manicpixiedreamgirl by Tom Leveen
Published by: Random House
Review by: Dani Hoots
Full of emotion, teenage chaos and angst, love, friendship, and heartbreak, Leveen does a great job bringing together all of these things and make you feel you as if you are in the shoes of the main character. The dialogue is great in this novel, pushing the story forward and adding substance to all the characters.
Ty finds himself in a complicated mess as he is in love with Becky, a drama star and a loner. Little does he know of Becky’s secrets and all the problems she faces on a day to day basis. He is in love with the idea of her mystery and even after dating another girl, he still wants Becky.
I feel a lot for Becky as she is in a situation she can’t get free from. No one seems to notice, ignoring her cry out for help. This story really encourages you to step back, realize that maybe there is more than meets the eye to a person, and get to know them. Sometimes that is all people want—for someone to stop and ask them how they really are.
I give this novel a 5/5. It is a great young adult novel and I recommend it to anyone who loves the genre. Tom Leveen is a great author who makes you really feel for the characters.
P.S. the girl on cover reminds me of Avril Lavigne so I can’t help but post a music video…