brooding ya heroFor this Throwback Thursday I thought I’d feature an old review for a book that I found quite amusing way back when. I do think that the Twitter accomplishes the feeling you get with the typical brooding YA male protagonist–and usually love interest–but it was really cool to see how this book took the stereotypes and tropes and spun them on their heads. For a number of years, books of the YA variety have built up this stereotype for the male heroes and love interests, all centered around this sort of broody, bordering on mean at times bloke with a terrible backstory who sets about to pull the shy girl from her shell. And apparently, most typically, he’s got an evil ex-girlfriend though I personally don’t think that awful trope is nearly as common as the book suggests it is. This book is an honestly wonderful mockery of those very tropes and thankfully it’s actually pretty damn hilarious.

While I would never say that this is one of the best books I’ve ever read, I definitely appreciate the commentary it brings forth. I loved all the little amusing moments and definitely would suggest it as a fun book for someone to spend an afternoon with. It’s not anything I fell in love with or would go out of my way to reread at any moment, but I definitely did enjoy the time I spent with it.

So, if you think you might be interested in this fun book–inspired, I believe, by the amazing Twitter account feel free to check out my review for it. And then, if it really is a book you’ll want to read, go ahead and add it to your Goodreads TBR! And then at the end you should definitely go check out the Twitter account, cause it’s actually pretty amazing.

As always, happy reading!

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