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High School Story, Book 1 is the first book of the High School Story series. It is followed by High School Story, Book 2, High School Story, Book 3, and the High School Story: Class Act Series.


Welcome to high school! Will you study hard, or hardly study? Don't get too busy... Homecoming is right around the corner!


Chapter 1: The First Day

Welcome to high school! Will you study hard, or hardly study? Don't get too busy... Homecoming is right around the corner!

Chapter 2: Party Crashers

Brian's hosting his pool party and just about everyone's invited. Will you make a lasting impression? Or will it be a swimming disaster?

Chapter 3: The Brokenhearted

After Caleb runs off from the party, it's up to you and your new friends to track him down!

Chapter 4: Consequences

When a fight breaks out in the middle of homeroom, you and your friends find yourselves sent to the principal's office...

Chapter 5: Tryouts

Emma's worked up the courage to ask Caleb out, but is Caleb ready to date someone new?

Chapter 6: Practice Makes Perfect

With the first game of the season only a week away, there's no time for the team to waste!

Chapter 7: No 'I' in 'Team'

The first game of football season is against Statton School for the Humanities, so it should be an easy win... right?

Chapter 8: Tiger Spirit

With school spirit at an all time low, it's up to you to plan the perfect pep rally.

Chapter 9: The Search

The search for the next Berry quarterback is on! Will the team find a replacement in time? Or be forced to face Hearst without one?

Chapter 10: To Catch a Culprit

Go on an investigation to catch the culprit who vandalized Ollie the Tiger! Who do you suspect?

Chapter 11: Berry's Seven

It's time for some revenge! Team up with your friends to sneak into Hearst and take their spirit stick!

Chapter 12: Rally Together

Someone has an important homecoming question to ask you! Will you say yes? Or ask out someone else instead?

Chapter 13: Game Plan

It's the night of the big football game! Can you help lead the team to victory? Or will the team lose to Hearst High?

Chapter 14: Shall We Dance?

Grab your date and your dancing shoes, because the night of the homecoming dance has finally arrived!

Chapter 15: The Beginning

Will a surprise intruder ruin the homecoming dance?

Gameplay Feature

Yearbook Photos

You have the chance to collect customized yearbook photos throughout Book 1. There are a few photos that can be obtain for free while the some photos will only appear if you make certain choices or select premium choices. In the end of Chapter 15, you can look over the yearbook photos you've collected.



The song featured at the beginning of every chapter is "First Day" by Laura Shigihara and is available on iTunes and Google Play. It is the theme song of one of Pixelberry's other games, High School Story. Visit the soundtrack page for more soundtracks from Choices.


  • On September 5th, 2017, it was announced that a new high school themed book was in the works through Choices' social media pages.[1] [2]
  • This is the first book that has had all of its chapters released at once with the exception of the first three initial books, The Freshman, Book 1, The Crown & The Flame, Book 1, and Most Wanted, Book 1.[3]
  • On September 8, 2017, the day after the book's release, Pixelberry released a blog post about the series. It confirmed that Max Warren was named after writer Max Doty, even though they are opposites in temperament.[4]
  • On November 16th, 2017, Pixelberry released the soundtracks of the series.[5]
  • Limetown Studios designed the book covers of the High School Story series.[6] [7] [8]
  • On September 7, 2018, Rachel Steinkamp, one of the writers for this book, released an anniversary poster for it since exactly one year ago today, this book was first published.[9]
  • On July 19, 2019, Laura Shigihara, who sang the theme song First Day for all the High School Story books and the High School Story app, sang it live.[10][11][12]


  • This is the first book to feature a male version of a customizable protagonist on the cover.
  • This book is the first to premiere on Thursdays.
  • This is the second series that gives a last name to your character, the first being The Royal Romance series and the third being the Home for the Holidays series.
  • The story is based on one of Pixelberry's other games, High School Story, and acts as a sequel to it, as the book takes place two years after the events of the original app.
    • Payton, Julian, Autumn, Mia, Ezra, Nishan, Koh, Kara, Max, Wes, Sakura, characters in that game, make frequent appearances throughout the book.
    • Like the characters mentioned above, the rival school, Hearst High, is also based on the rival school of the same name. Max and Kara are also students of Hearst High, a detail found in both the original app and the book.
  • In Chapter 2, the series The Walking Dead is referenced.
  • In Chapter 4, if you choose to go to the diner with Maria and afterward choose "Yeah, I've gone with a date", it will be mentioned that your character has an ex.
    • Alternatively, if you go with Michael to the diner, you both choose one song to play on repeat on the jukebox. One of the options is Tom Jones' "What's New, Pussycat". This scene seems to be a reference to the lyrics of John Mulaney's Salt and Pepper Diner.
    • In the same chapter, Principal Hughs mentions a character named "Blurble the Turtle". This is a reference to High School Story Prime that was also mentioned by writer Kathleen in a blog post from 2018.[13]
  • In Chapter 6, if you choose to play the video game with the nerds, you will be fighting against another unskilled player called KappaKutie12345. The player is most likely Madison from the The Freshman series and its sequels. This strengthens the idea that all of Choices' series take place in one common universe.
  • In Chapter 7, if Your Character is on the cheerleading team, s/he has the option to make a reference to Disney's Frozen by cheering "The cold never bothered me anyway". It will make the others laugh and thereby break some tension.
  • In Chapter 10, if you choose to look under the tree, you will find an old gas mask. When you put it on, your character will ask, "Mummy? Are you my mummy?", a reference to the "The Empty Child", an episode of the long-running sci-fi series, Doctor Who.
    • In the same chapter, Your Character can make a reference to Mary Poppins by saying the word supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, but is interrupted by Maria in the middle of the word.
  • The title of Chapter 11, "Berry's Seven", is a reference to the Ocean's Eleven film series. It is also referenced by Michael in the chapter itself.
    • In the same chapter, Emma mentions Nancy Drew. Max sings a rewritten version of the Spiderman theme song in which he replaces the word Spiderman with "spirit stick".
  • In Chapter 14, Luis makes a reference to Blade Runner but Emma doesn't understand it, so he has to explain that it's a reference.
  • Chapter 15's final scene is recycled and expanded into the opening chapter of High School Story, Book 2.
  • If you select the prom theme, 'Happily Ever After', Emma makes a comment about the Prince not choosing the waitress in the Coronation Ball. This is clearly a reference to the events of The Royal Romance, Book 1.
  • The book took place over the course of six weeks.

