You’re looking at Barbara Eastwood’s debut novel, The Dozen Lives of Erica Whitefield. You want to read it. You want to own it. Inside these pages you will find yourself taking part in a story that casts you as our main character, a teenage girl named Erica. This is an interactive story, in the spirit of the choose your own adventure novel you might have read as a child. However, this is definitely not a child's book. As the main character, you will get to make choices throughout the book which will affect the ultimate outcome of the story. The particular story in which you are about to partake, starts you off as a seventeen year old girl. You’re young, fit, idealistic, and you have your whole life ahead of you, full of hardships and happiness. Now that you have the gist, you can skip the introduction and read on to discover just which version of Erica you’ll choose to become.