with her scrabble tiles called Multiple Choice, that includes 4 choices A is something she would ordinarily do, B is something really dumb, C is mean, and D is charitable Her first choice, she picked B, which was wear her pajamas to school The teachers were astonished at how perfect, clean cut Monica would ever wear pajamas to school She eventually got invited to a party, and picked B again, which was mention cookie dough in 5 conversations She used Multiple Choice to pick many choices in her life, and made itexciting and unpredictable, until one choice went way too far.Towards the end of the book, Monica picks C, write something mean about Lynn at school The number one rule of Multiple Choice is that you can not go back on your choice She had gone too far, and had to do it Once Lynn saw what she had wrote, she gave Monica the cold shoulder and became best friends with Monica s worst enemy Monica enters a craft fair and makes over 15 barb wire trees Most that saw them really enjoyed it Monica stopped obsessing as much, but still remained the same Main Characters Monica obsessive, serious, and carefulLynn Monica s best friend, outgoing, creative, carefreeTish Monica s sister, loving, loves soccer, competitive, good at spellingMicheal Monica s brother, sweet, soccer, funMonica s Mom busy, nice, understanding, unfrequently dismissive Monica s Dad calm, really cool, easy going, easy to talk to The dynamic character in this book is Monica, because she changes and shifts the most.She loosens up at the end of the book, and becomes a bitdaring The theme of this book is to care about other people s feelings and also to live life fully, and not to be so tied up to being perfect.I rated this book 4 stars because it was very interesting and enjoyable, but didn t have that spark or writing style that made me say, Wow, I m going to rate this 5 stars Nevertheless, it was a good book and I don t regret reading it My personal reactions with this book somewhat tie into me wanting to be perfect, but relating to the new, free Monicathan the old, tied up and planned Monica Most of the time I am fun and carefree, but once in a while I feel as if for some odd reason that I need to do everything perfect, whether its missing my spot be 2 inches pitching , missing one question on a quiz, or getting the right amount of information for a report In that reason of being a trained perfectionist, I can relate to the book immensely I would recommend this book to the age group of 12 15 year old girls It contains some cuss words, but doesn t have any sexual content, and doesn t drop the F Bomb once This book isn t recommended towards boys, because it wouldn t keep their attention for the first few chapters, and isn t written for them They wouldn t understand the hardship of the friendship problems like all girls go through, and they may not have the same feelings about perfectionism, or may not relate to how she is feeling Monica expresses her feelings very strongly in this book, and the boys may be like she needs to suck it up,


  8. says:

    98.762 percent of my time is spent obsessing About what EVERYTHING Fourteen year old Monica Devon has been an anagram whiz for as long as she can remember A perfectionist by nature, she finds comfort in the concrete solvability of word puzzles But her obsessive nature has only gottenintense over time When her mind starts filling up with worries and fears, Monica fights to reign in her thoughts and calm her racing mind But it s not helping No one seems to understand what s going on 98.762 percent of my time is spent obsessing About what EVERYTHING Fourteen year old Monica Devon has been an anagram whiz for as long as she can remember A perfectionist by nature, she finds comfort in the concrete solvability of word puzzles But her obsessive nature has only gottenintense over time When her mind starts filling up with worries and fears, Monica fights to reign in her thoughts and calm her racing mind But it s not helping No one seems to understand what s going on inside her head Well, what if there was a way to take out the decision making completely If she didn t have to spend so much time thinking about options and what choice is the right choice, maybe she d belike the other kids in her class Maybe then she d be normal So she comes up with a game that she calls Multiple Choice The game works like this Using four Scrabble tiles A D to represent choices, she will pick one at random thus taking away her control over the situation and relieving her of her anxieties A is the safe choice, B is risky, C is absolutely absurd, and D is all of the above Sounds like a good idea, right But how long can Monica Devon keep up this game, especially when her decisions stop being good decisions and begin to affect those around her And what happens when things don t get better, as Monica had hoped, but instead go awry Is she really better off playing Multiple Choice, or is it time to put the tiles away and quit the game for good This is an excellent book for young adults Not only does it weave issues of OCD seamlessly into the plot, but it is full of genuine, likeable characters that kids will be able to easily relate toMultiple Choice encourages readers who are struggling to seek help from the mentors and adults around them instead of sorting through their problems alone


  9. says:

    I found this book at a library book sale about a year ago and read it last night when I couldn t sleep It s a fast read, though I wouldn t really say easy I thought I obsessed a lot, but I ve got nothing on Monica The author did a good job of getting us in her head and making us understand why her rather ridiculous decisions made sense to her It s never stated that she has any type of disorder it s treated just as something teenage girls may go through, similar to an eating disorder thoug I found this book at a library book sale about a year ago and read it last night when I couldn t sleep It s a fast read, though I wouldn t really say easy I thought I obsessed a lot, but I ve got nothing on Monica The author did a good job of getting us in her head and making us understand why her rather ridiculous decisions made sense to her It s never stated that she has any type of disorder it s treated just as something teenage girls may go through, similar to an eating disorder though eating disorders ARE disorders, and it sounds to me like Monica has OCD, but I could be wrong Overall, I liked this book I liked watching how the game went from being helpful to horrifying and how she couldn t stop playing, even when it was messing up her life I liked how her family loved her but was completely oblivious to her problems That part seemed rather realistic I also liked parts of the end and didn t like others view spoiler I liked that her friendship with Lynn wasn t magically fixed at the end I liked that she and mean girl Christine ended up having fun together, which hints at the possibility of a real friendship to come But I didn t like how they dealt with her problems I liked the idea of taking one small step at a time, but they do sort of wrap things up too nicely with her obsessive behavior Knowing you re being ridiculous doesn t just magically make you stop being ridiculous, especially when the whole point is that she has serious trouble controlling her thoughts She would not be cured in the time frame of this story, and I don t really like the implication that she was or even that she would be soon hide spoiler But maybe that s what s to be expected when you read a middle grade book I don t know Overall, it was a good book, the kind that would be good in a school library


  10. says:

    Monica Devon is a girl who worries, is obsessed about everything that goes on in her life and is the anagram geek But then, this bad habit of always trying to reflect on the things she should of done or said gave her no choice but to make a Multiple Choice game This was the game which she would make 4 choices to choose from, a through d and she would pick one from the bag Whatever the outcome was, she would have to follow it, there was no exception Sometimes, the outcome came out great, but Monica Devon is a girl who worries, is obsessed about everything that goes on in her life and is the anagram geek But then, this bad habit of always trying to reflect on the things she should of done or said gave her no choice but to make a Multiple Choice game This was the game which she would make 4 choices to choose from, a through d and she would pick one from the bag Whatever the outcome was, she would have to follow it, there was no exception Sometimes, the outcome came out great, but others just ruined her day Even one of them ruined her friendship with her best friend since third grade and made her classmates make fun of her Another choice even let her to lose her kaleidoscope, one of her most prized possessions But, luckily for her, she can change things very fast and learn what to do Even better, at the end, she becomes close to the girl who was constantly mean to her Read this book to find out how she felt about herself and the outcome of all the worries and stress in her life Multiple Choice can relate to many teenager s problems that they face daily Janet Tashijan writes with a distinctive voice that inspires and encourages readers to continue reading as well When Monica Devon finally realizes the way she should go and what to do, she learns many life lessons and sets a firm decision When I read this book, I thought about the way the author would have thought while creating this book This book is recommended for people who enjoy learning from books and following examples of teens that is impactful I rated this book with 5 stars purposely to show how I feel about how amazing the book was to me personally


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