Published by Balzer + Bray on October 18th 2016
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Young Adult
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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.
Hey, guys! Today I’m sharing something super fun with you! Author Gretchen McNeil released a new novel last month called I’m Not You Manic Pixie Dream Girl and I’m not only going to share a little about one of the characters, Gabe, but also give you a chance to win a copy!
Meet Gabe!Gabriel Muñoz is best friends with Bea and Spencer. A fellow outcast as well as an aspiring journalist, Gabe may have found the story opportunity of a lifetime with Bea’s “formula” plan — if he doesn’t end up regretting his participation….Here are some facts about Gabe:
* He is open to his friends about being gay.
* Despite being unpopular, he is the most extroverted of his real circle of friends.* He is known for being a class clown and a smart-mouth.
* As a junior, his article about the football team resulted in the coach being fired — and earned Gabe plenty of enemies!
* Loves tormenting Spencer by humming a certain 1980s song by Rick Springfield.
Want to read more about Gabe, Bea, and Spencer? Enter for a chance to win a copy of I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by sharing your answer to the question in the comments and/or on social media (with these hashtags) – US only
Who is your favorite “Manic Pixie Dream Girl” character from a movie or book — why?