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The Sophomore, Book 1 is the first book of The Sophomore series. It is the sequel to The Freshman series. It is followed by The Sophomore, Book 2.


A new school year brings new adventures, new friends, and new options for romance…. for you and your friends!


Chapter 1: Semi-Charmed Life

You return to Hartfeld for your sophomore year, but things get off to a rocky start when you meet your new roommate.

Chapter 2: Carry Me Home

Gabriela may be able to help you with your living situation... But can you handle the price?

Chapter 3: Run-Around

It's Chris's first practice as football captain, and Zig's first day on the team. How will the two of them fare?

Chapter 4: Bills, Bills, Bills

Becca is down in the dumps. Can you get her back on her feet?

Chapter 5: Party Up

You and your friends throw your first house party! Can you impress your guests with your hosting skills?

Chapter 6: Smells Like Teen Spirit

It's time for the Homecoming game! Do the Knights have what it takes to win?

Chapter 7: Livin' La Vida Loca

It's time to celebrate the Knightly News' first issue! What could possibly go wrong?

Chapter 8: I Want It That Way

Chris is cracking under pressure and Kaitlyn feels threatened by Natasha's new band. Can you reassure your friends?

Chapter 9: Barbie Girls

Becca wants to check out a party at the sorority to see who's pledging. Are her motives pure, or otherwise?

Chapter 10: Animal Instinct

Your friends are really starting to feel the pressure of their futures! Can you help them improve their outlook?

Chapter 11: Sabotage

The band's debut is coming up fast, but Natasha isn't playing nice. Will you put a stop to her conniving?

Chapter 12: Get What You Give

Kaitlyn's band is debuting! Will the night end in triumph, or go up in flames?

Chapter 13: You Oughta Know

Reyna shares some interesting info, James struggles with a project, and Chris grapples with big news.

Chapter 14: Unbreak My Heart

Tyler and Abbie consider their relationship, Becca hatches a plan, and Chris and Zig prepare for the ultimate test of their team's solidarity.

Chapter 15: Bitter Sweet Symphony

Between James's graduation and Kaitlyn's audition for Battle of the Bands, emotions run high... But you've got a plan to help everyone unwind.

Chapter 16: Baby One More Time

You're back from break and ready to kick off the quarter with a party, but will the festivities go smoothly for all attendees?

Chapter 17: It's The End of the World as We Know It

Will drama destroy the first party of the quarter, or will you and your friends turn it around and start the new year right?


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  • The series was confirmed in the final chapter of The Freshman, Book 4, and on the Choices Book Club, as the daily topic was: "What are you looking forward to the most in The Sophomore?"
  • On July 13, 2017, PB released a blog about this book.[1]
  • Several fans are against Becca moving in with your character due to her unrelenting rude behavior and have stated that they wished allowing Becca to move in was the player's choice.
  • There was a three-week hiatus between Chapter 14 and Chapter 15, for the release of The Sophomore: Hartfeld Horror Story. Upon the special's completion, The Sophomore continued its progression.
  • Limetown Studios designed all of the book covers of The Freshman series.[2]
    • More specifically, the Limetown Studios artists that worked on the book covers are named Gus Lima (Drawing), and Daniel Bogni and Amanda Duarte (Painting).[3] [4]


  • This book was released simultaneously with Hero.
  • The chapter titles originate from popular songs released throughout the 1990’s, a trend that would be continued for the remainder of the The Sophomore series, and all other remaining books.
  • Throughout the series, certain choices you make will boost your character and other characters' confidence in their passion / struggles.
    • They'll boost your confidence in your position at the newspaper.
    • They'll boost Chris' confidence in his leadership as team captain.
    • They'll boost Kaitlyn's confidence in her band.
    • They'll boost James' confidence in his writing.
    • They'll boost Zig's confidence in fitting in with the crowd.
    • They'll boost Becca's confidence in opening up to others.
  • Throughout the series, certain choices you make will encourage your love interests' romance with other characters.
    • They'll encourage Kaitlyn's interest in Annisa and vice versa.
    • They'll encourage James' interest in Reyna and vice versa.
  • In Chapter 4, Becca mentions her mom and sister moved to an apartment in Northbridge, the main setting of the Hero series. This strengthens the idea that all of Choices' series take place in one common universe.
  • In Chapter 9, Zig's last name is revealed to be Ortega, thereby making Zig a Hispanic character.
  • In a premium scene of Chapter 10, Aaron and Zig give names to some animals. The names are Chelsa, Saran, Owen and Maya. Aaron also buys a plush goat toy and names it Wendy. All these are names of Writers at Pixelberry.
  • This book takes place in the fall quarter and the beginning of winter quarter.
  • On September 22, 2018, The Sophomore Book 1 and Book 2 received a redesign in the thumbnails of their book covers.

Click here for the walkthrough of this book: The Sophomore, 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
Wolf Bride Wolf Bride
Shipwrecked Shipwrecked