Would you rather have mayonaise tears or Kool-Aid sweat? Have multiple lives like a video game player in Donkey Kong or multiple weapons as in Halo? Your dad be Hulk Hogan or Gandalf?
Would you Rather...? by Justin Heimberg and David Gomberg contains 1500 dilemmas like these. They range from questions about appearance, to sex, to superhero powers. (and some are so random, they don't fit into any kind of category at all.) It's a pretty ridiculous and, some may argue, pointless book, but it's also one of those strangely addictive ones where you can't help reading the next page. This is partly due to the fact that it's so easy to read -- there are only two to three questions per page and you can open the book and start reading at any page. Cartoons and drawings can be found throughout the book and the questions are divided into different categories (e.g. celebreties and pop culture, Extremely painful and extremely fatal). In addition to the "would you rather" questions, there are the "Would you..." questions (e.g. Would you accept the power to fly in exchange for weighing 500 pounds?) and travel games (e.g. car bingo where you have to look for people doing strange things in their cars).
If you have a teen looking for a quick read on the weird and gross side, this just might be thing to recommend.
Heimberg and Gomberg have written quite a few other Would you Rather books with different themes (Doubly Disgusting, Dirty, etc.) and Heimberg is the author of some of the Worst Case Scenario handbooks.
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