Waiting on Wednesday: I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil

Posted July 6, 2016 by Lisa Mandina in / 38 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.  I picked another standalone this week, by another author that I really like.  While again it is more of a contemporary read than I normally like, I have read other contemporaries by this same author and enjoyed them.  Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

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?


What do you think, does it sound good?  What book are you eagerly awaiting this week?

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38 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: I’m Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil

  1. That cover looks so promising!I don´t know the author or her books, but that title is very tempting 🙂 Hope you enjoy.
    best wishes
    Vi @ Gone With The Books

  2. The title is so catchy! I've not read anything by this author and I'm 100% sure this one isn't for me. BUT. I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it!

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Have a lovely week, Lisa. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  3. I like the sound of this. I hope you get to read, and enjoy, it soon. Thanks for sharing, and for stopping by my WoW earlier. 🙂

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