You are reading a novel about a character that you absolutely adore. You look up to them and wish that you could be them and live in their world which seems way more adventurous and interesting than yours does. Daily after school, you rush home and immerse yourself in the fantastic tale. As you progressively read through each chapter, you begin to fall more and more in love with the world, the characters, and the story. A little more than midway through the book, you begin to feel that your life is too mundane and pine away dreaming that you were your favorite book character.
But then, as you read a bit into the second half of the book, you start to see twists, turns, and conflicts that you didn't expect. You see that it's getting really interesting, but you have a weird feeling that the book isn't going the way you expected. You begin to question whether or not this book will carry on in the perfect way you thought it would. You worry that it might not even have a happy ending. After finishing the first chapter of the second half, you fall asleep slightly disturbed.
The next day, you wake up and realize that you have become your favorite character. You are now in their world, surrounded by their friends, enemies, and troubles. You have the second half of the book to face and you have no idea where it's going. To add to the oddness, you now have access to a little book with your name on it that tells a tale of your ordinary life back home where your favorite character has now presumed your role. At first, it seems a dream come true to embody your favorite character in their spectacular world, and it is amusing to read along and see them trying to survive in your normal one. But, soon, the future becomes unclear. You constantly ask yourself what your favorite character would do in each new dilemma, but the situations don't work out as smoothly as they did when you were the one doing the reading. Every night before bed, you read the strange little book with your name on it and see that your favorite character seems to be (possibly accidentally? maybe on purpose?) ruining your real life as each new chapter appears.
Maybe this fictional life wasn't all it was cut out to be.
Maybe your favorite character isn't as cool as you thought they were.
Maybe your normal world was just fine after all.
Will this story have a happy ending?
If not, will you ever be able to escape it and get back home?