Waiting on Wednesday – Week 171

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's to spotlight upcoming releases that I'm DYING to get my hands on!

This week's WoW is:
I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil

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?

September 13, 2016 ● Goodreads

I'm pretty ashamed to say that I still haven't read a book written by the absolutely fabulous Gretchen McNeil. People have raved and raved about her works, but nope–I'm still pretty stupid and haven't taken the chance to pick one of hers up. Well, hopefully that changes with this one! I like that the trope of manic pixie dream girl is being slightly ridiculed after being romanticised and all sorts of -cised via the media and through books. No more! Hopefully this one provides a lot of laughs. Can't wait!

What are you waiting on?


  1. Sheesh. I don't even know how that's going to work. But okay, I'll bite. Lol.

  2. Well that definitely sounds intriguing. The formula sounds very interesting.

  3. This does look good, great pick!

  4. This sounds good. I hope you enjoy reading it. Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

  5. I've not read anything by this author! This title has certain caught my attention though (which is probably the goal!). I hope you enjoy this book when you get a chance to read it, Rabiah!

    Have a lovely weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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