Sometimes it's nice to have a palate cleanser and read something unlike what you typically read. While I like female-empowering stories and Young Jane Young has that, its structure and tale are atypical for this teen librarian who reads a whole lot of YA. There are five sections to Young Jane Young. Each section is narrated by a different character who is an important person to a certain life choice (or a result of said life choice), but it also is chronologically stable, as well as solid in its story arc. So while the sections are not told in chronological order, they are told so that we can see the full ripple effect. As such, it reminded me of Cashore's Jane, Unlimited. However, while Jane, Unlimited was not to my liking due to its back-and-forth/wormhole/parallel universes, Young Jane Young executed a "choose your own adventure" style the correct way. The reader sees the choices, nearly, flashing in Aviva/Jane's mind as she has that split-second to make her decision, but Zevin controls the choosing because the ones "un-chosen" are stricken out on the page. We can see that Aviva/Jane knows that she's not making the best choice and that her affair is always a choice, but that she seems to be pulled--and therefore the reader is pulled, too--toward the congressman. The atypical timeline of the five sections allows the reader to see the full picture: yes, poor decisions were made; yes, there were consequences to said decisions; but good things came of them, too; and those good things are now a life of their own and want answers. Real life is like that, too: life is a choose your own adventure: "If you hit snooze one more time, turn to page 4. If you roll out of bed and get ready for work, turn to page 7." And real life continues on with more choices, some good, some bad, with consequences, some disappointing and some less disappointing, with new life, some for the better and some for the worse. That's life. Aviva/Jane finds that out at the ripe age of 20 after a choice is made infamous thanks to the world wide web. Hopefully you can figure it out less publicly.