I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl
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I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl

From acclaimed author Gretchen McNeil comes her first realistic contemporary romance—perfect for fans of Kody Keplinger’s The Duff  and Morgan Matson’s Since You've Been Gone.

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 Jesse 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 Jesse 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?

Title:I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl
Edition Language:English
ISBN:0062409115
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages

    I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl Reviews

  • Natalie Monroe
    Oct 24, 2016

    4.5 stars "Toile's type is heroin for a guy like Jesse.""And what type is that?" I asked. Spencer laughed. "Duh. She's a manic pixie dream girl." I alternated between two expressions while reading. G...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Dec 02, 2016

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/3.5 StarsAs soon as I saw my friend Peach reading this, I knew I had to get a copy of it immediately simply for that title alone. You’re ...

  • Sarah
    Sep 26, 2016

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.) “A manic pixie dream girl is a character trope: a quirky, effervescent fe...

  • Stacee
    Sep 30, 2016

    I've always been a huge fan of Gretchen's, so I was super excited to see what she came up with for her first contemp without murdery goodness. And she definitely delivered. I love love loved Bea and G...

  • Viktoria (seelieknight)
    Aug 02, 2016

    I received an ARC from the publisher, and that in no way swayed my honest opinion. If you're a fan of high school comedies like Mean Girls or Clueless, this is the one for you. It was quirky, funny, a...

  • Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
    Jul 30, 2016

    The concept for I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl’s concept is not that unique as I have seen it in other books like This is My Brain on Boys and The Boyfriend App but the author definitely made...

  • Jen
    Oct 19, 2016

    Read more of my reviews on YA Romantics or follow me on BloglovinI've read all of Gretchen McNeil's books and there are always aspects of them that I enjoy. She has a lively, funny writing style and i...

  • Laurence
    Jan 05, 2017

    I liked the idea of this book, but it developped into something similar to many other books. Still cute, though!...

  • Josiah (bookishfanboy)
    Nov 08, 2016

    Actual rating: 3.7 starsIt's started so slow, and I'm not really interested on what was happening at first. I'm glad that it got better and I got hooked after 100 pages. I thought that this book was f...

  • Lauren  (YABookers)
    Sep 04, 2016

    Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Edelweiss for review purposes. Bea is a math genius headed for MIT, so she develops The Formula in order to save her friends from a final year of bullying, desig...