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Feb 8, 2016

What's New? I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil


Hi guys!
Today, my What’s New? is the newest book by Gretchen McNeil. I few years ago I read 3:59 and I really enjoyed it, but I haven’t read anything by her after that.
This book though… it sounds like fun!
Check it out!

Expected publication: September 13th 2016 by Balzer + Bray 

  I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Cover to come 

Beatrice Maria Estrella Giovannini has life all figured out. She's starting senior year at the top of her class, she’s a shoo-in for a scholarship to M.I.T., and she’s got a new boyfriend she’s crazy about. The only problem: All through high school Bea and her best friends Spencer and Gabe have been the targets of horrific bullying.

So Bea uses her math skills to come up with The Formula, a 100% mathematically-guaranteed path to social happiness in high school. Now Gabe is on his way to becoming Student Body President, and Spencer is finally getting his art noticed. But when her boyfriend dumps her for Toile, the quirky new girl at school, Bea realizes it's time to use The Formula for herself. She'll be reinvented as the eccentric and lovable Trixie—a quintessential manic pixie dream girl—in order to win her boyfriend back and beat new-girl Toile at her own game.

Unfortunately, being a manic pixie dream girl isn't all it's cracked up to be, and “Trixie” is causing unexpected consequences for her friends. As The Formula begins to break down, can Bea find a way to reclaim her true identity, and fix everything she's messed up? Or will the casualties of her manic pixie experiment go far deeper than she could possibly imagine?



  1. Love the title. The description sounds more like some wacky movie than a book, but I look forward to seeing what you think!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  2. This looks great! I agree with Jen, I love the title!! :)

  3. This sounds a deconstruction of the (annoying for me) manic pixie girl trope and really interesting! Thank you for putting it on my radar, Lis!


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