Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me by Carrie Ann DiRisio


Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me
by Carrie Ann DiRisio
Publication Date: October 17th 2017
Publisher: Skypony Press
Rating: 5/5




I was given an ARC of this book for winning a Broody Street Team Challenge.

For all Young Adult Readers, this is the book for you! This book says all the things that go through your head when reading a YA book, no matter what sub-genre. It discusses tropes, clich├ęs, character types, genres, settings, and plots. Things we readers love to complain about and wish could change about the genre. As a reader or a prospective writer, this really is a book for everyone.

As someone who’s been following BroodingYAhero on twitter for a loooong time I was so excited to hear that Carrie was going to be writing a book from Broody’s POV. He never fails to make me laugh and this book met and went beyond my expectations.

Our hero, Broody McHottipants takes us through what it’s like to be a main character and how to be a main character an honestly it was so wholesome and inspiring. Normally after I read a good book, I go on Goodreads and like my favorite quotes- for this I would literally be liking the ENTIRE book it was a hilarious read.

Did I mention that this book is INTERACTIVE??? Not only is there plot about Broody writing a book about how to be a main character, and not only is there information delivered in an easy to learn way, but there are also fun quizzes. My entire workplace did a Madlibs from this book! I didn’t know that I could swoon over something other than our Brooding YA hero, but I did for this book. This book deserves all of the positive adjectives you can think of and shines brighter than Broody’s miraculous gemstone eyes (please don’t tell him I said that).

I know that I'll be reading this book again in the future, and that it will always be in the back of my head when the tropes I love to poke fun of inevitably recur in my future reading. I am literally SO excited for this to come out so that I can see all of the gorgeous illustrations that will go in the official release! 

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Brooding YA Hero: Becoming a Main Character (Almost) as Awesome as Me 


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