Brooding YA Hero

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

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SOCIAL MEDIA SENSATION: @broodingYAhero started as a parody account on Twitter in February 2015 as a means of lovingly mocking the stereotype of the swoony, bad-boy love interest of young adult fiction. Since then, the accounts amassed a followership of over 45K, gaining around 1K new followers every month Tweets regularly have 600 retweets and 40K likes per month.TUMBLR, TOO: An analogous Tumblr account has posts that have been shared over 20K times.
BIG NAME FOLLOWING AND SUPPORT: Endorsements from Jodi Picoult, Stephanie Garber, Sandhya Menon, and Jessica Cluess are already in.
A MEDIA PLATFORM TO LAUNCH FROM: Media coverage for the account has included MTV, Bustle, E! News Vogue. Cosmo, Buzzfeed, The Mary Sue and more.
A BOOK FOR THE YA LOVER WITH CROSS-OVER APPEAL: Whether it's the target YA reader (12-18), or the YA writer who not-so-secretly consumes this age level like bonbons, DiRisio's tongue-in-cheek telling captures all the things we love about YA fiction, while prodding at all the cliches we love to hate and shedding light on the many areas in which the market still needs to improve.
SAVVY MARKETING AUTHOR: DiRisio's background is in digital marketing. She'll bring her immense savvy and contacts to the promotion of this book.
A STORY TO HOOK YOU AND INTERACTIVE COMPONENTS TO KEEP YOU ENGAGED: Featuring a light narrative of Broody's challenge to pen this tome in the face of opposition from his evil ex-girlfriend, and peppered with fun engaging content like teen mags, the book will include charts, quizzes, and even a cookie recipe, to keep readers hooked.
The book will have select black and white illustrations by Linnea Gear throughout to enhance the material and keep the content engaging and fresh.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 35.56mm | 476.27g
  • Sky Pony Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1510726667
  • 9781510726666
  • 215,760

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"Readers--and authors--will swoon and raise a perfectly arched and knowing eyebrow at this clever confection, narrated by an egotistical main character, about writing the perfect main character. With a tongue-in-cheek look at YA tropes, writers are subtly encouraged to expand the genre in a way that is more clever, more subtle, and more inclusive. I would tell you more, but Broody and I are about to meet-cute in an epilogue." --Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Small Great Things and Between the Lines "I smiled, I laughed, and I might have swooned! A brilliant combination of humor and clever insights. If you're looking for entertainment or writing a young adult novel, you need to read this book." -Stephanie Garber, New York Times bestselling author of Caraval

"Hilarious and sneakily, cheekily feminist in the best way. I'm gifting a copy to every YA reader in my life." --Sandhya Menon, New York Times bestselling author of When Dimple Met Rishi

"Whether brooding snarkily, brooding soulfully, or brooding with a side of melodramatic backstory, Brooding YA Hero embodies everything I love--and love to hate--about the bad boys of young adult literature." --Jessica Cluess, author of A Shadow Bright and Burning

"The sentences are quippy and quotable, and the characters are laugh-out-loud hilarious but that's all just trapping to a truly thought-provoking and challenging satire on the books we love, the books we hate and the books we love to hate." --Laura Lee Anderson, author of Song of Summer

"DiRisio brings her @broodingYAhero Twitter persona to the page in this insidery faux manual "written" by Broody McHottiepants, the sort of dangerously attractive love interest who can be "found in all your favorite books." After the prologue leaves Broody without work--"There are so many other stories to tell, Broody," an all-powerful Author tells him. "You don't need to star in all of them"--he sets out to instruct readers on how to grab the spotlight like him, highlighting an array of character types, techniques, and tropes ("If you're a supernatural creature, try to find a girl who has no idea of her destiny and obsessively follow her around," he suggests in a section about meeting one's love interest). An equally recognizable villain, Blondie DeMeani--Broody's ex-girlfriend--makes appearances, letting DiRisio show another side to this oft-seen archetype: might Blondie be more than just perfect hair and eye rolls? Amid all of the self-referential, self-obsessed silliness, DiRisio nods toward the forward momentum of YA literature, which is slowly but surely moving away from the familiar heteronormative relationships, predictable cliches, overused tropes, and overwhelming whiteness." --Publishers Weekly

"A clever, tongue-in-cheek novel that will appeal to teens with a disdain for the formulaic. A good choice for YA shelves or where satire is popular." --School Library Journal

"A satirical look at the world of the male hero in young-adult literature . . . In short, subheaded chapters that address the audience directly, he does so, hitting on some funny moments that are also critically insightful. --Kirkus Reviews
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