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The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project
The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project | Lenore Appelhans
4 posts | 4 read | 10 to read
"Riley, a Manic Pixie Dream Boy, lives in Trope Town, where he makes a living appearing as a side character in novels--until he and his fellow manic pixies must ban together to save themselves from retirement"--
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Morinen
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Lunch reading. It's intensely self-aware, and I have a huge smile on.

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danimgill
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Came for the title, stayed because I‘m an absolute sucker for meta commentary on tropes. A lot of this book was very imaginative and well done but the pacing wasn‘t always on point. Overall though it‘s a quick read that‘s especially fun if you recognize what manic pixie scenes and characters are getting parodied.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk I read a great article about Say Anything... yesterday that pointed out that Lloyd is a manic pixie dream guy and Diane is more of the main character which makes total sense if you think about it. 3mo
danimgill @TobeyTheScavengerMonk Oh wow I never thought about that movie like that! I‘ll have to watch it with that in mind now... 3mo
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Sara_Planz
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Very meta, turning our favorite and least favorite YA tropes on their heads, making for an entertaining and whimsical read!

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Sara_Planz
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How can you resist this title?

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