Your Life, But Better!

By Crystal Velasquez
(Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375850844, 274pp.)

Publication Date: January 12, 2010

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Have you ever read a story and wondered what you would do in that situation? Would you run into the abandoned house after the killer? Or run screaming from the scene to analyze the whole thing with your friends? Would you be bold enough to flirt with your crush—even though he has a girlfriend? Or would you quietly back off, in hopes of meeting a better guy to crush on?

In Your Life, But Better, you don’t just read a story—you become the story. Take a quick personality quiz at the end of each chapter, and find out how you would act if you were confronted with the scene you just read. Are you star material? Or the queen of romance? What will you learn about yourself?

About the Author
Crystal Velasquez is the author of the Your Life, but... series: "Your Life, but Better"; "Your Life, but Cooler"; and "Your Life, but Sweeter"; as well as four books in the Maya & Miguel series, based on the television show--"My Twin Brother/My Twin Sister", "Neighborhood Friends", "The Valentine Machine", and "Paint the Town". She holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Pennsylvania State University and is a graduate of the New York University Summer Publishing Institute. Currently a production editor at Random House and a freelance proofreader, she lives in Flushing, Queens, in New York City. Visit her website at or her blog at
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