Click here for the walkthrough of this book: High School Story, Book 1 Choices.


The Freshman The Freshman, Book 1 · The Freshman, Book 2 · The Freshman, Book 3 · The Freshman, Book 4 · The Freshman: Love Bites · The Freshman: Game of Love · The Freshman: Snowed In · Chris: Luxury Getaway · James: Masquerade Ball · Kaitlyn: The Perfect Date
The Crown & The Flame The Crown & The Flame, Book 1 · The Crown & The Flame, Book 2 · The Crown & The Flame, Book 3
Most Wanted Most Wanted, Book 1 · Most Wanted, Book 2
Rules of Engagement Rules of Engagement, Book 1 · Rules of Engagement, Book 2 · Rules of Engagement, Book 3 · Rules of Engagement: Newlyweds
Endless Summer Endless Summer, Book 1 · Endless Summer, Book 2 · Endless Summer, Book 3
#LoveHacks #LoveHacks, Book 1 · #LoveHacks, Book 2
The Haunting of Braidwood Manor The Haunting of Braidwood Manor
The Royal Romance The Royal Romance, Book 1 · The Royal Romance, Book 2 · The Royal Romance, Book 3 · The Royal Holiday
The Sophomore The Sophomore, Book 1 · The Sophomore, Book 2 · The Sophomore: Hartfeld Horror Story
Hero Hero, Vol. 1 · Hero, Vol. 2
High School Story High School Story, Book 1 · High School Story, Book 2 · High School Story, Book 3 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 1 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 2 · High School Story: Class Act, Book 3
It Lives It Lives In The Woods . It Lives Beneath
Home for the Holidays Home for the Holidays
Red Carpet Diaries Red Carpet Diaries, Book 1 · Red Carpet Diaries, Book 2 . Red Carpet Diaries, Book 3
Perfect Match Perfect Match, Book 1 · Perfect Match, Book 2
Bloodbound Bloodbound, Book 1 · Bloodbound, Book 2 · Bloodbound, Book 3 · Bloodbound: Dark Solstice
The Junior The Junior, Book 1
Veil of Secrets Veil of Secrets
America's Most Eligible America's Most Eligible: Season 10 · America's Most Eligible: All Stars · America's Most Eligible: Wedding Edition
Desire & Decorum Desire & Decorum, Book 1 · Desire & Decorum, Book 2 · Desire & Decorum, Book 3 · Desire & Decorum: First Winter
Across the Void Across the Void
The Senior The Senior
Big Sky Country Big Sky Country, Book 1 · Big Sky Country, Book 2
The Elementalists The Elementalists, Book 1 · The Elementalists, Book 2 · The Elementalists: Winters Past
A Courtesan of Rome A Courtesan of Rome
The Heist: Monaco The Heist: Monaco
Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 1 · Ride or Die: A Bad Boy Romance, Book 2
Open Heart Open Heart, Book 1 · Open Heart: Second Year · Open Heart: Third Year
Passport to Romance Passport to Romance
Wishful Thinking Wishful Thinking
Nightbound Nightbound
Platinum Platinum
Sunkissed Sunkissed
The Royal Heir The Royal Heir, Book 1 · The Royal Heir, Book 2 · The Royal Heir, Book 3 · The Royal Finale
Bachelorette Party Bachelorette Party
Mother of the Year Mother of the Year
Save the Date Save the Date
The Royal Masquerade The Royal Masquerade
Baby Bump Baby Bump, Book 1 · Baby Bump, Book 2
Blades of Light and Shadow Blades of Light and Shadow, Book 1 · Blades of Light and Shadow, Book 2
Witness: A Bodyguard Romance Witness: A Bodyguard Romance
Distant Shores Distant Shores
The Nanny Affair The Nanny Affair, Book 1 · The Nanny Affair, Book 2
Queen B Queen B, Book 1 · Queen B, Book 2
My Two First Loves My Two First Loves
Rising Tides Rising Tides
Hot Couture Hot Couture
Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs
With Every Heartbeat With Every Heartbeat
Laws of Attraction Laws of Attraction, Book 1 · Laws of Attraction, Book 2
A Very Scandalous Proposal A Very Scandalous Proposal
The Unexpected Heiress The Unexpected Heiress
Wake the Dead Wake the Dead
Surrender Surrender
Crimes of Passion Crimes of Passion